Protecting Your Pastors

James Dick, CPCU, AAI

Sales Manager at Merriam Insurance Agency
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Schenectady, New York 12305

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Unexpected incidents happen every day. What if your pastor is injured falling down stairs or lifting a box? What if he gets into a car accident while driving to visit a sick church member? What happens when your children’s pastor becomes seriously ill and cannot organize Sunday School or youth...

Is Your Church Vulnerable to the Internet?

James Dick, CPCU, AAI

Sales Manager at Merriam Insurance Agency
376 Broadway
Schenectady, New York 12305

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Almost all churches are involved in some way with use of the internet. You probably communicate with committee members via email or perhaps pay some bills online. Many churches also have a website or Facebook page as a way to connect with their congregations and the community. Or perhaps you...

NYS Paid Family Leave: What Your Church Needs to Know

Joshua D. Crowder, AAI-M

Operations Manager at Merriam Insurance Agency
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Schenectady, New York 12305

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Joshua D. Crowder, AAI-M
Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed into law a phased-in system of paid family leave (PFL) that became effective January 1, 2018 for New York employers. Administered by the State of New York Workers’ Compensation Division, NYS Paid Family Leave is an automatic rider to your statutory disability policy. Paid Family...

Driving for the Ministry? What church leadership needs to know

Joshua D. Crowder, AAI-M

Operations Manager at Merriam Insurance Agency
376 Broadway
Schenectady, New York 12305

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Joshua D. Crowder, AAI-M
Can your church get sued over a car accident, even if the church does not own a vehicle? The answer is yes. Any time a person drives his or her own vehicle on church business, liability is generated for the church ministry. This could be the pastor driving to visit...