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Who is in charge of monitoring?

Mall mishap shows the importance of assigning responsibilities and documenting service restrictions.

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Bracing for change

Clients’ attempts to cut costs, shift liability can negatively impact snow companies.

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Documentation & transparency

Put your company on solid footing and help shape the industry with proper documentation.

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A nod to the mod factor

A focus on safety can help companies achieve a lower  workers’ compensation experience modification factor.

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Deciphering insurance

Availability of standard vs. excess & surplus lines can depend on core segments, contract types, location, and loss history.

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Portfolio planning: Striking a balance

Finding harmony in snow contract portfolio should be an ongoing process to deliver profitability, not just viability.

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Contract scrutiny

Eight review tips that will benefit you this season.

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Before you sign...

A thorough review and procedures for suggesting changes can ease pain of contract negotiations.

Business > Subcontractors

It pays to play by the rules

To run a smoother operation, plan to manage risk in hiring and using subcontractors.

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Snow Bias

Neglecting ice management in mild winters can prove costly.

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Proactive planning for slip and falls

Proactive planning and developing actionable solutions at the end of winter can be beneficial for seasons to come.

Risk Management > Contracts

Rebounding from El Niño

Our industry’s challenges have shifted from material costs and scarcity to overcapacity against demand. It’s time for a contract portfolio checkup.

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The importance of having trusted advisors

Darryl Beckman shares some scenarios that exemplify the importance of trust and honesty in an attorney-client relationship.

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Going off contract can be costly

Voluntarily rendering a service opens you up to liability if it is not properly executed.

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Minimizing the damage

Accidents happen, but companies should have processes in place to mitigate the impact.

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Know what you’re signing

Contracts from sophisticated commercial management companies and large retailers shift responsibility to contractors.

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Data driven

Read tips on improving your record-keeping system to help bring order to your business.

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Prepping for an insurance audit

Focus on consistency and organization when preparing for an insurance audit.

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Building on the right foundation

Formalizing operations under a legal business designation depends on your goals, level of risk and future plans.

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Storms on the horizon

Consider the following tips to help insulate your company from the short-term impacts of weather.

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Risky business

To be a risk manager, you have to add dimension to the service you provide, which goes beyond simply snow and ice removal.

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Damage control

Good record keeping and contractual provisions can help mitigate claims.

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Surviving the death of a leader

Tragedy forces Akehurst Landscape Service team to bond together to overcome the loss of their “snowman” and to learn to succeed as a team.

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Smart approach to claims process

Read tips on how to stay involved with the claims process to prevent insurance carriers from settling potentially unjust claims and raising insurance premiums.

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5 tips for advanced legal snow management

Review 5 tips to become more advanced in legal management, including itemized invoices, contract addendum management, and cease of service requests.

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Broken connection

Failure to convey detailed instructions to subcontractors can leave companies vulnerable to lawsuits.

Risk Management > Insurance

Correcting loss-run problem areas

Rewriting history: Correcting loss-run problem areas can help higher-risk snow companies improve insurance access and affordability.

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Put liability on ice

Monitoring, product use and timing are keys to a solid contract regarding ice control services.

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A new legal landscape

The snow & ice industry has had to manage increasingly complex contracts, heightened risk, insurance woes and more to combat slip-and-fall liability.

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Dissecting a liability claim

Duty principles and contract language are key in determining legal responsibility in the event of injury.

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Contract care

As a snow service provider, you must pay close attention to your indemnification and release of liability clause.

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Legal mistakes to avoid in snow and ice

Snow Business legal columnist Darryl Beckman shares six common mistakes for snow & ice management professionals to avoid.

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Legal spring cleaning

Postseason is a perfect time to evaluate contracts, insurance policies and subcontractors, and to visit with clients on site.

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A flurry of contract questions

Heavy winter brings hot topics like avoiding liability while hauling and monitoring to the forefront.

Risk Management > Insurance

Safety net: Snow insurance

Heavy winter causes contractors to consider snow insurance - learn more about snow insurance policies.

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Snow and ice insurance risk

Make your snow and ice management company a better risk for insurance.