SmartMove Tenant Screening

Insurance West understands the Landlord market——we are specialists in this space. In addition to our customizable policies, market research and product expertise, we’re focused on giving landlords like you choices and tools to protect your investment. Now we are working with TransUnion SmartMove to offer you an easy-to-use, cost-effective way to screen potential applicants! Landlord …

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What does my Credit have to do with my Insurance?

Credit-based insurance scores aren’t something you hear about every day, but they are important.  In fact, these scores, alongside other factors, can substantially affect your insurance rate. Your credit-based insurance scores affect your insurance rate much like you’d expect your credit scores to affect your interest rate on a new loan.   Insurance scores affect …

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Coronavirus Disease

Symptoms: For confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases, reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death. Symptoms can include: Fever Cough Shortness of breath CDC believes at this time that symptoms of COVID-19 may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 days after exposure. This is …

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Elements of OSHA Compliant Signs

All businesses must provide a safe working environment for employees. Safety standards are enforced by The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which collaborates on developing these standards with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Here are important elements to consider for OSHA compliant signs. Basic OSHA Requirements There are a variety of workplace signs …

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4 Tax deductions for independent contractors

You’ve put a lot of work into becoming an independent contractor. Now it’s time to make sure you take advantage of the tax deductions that come with being your own boss. Just remember, before you claim something as a deduction, make sure you have good records to back it up. The IRS can be a stickler for documentation and wants to see that the money you spent was actually used for business. With that in mind, here are four business-related expenses that can help your bottom line at tax time.

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