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The Best Cabin Destinations in Tennessee

The Best Cabin Destinations in TennesseeTennessee is an extremely beautiful and popular destination, and the Tennessee cabins are a big part of the authentic mountain living experience. Spend time with stunning scenic views, tree-topped mountains, and wildlife for the perfect getaway. With summer coming to a close and the fall months fast approaching, there’s no better time to get out of town and enjoy the scenery.

Here are some of the best destinations for a cabin trip.

Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge is a mountain resort area offering themes parks and museums.Check out the Elvis Presley Museum or Old Mill Square to enjoy a

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Renting Out Your Cabin? Avoid These Red Flag Tenants

Renting Out Your Cabin? Avoid These Red Flag TenantsIf you have decided to rent out your cabin, whether for a vacation lodging destination or for long-term residency, it all begins with a tenant search. You will  likely have many candidates, but not all will be good. It is important to know how to separate the good from the bad by recognizing the signs of a problem tenant.

Red flags or not, you can never be too precocious when allowing a stranger to live in your cabin. Stay prepared with Tennessee cabin insurance during your search and through the renting process.

Bad Credit

You must find a tenant who

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Sevier County Hospitality Sector Seeks Sports Tourism

Sevier County Hospitality Sector Seeks Sports TourismLook out Dollywood, there’s a new game in East Tennessee and the competition is quickly heating up. For years East Tennessee has been known as a vacation destination for families looking to enjoy the great outdoors in the Great Smoky Mountains, relax in a cabin, enjoy a show at a local theater or visit an amusement park, but in recent years Sevier County has been working hard to attract a different demographic: athletes and sports fans.

Sports tourism has become one of the fastest growing hospitality sectors. According to the National Association of Sports Commissions, sports tourism travel is a …

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ACA Still A Struggle For Tennessee Small Businesses

ACA Still A Struggle For Tennessee Small BusinessesMany Tennessee small business owners are among the millions of businesses nationwide that have not yet had to adapt to the complex Affordable Care Act (ACA). While the federal government has been encouraging small business owners to buy into the new healthcare system ever since the ACA went into effect, many business owners instead took advantage of provisions that allowed them to keep offering employees existing healthcare insurance policies. There are currently two types primary ways that Tennessee business owners are able to opt-out of the ACA standards, “grandfathered” healthcare plans and “grandmothered” healthcare insurance programs.

The Affordable Care Act …

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Tennessee To Offer Grants For College and Adult Education

Tennessee To Offer Grants For College and Adult EducationAccording to an announcement from state officials last month, Tennessee College of Applied Technology and its 27 affiliated campuses across the state are offering information about the Tennessee Reconnect grants, which provides last-dollar scholarships for adults in pursuit of higher education and vocational training. The new plan is similar to the Tennessee Promise program, which offers similar opportunities for high school seniors. Both the Tennessee Reconnect and Tennessee Promise programs are part of the State’s Drive to 55 plan to bring the number of Tennessee adults with some kind of post-secondary training to 55 percent in the coming years. …

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Tennessee School Boards Sue State Over Funding

Tennessee School Boards Sue State Over FundingSeven Tennessee school districts recently filed a lawsuit against state officials alleging that the state violated Tennessee law by failing to provide adequate funding for education. The lawsuit alleges that state officials have breached their duty “under the Tennessee Constitution to provide a system of free public education.” According to reports, Hamilton County and six Chattanooga-area school districts allege that by shorting schools by hundreds of millions of dollars, the state has created an huge gap in the quality of education between well-off and less affluent areas. The lawsuit alleges that the state’s funding formula underestimates the cost of …

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Pigeon Forge Overnight Rental Insurance: Guests Want Wi-Fi

Pigeon Forge Overnight Rental Insurance: Guest Want Wi-Fi

Second only to complimentary breakfast and on-sight food facilities, free internet access through Wi-Fi networks is at the top of most consumers’ list of amenity requirements when choosing travel lodgings. According to recent industry research, 94 percent of travelers claim that Wi-Fi access is the most important amenity when making travel arrangements. The 2014 survey from Hotels.com revealed that Wi-Fi is the most sought after in-room amenity, beating out bathroom shower, room size and even air conditioning.

Today, over two thirds of hospitality providers are reportedly already providing free or pay-to-use Wi-Fi services to compete in the modern hospitality market,

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Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Laws Keep Changing

Tennessee Workers' Compensation Laws Keep ChangingTennessee Workers’ Compensation laws might be changing once again as legislators introduced the new Employee Injury Benefit Alternative measure last month. The bill is designed to allow private employers to opt-out of the state’s workers’ compensation program by designing their own individual plans. Independent plans would have to meet the minimum requirements by providing injury benefit plans that are less comprehensive than state-mandated workers comp insurance.

Current Tennessee Workers’ Compensation regulations require employers provide:

  • Temporary Benefits – The maximum weekly benefit rate for injuries occurring July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015 is $932.80 or 110% of the state’s average
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ACA Penalties Rise for Uninsured Americans

ACA Penalties Rise for Uninsured Americans

Millions of Americans are still struggling to understand and obtain the right healthcare coverage to be in compliance with the Affordable Care Act (ACA). After dozens of technical setbacks, national sign-ups have reached roughly 10 million, which is higher than the 9.1 million goal set for this year by the administration. Yet still over ten percent of the population has yet to register for healthcare insurance, and they will soon be facing ACA penalties for noncompliance. 

If you are one of the millions of Americans who missed the February 15 deadline to buy health insurance for 2015 through Affordable Care

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Tennessee Educator’s Insurance: Crafting Tech Policies Part 2

Tennessee Educator’s Insurance: Crafting Tech Policies Part2 Tennessee Educators Insurance Crafting Technology Policies Part2

In the first part of this post, we discussed the recent controversy surrounding the Williamson County School District’s (WCSD) technology and policy. There were many concerns voiced by students and parents about the amount of control the school officials had over the students’ technology activity and involvement. Some concerned parents brought the issue to the attention of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) which pushed to have the regulations revised.

According to the ACUL, the WCSD’s technology policy was a violation to students’ First and Fourth Amendment rights of freedom of expression …

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