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Beginner’s Guide to Key Person Insurance

You have devoted your time, creativity, energy, and finances to build a business. The last problem you need is the risk of losing it all if a key member of your team passes away. Key person insurance is a specific type of life insurance that protects a business in this situation.  What is Key Person Insurance? Key person insurance pays out death benefits to a...

If My Company Is Acquired by Another Company, What Happens to My 401(k)?

If your employer is acquired, the fate of your 401(k) plan may depend in part on what type of acquisition it is – asset sale or stock purchase.  In an asset sale, the selling company retains responsibility for the 401(k) plan. Employees of the acquired company that stay on after the sale are typically considered new employees of the acquiring company.  If the acquisition is...

Professional Liability Insurance vs. General Liability Insurance

All businesses, large and small, face the risk of liability. Professional liability insurance and general liability insurance both provide protection for your business. The main difference between these two types of insurance is the different risks they cover.  What Is Professional Liability Insurance? Also known as errors and omissions (E&O) insurance, professional liability insurance is designed to protect you in case a client files a...

How to Roll Over Your 401(k)

If you leave your job for reasons other than retirement, you have four options on what to do with your 401(k). You can: Leave it with your former employer Consolidate it into your new employer’s 401(k) plan Cash it out Roll it over into an IRA or Roth IRA. Rolling Over a 401(k) to an IRA IRAs offer more investment options than 401(k)s. IRA fees...

Avoiding Workers’ Comp Fraud

Workers’ compensation fraud can be expensive for employers. One of the most common types of workers’ comp fraud is employee fraud. This involves workers who seek to receive benefits under false pretenses.  How Do Employees Commit Workers’ Comp Fraud? Employees have been known to commit several types of fraud to obtain workers’ compensation, including: Off-the-job injury: An employee is injured on his own time, but...