DBT40 Honoree: John Boykin

By | Announcements

John Boykin:

Age: 36
Title: President/CEO
Workplace: B+H Insurance, LLC (BHI)

A former bartender and two-time college dropout, John Boykin entered the insurance game at age 23 for $8 per hour and only six hours of work per week. But he pushed himself, became a credible advisor, went to school full time, and six months later he was working full-time in the insurance industry. He gained the experience needed to eventually produce more than $1,000,000 in new business every year since 2007. As CEO at B+H Insurance, LLC (BHI), Boykin oversees more than 25 employees in five business areas.

Boykin volunteers and supports local charities, including the American Heart Association, atTAcK Addiction, Autism Delaware, the Boys and Girls Club, Delaware Hospice, the Elena Delle Donne Foundation, First Tee of Delaware, Habitat for Humanity, the Ministry of Caring, the Ronald McDonald House and the Mary Campbell Center. He also brings that philanthropic nature back to the office, forgoing a portion of his salary each year to reward employees for excellent performance as part of B+H’s “Pay for Performance” compensation program.

Personal Lines Meet the Team

By | Personal Insurance

WHAT is Personal Lines insurance?

  • Personal Lines insurance includes property and casualty insurance products that protect individuals from losses they couldn’t afford to cover on their own. Types of personal insurance include auto, home, renters, flood, valuable possessions, watercraft, RV, motorcycle, umbrella, etc. We highly recommend that our clients cover ALL their valuable personal property.

WHO is my Personal Lines agent?

  • We’re glad you asked! Meet our team of 4 experienced professionals who are here to help:

Jake Condron Jennifer TrottaLucia Zambanini, and Jennifer Zappacosta

  • They are the liaison with your insurance carrier. At BHI, we work with over 10 personal lines carriers. Our team is here to assist with all your personal insurance needs such as coverage information, changes to your policy, and any additional quotes you may request. They will occasionally advise you to call your carrier directly for inquiries, especially those related to billing or claims. We are a growing agency trying to meet the various needs of our many clients daily. We ask for your understanding because sometimes, our team experiences very high call volume. Please be patient and leave a message- we guarantee you a call back within 24 hours from one of our 4 Personal Lines team members.

WHERE can I get Personal Lines insurance?

  • To inquire about Personal Lines Insurance please contact our licensed agent, Jake Condron, for information and quotes
  • Jake Condron

WHEN should I get Personal Lines insurance?

  • It is important to be insured properly when purchasing a new home, rentals, new vehicles, youth drivers, boats or any other personal items that should be covered. If you are unsure on coverages, feel free to contact our agency for additional information.

WHY should I get it?

  • These types of insurance coverages make it possible to own a car or home without risking financial ruin. Being properly insured will prepare you for any type of unforeseen loss including an accident or natural disaster.

Delaware Business Times Announces the 2018 DBT 40 Awards Winners

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40 under 40 leaders to be honored for Delaware Business Times, DBT 40 awards

Wilmington, DE (August 29, 2018) — Delaware Business Times is pleased to announce the 2018 DBT40 Awards winners. The DBT40 event pays tribute to these ambitious professionals who are making a name for themselves through professional excellence and community involvement. The honorees represent the best in a wide range of fields such as finance, law, non-profit, hospitality, education and technology.

The DBT40 are featured in both print and digital editions of the Delaware Business Times. Now in its 5th year, this special cocktail reception and awards ceremony has sold-out each year. This year’s winners will be profiled in the October 2nd issue of Delaware Business Times and celebrated at an awards ceremony on October 23rd at The Baby Grand.

Please see below for a complete list of winners and for program details. To share in the excitement leading up to the event, follow us @DeBusinessTimes #DBT40.

“Delaware Business Times strives to recognize the promising young talent in our state,” says CEO & Publisher, Rob Martinelli.  “Honorees are chosen based on their level of professional accomplishment, vision, community service and leadership.  The DBT40 are role models who are striving to make a difference in our community.”

The DBT40 Awards ceremony on October 23, 2018 is an expected sell-out event where more than 250 local executives and guests will gather to celebrate and honor Delaware’s top business leaders under 40 who have successfully taken their companies to the forefront of their chosen industries and given back to the community. The event will kick off with a networking reception, followed by a video-packed awards ceremony that will be honoring the winners.

2018 DBT 40 Awards

     Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2018
     Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (VIP 5pm)
     Location: The Baby Grand
     818 N. Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
     Attire: Business Cocktail


2018 DBT 40 Awards Winners

Kevin Allen,   Allen House Studios
Angela Anacay,   Discover
Jason Aviles,   FLYOGI, LLC, Wilmington Green Box, Wilmington Placemakers Inc., Artist Avenue Station
Jake Booth,   Capstone Homes
John P. Boykin,   B+H Insurance, LLC
Valerie Budischak,   Epilepsy Foundation of Delaware
Rob DeMasi,   Muscle Movement Foundation/Fusion Fitness Center
Sharee Dorsett,   CSC (Corporation Service Company)
Julie Frieswyk,   University of Delaware
Markevis Gideon,   NerdIt Now
Stephanie Howe Guarino,   Nemours/Christiana Care Health System
Robert Herrera,   The Mill
Logan Herring,   Kingswood Community Center, Inc.
Danielle N. Hufford,   ShureLine Electrical, Inc.
Rick Kingery,   Colliers International
Timothy Daniel Kiser,   Bernardon
Rachel Lindeman,   M&T Bank
AJ Lurie,   WJBR – Beasley Media Group
Tiffani Mitchell,   La Belle Studio
Samuel Moultrie,   Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Kanani Hines Munford,   Governor’s Commission on Community and Volunteer Service
Mac Nagaswami,   Carvertise
Bailey O’Brien,   D150 Fueling LLC
Collin O’Mara,   The National Wildlife Federation
Jay Patel,   Greenhill Pharmacy
Matt Patton,   SoDel Concepts
Bryan Barton, PhD,   Dow Electronic Materials
Elaine Hanqing Masser, PhD,   Dow Electronic Materials
Tiffany Rubin,   Nurse Next Door
Jason Russell,   Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP
Neil Shea,   The Dirt Squad
Avie Silver,   Project New Start
David Skoranski,   Delaware Public Defender’s Office
Joshua Titter,   Bancroft Construction Company
Jeremy Tucker,   Delaware Electric Cooperative
David M. Vanderslice,   Seiberlich Trane Energy Services
Kelly A. Williams,   Noble Territory / Cannadigm Ventures
Shana Williams,   Cecile Boutique
Andrew B. Wilson,   Morris James LLP
Margaret Winslow,   Delaware Art Museum

About the DBT 40 Awards

The DBT40 Awards program recognizes 40 of Delaware’s most accomplished leaders under 40 years old, for their Professional Accomplishments, Community Service, Leadership and Vision. Individuals are nominated from all size and industry categories, public or private. Each year, a select group of judges made up of local business leaders and past winners of the DBT40 Awards program select the winners.  Winners will be profiled in the October 2nd issue of Delaware Business Times and celebrated at an awards cocktail reception in October.

About Delaware Business Times

Delaware Business Times, a division of Today Media, publishes 26 informative issues, plus a daily digital version packed with vital, up-to-the-minute news, editorials, analyses and insights on the companies, people, events, topics and trends that are driving business throughout Delaware.  Delaware Business Times is the exclusive business to business publication in the state of Delaware with integrated media platforms to reach decision makers in print, in digital and in person.

For more information about the 2018 DBT 40 Awards nomination process and sponsorship opportunities, email Fay Steiger at fsteiger@delawarebusinesstimes.com.



Trouble Recruiting and Keeping Talent? Your Skimpy Health Insurance Is a Likely Cause

By | Business Insurance, Employee Benefits

The most important decision your company will make for its bottom line just might be the health and wellness program it chooses.

Annual global health spending is now over $3 trillion — and growing rapidly. A good portion of that is driven by millennials, who have both a strong interest in personal wellness and, thanks to the Affordable Care Act (aka, Obamacare), an 86 percent coverage rate (more than 50 percent through individual plans, their parents’ plans or Medicaid). For those in or entering the job market, health insurance is an expectation.

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OSHA: Employee Discipline, Drug Testing, and Incentive Programs

By | Safety Services

On May 12, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule, including anti-retaliation provisions, requiring certain employers to electronically submit data from their work-related injury records to OSHA. On Oct. 19, 2016, OSHA published an interpretation of how the anti-retaliation provisions affect employee discipline, drug and alcohol testing, and safety incentive programs.

The Anti-Retaliation Provisions

According to OSHA, the final rule clarifies existing law regarding employee anti-retaliation protections. Specifically, OSHA’s anti-retaliation provisions:

  • Require employers to inform employees that they have a right to report work-related injuries and illnesses free from retaliation;
  • Direct employers to adopt reasonable procedures (“not unduly burdensome” and does not “deter or discourage”) that employees can use to report work-related injuries and illnesses; and
  • Prohibit employers from retaliating against employees solely because they report work-related injuries or illnesses.

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New Jersey Enacts Paid Sick Leave

By | Business Insurance, HR Services

On May 2, 2018, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed the Paid Sick Leave Act into law. The Act will require virtually all employers to provide paid sick leave to employees, effective Oct. 29, 2018. Under the Act:

  • All New Jersey employers must provide paid sick leave to their employees;
  • Employees will accrue one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked, up to 40 hours per year; and
  • Employees must be paid for paid sick leave at the same rate (and with the same benefits) they normally earn.

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Is Your Company Liable for Business-Related Vehicle Accidents?

By | Business Insurance

Regardless of the industry you operate in, it’s likely your employees need to operate vehicles for tasks like client visits, product deliveries, and product pickups. While larger organizations often provide insured company vehicles to their staff for daily use, small and medium-sized business often don’t have that luxury.

If employees use personal vehicles for business-related activities and get into an accident, your organization could be held liable. That’s why it’s critical to have non-owned auto liability insurance, which can provide the following benefits:

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Maryland Passes Paid-Sick-Leave Law

By | Business Insurance, HR Services

Maryland’s New Sick and Safe Leave Law under the Healthy Working Families Act

Effective February 11, 2018, Maryland employers must provide sick and safe leave to their employees, as state legislators recently voted to override Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of the Healthy Working Families Act. With some exceptions, businesses in the state with 15 or more employees will have to provide up to 40 hours of paid sick leave to workers each year, and those with fewer employees must provide the same amount of time as unpaid leave. The leave may be used to care for the employee’s own or a family member’s mental or physical illness or injury, parental leave, or issues related to domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking.

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Post Your OSHA Injury Summary by Feb. 1

By | Business Insurance, Safety Services


Employers Must Post Injury/Illness Summary Beginning February 1

Posting Requirement

OSHA reminds employers of their obligation to post a copy of OSHA’s Form 300A, which summarizes job-related injuries and illnesses logged during 2017. Each year, between February 1 and April 30, the summary must be displayed in a common area where notices to employees are usually posted. Businesses with 10 or fewer employees and those in certain low-hazard industries are exempt from OSHA recordkeeping and posting requirements. Visit OSHA’s Recordkeeping Rule webpage for more information on recordkeeping requirements. Read More