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Spring Crop Insurances Changes 2021


Federal Crop Insurance Changes to Know Before the Sign-Up Deadline

The deadline to sign up or make changes to a 2021 Federal Multi-Peril Crop Insurance (MPCI) policy is MARCH 15th.

We are always looking out for our customers so we would like to update you on some additions and changes. As far as new additions and changes to coverage options for 2021 we always advise you to talk to your agent to see what might benefit your operation but here are some updates.


2021 Multi-Peril Crop Insurance Changes


Grain Bin Safety Week


Nationwide Grain Bin Safety Week is February 21-27, 2021. Specialty Risk Insurance is partnering with Nationwide to donate two rescue tubes and safety training for two clients again this year.

In 2019, 39 people died in grain bin accidents, according to Purdue University’s Agricultural Safety and Health Program. That’s up from 27 grain bin deaths in 2018. In 2017, there were 23 documented grain entrapment cases, 9 reported falls into or from grain storage structures, 2 asphyxiations due to deficient oxygen levels or toxic environments, and 8 equipment entanglements, such as those involving in floor and sweep augers, that occurred while...

New OSHA Guidance Clarifies Return-to-Work Expectations


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued guidance for reopening businesses that recommends each establishment conduct a hazard assessment for all jobs. It also clarifies OSHA's positions on temperature checks, coronavirus testing and face masks. 


Among the key takeaways in the return-to-work booklet:

Employers should conduct a thorough hazard assessment that examines the potential COVID-19 exposures for each job category and outlines protective measures. Employers may perform daily temperature checks and health assessments of employees, so long as the checks are administered transparently...



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