Our Top Ten Business Risks

Business risks can vary depending on the industry, location, and specific circumstances of a company. However, there are some common business risks that many organizations face. We have always believed in education and putting you first. Some of these risks can be managed by insurance and other through risk management strategies, give us a call today.

  1. Economic Uncertainty: Fluctuations in the economy, including recessions, inflation, and currency exchange rate changes, can significantly impact businesses.
  2. Market Competition: Intense competition can erode market share, pricing power, and profitability. New entrants and disruptive technologies can pose additional threats.
  3. Regulatory and Compliance Changes: Evolving regulations, industry standards, and compliance requirements can create legal and operational challenges for businesses.
  4. Cybersecurity Threats: Data breaches, cyberattacks, and other cybersecurity threats can lead to data loss, reputation damage, and financial losses.
  5. Supply Chain Disruptions: Disruptions in the supply chain, such as natural disasters, political instability, or logistical problems, can interrupt production and impact revenue.
  6. Talent Management: Attracting and retaining skilled employees is crucial, and labor shortages or turnover can disrupt operations.
  7. Reputation and Brand Damage: Negative publicity, social media backlash, or ethical issues can harm a company’s reputation and brand value.
  8. Financial Risk: This includes factors like liquidity problems, credit risk, and high debt levels, which can lead to financial instability.
  9. Technology Disruption: Rapid technological advancements and the failure to adapt can make businesses obsolete.
  10. Environmental and Sustainability Issues: Climate change, environmental regulations, and consumer demand for sustainable practices can affect a company’s operations and reputation.

It’s essential for businesses to regularly assess and manage these risks to minimize their potential impact and enhance their resilience in a dynamic business environment. Additionally, the specific risks a company faces can vary widely based on its industry, size, and geographic location, so a thorough risk assessment tailored to the organization’s circumstances is crucial.

Are You Sure You Know What’s In Your Policy?

You may not be aware of all the underlying aspects that influence the cost of your insurance coverage. You might question why insurance is so expensive when attempting to compare prices. Prices might vary significantly from one company to another. There is not doubt premiums are going up and coverage is changing.

Trends we are seeing now with many carries affect your insurance, not is a good way. Some insurers, to lower their costs, here are examples.

  1. Reducing sub-limits on your policy.
  2. Adding a percentage deductible rather than a flat dollar deductible.
  3. Limiting sewer line coverage for homes over 50 years in age.
  4. Changing loss of use coverage to a reduced amount of time.

What Can You Do To Minimize Your Risk

  • Read your policy and any renewal coverage change bullitins.
  • Call your agent if you have any questions.
  • Understand which coverage limitations you are ok with and which ones you are not. Then request changes.

You Want An Insurance Program That Will:

  • Respond when a loss occurs.
  • Having an agent who will respond to your questions and help you when you need it.
  • It is priced correctly for the risk you have.

There is no one-size-fits-all insurance policy.

Insurance is not a product. It is a promise and a trusted relationship. Here at Reichley Insurance Agency, we are not going to sell you something you don’t need. We want to talk to you, determine your needs, and get you covered at the right price.





12 Insurance Tips Of Christmas Present

We are full into the holiday season, and while you’re caught up with holiday cheer, here are our 12 gits of Christmas present. Remember, as your life changes, so should your insurance. A quick call to our office can help us educate you on the insurance coverage you need to protect your home, car, family, and life.

12 Insurance Tips for Christmas Present

  1. Your tree needs water every day. It is essential to water your tree daily, or else the branches will dry out quickly. A single spark from a nearby candle or fireplace could cause catastrophe.
  1. Check your insurance. If you have purchased an expensive item, you may need to adjust your homeowner’s coverage.
  1. Update your auto insurance. Whether you’re heading to the mall for holiday shopping or traveling to see family, make sure your insurance is current! Due to storms and ice, automobile accidents tend to increase as the temperature drops. Plan additional travel time and eliminate distractions to ensure safe holiday travel.
  1. Use caution when online shopping. Consider asking your insurance agent about adding identity theft protection to your homeowner’s insurance for added protection when shopping online. Typically, this can be added to your homeowner’s or renters’ insurance for a nominal fee, but there are also standalone plans.
  1. Holiday Lights. When installing outdoor lighting, use outdoor-rated lights and extension cords, ensure they are plugged into GFCI outlets, and avoid overloading cords, as they can become hot enough to burn.
  1. Stop porch pirates. Delivery confirmation is a good way to prove the package was delivered. Thieves will follow delivery trucks, waiting for the perfect target. These thieves commonly strike during working hours as many homes are empty at that time. You can insure your packages. Consider having a person there when the delivery is scheduled. Install a security camera.
  1. Never drink and drive. Did you know that in some states, party hosts can be held liable for injuries caused by intoxicated guests?
  1. Use caution with candles. Never leave candles burning at night. Place candles in open areas, away from walls and items that might catch on fire.
  1. Set your alarm. During the holiday season, you will likely run many errands. Develop the routine of always activating your home security system. Thieves can break into your home in a matter of minutes, so you should always leave it protected.
  1. Theft From Vehicles. While you are in the store, criminals are in the parking lot looking for easy ways to get into your vehicle. Keep all packages in the trunk; always lock your car, and park close to the store and in a well-lit area.
  1. Stovetop safety. Never leave cooking food unattended. The most common cause of cooking fires is leaving the stove (or fryer) unattended.
  1. Ladder Safety. When putting up holiday decorations, always use the proper step stool or ladder to reach high places. Don’t stand on chairs, desks, or other furniture.






Common Insurance Claims During The Fall

As the weather cools, football is in season, and the leaves fall from the trees, it’s critical to remember a few essential fall safety tips. Your family may enjoy the cool fall weather while avoiding some of the dangers that come with the season if adequate precautions and safety knowledge are taken.

Keep an eye out for deer and other wildlife

If you live in a wooded location, deer may seem to be everywhere. However, November is deer mating season, which means they are more prone to crossroads. In fact, deer are number one on the list of the top five animals you’re most likely to hit with your automobile, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau.

Space Heaters

A space heaters can be an excellent way to warm up a cold area, but it is critical that you read the directions before using it. If your space heater requires venting, ensure that it is vented to the outside. Never use your stove or oven to heat your home; instead, use only certified space heaters. Allow at least three feet of distance surrounding space heaters.

Auto Accidents

As the weather turns cooler and the days become shorter, it’s critical to drive with additional caution. Rear-end collisions are one of the most common insurance claims throughout the fall season. It’s all too simple to rear-end the car in front of you when sight is poor and roads are slick.

Allow lots of room between your car and the one in front of you to avoid this. And, if you are in an accident, remember to file a claim with your insurance company. You can help make the fall season safer by exercising caution.

ID Theft

More people are shopping online to prepare for the holidays. Keep your identity safe. When in doubt, pay using credit rather than debit. Avoid using non-bank ATMs. Use a different password for each of your accounts. If you do not identify the sender, avoid clicking on links.

Leaf Burning

According to the Air Defenders, burning leaves releases harmful and cancer-causing chemicals, and they warn households to avoid disposing of leaves in this manner. Wear a protective mask if you opt to burn leaves. Burning leaves should only be attempted far away from a homeowner’s house or other structures on their property. Before beginning to burn leaves, always check the weather forecast. This activity should not be undertaken in strong winds.

While the massive national agencies spend millions on television ads and offer barebones policies, they do not know you. When your needs change or your situation complicates, you don’t want an automated phone tree or cold cyber-agent. You want to talk to compassionate, honest insurance experts, close to home, right here in Beavercreek, OH – that’s our team. You shouldn’t have to spend hours researching and comparing policies. Let the specialists at Reichley guide you through the complex insurance industry.

Call today to alleviate the worry and get covered – (937) 429-0655.