Workers Compensation Insurance Fraud and You??

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Have you ever considered underreporting your employees’ payroll to your workers compensation insurance provider in an attempt to save money on your insurance premium?  Perhaps you have even used the “1099 status” of someone who is really an employee to justify it.  Sound familiar?  Hopefully not.  Doing so is illegal and can lead to serious consequences such as jail time, …

What do I do if I am in a brush or fire zone?

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The California FAIR Plan was created in July of 1968 following the 1960’s brush fires and riots.  It is an insurance pool established to assure the availability of basic property insurance to people who own insurable property in the State of CA and who, beyond their control, have been unable to obtain insurance in the voluntary insurance market. There is …

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Staff Spotlight: Alex Traconis

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Growing up as the self-proclaimed troublemaker or black sheep of the family is no easy task. It could be said that having two older brothers who hang you up on a doorknob by your underwear could cause that! Although Alex proclaims that he was the family troublemaker, we have a hard time believing that here at TIS. Alex was born …

Client of the Month: MOVE-IT, LLC

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We are excited to spotlight our client of the month for February. We would like to introduce you to Sid Morales and MOVE-IT, LLC. They are a heavy equipment transport company that delivers, picks up, transports, moves, and mobilizes the equipment needed for all types of construction.  They work with a variety of customers and in some cases move the …

Recipe of the Month: Raspberry Almond Kiss

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Prep: 30 mins Cook: 10 mins Servings: 36 Ingredients: ½ cup butter, softened ½ cup white sugar ½ cup packed brown sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon almond extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ cup white sugar for decoration 40 milk chocolate candy kisses, unwrapped 1 cup confectioners’ sugar 1 tablespoon milk 4 teaspoons …

Recipe of the Month: Surf and Turf for Two

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 15 mins Additional: 15 mins Total: 45 mins Servings: 2 Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon butter, melted 1 tablespoon finely minced onion 1 tablespoon white wine 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon dried parsley 1 teaspoon seafood seasoning (such as Old Bay®) 1 clove garlic, minced ⅛ teaspoon freshly ground …

Staff Spotlight: Jodi Godinez

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Fixing up old cars was commonplace for Jodi Godinez. Her dad had quite a few old beauties in the yard that just needed some love. In high school, she drove a 1965 GTO. Her self-proclaimed “dumbest” thing she has ever done was to drag race it with some friends who convinced her it was a good idea. Luckily, she came …

Spicy Chicken Meal Prep with Rice and Beans

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Spicy Chicken Meal Prep with rice and beans + a yummy cilantro sauce = healthy meal prep to last you all week! Meal planning that is healthy, delicious, AND beautiful! INGREDIENTS For the Chicken Meal Prep: 1 cup long grain white rice (quinoa also works – see notes) 1 cup water 14 ounces of fresh salsa (undrained canned tomatoes also work) 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon oil about 1 lb. chicken breasts, cut into 4–6 smallish pieces …

Health Insurance and Open Enrollment

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Why is Open Enrollment so Important for Health Insurance? Have you ever thought to yourself: “I should be allowed to update or buy health insurance whenever it’s convenient for me? Why do I have to do it only between November 1st – December 15th or only a month during my company’s open enrollment period? Well, as it turns out, having …

Charity of the Quarter: Wounded Warrior Project

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Our first charity of the quarter for 2021 is the Wounded Warrior Project. We are excited to partner with them in donating $10 for every referral you send in to TIS. We want to share a little bit about who they are and how they are helping. Wounded Warrior Project is focused on serving veterans and service members who incurred …

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Staff Spotlight: Kelli Clerisse

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Picnics on the beach, year-round outdoor sports, skiing in the Big Bear Mountains, being a SoCal native is not for the faint of heart! Coming to TIS in late 2020, Kelli Clerisse has proven to be one of SoCal’s best. She grew up in Corona, CA with some of her favorite times spent at Newport Beach before it became so …

Home Insurance and Holiday Disasters

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“You’re a mean one Mr. Grinch.” It is unfortunate, but true, that Grinches do exist in our world today. These holiday thieves know that the holiday season is busy and hectic, and we are not always paying as much attention as we need to. This gives these “Grinches” the perfect opportunity to sneak in and take your Christmas gifts even …

Is your Bobcat or forklift insured?

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Did you know that there are at least two types of insurance that you will need to commercially operate mobile equipment like a bobcat/skid steer, wheel loader or forklift?  Often, at the time of purchase (and especially if financing is involved), insured’s will call us and say, “I need coverage for my equipment.”  What the seller of the equipment is …

Should You Form a Corporation or an LLC

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Should You Form a Corporation or an LLC? I am frequently asked whether it’s better to form a Corporation or a Limited Liability Company. When asked this question I typically respond in true lawyerly fashion with, “It depends.”  When you are operating a business without a legal entity, you are referred to as a “sole proprietorship.”  A sole proprietorship is …

TIS Halloween 2020

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Halloween at TIS just keeps getting better and better. 2020 did not disappoint with the group costume creativity we saw. We were visited by Disney Villains, Jurassic Park, Alice in Wonderland, The Spice Girls, Coco, The Golden Girls, and a group of Special Ops. Enjoy a little sneak peek of these amazing costumes. Disney Villains Jurassic Park Alice in Wonderland …

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Ingredients 3 cups Flour 2 cups Sugar 2 tsp baking powder 2 tsp baking soda 1 tsp salt 1 tsp cinnamon 4 eggs 2 cups (16 oz) pumpkin 1 1/2 cups oil 1 pkg semi sweet choc chips Instructions Stir all ingredients together. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes. Leave space between cookies as they will spread while baking.