Entries by theayresgroup

Ayres-Rice named 2015 Western Michigan Top 10 Agent

Congratulations to Ayres-Rice Insurance Agency, which has been named #9 of the Auto-Owners Insurance Company Western Michigan Region Top 10 Agencies! The Top 10 Agencies qualified by showing the greatest increase in Property/Casualty written premium in 2015. The Top 10 agency representatives met today with Jeff Tagsold, President & COO and Cathy Adcock, Regional Vice […]

Breaking down the facts on equipment breakdown

We’re breaking down misunderstood insurance terms to help you understand coverages that could benefit your business or farm. Like this one: What exactly is equipment breakdown coverage? Just think about the variety of equipment your business or farm needs to run. From computers to generators to refrigerators, you rely on equipment to keep things working. […]

A Guide for Hiring Safer Drivers

As the United States truck driver shortage intensifies, it’s important for fleet managers to be reminded of good hiring practices. The challenge for fleet managers will not only be to fill increasing numbers of vacant positions, but also to ensure safe drivers are behind the wheels of company vehicles. From the interview to requirements for […]

Craft safety into your brewery operation

There are more breweries operating in the United States now than at any other time in history. Data from the Brewers Association (BA), the trade association representing small and independent American brewers, shows that in 2015, 4,269 breweries provided nearly 122,000 jobs nationwide. Covering these employees for workers’ compensation can be expensive for brewery owners, […]

10 Reasons to Buy Life Insurance

If you are one of those people who do not think they need life insurance, think again. There are very clear benefits for purchasing a life insurance policy. Remember that the money generated by your life insurance policy when you finally go 6 feet under can address a number of fundamental needs of your surviving […]

Protect your service business from errors and omissions

Services errors and omissions coverage is an important part of your insurance portfolio if you’re in the hospitality business. From small conferences and banquets to elaborate weddings, event hosting is big business. Most hotels, golf and country clubs, banquet centers and restaurants with meeting spaces and ballrooms host events on a weekly, and often daily, […]

Farm Safety Guide

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, farming is the fourth most dangerous job in the United States. Farmers know risks can come from all parts of their operation; machinery, livestock, and the day-to-day labor on a farm all pose an inherent risk. What’s always true: Working on a farm demands constant care and caution. […]