September 2018
TOPBMI News & Updates

We love to support our community! Below are some events and organizations BMI has sponsored in September:
  • September 15- Tulare County Fair- Elisabetta Roberts
  • September 16- Lamb Project- Alyssa Lang
  • September 21- October 5- Visalia Parks & Recreation: Corporate Games
  • September 22- Visalia Breakfast Rotary- Impact a Life
  • September 29- Central California Nikkei Foundation- 26th Annual Golf Tournament
Sponsored Organizations: Camp Booth & Children's Institute, Tulare Union Volleyball

In This Issue
Life & Health Insurance Updates  
September is Life Insurance Awareness Month 

Do you have enough coverage? Key Person Life Insurance policies can enable you to remain solvent in the midst of tragedy. Here's an article about real-life examples of insurance at work. [...]

Protect Your Key Assets with Key Person Life Insurance
Most organizations employ at least one individual who is essential to the company's success. This person may be a partner, majority stockholder or an individual with expertise that is unmatched throughout the rest of the company. If this person's exit from the company is planned, such as retirement or voluntary termination, then you can prepare for the loss and take the necessary precautions to minimize the impact. However, if the departure is unplanned due to a death, disabling accident or quitting on the spot, then the company is exposed to financial risks. If your organization employs individuals who are vital to its success, consider key-person life insurance to offset your risk. This insurance solution can protect your organization's solvency in the event that you lose the key person or people without warning, and also the investments made by lenders and investors to the company. [...]
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Texting and Driving: It Can Wait

When it comes to texting and driving, remember that it can wait. No text is as important as your life and the lives of your passengers and drivers around you. [...]

Human Resource News
HR as a Safety Issue
This is the time of year when we see what new laws are going to be signed by Governor Brown over the next few days. Of the 2,600 bills that were considered, 1,000 made it to his desk to be signed or rejected. I bet you didn't know our state was in such bad shape that we needed this many new laws and regulations to make it a better place. [...]

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Loss Control Bulletin
Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries & Illnesses Regulation: Again
In June, we presented an article about the electronic OSHA recordkeeping rule. Well, on July 30, 2018 the "Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to eliminate the requirement to electronically submit information from OSHA Form 301 (Injury and Illness Incident Report: in California, we use the form 5020) for establishments with 250 or more employees that are currently required to maintain injury and illness records" and record the electronically. [...]
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A Word from the Worker's Comp Department
Reminder: 2019 All-in-One Posters   

It's that time of year again-- We are gearing up for the 2019 All-in-One posters. Be sure to watch for the email from the WC Team!
Once you receive the email, you can respond with the quantity of posters needed in English and Spanish, if more than 1 set is needed. As a friendly reminder, we provide this service to our Workers' Comp clients at no additional cost.
If you have any questions, please email the Workers' Compensation Team at

Claims Department Article

Cyber Security Liability
Data breach can be very costly for a business. The costs are attributable to lost customers and the associated public relations expenses to rebuild an organization's reputation. The below examples illustrate situations in which the costs incurred to remediate a data breach were significant. [...]



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Personal Lines Note

Wildfire Safety Tips

Wildfire is an ever-present consequence of nature and necessary for the health and viabilit y of an ecosystem. According to the International Association of Wildland Fire, as many as 46 million single-family homes in the U.S. are considered at high risk of wildland/ urban interface fire. For those who live in homes in the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI)-- a location where structures are built near wildfire-prone environment or vegetation-- wildfire is a serious and constant threat, and managing risk has never been more important. [...]
September's Spotlight is on Connie Comer

Department and position:  Commercial Lines, Senior Account Manager
When did you join the BMI team? 01/01/2013
What is the best part about working at Buckman Mitchell, Inc.? I appreciate so many things about BMI because this business isn't just focused on the end goal of making a profit but on making employees that come from all different back grounds and experiences fit in and become part of the BMI family. The generosity of management for vacation time, for continuing education opportunities and support in furthering career goals is just part of why BMI is a fabulous place to be associated with.
What is your favorite thing to do in your free time? Spending time with my family. I enjoy any time or activity with my husband and children from a back yard barbecue for two or large family get together. I love traveling for a day trip to the beach or a two week vacation to the East Coast. I love my family and being able to focus just on them no matter the activity, is a blessing.

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September Employee Anniversaries 

  • Mark Cote- 22 years        
  • Anita Hart- 7 years
  • Joseph Orndoff- 7years
  • Ashley Lowry- 6 years
  • James Young- 6 years
  • Trisha Sandoval- 5 years
  • Lesley Strack- 2 years
  • Jennifer Peeples- 1 year