The Commercial Line

How to Prevent Utility Line Damage: What is 811?

Whether you’re a business owner installing lawn signage or digging in your own backyard, you never know what lies beneath the surface. Tasks such as landscaping, structure installation or any other project that requires digging can easily interfere with a utility line that lies underground. The tricky part is that oftentimes these lines are not marked, leaving residents and building owners guessing where they can dig. The good news is even with underground utility lines, you can still complete your digging project by calling 811 to learn where, exactly, lines are on your property.   What Are Your Risks When […]

Lightning Damage: How to Prepare & Protect Your Business

One strike and your business could be out. One strike of lightning, that is. Lightning can pose a serious risk for your business and employees. In fact, nearly 25 million cloud-to-ground lightning strikes occur in the United States each year, resulting in damage or fatalities. Globally, there are nearly 1.4 billion flashes of lightning per year. These powerful bolts can cause serious property damage ranging from fires to power outages, to damage to electrical systems, power lines and communication systems. Before your business becomes another statistic, learn what you can do to protect your property, employees and assets from the […]

What’s the Deal with Cyber Liability?

By now, most people in the insurance industry have heard of cyber liability. Cyber liability is the risk posed by conducting business via the Internet, other networks, or by using electronic storage technology.

A Brief History of Insurance Regulation

Regulation of the insurance industry has a long and diverse history that continues to evolve to this day. This article attempts to provide a very high-level view of some of the historical highlights.

Why Companies Should Invest in Employee Health and Wellness

Employees form the heart and soul of your company. A healthy, happy team will propel your business forward into a successful, productive future.

To best serve the needs of your workforce, we suggest you create a custom wellness program, tailored to your company mission, values and community.

Westfield Insurance Launches The Commercial Line

Welcome to The Commercial Line, the newest blog hosted by Westfield Insurance. Westfield’s The Commercial Line will cover commercial insurance industry topics and trends such as news, events, education, claims, risk mitigation, and typical areas of customer uncertainty. Westfield plans to utilize this platform to immerse, and further educate, industry consumers and experts on the inner workings of commercial insurance.