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About Mercado Insurance Services

Mercado Insurance Services is your employee benefits, commercial insurance and workers compensation specialists, located in Pasadena since 2006. At Mercado Insurance Services, we have “passion for your health!” Our goal is to exceed your expectations and earn your business for life.

Mercado Insurance Services has been recognized as a top producer and preferred agent for several carriers. Raul Mercado, the company’s president, is a top producing agent. He has served on broker committees with several industry carriers in the state. Raul has also hosted several live Spanish ESPN sports radio shows on 1330 AM and has been a frequent guest speaker for Cal CPA Society, and Society of California Accountants. View Raul’s LinkedIn profile.

Raul Mercado
President at Mercado Insurance Services
Greater Los Angeles Area | Insurance

April 15, 2019

Understanding Employee Needs Could Reduce Turnover

Over the past few years, the American job market has been facing a huge struggle as far as retaining talented and skilled employees. Increased employment turnover […]
March 20, 2019

How Do I Calculate Overtime Pay In California?

In the state of California, there are specific rules and requirements that govern when overtime is due, and how overtime pay is calculated. Basically, California labor […]
March 5, 2019
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Employee Well-Being and Mental Health

Does the mental health of employees contribute to the growth of an organization? Should employers come forward to address the most hidden issue of their employees? […]
January 29, 2019
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Estate Planning for Small Business Owners

Small business owners often play a role in every part of their business. From marketing to invoicing to staffing to addressing complaints, the sheer volume of […]
January 6, 2019
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5 Strategies to Reduce Taxes for Small Business Owners

As a small business owner, it can be difficult to keep your tax spending in check. Fortunately, there are some simple ways to reduce your taxes, […]
November 27, 2018
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Senate Bill 1343 – California’s Sexual Harassment Training Compliance Update

As legislators throughout the United States continue to strengthen sexual harassment prevention laws, sexual harassment training is becoming a critical element of these laws. Senate Bill […]
October 31, 2018
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Employee Motivation: Beyond the Paycheck

Your employees are performing at their peak, and you love it. But how do you ensure they remain motivated and focused on the goals of the […]
September 30, 2018

Best Practices for Conducting Employment Reference Checks

Checking references is an important part of the hiring process. They are used to confirm information provided in the resumé or job application, predict how candidates […]
August 27, 2018

6 Human Resources Myths Busted

Over the years, the human resources department has evolved. For a number of HR concepts, the truth has been twisted, negatively impacting employees and the company […]
March 15, 2018

If You’re Losing Customers This Could Be Why

In any business, building long-term relationships with customers is the most important factor to ensure continued financial health. Loyal customers help your business to grow by […]
March 8, 2018

Start Your Small Business Today With These Easy Steps

Starting your own small business is one way to get rich, studies show. Indeed, if you want to make money, putting up a business of your […]
February 15, 2018
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These Employee Handbook Regs Have Got to Go!

An employee handbook is there to for the benefit of employees; to help employers effectively communicate rules and any other relevant information that may be of […]