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Assurance Brokers is recognized as an expert in the insurance industry. Many times we are asked for opinions, and our professionals are published in industry-leading publications. On some occasions we also author and distribute white papers or informative letters to clients and referral sources. A select group of these items is presented below, along with additional articles of interest.

Deductions Questionable at Tax Time with PPP Loan

The issue is the loan is basically considered a grant once it is forgiven.  The IRS has currently ruled that will deny expense deductions to “prevent a double tax benefit.”  Typically, expenses like payroll and rent are considered write offs on taxes.  However, under this current ruling, payroll paid with PPP money is no longer […]

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Choosing a Nursing Home Facility for a Loved One

Choosing a facility that meets our loved one’s needs, fits a budget, and has the right type of care are obvious goals when looking at residential facilities. However, there are additional factors which you need to consider when visiting and choosing a care center with your loved ones.  Location, services, visitor’s policy, activities are other […]

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What Construction Bonding Market Could Look Like Post COVID-19

In the last two months, we have started to see the tightening of bonding markets.  With the uncertain future and financial impact of the last several months, surety companies have started to underwrite more thoroughly and request additional information. Due to COVID-19, we could be going towards a hardening market.  This article highlights the importance […]

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We Can Help Take the Stress Out of Medicare

Medicare can be confusing.  With multiple plan types and hundreds of coverage options, how do you know which option is right for you?  How do you know what it covers and the cost?  If you have to navigate all of the Medicare options alone, it can be overwhelming.  However, we can help! Jennifer Marshall has […]

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Working with Business Partners – How to Make a Partnership Succeed

Teaming with Your Business Partners In today’s world succeeding at a high level is a challenging task. Reaching beyond this level can be daunting with new risks and hurdles encountered every day. One way to help reach the potential that is outside of your organization’s immediate walls is utilizing your external business partners. These partners […]

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How to Remain Safe from Social Engineering Attacks?

Headlines from phishing emails are always circulating, but some scammers also target businesses with fake information from companies like FedEx, the IRS, credit card companies or even your bank. There are ways to protect your company from attacks, here are some additional ideas for keeping your information secure.

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Grandma’s Peanut Brittle

Over-indulging can be a frequent occurrence in the holiday season, but some things are so worth it!  A good peanut brittle takes me back to being a child at grandma’s house.  The sounds of laughter, people everywhere, and the smells of all goodies she had been preparing for weeks.  But mostly, I remember the special […]

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Keeping the Lights On Could Help Keep Burglars Away This Season

Spending time with family and friends or heading out on vacation this season means many of us will be leaving our houses unoccupied.  What can do to make your house look lived in and keep the would-be thieves away? Spending a few extra minutes to prepare your house for your travels could make the difference […]

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The Three C’s of Construction Bonding

You’ve waited for the job to come along for a long time.  You pull the specs, begin reviewing the job details and come across the words, “Payment and Performance Bonds will be required by the low bidder.”  Does this become an end, or is it a start to a newer, larger world of construction contracts.  […]

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