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Posted on 03/22/2019

Weather has a definite impact on your home.  March typically signifies the start of destructive spring weather patterns, such as hail, tornadoes, wind, and lightning according to HVAC Investigators.  Over $2 billion in damages have been paid out by insurers.

This March has seen... more

Posted on 03/15/2019
Tags chatbots

2019 is predicted to see an increase in the number of businesses using chat bots. 

Chatbots are personalizing customer experiences.  Successful chatbots will work to understand using machine learning over time to learn and understand the nuances of the user’s requests and improve the... more

Posted on 03/08/2019

Don’t forget that Daylight Savings Time kicks in on Sunday.  You need to move your clocks ahead an hour.  There goes an hour of sleep.  But, you can feel safer that children will be leaving for school in daylight rather than in the dark.

Posted on 03/01/2019

According to J.D. Power, the top rated overall vehicle dependability brands are:

10.  Kia

9.    Hyundai

8.    Audi

7.    BMW

6.    MINI

5.    Buick

4.    Chevrolet

3.    Toyota

2.    Porsche

1.    Lexus

The study... more

Posted on 02/22/2019

No matter where you live, water causes severe damage.  With winter thaw, flooding is more than possible. However, flood insurance is not part of your standard homeowners insurance.  

Most homeowners insurance will  cover water damage from a burst pipe, but not heavy rain, rising rivers,... more

Posted on 02/15/2019

Cold temperatures across the United States have caused consumers havoc both in their homes and in their cars.

Potholes 

Americans spend over $3 billion per year to repair pothole-related damage to their cars.

Extreme cold weather coupled with heavy traffic... more

Posted on 02/08/2019

If you are considering buying jewelry for Valentine’s Day, here are five tips from Anne D’Innocenzio of The Associated Press.  

Beware of discounts – do your research.  The median price of a piece of jewelry, excluding engagement rings and wedding bands, is $350.

  1.  Know Your... more
Posted on 02/01/2019
Tags Super Bowl

If you are celebrating the Super Bowl at a restaurant or sports bar, we’d like you to be safe. Remember to plan ahead for safe transportation if you are planning to drink.  Be careful with your credit card information, as with all the activities, identity theft rings are working to steal your... more

Posted on 01/25/2019

To keep your business compliant in 2019, here are ten regulatory issues to watch out for:

  • Sexual Harassment Prevention - EEOC is expected to continue heightened enforcement of sexual discrimination claims this year as a results of the #MeToo movement.  
  • ... more
Posted on 01/18/2019

According to a recent survey conducted by Allianz in their annual Risk Barometer, the top perils to corporations are cyber incidents along with business interruption events.  In addition, workforce skill shortages and legislative/regulatory changes rank as key concerns.

Business... more

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