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Employers are reminded to post injury and illness summaries now through April

March 10th, 2017

OSHA reminds employers of their obligation to post a copy of OSHA’s Form 300A, which summarizes job-related injuries and illnesses logged during 2016. The summary must be displayed in a common area where notices to employees are usually posted each year between Feb. 1 and April 30. Businesses with 10 or fewer employees and those […]

Florida continues to the lead the country for the priciest home premiums, as it did in the previous year’s report

January 30th, 2017

Florida enjoyed an 11-year hiatus from hurricanes until 2016, but insurance industry officials say the state’s risk of catastrophic damage remains high, with 80 percent of the population living in coastal counties. Most expensive home insurance Average annual premium Florida $2,055 Texas $1,947 Louisiana $1,847 U.S. average $1,132. Source: National Association of Insurance Commissioners January […]

Joining A Gym

January 17th, 2017

Following the holiday season and at the start of a new year, many consumers want to sign a membership with a gym, or health studio as referred to by Florida law. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services regulates health studios in Florida. Consider the following questions before signing a membership: Is the gym […]

Protecting Your Valuables in the New Year

January 10th, 2017

The holiday season has come and gone. It is now time to turn our attention to properly secure, protect, and insure all our new and valuable gifts. Here are some tips to help you protect your valuables in the new year: Designate a safe place: Whether you choose to keep your items safe, lock box, drawer, […]

Christmas Tree Safety Tips

December 8th, 2016

  Although Christmas tree fires are not common, when they do occur, they are more likely to be serious. Picking the tree Choose a tree with fresh, green needles that do not fall off when touched. Placing the tree Before placing the tree in the stand, cut 2″ from the base of the trunk. Make […]

How to Protect Your Personal Information Online

November 14th, 2016

Going online has become part of everyday life, whether it is for everyday activities such as shopping, sending email or paying bills, and managing your accounts. But data breaches, in all their forms, can potentially expose the personal information that we share online, putting consumers at risk of identity theft. According to the 2014 Travelers […]

Cooking Fire Safety

November 3rd, 2016

Cooking has long been and continues to be the most common cause of home structure fires and home fire-related injuries. Whether preparing for a family dinner or a quick snack, practicing safe cooking behaviors can help keep you and your family safe. Never leave your range or cooktop unattended while cooking.If you have to leave […]

Halloween Safety Tips

October 18th, 2016

The annual apparition of spooky skeletons, broomstick-riding witches and carved pumpkins is a sure sign fall is well under way. Second only to Christmas in terms of how much consumers spend on decorations,¹ Americans of all ages seem to love celebrating Halloween. The Halloween spirit has spread to the inside and outside of the home […]

24th Annual Children’s Miracle Network Trail Ride

October 11th, 2016

Blackadar Insurance Agency is the Tent and Red Ribbon Sponsor for the 24th Annual Miracle Trail Ride event on Saturday, November 5, 2016. Team BIA participants include: Sissy Beery, Chy LeClair and Julie Beard. SIGN UP TODAY! Visit: or call 407-481-2774 This marathon fundraiser is completed on horseback and participants are asked to collect […]

Office Takes Action on Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rates

September 29th, 2016

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – After a thorough review of the workers’ compensation insurance rate filing submitted by the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) and careful consideration of hundreds of public comments and testimony received from interested stakeholders, the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (Office) has issued an Order that gives contingent approval to an overall […]

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