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Winter Driving Tips

The winter will always bring with it precarious driving conditions. Whether it’s icy roads, heavy snowfall, low visibility, or any other combination of harsh weather, knowing how to control your car is key to staying safe as you journey through the snow. In fact, winter driving conditions account for more than 40% of all auto […]

Holiday Shopping and Identity Theft

The holidays are just around the corner, and it’s time to start thinking about what gifts to buy your loved ones. The holiday shopping season is a fun-filled time, but it does present risks, since there are so many transactions taking place and more opportunities for identity theft to occur. Did you know that according to the […]

5 Winter Tips for Your Home

So another glorious summer is over, and what do we have to look forward to now? Just imagine it: 10-degree temperatures, icy slush to drive on and cold drafty breezes inside our homes. If that excites you, you’re living in the right area and you’re in the right month. If the whole idea sends a […]

The Basics of Flood Insurance

Flooding is the most common and costly natural disaster in the United States, causing an average of $50 billion in economic losses each year. Most U.S. natural disasters declared by the President involve flooding. There is no coverage for flooding in standard homeowners or renters policies or in most commercial property insurance policies. Coverage is […]

Top 5 Strangest Auto Claims

Most of the time, car insurance claims are fairly routine affairs involving fender benders or storm damage. Truly bizarre claims, however, are rare and elusive. If you Google “weird auto insurance claim,” you’ll find multiple improbable rumors involving wrecks caused by drivers ogling naked pedestrians, windshields damaged in squirrel nut attacks, and even one report […]

How Uber Affects Car Insurance

With more than 8 million U.S. users and 160,000 drivers, Uber is disrupting the transportation industry in an unprecedented manner. By leveraging technology, they (along with other ride-sharing companies) are transforming the way we travel, especially in crowded, urban areas. As the ride-sharing industry continues to exponentially grow, auto insurance companies are trying to figure […]

Tips for Fire Claims

Recently there have been a number of wildfires throughout the country, many of them engulfing homes and destroying other property.   While we certainly hope you never have to deal with heartache and stress with losing your home or business to a fire, we would like to share some tips from the Insurance  Commissioner’s office on […]

Employee Dishonesty Insurance

As the economy continues to sputter, we are constantly hearing stories about employees committing desperate acts against their employer and even customers. Here are some scenarios that we have seen happen to some of our clients in the past year: • An employee stole inventory from the company and disappeared. • An employee used the […]

Why Identity Theft Insurance is so Important

According to a report by Internet security firm Kaspersky Lab, in what could be one of the largest bank heists in history, more than 100 banks and ATMs have been rigged so that thieves could steal up to $1 billion in cash. Hackers from Russia, Ukraine, China and Europe were involved in the organized crime […]

Does Auto Insurance Cover Stolen Items?

One of the questions we often receive is in regards to how auto insurance policies respond to personal items that are stolen from your car.  We want to spend this post providing some insight into this question. Please keep in mind that every insurance policy is different and the information below may or may not […]