3 Reasons You Should Update Your Disaster Recovery Plan

POSTED ON: July 9, 2018
If your business has a Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) in place, we applaud you. DRPs are a fundamental resource for making sure your business can navigate disaster and quickly recover after the worst has passed. But… Unfortunately, it’s also easy for DRPs to become outdated. For example, people ge... Read More

Business Continuity or Organizational Resilience? The Growing Debate

POSTED ON: June 25, 2018
You're busy. So a growing business terminology debate may not sound important. But what if you had a better way to prove the strategic value and achieve buy-in for business continuity practices? That's the potential impact of newer approaches around “organizational resilience.” And that... Read More

The Value of Social Media During Disasters and Helpful Feeds to Follow

POSTED ON: June 18, 2018
If you look at practically any checklist for a disaster preparedness kit, a battery-powered radio and extra batteries will be near the top. Yet although radios will probably always be important to readiness, smart phones have quickly become the preferred resource for figuring out what’s happening ... Read More

It’s Time to Get Strategic About Disaster Recovery

POSTED ON: June 11, 2018
Interstate will be at the NAA Education Conference later this week and we hope to see you there! We’ll have Interstate representatives at booth #1812 discussing how Interstate’s accelerated portfolio approach to recovery after a disaster can reduce your claim costs and downtime. We will ... Read More

National Safety Month: 3 Loss Site Dangers You Should Be Aware Of

POSTED ON: June 4, 2018
Did you know that every seven seconds, a worker is injured on the job? That adds up to a staggering 4.5 million injuries per year.1 Stats like those make it easy to understand why the National Safety Council (NSC) helps promote National Safety Month every June. This year’s theme is No One Gets Hur... Read More

5 Ways to Protect Your Business for Hurricane Season

POSTED ON: May 31, 2018
The updated 2018 seasonal Atlantic forecast was released just this morning and experts at Colorado State University are now calling for an “approximately average” hurricane season. But average still means storm activity. In fact, an average year constitutes six hurricanes and two major ... Read More

3 Building Maintenance Essentials to Tackle Before Summer

POSTED ON: May 21, 2018
Depending on what part of the country you are in, the summer months may bring a welcome respite from harsh winter conditions, oppressive heat, or even both. But no matter where you are, as we transition into the warmest part of the year, it’s important to make sure your building is ready for anyth... Read More

6 Steps to Prepare Your Business for Spring Flooding

POSTED ON: May 14, 2018
“Unusual” flooding events happen all over the country and aren't limited to a specific time of year. Whether or not your area is prone to flooding, now is a great time to prepare your business. Watch our latest video to learn the six steps you can take now to make sure your business is prep... Read More

Why Every Business Needs a Business Continuity Plan

POSTED ON: April 30, 2018
Quick: what’s the difference between a business continuity plan (BCP) and a disaster recovery plan (DRP)? If you’re scratching your head, it’s understandable since both terms are closely linked and often used interchangeably. But the terms do have different meanings that are important to under... Read More

Understanding Hail Damage: What to Survey after a Storm

POSTED ON: April 23, 2018
Depending on your roof material, it’s not always easy to determine if it has sustained hail damage after a storm. For example, if your building has asphalt shingles or a metal roof, you may see obvious dents. However, on a built-up (tar and gravel) roof, you might see few to no visible signs of da... Read More