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Stay Cyber Secure When Connecting Remotely

By Business, Commercial, Communication, computer attacks, cyber, cyber hygiene, cyber risk, cyber security, cyberattack, CyberScout, cybersecurity, data, Employees, hackers, Insurance, Internet, malware, malware attack, mobile security, Personal, phishing, Prevention, ransomware, scam, secure, security, smishing, Technology, vishing, webcam

COVID-19 has forced people from their workplaces and schools. Working from home and homeschooling means that millions of Americans are using video conferencing for the first time. With this surge in new users, there will be many cybersecurity challenge…

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World Backup Day! The 5 W’s of Data Backup

By back up data, Business, confidential data, data backup, data storage, Education, Home, information technology, Insurance, Personal, personal computer, personal data, personal information, Prevention, private information, protect online privacy, protecting your data, protection, Technology

Times are really different right now compared to years past, but today is March 31, and that means it’s World Backup Day. As we’re quarantined and trying to stay healthy, it may be a good time to remind ourselves about…

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Daylight Savings Time is Time to Check Your Smoke Detectors

By battery, daylight savings, Daylight Savings Time, fire, fire prevention, fire prevention tips, fire protection, fire safety, Home, home fire, house fire, Household Inventory, Insurance, National Fire Protection Association, Personal, Prevention, smoke alarm, smoke detector, smoke detectors

Daylight savings time is coming up this Sunday! We’re going to “SPRING forward” our clocks (which means Spring is just around the corner. Yay!). Another important thing to do this weekend: check our smoke detectors! A general rule of …

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Juice Jacking: What You Need to Know

By cell phone, cyber security, cybersecurity, data, data backup, data breach, Insurance, malware, malware attack, mobile device, mobile security, Personal, Personal Cyber Protection, personal data, personal information, Personal Insurance, Prevention, protecting your data, smart phone, Technology, USB flash drive

We have probably all been to a public building where there are signs offering a free service to plug in your device at a charging location. Without thinking, we hurriedly plug in our device to the USB, by either using our…

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Teenage Driver? teenSMART is the Smart Choice for Safety and Savings!

By Auto, Central, driver's education, driving safety, Education, Financial, Insurance, Personal, Prevention, Saving Money, software, teen driver, teen drivers, teenSMART, Weather, winter driving

If you are a parent with teen drivers in your household, you are probably constantly worried about them on the roads and are concerned about them safely getting from point A to point B. This worry is typically escalated during…

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Getting Personal with Agents and Underwriters

By Business, career opportunities in the insurance industry, Central, Claims, Communication, Employees, independent agent, Independent Agents, independent insurance agent, Insurance, insurance agent, insurance careers, insurance careers month, insurance industry, insurance underwriter, Liability, Personal, personal lines underwriter, Service, underwriter

I’ve been working in the insurance industry for 18 years now. Currently, I hold a position as a Personal Lines Underwriter with Central Insurance. However, when I obtained my very first position as a personal lines customer service representative…

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A Frozen Forecast Leads to Dangerous Driving

By Accident, Auto, Central, Insurance, Personal, Prevention, road conditions, road safety, road safety tips, roadside assistance, roadside assistance program, safe driving, Safety Tips, Service, snow, snow and ice, snow storm, Weather, winter, winter driving, winter weather

  Many woke up today to the beauty of a winter wonderland, where everything is blanketed in bright white snow. It’s the kind of snow that’s best for when Anna and Elsa want to build a snowman, or for packing…

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Medical Payments – The Forgotten Homeowner Insurance Coverage

By bodily injury, Central, Claims, comprehensive protection, coverage, coverage limits, exclusion, homeowners insurance, homeowners policy, Insurance, Liability, medical payments, Personal, personal liability coverage, protection, slip and fall, slip and fall accidents

There are a few homeowner insurance coverages that almost everybody has but very few think about. Personal liability is one of those coverages and even lower on the totem pole is medical payments coverage. However, that doesn’t mean it isn’t…

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