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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Don’t Be Fooled by the Latest Phishing Scams

By | Bank Scam, Central, College Test Prep Scam, Education, Financial, Home, Insurance, internet safety, Netflix scam, Personal, phishing, phishing scams, Prevention, Social Security Administration Scam, Technology, vishing

If you’re like me, you get more junk emails than you do legitimate ones and more phone calls from numbers you don’t recognize than from people you actually know. If that’s the case, it should come as no surprise that…

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Don’t Be Fooled by the Latest Phishing Scams

By | Bank Scam, Central, College Test Prep Scam, Education, Financial, Home, Insurance, internet safety, Netflix scam, Personal, phishing, phishing scams, Prevention, Social Security Administration Scam, Technology, vishing

If you’re like me, you get more junk emails than you do legitimate ones and more phone calls from numbers you don’t recognize than from people you actually know. If that’s the case, it should come as no surprise that…

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Give Yourself the Gift of Security for a Discount on Your Home Insurance

By | Central, Education, Home, home security, home security system, homeowner policy, Insurance, Personal, Personal Insurance, Saving Money, security, security system, Technology

If you’re looking to give yourself a gift during the calm that arrives after the holiday madness, then look no further, as the perfect gift might come in the form of a win-win. The gift idea? A new home security…

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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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Coverage Considerations for Landlords

By | Central, Commercial, Education, Home, home rentals, Insurance, insuring rental properties, landlord, Personal, renovations, rental dwelling insurance policy, rental properties, renters, renters insurance

Last year at this time, I touched on why it is important for landlords to ensure their tenants carry renters insurance. This time around, let’s take a look at some important policy conditions that landlords need to keep in mind…

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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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