CopperPoint Blog

April 2, 2020

By Brad Lontz
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
CopperPoint Insurance Companies

With millions of Americans working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses face another threat: cybersecurity breaches. While employees are trying to carry on their day-to-day responsibilities remotely, hackers are taking advantage of vulnerabilities for their own gain.

However, there are steps businesses can take to help protect themselves from cyber criminals. Here are a few:

March 26, 2020

By Todd Hines
Vice President, Loss Control & Risk Management Services
CopperPoint Insurance Companies

Telecommuting? Think safety, first
Today, unprecedented numbers of employees are temporarily telecommuting due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. For many, this means adjusting to working remotely for the first time. It can be tempting for employees to relax the rules while in the comfort of their own homes, but it’s important to work safely no matter where we do it.

March 16, 2020

COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel Coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into a December 2019 outbreak in Wuhan, China.

Many policyholders are interested to know if their workers’ compensation coverage will apply if their workers contract COVID-19. Whether workers’ compensation coverage will apply to any illness is dependent on the specific facts of each case. 

February 13, 2020

The Critical Role of Supervisors in Creating a Safety Culture

By Boyd Lypka
Senior Loss Control Specialist

The day in the life of supervisors is anything but predictable. One minute they can be handling operational tasks, such as scheduling and ordering supplies, and the next they can be troubleshooting quality control or logistical issues. There’s one constant responsibility regardless of the task at hand: safety.

December 18, 2019

Tom Collins, CPCU, AU, AU-M, CRM, CIC 
Senior Vice President & Chief Underwriting Officer
CopperPoint Insurance Companies

An important new law, Assembly Bill 5, takes effect in California on January 1, 2020. What does it mean for California businesses?

In this blog, we break down the background of AB 5, what has changed, key takeaways and what needs to be done now, so you and your business can be prepared.