6 Tips for Preventing Water Damage from Appliances

By | appliances, Claims, dishwasher maintenance, Education, Home, homeowners insurance, homeowners policy, hot water heater, Insurance, Personal, Prevention, water damage, water leak

Did you know that washing machines are one of the main sources of water damage to homes?  Others that top the list include hot water heaters and dishwashers. Fortunately, there are a few easy and inexpensive steps you can take help to…

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New Valuables? You Might Have New Risks

By | Central, Claims, Education, Financial, Home, homeowners claim, homeowners policy, Household Inventory, Insurance, Liability, Personal, schedule jewelry, scheduled coverage, scheduled personal property policy, theft losses

After the holiday season, many like to start the New Year by organizing new gifts and purchases and cleaning out the closets. As each year goes by and your needs continue to change, it’s easy to forget to update your…

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The 12 Days of Insurance

By | 12 days of christmas, 12 days of insurance, Central, Christmas tree safety, Claims, coverages, Education, Employees, Home, Insurance, Loss Control, Personal, Prevention, Risk Management, snow and ice, Weather

We should be thankful for the peace of mind that insurance provides all year long, but certain coverages definitely come in handy around the holidays. Enjoy this song to the tune of the classic Christmas carol, “The 12 Days of…

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Don’t Reverse Safe Vehicle Backing Practices

By | Accident, Auto, Central, Claims, Commercial, driving safety tips, Education, Employees, Insurance, Internal Traffic Control in Roadway Work Zones, Liability, Loss Control, Prevention, Risk Management, safe vehicle backing procedures, Safety Tips, vehicle backing, work zones

I hate to admit it, but over the years I have had my fair share of mishaps when it comes to backing up vehicles. From hitting my dad’s car to eliminating a few small trees in the yard, and even…

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Keep Your Gifts Under Wraps and Away from Holiday Thieves

By | Central, Claims, Education, holiday safety tips, holiday shopping, holiday thieves, Insurance, parking lot safety, Personal, Prevention, Risk Management, Safety Tips, theft losses

With Christmas just around the corner, many have already started shopping a lot, which also means spending a lot! The malls are more crowded with folks buying last minute gifts for family and friends. ‘Tis the season to be jolly,…

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Sprinkling Some Safety on Your Holiday Spirit

By | candle safety, Central, Christmas tree safety, Claims, Education, electrical safety, Employees, holiday decorating, holiday lights, Home, Insurance, Personal, Prevention, Safety Tips, Weather

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – there’ll be Christmas trees glowing and candle flames burning and good times when loved ones are near – it’s the most wonderful time of the year!  Making the season merry and…

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Protect Your Most Cherished Gifts from Identity Theft

By | Central, Claims, Education, holiday, holiday safety tips, Home, identity fraud, identity theft, Insurance, Personal, phishing, Prevention, privacy settings, Risk Management, Social Media, social media profile, stolen credit card, stolen identity, Technology

The holidays are about so much more than exchanging presents…it’s a time to reflect on precious gifts in our lives. Family and friends gather around tables or in front of the fireplace laughing, remembering, and cherishing time together. This hol…

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Shop But Don’t Drop (Your Coverages) – How to Avoid Black Friday Claims

By | Black Friday, Black Friday shopping, Central, Claims, Education, Financial, identity theft, Insurance, Liability, Personal, Prevention, Saving Money, theft losses

Every year, my family and I look forward to our Thanksgiving traditions. We eat Thanksgiving dinner, watch TV, eat more Thanksgiving dinner, and then start making our Black Friday plans. We research all of the big deals, and then start…

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Your Tree Fell in Your Yard – Are You Covered?

By | Central, Claims, fallen tree, Home, homeowners insurance, homeowners policy, Insurance, Personal, Saving Money, tree damage, tree damage property damage, tree removal, Weather

  The past few months have been devastating for much of the country due to Hurricanes Florence and Michael causing a catastrophic amount of damage, especially in the southeast. There have been homes destroyed, businesses closed, and families displ…

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