Check Out These Insurance Resources

Need more information on how to evaluate your small-business insurance needs? These associations and resources can help.

Need more information on how to evaluate your small businessinsurance needs? These associations and resources can help.

InsuranceInformation Institute
The III is non-profit group that provides insurance information,analysis, and referrals. It has an extensive library and databasecovering most kinds of personal and business insurance, and its website includes a variety of tips and hints for keeping insurancecosts down. You also can get questions answered through itstoll-free consumer helpline (800-331-9146).

Insurance Information Institute
110 William Street
New York, NY 10038

NationalAssociation of Mutual Insurance Companies
NAMIC is the trade association for property and casualty insurancecompanies. While most of the information at its site is aimed atinsurance providers, you can find information about some of thelatest trends in insurance, as well as some insurance news briefswithin its content. The site also contains issues of PropertyCasualty magazine. In addition, you can find a list of links to stateinsurance departments.

National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies
3601 Vincennes Road
Indianapolis, IN 46268

Employer QualityPartnership
The EQP is a coalition of employer organizations that assists smalland medium-sized employers in finding and purchasing quality healthinsurance for their employees. Member organizations include theNational Federation of Independent Business, the NationalAssociation of Manufacturers, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Itsweb site includes a number of free health-plan guides that explainthe different kinds of health plans. It also suggests ways tocontrol costs and get high-quality service.

OccupationalSafety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Creating and maintaining a safe work environment is one way toreduce your insurance risks. OSHA, part of the U.S. Department ofLabor, is the government entity that oversees workplace safetyissues. Its web site has details about OSHA regulations andguidelines, and is a convenient resource for many safety andworkplace health issues. It also has a separate small business outreach program.

200 Constitution Avenue
Washington, D.C. 20210

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