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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

Posted on 01/11/2019

To assist you in protecting your home in 2019, here are five tips to help prevent a claim.

  • Know where your shut-off value is.  Make sure that everyone in the household knows where it is and how to shut it off.
  • Check your washer/dryer.  Worn hoses and built up lint filters... more
Posted on 01/04/2019

It is a fact that 25% of small businesses never reopen after a catastrophe.  Here is a simple checklist to start 2019 with a good disaster-prep program:

  • Purchase Appropriate Insurance Coverage – property, business interruption, and liability insurance.
  • Back up your data... more
Posted on 12/28/2018

With New Year’s Eve approaching, here are a few things to consider as you get ready to party:

  • Plan a ride in advance – whether it be public transportation, ridesharing service, or carpool.
  • Car thefts are the second most active holiday for theft.  Be sure your car is locked... more

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