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On a Personal Level - What Has COVID Taught Us?

Posted by Robin Baum, CPA, Managing Partner on Jun 2, 2021 9:31:00 AM

Since last March, our world dramatically changed in many ways! Based upon all of the changes that have been thrust upon us, what have we learned about the following areas of concern that we may not have thought about pre-COVID, regardless of age?

    • If I am unable to communicate on my own, do I have all of the necessary legal documents in place to address my wishes? Do I have a will? Do I need a trust?

    • Have I thought about my healthcare wishes if I become unable to make my own medical decisions? Do I have a Living Will and Healthcare Power of Attorney in place?

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Topics: financial planning, Estates, Gifts & Trusts, planning, Insurance, COVID-19

Ask the Expert: How much life insurance should I carry?

Posted by Zinner & Co. on Oct 8, 2019 5:20:00 AM

 

How much life insurance should I carry?

This is a great question! We hear it frequently, so we wanted to cover it here on our blog. The question is usually asked in the context of: “I’m about to purchase a life insurance policy. How much coverage do I need?”

The answer is – it depends.

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Topics: business succession, Retirement Planning & IRAs, Estates, Gifts & Trusts, Insurance

Ohio BWC Issuing Rebate Checks

Posted by Zinner & Co. on Sep 26, 2019 11:41:36 AM

 

In May, we informed you the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) would be issuing $1.5B in rebates to employers; and true to their word, many local employers have started receiving rebate checks in the mail.

The BWC is issuing rebates equal to 88% of the employer’s 2018 premiums (for the period running July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018.)

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Topics: Bureau of Worker's Compensation, Ohio business owners, Insurance, SMB

The 6 Business Expenses Every Small Business Should Monitor

Posted by Zinner & Co. on Aug 20, 2019 5:14:00 AM

Running a small business can be challenging. Owners must always strike a balance between having the tools they need to run the business and controlling expenses.

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Topics: expenses, payroll, Business - Management, Issues & Concerns, taxes, Insurance, SMB

The 10 Biggest Mistakes to Avoid in Estate Planning

Posted by Zinner & Co. on May 21, 2019 7:29:00 AM

 

If you’re like most, you want to be able to leave something to your progeny when you die. Leaving a legacy for our children is just part of the American dream of wanting them to “have it better” than we did. But many well-intended parents have had their wishes left unfulfilled because of simple errors in estate planning.

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Topics: real estate, Retirement Planning & IRAs, Estates, Gifts & Trusts, Insurance

Key Things You Need to Know About Directors and Officers (D&O) Insurance

Posted by Zinner & Co. Non-Profit Team on Apr 4, 2019 7:00:00 AM

If you’re on a Board of Directors, serve as an Officer or are on the executive team of a company or board of directors, there is a type of insurance you need to know about – Directors and Officers Insurance (known as D&O Insurance.)

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Topics: non-profits, not-for-profit, Insurance

Ohio BWC Recommends 20% Reduction in Rates

Posted by Zinner & Co. Tax Team on Feb 4, 2019 8:12:04 AM

The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) has proposed a 20% reduction in the average premium rate charged to private employers.

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Topics: Bureau of Worker's Compensation, Ohio business owners, Insurance

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