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EBITDA: How it Affects Mergers and Acquisitions

by Lewis Bernstein If you want to sell your agency or buy an agency then you need to understand what is EBITDA. Some people mistake EBITDA for an agency’s revenue or cash flow. Sure, revenue is part of it but there is more to your valuation. Let’s unpack this thing and understand its place in mergers […]

New York State DFS Cybersecurity Regulations Hammer Financial Industry

by Adam Abresch New York Cybersecurity regulations are here. The 23 NYCRR 500, or NYC500, is First-in-the-Nation Cybersecurity regulation requiring New York businesses to design a program to address and assess their unique risk profiles starting March 1, 2017.   This regulation applies to every business operating in NY and required to have a “license, registration, charter, certificate, permit, accreditation […]

Cyber Video Reveals Terrifying Reality

by Adam Abresch Are you aware that there are people with sinister intentions to hack your personal information? Yes. Have you or someone you know been a victim of a data breach? Probably. Do you know how easy it is for them to prey on our weaknesses and exploit our lives? You have no idea. Watch […]

Signature B&B Partner Earns CAPI Designation

by Ronald Brunell The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Chubb recently awarded 33 insurance agents and brokers the Certified Advisor of Personal Insurance (CAPI) designation. This program is designed to address the needs fo the high-net-worth household. Larger wage earners tend to live and play harder, this requires an insurance program to protect […]

Signature B&B Managing Partner Named Director of Long Island Ronald McDonald House

by Lewis Bernstein After growing up in the insurance business with modest means, it gives me great pride to be asked to serve as a Director for the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island. Having experienced a financial event as an Acrisure Agency Partner, I am very fortunate to now be in a position to give back, […]

A Culture We Can’t Afford to Lose

by Peter Schapero We have a great deal to be thankful for this year. One example is the work we’ve done with the Long Island Real Estate Group (LIREG). If you don’t know LIREG, we’re nearly 400 real estate owners, developers, managers and allied trades who come together to raise money for charitable real estate related projects […]

Workers’ Comp Claims Analytics

Your Workers’ Comp premium is driven by a MOD. The MOD is driven by the frequency & severity of workplace injuries. We use robust analytics to pinpoint: Controllable Premium (savings) Losses driving your MOD Strategy to reduce losses Would you like to know how much money you should be saving on your Workers’ Comp premium?

Manufacturing’s Big Security Holes

by Adam Abresch “40% of manufacturing companies were affected by cyber-incidents in the past 12 months” Read the entire story here.

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