Tips for Safer Telecommuting Habits from a Telecommuter

Tips for Safer Telecommuting Habits from a Telecommuter EMC Risk Improvement Consultant Laurie Hoskins is among the 3.7 million employees who frequently work from home. According to a recent Gallup study, regular telecommuting has grown 103% since 2005. That represents a loss control challenge for employers who are responsible for the safety of...

Leasing Commercial Property

What You Need to Know Before You Lease Commercial Property for Your Small Business​ Renting space for your small business involves more than finding the perfect location at a price you can afford....

Travelers' Early Severity Predictor: A way to predict who'll become a drug addict in your workplace.

  Allen, 25, works in a Trenton, New Jersey, auto body shop alongside a middle-aged man who’s straining to lift bumpers and fenders. Allen’s co-worker came back after a hip replacement because he...

Are you confused about what we do?

If the answer is yes, you aren't the only one! Many consumers don't understand the difference between a direct writer and an agency like Zeiler Insurance Services, Inc. - an Independent Insurance...

A Secret to Employee Productivity - Gut Health? No really...

One of the keys to attracting and retaining top talent is a comprehensive wellness program. But is there an important health issue you may have overlooked? And what if this issue could have...

5 Things You Need To Know About the Home Office Deduction

Let’s talk about the home office deduction. “Can I take it?” “Do I qualify?” “Will it increase my chances of getting audited?” All of these are reasonable questions—particularly nowadays, when...

9 Signs Your Business is About to Have a Data Breach

You can never really tell if your small business is going to be hacked.  But the likelihood is high.  In fact, according to a 2015 report, 62% of small and medium sized companies have been hit by a...

Happy Easter!

All of us at Zeiler Insurance Services, Inc. would like to wish you a Happy Easter! Our offices will be closing at 2:00pm - Friday, April 14th in respect of Good Friday. Should there be an...

Meet Our 2017 Spring Intern

Zeiler Insurance Services, Inc. holds multiple internship programs throughout the year. We would like to introduce you to our Spring Intern, Michael McLaughlin:             My name is Michael...

EMC: Choosing Drivers - What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

Choosing Drivers - What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You Are you putting the right people in the driver’s seat of your vehicles? A driver’s past driving behavior is a good indicator of future accident...

Update - NCCI Audit Noncompliance Charge Endorsement

  Effective 1/1/2017 the National Council on Compensation Insurance approved a Workers Compensation policy endorsement where an insurance company can charge up to 2x the originally estimated premium...

LinkedIn’s Top Four Hiring Secrets For Small Businesses And Startups

According to LinkedIn researchers, most people want to work for small businesses - we just need to get better at courting them. Small businesses and startups may be sitting on an untapped...

Transitional Task Ideas - How to Bring an Employee Back to Work Sooner

When an employee is off work due to an injury or illness, an effective return to work program can help you bring that employee back to work—in a modified capacity—as soon as they are medically able....

EMC: New OSHA Reporting Rule in Effect Now

New OSHA Reporting Rule in Effect Now With a new OSHA rule in place that affects more employers than in the past, your company may need to change how you report and submit injuries and illnesses....

How to Report Work Comp Fraud

The Illinois Department of Insurance has a newly redesigned Workers' Compensation Fraud Web Site. They provide complete complaint checklists in order to report someone you suspect carrying out Work...

Intoxication and a Denied Work Comp Claim

The Illinois Workers Compensation Reform Bill of 2011 allowed for the denial of benefits when intoxication was the primary cause of an employee injury.  Our office recently had the first case where a...

Employee vs. Contractor: Which route makes sense for you business?

When it comes to hiring an employee vs. contractor, which is the best way to go? The answer can be tricky. There are benefits to hiring both types of workers, but there are some legal risks as well,...

Zeiler Insurance Customer Spotlight: Quality Pasta Company

We would like to introduce you to Quality Pasta Company's newest product in their line of pastas, Muscle Mac™ Mac & Cheese with more than twice the protein per serving than any other national brand....

EPL Insurance - An Affordable Solution

According to a recent study, more than half of all claims filed for employment-related liabilities are against employers with fewer than 50 employees. Alarmingly, the study also reveals that not...

EMC: Designated Physicians Are Good for You and Good for Your Employees

Three workers were injured on the job. Although the injuries were not life threatening, the first worker immediately rushed to the emergency room for treatment. The second worker visited his...
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