Generally, pipes that are exposed to outdoor temperatures freeze more readily, such as hose bibs, swimming pool lines, and water sprinkler lines. Pipes that run along exterior walls in the home with minimal insulation also tend to freeze more easily. Read on for some hints to help keep your pipes from freezing. Use the following […]

How to Keep Your Pipes from Freezing

January 28, 2019

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How to Keep Your Pipes from Freezing

Drones are exploding in popularity, and so are the news stories about someone flying too close to a commercial aircraft or shooting down a drone. These are real incidents, but with these five dos and don’ts of drone operation, you don’t have to experience one. Do know your drone — and your capabilities. Practice your […]

5 Do’s and Don’ts of Flying a Drone

May 17, 2018

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5 Do’s and Don’ts of Flying a Drone

As an insurance professional, one of my primary – and most enjoyable – responsibilities is to educate my clients. Not only do I want them to stay safe, healthy and financially secure, but also to get a good value when it comes to their insurance investments. One area where premiums seem to be skyrocketing is […]

Confronting the Distracted Driving Crisis

May 16, 2018

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Confronting the Distracted Driving Crisis

Although every business has unique workplace hazards, many businesses also share common pain points that threaten employee safety and can lead to costly OSHA violations. OSHA recently released its 10 most frequently cited violations during its fiscal year 2017, which started in October 2016 and ended the following September. OSHA’s list of frequently cited violations […]

Top 10 OSHA Violations in 2017

April 23, 2018

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Top 10 OSHA Violations in 2017

If you’re anything like us, you are still upset about Jack Pearson’s death on the NBC drama This is Us. The fact that we knew it was coming didn’t help much. We’ve spent almost 2 full seasons getting to know Jack as a loving and nearly perfect husband and father to his wife Rebecca and their […]

Jack Pearson Ultimate Case for Life Insurance

April 16, 2018

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Jack Pearson, the Ultimate Case for Life Insurance

In 2014, almost 18 million people in the U.S. were victims of identity theft. Two-thirds of them said they suffered a direct financial loss because of it, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). During tax season, your personal information is particularly vulnerable. After all, your Social Security number (SSN) is on W-2 forms, your tax […]

4 Things to Know About Taxes and Identity Theft

February 28, 2018

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4 Things to Know About Taxes & Identity Theft

Imagine how devastating it would be to lose your home in a fire. Now imagine not being able to rebuild it completely because you didn’t have the correct amount of insurance. Selecting the proper amount of coverage is the single most important decision you can make with your Homeowners policy. Without it, you may not […]

Do You Have Enough Coverage to Rebuild Your Home

February 22, 2018

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Do You Have Enough Coverage to Rebuild Your Home?

If your company stores data and information digitally, you should have a cyber risk management program that addresses prevention, disclosure, crisis management and insurance coverage in the event of a data breach. Good cyber risk management requires the planning and execution of all four of these components. Four Components of Cyber Risk Management 1. Develop […]

Four Components of Cyber Risk Management

February 20, 2018

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Four Components of Cyber Risk Management

Most people use their 20s to figure out what it means to be an adult, and the process is certainly not easy for everyone. Whether you’re in school, just starting out on your own, or preparing to transition into your 30s, you can benefit from the wisdom of those who’ve already made their way through […]

6 Money Mistakes 20 Somethings Make

January 23, 2018

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6 Money Mistakes Twenty-Somethings Make – and How to Handle Them

How clever is your password? If it’s on the list below, your password is just as easily stolen as it is remembered. Protect yourself by making sure you’re not using one of the top 25 most commonly stolen passwords of 2017, as determined by IT security firm SplashData. To create a more secure password, make […]

25 Most Commonly Stolen Passwords of 2017

January 17, 2018

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25 Most Commonly Stolen Passwords of 2017