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July 14, 2015

Avoid the Comfort Zone Trap

Insurance is a relationship business; always has been and my bold prediction is it will remain that way at least for the foreseeable future. Sure, there […]
June 15, 2015

Directors & Officers Insurance for Non Profits

It is estimated that approximately 20 percent of all U.S. corporations are non-profit, indicating an extremely large number of non-profit directors and officers. A significant percentage […]
June 1, 2015

Are You Covered for an Abuse Claim?

There are growing technological challenges with social media and emerging social trends. Insurance policy forms and exclusions can either help you navigate through a loss, or leave you exposed in the event of a claim.
May 18, 2015

Conversations We Must Have

The only certainty in our careers is that we will leave it someday.
March 10, 2015

Is Your Brand Rewarding You or Costing You?

I recently had two customer service interactions while traveling on business, each standing in stark contrast to the other.   The first was on a US […]
February 23, 2015

When the Department of Labor Comes Calling

One of the most valuable rewards an employer can provide its employees is access to health insurance and similar benefits.  Truly the quality and scope of […]
February 4, 2015

Getting to Know Nicole L. Shultz

Getting to Know … is your chance to get to know the great people at Lanier Upshaw. Each week, we feature one of our own with […]
January 19, 2015

States Crack Down on Businesses Who Misclassify Workers as Contractors (What You Need to Know to Avoid Fines)

If you hire, or are considering hiring, independent contractors there are some important facts you need to know to avoid fines by the government. That’s because […]
January 6, 2015

The Last 20 Years

20 Years Ago. . . .  I ran into a friend last week at a business event, and we were exchanging the usual pleasantries – how’s […]
December 22, 2014

How to Make Safety a Goal for 2015

All businesses say they have safety as a priority, but the truth is safety goals and objectives that are not formulated, documented, communicated and measured will […]
August 13, 2015

Going Paperless. . . No, Really!

We’re sure you’ve heard it before – the classic boast, “Oh yes, we’re paperless,” that many insurance agents make, usually right before they drop a five […]
July 27, 2015

9 Steps for a Safer Workplace

Workplace losses drive the cost of your Workers Compensation insurance, impacting your bottom line.  Safety pays, now more than ever. Working with your insurance broker and […]
July 14, 2015

Avoid the Comfort Zone Trap

Insurance is a relationship business; always has been and my bold prediction is it will remain that way at least for the foreseeable future. Sure, there […]
June 15, 2015
Old Man on the Fence

McGhee and Turner Granted Westfield Old Man on the Fence Award

Today two Lanier Upshaw employees were recognized by Westfield Insurance with the Old Man on the Fence award.  Angel McGhee is a Senior Account Manager that […]
June 15, 2015

Directors & Officers Insurance for Non Profits

It is estimated that approximately 20 percent of all U.S. corporations are non-profit, indicating an extremely large number of non-profit directors and officers. A significant percentage […]
June 1, 2015

Are You Covered for an Abuse Claim?

There are growing technological challenges with social media and emerging social trends. Insurance policy forms and exclusions can either help you navigate through a loss, or leave you exposed in the event of a claim.
May 27, 2015

Westfield Insurance Announces Lanier Upshaw, Inc in its list of Top Performing Independent Agencies

Trilogy Program Represents Westfield’s Top Performing Agents
May 18, 2015

Conversations We Must Have

The only certainty in our careers is that we will leave it someday.
March 10, 2015

Is Your Brand Rewarding You or Costing You?

I recently had two customer service interactions while traveling on business, each standing in stark contrast to the other.   The first was on a US […]
February 23, 2015

When the Department of Labor Comes Calling

One of the most valuable rewards an employer can provide its employees is access to health insurance and similar benefits.  Truly the quality and scope of […]