Bradenton, FL 34205

Author: Dennis Cooley

PEO, Payroll, Insurance, and Workers Compensation Brokers

Florida 2024 Workers’ Compensation Rates

Possible 89% reduction over roughly the last 20 years NCCI is recommending a 15% rate drop for Florida’s workers’ compensation rates in 2024.  If passed, Florida’s workers’ compensation rates would have dropped by nearly 89% in roughly the last 20 years. The proposed amount of 15% is an average reduction across all class codes. With…
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Hurricane Idalia Preparations

Temporary Office Hours In light of the approaching Hurricane Idalia, and in accordance with local emergency management guidelines, we have made the decision to temporarily close our office to prioritize the safety of all individuals involved. The closure will be in effect from 12:00 pm on August 29th through August 30. We understand the potential…
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Leveraging Synergy: How Independent PEO Sales Brokers Thrive with Bridgely Key Options

The world of Professional Employer Organizations (PEOs) is dynamic and competitive, demanding expertise, adaptability, and strategic partnerships. Independent PEO sales brokers play a vital role in connecting businesses with PEO services that streamline their HR and administrative processes. However, operating alone in the fiercely competitive PEO market can present challenges. Below are a few of…
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Harness the Power of Client Referrals! I hope this finds you filled with energy and enthusiasm as we venture into the scorching summer months. It’s time to turn up the heat on our goals and propel ourselves to new heights of achievement. Today, I send you this over-the-top enthusiastic and motivational email as the summer…
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E-Verify Rumors vs What We Know

E-VERIFY Rumors vs What we know There have been many discussions around the new E-Verify requirements in Florida. Although the legislative branch of the government updated the requirement in this past session, there are many answers that will only likely become clear after the judicial branch (a judge) makes a ruling when, not if, legal…
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Memorial Day 2023

As we approach Memorial Day, we at Bridgely Key Options would like to take a moment to reflect on the significance of this national holiday. Memorial Day is a time for us to remember and honor the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the United States Armed Forces. It…
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Insurance Marketing Organization

There are several reasons why independent insurance agents work with agencies.  These agencies can go by several terms but one of the common terms is an Independent Marketing Organization (IMO).  They offer access to carriers, back office assistance, commission strength, and more.  Independent insurance agents specializing in workers’ compensation often use an agency for these…
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Governor DeSantis Signed 2023 Immigration Bill with E-Verify

What is being called “The strongest anti-illegal immigration bill in the nation” was just signed by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. The bill (SB 1718) highlights are: Requires employers to use E-Verify to check the employment eligibility of employees, and fines employers who fail to use E-Verify $1,000 per day. Suspends licenses of any employer who…
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New and Upcoming Tax-Free Holidays for 2023

In addition to the Florida tax-free holidays we have enjoyed over recent years, the legislature has added a few more.  Here are a few highlights as well as a link to the full schedule with more information.

Recruiting for Blue Collar Positions

Things to keep in mind for our customers in the construction trades as they search for quality employees.