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Bates Hewett & Floyd is not your average local agency. Our approach to insurance and risk, our longevity in our community and the way we treat our clients sets us apart. 

We are a full-service insurance agency working with individuals and businesses across Northeast Florida and Georgia.  

We are led by 2 generations proudly serving Palatka, Putnam County, St Johns County and surrounding communities for over 40 years!

 

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Practicing Slip and Fall Prevention

Practicing Slip and Fall Prevention A janitorial employee was scrubbing the steps and floors with water and a cleaning agent. An observant worker realized that soon, dozens of employees would be going down these steps for their lunch break. This person then took the...

How to Avoid Heat Illness

Avoid Heat Illness When it is hot outside, your body temperature can rise to dangerous levels. Normally, your body cools itself through sweating. However, in hot and humid weather, sweating is not enough and the result can be a heat illness. Staying Cool Follow the...

What is a Pharmacy Benefit Manager?

What is a PBM?  A Pharmacy Benefit Manager is a third-party administrator of prescription drugs for health plans. Every health plan has one, but many of us do not know who they are and how they operate. I think we can all agree the cost of prescription drugs is out of...

Cyber Risks & Liabilities

The Importance of a Standalone Cyber LIability Policy Over the course of the past decade, many organizations have relied on standard property and liability coverage rather than a standalone cyber insurance policy to provide protection for cyber incidents. In fact, a...

Risk Management: Dash Cameras for Commercial Vehicles

So you installed a Dash Cam, now what? One new trend we have seen continued growth in over the past few years is the installation of vehicle-mounted dash cameras.  These cameras typically face out the front of the windshield but rear and driver-focused cameras can...

The Importance of Certificates of Insurance

No matter what industry you’re in, chances are your organization will, at some point, rely on the help of a third party to fulfill certain business needs. Regardless of who you work with, business arrangements with contractors and vendors can open you up to a number...

Why are my insurance rates going up?

To say the property insurance market in Florida is dramatically changing would be an understatement. There are new underwriting guidelines coming out on a regular basis, carriers dropping policies by the thousands, storms wreaking havoc on rates, litigation issues,...

Homeowners Insurance and the Rising Cost of Building Materials

Recent findings from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) confirmed that household construction costs have surged over the past year. This rise in construction costs is directly tied to soaring building material expenses—namely, the price of lumber....

Making Sense of New CDC Guidelines

CDC Says Masks Are No Longer Required in Most Settings for Fully Vaccinated Individuals The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released new guidance for people who have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19. This long-awaited guidance loosens the CDC’s...

Internship Programs Under The Fair Labor Standards Act

The facts below provide general information to help determine whether interns and students working for “for-profit” employers are entitled to minimum wages and overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).1 Background The FLSA requires “for-profit” employers...

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Palatka Office
3400 Crill Ave., Ste. 2
Palatka, Florida 32177

St. Augustine Office
One News Place, Suite D
St. Augustine, FL 32086

Fleming Island Office
3168 US Highway 17 South
Fleming Island, FL 32003