April 2018
   Event Announcement

 Shred your documents Safely & Securely from April 10-May 15, 2018
In partnership with CVCB, Buckman-Mitchell will be hosting the SHRED EVENT at our main office on May 9th, 2018. Spread the word about this upcoming event!

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TOPBMI News & Updates

We love to support our community! Below are some events BMI has sponsored in the upcoming months:
  • April 15, 2018- Friends of Scicon-Friends of Scicon BBQ.
  • May 5, 2018- Food Link- Kentucky Derby Party
  • May 18, 2018- Happy Trails Riding Academy



In This Issue

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Terrorism Insurance-What is it?
Terrorist organizations continue to make headlines around the world, and an attack on U.S. soil has the potential to cause catastrophic damage. Even a small-scale incident can cause tens of millions of dollars' worth of damage across a large area. As a result, you should consider purchasing terrorism insurance to protect your business from terror-related damage.
Terrorism insurance is similar to other commercial insurance policies. However, since terrorist attacks are relatively unpredictable and can cause tremendous losses, terrorism coverage has some key differences that you need to be aware of. [...]


Life & Health Insurance Updates  
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Many Carriers Include Access to Telemedicine in Health Plans. Contact Our Office to Inquire About Your Plan.  
As technology evolves, doctors are finding more ways to efficiently and conveniently care for their patients. One such method is through the use of telemedicine--a form of technology-based communication that allows a doctor and patient to communicate without being in the same physical space. Although telemedicine is not a complete replacement for direct patient care, it can be a useful tool for a variety of medical services, such as evaluation, diagnosis and prescribing treatment. [...]

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Alert!! New California Supreme Court Ruling on Overtime--Must Read!
Overtime pay in California is based on the employee's "regular rate of pay," which is not always an employee's normal hourly wage and must include almost all forms of pay that the employee receives. [...]


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Loss Control Bulletin
Workplace Violence: What Should I Do, What Shouldn't I Do 
Movies, TV shows, and popular online clips define violence as a theme in entertainment and an action thriller. We love rooting for the underdog and for the person who "puts things right."
Unfortunately, real life reflects something vastly different; usually with an undesirable somber ending. It is one thing to say that you'll always act as the hero in a given situation, but another to act upon it when faced with reality.
So, what do you do if you are faced with a potentially violent individual? Here are some do's and don'ts to consider: [...]
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A Word from the Worker's Comp Department

Health Effects of Heat

Watch out for early symptoms. You may need medical help.
People react differently-- You may have just a few of these symptoms, or most of them. [...]


Come discuss the law and the pros and cons to differing styles of discipline vs conseling and how we train Supervisors to apply these skills and techniques in the workplace.

It's not too late! RSVP extended to Monday, April 16, 2018. Reserve your spot today! Limited seating is still available.

Date/Time: April 18, 2018 from 9A.M. to 11A.M.
Location: Buckman-Mitchell, Inc. 500 N. Santa Fe Visalia, CA 93292

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Claims Department Article
How Having a Swimming Pool Impacts Your Liability Coverage
The liability protection provided by home insurance policies covers pool-related incidents. This includes any medical expense or lawsuit as a result of a pool-related injury or death. This excludes the policyholder and their household [...]

Personal Lines Note

Beyond the Basics: Motorcycle Safety 

Nice weather has approached us, great motorcycle and RV time!! This is a great time of year for having fun outside. Don't let a tragic accident ruin your fun. Cautious motorcycle use is always the best bet. 
See link below to read about motorcycle safety.  Be safe and have a wonderful Spring!!
April's Spotlight is on Jaimey Tackett 

Department and position:  Commercial Lines, Senior Account Manager
When did you join the BMI team? July 28, 1997
What is the best part about working at Buckman Mitchell, Inc.? I enjoy working with a wonderful group of people. In my 20 years at BMI, I have grown both personally and professionally and my BMI family has encouraged and supported me along the way.
What is your favorite thing to do in your free time?
I like to spend time with my family and binge watch TV shows.

You may reach Jaimey at (559) 635-3533 or