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What are the most common property and liability claims for small businesses, and how much do they cost?

April 24, 2015

Weston Wolfe

Categories: Business Insurance Blogs

These are the top 10 property and liability claims for small businesses Most small business owners probably worry about theft, property damage, and fire risks affecting their businesses. While these are common claims for small business owners, perhaps they should be more worried about customer injury, product liability, and reputational damage. The Hartford analyzed small…
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Some helpful tips in home safety to consider…

April 18, 2015

Weston Wolfe

Categories: Safety Tips

Go out and play, but keep one eye toward home security April 16, 2015 By George Grossenbaugh Make sure windows have a secure lock. Good weather gives you opportunities to get out of the house and enjoy the outdoors. It also gives some unscrupulous people the opportunity they are looking for to burglarize your home…
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Home renovations gone wrong: Here are 9 key safety tips to remember as you prepare for home projects

April 01, 2015

Weston Wolfe

Categories: Safety Tips

Major house fires are often caused by contractors and others working in a home. With the arrival of spring, many homeowners decide it’s time to start renovations or undertake maintenance projects to add additional value to their homes. In some cases, however, these projects result in unnecessary disaster. Major house fires can be caused by…
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When was the last time you thought about making a list of all of your belongings?

March 26, 2015

Weston Wolfe

Categories: Home Inventory

The 11 rules every homeowner needs to follow when creating a home inventory Take a complete inventory before disaster strikes A home inventory can simplify filing an insurance claim, help you secure a settlement and prove useful when verifying property loss for taxes. Imagine trying to list every possession you own, along with each item’s…
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The top 5 reasons to report a claim promptly

March 21, 2015

Weston Wolfe

Categories: Claims

Your insurance policy is merely a promise until you have a claim, but many people hesitate to report a claim to their insurer. Here are five reasons why you should promptly report a claim if you have an incident.   TO ASSURE THAT COVERAGE IS NOT AFFECTED  Coverage is contingent on prompt reporting. Your policy…
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Spring home maintenance to-do list

March 11, 2015

Weston Wolfe

Categories: Spring home maintenance checklist

  Are you ready for spring? From checking your sump pump to inspecting your smoke detectors, use this checklist to help prepare your home for spring. Inside Check your electrical outlets for potential fire hazards such as frayed wires or loose-fitting plugs. Make sure outlets, fuse boxes and extension cords are not overloaded. Move your multi-purpose fire…
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It’s house fire season: Here are the 8 most common fire hazards in the home

March 01, 2015

Weston Wolfe

Categories: House Fire Safety

Cold weather increases the risk of house fires across the country. A recent fire at a 16,000 square foot mansion on the waterfront in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, took the lives of six people including two grandparents and their four grandchildren. The cause of the fire, according to investigators, was a 16-foot tall Christmas tree…
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Snow, ice and frozen pipes!

February 22, 2015

Weston Wolfe

Categories: Ice, Snow

 Are you covered? The 6 things every homeowner needs to know! Protecting your property against damage from winter weather. With most of the United States in a deep freeze and record breaking snow totals in New England, homeowners are beginning to feel like the residents of the fictional kingdom of Arendelle, stuck in eternal winter,…
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In a car accident? Here’s what to do…

February 11, 2015

Weston Wolfe

Categories: Safety Tips

Call for medical attention and police assistance. Nobody likes to think about getting into an automobile accident, but it can happen to any driver at any time. Taking time in advance to think through the steps to follow after a car accident can help keep you and your passengers safe and simplify the process of filing…
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Winter Weather Tips to Protect Your Home

January 22, 2015

CGI Joe

Categories: Winter Weather 2015

Although winter has been mild thus far, it is still a great time to make sure you’re ready for cold weather. Winter can be unpredictable as temperatures drop quickly and it is important to remember to protect your home. Frozen pipes and the subsequent water damage that follows can cause significant damage. Here are a few tips that can…
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