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OSHA ETS Mandates Vaccinations or Weekly Testing

President Biden announced yesterday that the Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) plans to issue an emergency temporary standard (ETS) which will have a big impact on many private-sector employers.  This ETS will… Read More

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Workers’ Compensation Claims: How to streamline the medical billing process

Workers’ compensation coverage pays benefits to workers injured on the job, including medical care, lost wages, and permanent disability.  Work-related injuries or illnesses have the potential to be devastating for both the employee and the employer, especially if it results in an extended absence.  According… Read More

Cyber Security for Medical Devices and Hospital Networks

Many medical devices contain configurable embedded computer systems that can be vulnerable to cyber-security breaches. In addition, as medical devices are increasingly interconnected via the Internet, hospital networks, other medical devices or smartphones, there is… Read More

Employment Practices Liability Trends to Watch in 2021

As an employer, you care about making your workforce feel valued and managing your organization successfully. However, even if you do everything you can to ensure smooth relationships with your staff, employment practices liability (EPL)… Read More

Executive Order 13999–Protecting Worker Health and Safety

Since being sworn into office, President Biden signed 28 Executive Orders, ranging from climate change to workplace safety.  Executive Order-13999 is designed to Protecting Worker Health and Safety and creates a national priority and moral… Read More

Winter Weather Risks for Homeowners

As a homeowner, you take pride in maintaining your investment and protecting it from outside risks. Among these risks, winter weather presents some of the most significant challenges—challenges that may even lead to substantial property… Read More

COVID-19: The Look Ahead for 2021

During the early onset of COVID-19 it would have been hard for most of us to imagine the impact, change, and devastation that has resulted.  There is no easy way to sum up a year… Read More

Our Partnership with ADP Means Great Things for You

Companies are often frustrated by the gap between expectation and reality when it comes to investing in and implementing Human Capital Management technology.  That’s why we’ve chosen to join the ADP® Partner Advantage Program —… Read More

Meet Your Sentinel Risk Performance Group

When Sentinel Risk Advisors started the journey of becoming Carolina’s premier, independently owned risk management firm more than 7 years ago, a big part of that mission was centered on providing unmatched service focused solely… Read More

2020 Market in Review – How did we do?

At the beginning of 2020, we predicted that insurance carriers would push moderate rate increases on most lines, yet buyers could continue to have the upper hand in most rate negotiations with carriers… and at… Read More

What’s in a Name?

If your given name is James and someone mistakenly calls out “Hey Jamie”, you probably wouldn’t respond.  Well, as you will read below, neither would your insurance policy. A key element of any insurance policy… Read More

When it Comes to Claims, Make Sure Time Is on Your Side

One of the most common questions I get from clients is whether or not they should file a claim, and if so, when. While these are important considerations, don’t let uncertainty prevent you from taking… Read More

Clearing Up the Confusion on OSHA Reporting

The questions, calls and emails come like clockwork to my inbox at the start of every new year, from clients concerned they might miss something relative to their federal OSHA reporting requirements. First, it’s important… Read More

Directors and Officer insurance premiums on the rise

D&O To Feel Sting of Social Inflation in 2020

Trends are often hard to see coming until, one day, they bring about enough pain to get everyone’s attention. Commercial auto has been feeling the sting of social inflation, the trend once dubbed the “culture… Read More

McDonald York Named Safety Lightkeeper of the Year

Sentinel Risk Advisors this week announced that McDonald York Building Company, a Raleigh-based construction firm with deep roots and a storied history, is the recipient of the risk management firm’s Lightkeeper Award, an annual recognition… Read More

Sentinel Welcomes Byerly to Medical and Dental Group

Sentinel is pleased to welcome Sandra Byerly to the firm’s medical and dental group. Byerly, one of the Carolinas’ leading risk management experts for physicians and medical practice groups, will be the point of contact… Read More

OSHA ETS Mandates Vaccinations or Weekly Testing

President Biden announced yesterday that the Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) plans to issue an emergency temporary standard (ETS) which will have a big impact on many private-sector employers.  This ETS will… Read More

LEGAL UPDATE: Changes to NC Wage and Hour Laws

Changes to the North Carolina Wage and Hour Act (NCWHA), effective July 8, 2021, may affect how employers approach certain payroll practices. Some of the more notable changes include the requirement that employers must now… Read More

Sentinel Risk Advisors Launches Prepaid Legal Services Plan

Sentinel Risk Advisors, LLC, the Carolinas’ premier, independently owned risk management and insurance brokerage firm, announced a new partnership with Executive Legal Services to serve clients in an engaged capacity for employment and contract related… Read More

Operation Safe Driver Week 2021: July 11-17

Safe driving is a topic that should always stay front of mind – for commercial fleets and personal driving – it is a growing nationwide concern. This week we spotlight Operation Safe Driver Week July… Read More

2021 Market Mid-Year Review and Forecast

What a difference a few months makes. In late 2020, Sentinel published the 2021 Market Review and Forecast, providing an outlook for the insurance marketplace coming out of the global pandemic, civil unrest, and natural… Read More