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Do I need insurance when renting a vacation home?

June 17, 2015

Weston Wolfe

Categories: Safety Tips

Do I need insurance when renting a vacation home? Insurance tips for travel Jun 10, 2015 | By Insurance Information Institute Make sure your clients understand whether or not their possessions will be covered in the event of loss due to fire, theft or other events when renting a vacation home. (Photo: Shutterstock) As the…
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5 things drivers need to know before working for a ridesharing service

May 28, 2015

Weston Wolfe

Categories: Ridesharing

  The ads are enticing:  “Make $35/hour driving with us!” or “You could make $800 a week or more!” Ridesharing services, or transportation network companies (TNCs), are everywhere. Uber alone signs up an estimated 20,000 drivers each month worldwide. The service is particularly popular with millennials who appreciate the lower transportation costs and how easy…
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Get ready to fire up the grill! (And do it safely)

May 22, 2015

Weston Wolfe

Categories: Safety Tips

  Whether using gas or charcoal, grill safely. Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of backyard grilling season. The Insurance Information Institute estimated that Americans enjoy more than three billion barbecues each year. Unfortunately, each summer season also brings numerous home fires and burn injuries associated with outdoor grilling activities. A study of residential fires…
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Here are 25 tips to both prevent and manage a cyber attack

May 15, 2015

Weston Wolfe

Categories: Cyber Liability

    Cyber attack prevention Only connect to the Internet over secure, password-protected networks. Do not click on links or pop-ups, open attachments, or respond to emails from strangers. Always enter a URL by hand instead of following links if you are unsure of the sender. Don’t respond to online requests for personally identifiable information…
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Time to prepare for tornado season

May 01, 2015

Weston Wolfe

Categories: Safety Tips

Spring is peak tornado season for most states. Spring signals the start of tornado season for most of the United States, with a peak in May and June. Now is a good time to prepare by checking your emergency kit, buying fresh batteries and updating your family’s emergency communication plan. “Tornado alley” in the southern…
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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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