Data Breach Fatigue

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. In recent years, cyber attacks have increased in frequency. This can result in data breach fatigue as consumers and organizations become desensitized to breaches. Don’t become complacent to cybersecurity needs in your business. Click on the image to download or print the safety sheet.

Evergreen Insurance Thanks You!

Evergreen Insurance has been recognized for excellence in the insurance industry. We have been awarded the Best of Westmoreland County 2022 Silver Winner Medallion in the Insurance Company category and the Best of Westmoreland County 2022 Gold Winner Medallion in the Insurance Agent category.

We owe our success to you, our loyal clients. Thank you for supporting and voting for us!

Since our founding in 1980, our goal has been to help people understand the complex risks that they and their business face, and mitigate them by seeking out cost-effective insurance coverages to fit their needs. We strive to serve people professionalism and expertise, as well as educate our clients on the ins and outs of insurance. We are equipped to help you with a full range of coverage options, including commercial, farm, and personal insurance.

Contact us today to discover the confidence that comes with knowing you have the right insurance for yourself, your family, and your business. Don’t just insure it… Evergreen it!

HSA 2022 Compliance Limits

A clear understanding of the rules up-front helps to avoid problems down the road. This can be especially true when it comes to government programs and the tax implications they represent. For example – Health Savings Accounts (HSA), a popular type of tax-advantaged medical savings account available to individuals enrolled in high deductible health plans (HDHPs).

Individuals can use HSAs to pay for expenses covered under the HDHP until their deductible has been met, or they can use their HSAs to pay for qualified medical expenses that are not covered under the HDHP, such as dental or vision expenses.

HSAs provide a triple tax advantage—contributions, interest and earnings, and amounts distributed for qualified medical expenses are all exempt from federal income tax, Social Security/Medicare tax and most state income taxes. But because of an HSA’s potential tax savings, federal tax law includes strict rules for HSAs, including limits on annual contributions and HDHP cost sharing. These limits, which can vary based on whether an individual has self- only or family coverage under an HDHP, include:

  • The maximum HSA contribution limit;
  • The minimum deductible amount for HDHPs; and
  • The maximum out-of-pocket expense limit for HDHPs.

Eligible individuals with self-only HDHP coverage will be able to contribute $3,650 to their HSAs for 2022, up from $3,600 for 2021. Eligible individuals with family HDHP coverage will be able to contribute $7,300 to their HSAs for 2022, up from $7,200 for 2021. Individuals who are age 55 or older are permitted to make an additional $1,000 “catch-up” contribution to their HSAs. The minimum deductible amount for HDHPs remains the same for 2022 plan years ($1,400 for self-only coverage and $2,800 for family coverage). However, the HDHP maximum out-of- pocket expense limit increases to $7,050 for self-only coverage and $14,100 for family coverage.

Employers that sponsor HDHPs should review their plan’s cost-sharing limits (minimum deductibles and maximum out-of-pocket expense limit) for 2022. Also, employers that allow employees to make pre-tax HSA contributions should update their plan communications for the increased contribution limits.

Contact the professionals at Evergreen Insurance for more information.

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Evergreen Insurance provides these updates for information only, and does not provide legal advice. To make decisions regarding insurance matters, please consult directly with a licensed insurance professional or firm.

Kitchen Fire Prevention

Today is National Cooking Day. Creating a delicious meal can be a fun way to bring people together. However, kitchen fires pose a serious threat. Click on the image to download or print the safety sheet for tips on how to prevent a fire while you’re cooking.

Respiratory Protection

Workplaces should be aware of any risks to their employees’ respiratory health. Air particles, dust, and fumes can be dangerous, especially when they are breathed in every day. Make sure your company is dealing with respiratory protection correctly. Click on the image to download or print the safety slides.

Personal Umbrella Liability Insurance

If you are found to be legally responsible for an injury, a personal umbrella liability policy can save you from having to pay out of pocket. If you engage in activities with high risks of getting sued, you may want to consider an umbrella policy. Click on the image to download or print the information sheet.

Child Safety Seats

Safety seats are necessary to prevent injuries to children while riding in a car. Each car seat should be adjusted for children based on their age. It can be overwhelming to figure out what kind of car seat is appropriate for your child. Click on the image to download or print the safety sheet.

Concussions

Concussions are a common injury in events like car crashes and sporting activities. The impact of concussions can be severe. Click the link to download or print the safety sheet for information on symptoms and how to treat concussions.

New Location Addresses for Evergreen Insurance Offices

Evergreen Insurance is excited to announce that in the next few months, we are going to be relocating two of our physical office locations. Our staff remains the same, and we are ready to continue to assist you with your insurance needs.

The two physical locations that will be changing are our offices located in Ebensburg and Greensburg.

  • Our Ebensburg location will be changing from 196 Industrial Park Road, Ebensburg, PA 15931 to 416 South Center Street, Ebensburg, PA 15931
  • Our Greensburg location will be changing from 701 East Pittsburgh Street, Greensburg, PA to 1000 Village Drive, 4764 State Route 30 East, Greensburg, PA 15601

The exact dates of the location changes are still to be determined, and as those details are finalized, they will be shared with you. We will also be posting updates here on our website – as well as on our LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages. Be sure to follow us on social media to stay up-to-date!

If you have any questions about these changes, or if we can be of assistance to you, please call us at 800-662-2020.