09/16/13

EPB&B Top Workplace in Oregon

  EPB&B was named among the Top Oregon Workplaces by The Oregonian.  The prestigious Top Workplace designation is determined completely by employee feedback.  “We are honored and beyond excited to receive this important designation from The Oregonian and our own employees”, says, EPB&B President, Marc Baker.   EPB&B ranked 18th among the small to medium sized employers with 150 or […]

06/27/13

Why My Employees Won’t Steal From Me – 5 Myths

Why My Employees Won’t Steal From Me – 5 Myths This article is reprinted with permission of its author, Libby Libhart, Loss Busters.com. The statistics are staggering. The latest National Security Survey states that 45% of losses to retailers are attributed to theft by employees. The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) reports that 5% […]

02/11/13

Berkley Companies Conference

Marc Baker, President of EPB&B pictured here with W.R. Berkley Chairman and CEO, William R Berkley at the Berkley Companies Conference held over Super Bowl weekend in Florida.  Mr. Berkley lead two discussions; the first on history and globalization of industry and well as the future outlook and the second focused on why we invest […]

01/29/13

3 Steps to Avoid Flu

It seems that you don’t have to look far to find a friend or family member who is sick with the flu. The flu is a serious contagious disease that can lead to hospitalization and even death in some cases. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urges you to take the following actions […]

10/26/12

Trick or Treat Safety Tips

  Halloween is a cherished tradition but the excitement of the night can cause children to forget to be careful. There is no real “trick” to making Halloween a real treat for the entire family. The major dangers are not from witches and spirits but rather from falls and pedestrians/car crashes. Here is a list […]

05/31/11

Oregon Senate Passes Insurance Fraud Bill

The Oregon Senate as passed a bill that makes insurance fraud in claims a crime.  According to the insurance fraud bill, SB 401, fraud warnings would be mandatory on policies, noting that presenting a fraudulent claim for an insurance benefit or a payment for a loss or a recovery is a crime punishable by fines […]

03/11/10

SAIF Declares Dividend for Policyholders

If you are insured for workers compensation through SAIF you may be getting a dividend very soon.  SAIF Corporation’s board of directors declared a $100 million dividend for more than 44,000 current and former policyholders.   Checks will be mailed to eligible SAIF policyholders during April.  Dividends will range from 20.79 to 24.61 percent of premium. If […]