Hennessey, Thames & Leavitt Insurance is Vicksburg, Mississippi's largest independent insurance agency. Our agency provides car insurance, home insurance, business insurance, health insurance, and life insurance products and services. Businesses and individuals who need comprehensive insurance and risk management solutions will find them at Hennessey, Thames & Leavitt. With superior customer service from highly trained insurance professionals, we provide our clients with expert advice and deliver true insurance solutions.
Providing you with a full range of the highest quality insurance products and services at competitive pricing.
Protecting your assets by addressing complex insurance needs through the development of innovative, customized, insurance programs.
Maintaining highly professional, highly motivated staff that is committed to serving your needs.
Embracing client service, striving to exceed expectations while being sensitive and responsive to your needs is our highest concern.
Overview of the Cadillac Tax Beginning in 2018, if the total cost of "applicable employer-sponsored coverage" provided to an employee exceeds a specified annual dollar limit (the "tax threshold"), the excess cost is subject to a non-deductible 40% excise tax. This is often referred to as the "Cadillac" tax. Generally, the calculation of excess […]
Thursday, August 27, 2015
California paid sick leave (Health Workplaces, Healthy families Act of 2014, AB 1522) became effective July 1, 2015, and on July 13, 2015 it was amended by AB 304, which was signed into law on that day as "urgency legislation" to amend and clarify many of the key provisions of the new law, including: Accrual […]
Sunday, August 2, 2015
The IRS issued its second notice (Notice 2015-52) on the Cadillac tax (the 40% excise tax under IRC §4980I). The new guidance, issued July 30, 2015, explains possible approaches the IRS is considering for administering the Cadillac tax
Friday, July 31, 2015
As of January 1, 2016, the ACA definition of "small" group employer increases from 50 to 100 employees. Renewing early to delay small group rating may be a good strategy for many employers with 51-100 employees, but for certain employers this will NOT be a good strategy. This article discusses various factors an employer should consider.
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Many companies are finding that helping their employees get college degrees, obtain professional certifications, or simply close gaps in their skill sets can be beneficial to both the employee and the employer.
Monday, August 31, 2015
If you hire, sooner or later you'll have to fire. Terminating an employee can put your company at risk, so pay attention to these firing best practices so you can tailor your termination procedures to protect your company as much as possible.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
The nerve cell connections in your brain (known as synapses) can be more efficient if your brain is stimulated and activated. Therefore, as you increase brain stimulation and efficiency, the age of your brain is lowered. Check out these fun and easy ways to lower your brain's age.
Monday, August 10, 2015
Every year, millions of lawsuits are filed and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) receives tens of thousands of claims by employees and former employees. Many businesses are turning to employment practices liability insurance (EPLI) to help protect themselves from the exposure caused by lawsuits and EEOC claims. This makes sense, since a business is more likely to have an EPLI claim than a general liability or property/casualty claim.
Monday, July 27, 2015
We work to develop lasting client relationships. As a privately-held firm, we have the flexibility to make long-term decisions with you. Our performance is not judged by Wall Street every quarter, but rather by the quality of relationships we maintain.
As the 10th largest privately-held insurance brokerage in the nation*, we bring you the national resources, expertise, problem-solving skills, and key insurance company and underwriting relationships that will result in an effective risk management and employee benefits strategy.
As a result of our local managing co-owner and on-the-ground decision makers, our interest in your success results in a greater level of service and commitment to your business. We match solutions to your needs and geography.
We believe in operating with complete integrity and transparency. We have a long history based on this principle, and it is a vital part of our culture. As we bring people into our organization, we look for those who share our values, thus fostering relationships based on trust—for employees, insurance companies, and clients.
*According to Insurance Journal, August 2014 issue.