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Prevent Freeze-ups of Automatic Sprinkler Systems

Uncategorized / December 2, 2014

Every winter, plummeting temperatures bring ice and snow to most regions of the country and present us with a unique set of loss prevention challenges. A common, yet significant winter challenge is how to prevent interior water pipes from freezing. Nearly all commercial buildings have automatic sprinkler systems in place to protect against fire. While […]




Insurance Coverage for Kids in College

Uncategorized / August 14, 2014

A question parents and their college-aged children don’t ask, but we need to ask, is, “Will these college students be covered under their parents’ Homeowners’ and Personal Auto policies while they’re living away from home and attending school?” The answer may be, “Yes.” However, the answer may be, “No.” And, sometimes the answer could be, […]




So Sue Me

Uncategorized / July 21, 2014

reprinted with permission – Insurance Agents and Brokers Business owners and principals are job creators, so they should be revered…. Right? But the reverence often ends when an employee (past, present or potential) feels that he or she has been wronged. Employment-related lawsuits – legitimate or otherwise – filed against a business are costly to defend […]




Should your organization be conducting background checks?

Uncategorized / July 3, 2014

reprinted with permission Best Practices: Background Checks for Nonprofit Board, Staff and Volunteers Childhood victimization and other abuses of our most vulnerable citizens unfortunately remain a much too prevalent and tragic issue of our times.  Particularly offensive is the possibility of physical or emotional abuse of those susceptible because of age, disability or circumstance while […]




Winter Weather – Property Protection

Uncategorized / December 11, 2013

PREVENTING FREEZE UP – FROZEN & BURST WATER PIPES Cold weather freeze-ups can cause vital fire protection systems to malfunction. Cold temperatures can cause sprinkler piping to burst resulting in major water damage to buildings, contents, and equipment. Pipes bursting can also impair automatic sprinkler systems and leave a major portion of your facility without […]




Personal Watercraft Safety

Uncategorized / August 1, 2013

We loved this reminder from our friends at United Marine Underwriters, so we are passing it on to you! By Randy Troutman On July 31, 2013 · Leave a Comment · In Boat Insurance, Boating Safety, Boating Tips Hot summer temperatures are prompting Jet Skiers to take to the water in search of fun ways to cool down. Riding a Personal Watercraft (PWC) is […]




Property Insurance sees premium increases

Uncategorized / January 29, 2013

As 2013 begins, we continue to see repercussions of past year’s natural catastrophes which tallied $57.9 billion in insured losses in 2012 alone.  Insurance is being used to rebuild entire communities. To that end, consumers will see is a sharp increase in property insurance rates, both on the Homeowners and Commercial Property sectors. Almost  all insurance companies are seeking […]




Holiday Party Hosts Could Be Serving Up Lawsuits

Uncategorized / December 7, 2012

Reprinted with permission from Independent Agent magazine: Who is liable if a holiday guest gets food poisoning or drives home drunk? As millions of Americans host and attend holiday parties across the street and across the country, many may be unaware of the risks they may be taking. According to Trusted Choice® and the Big “I,” […]




Six Good Reasons to Have a Personal Umbrella

Uncategorized / October 22, 2012

There is no question that the ownership and use of our autos present us with the greatest personal liability exposure. But our normal daily activities can expose us to the potential of a large liability claim that could threaten our personal assets. One of the best ways to understand the need for a personal umbrella […]




Property Policies to See Changes as a Result of Catastrophes

Uncategorized / August 15, 2012

As an insurance advisor, wekeep current on the trends in the insurance industry that may affect your insurance protection. To that end, we want to make you aware of some changes we are seeing as a result of last year’s catastrophic losses that are illustrated in our March 8th blog entry. “Despite Mild Winter, Keep An Eye on Rising […]




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