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National Vehicle Theft Prevention Month

Once every 43.8 seconds, a vehicle is stolen in the United States according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Thefts like these cost millions of dollars for owners and insurers, and cause insurance premiums to skyrocket – making everyone a victim.

Every July, the NHTSA hosts National Vehicle Theft Prevention Month. The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) is urging consumers to help put the brakes on auto theft.

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Contractor Fraud Awareness Week

Contractor Fraud Awareness Week is here!

From July 12 through 16, the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) is highlighting the problem of contractors and vendors who take advantage of disaster victims in the aftermath of catastrophes.

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“Essential 8” IT Security Recommendations When Returning To The Office

The office has been disinfected, work spaces are rearranged, and now we can begin our return to working in the office. But has the company planned for IT security challenges? Tab Bradshaw, Chief Operating Officer at Redpoint Security, has put together a list that he calls his “Essential 8” critical actions to take upon returning to the office.

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New Construction Needs Special Property Coverage

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Is your company having a new building constructed or renovating an existing structure? If so, you need to consider purchasing a Builders Risk policy to cover the property exposures. Some commercial property policies include coverage for this exposure, but there are often limitations such as the following:

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Credit Card Fraud: Sharing Your Number Over the Phone

Credit Card Fraud

Did you know that credit card fraud is one of the fastest-growing forms of identity theft? According to businesswire.com, credit card fraud losses were over $20 billion in 2019.

A significant portion of that fraud resulted from over-the-phone transactions. So, Central has taken action to protect your credit and debit card information based on the Payment Card Industry’s Data Security Standards (PCI DSS).  

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Beware of Summertime Scams and Fraudsters

In the minds of so many, summertime evokes thoughts of relaxation, taking it easy, going on vacation, and enjoying yourself at the beach. But, unfortunately, criminals can take advantage of you any time of the year. Fraudsters may use the fact that we are distracted by planning or going on vacation to con us. Moreover, it seems that the summer months are prone to be perfect for specific types of cons. Here are two of the most common summertime scams to avoid.

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Make Sure Your Summer Isn’t a Bummer – Insure Your Fun!

It’s time to put the boat on the lake and get the ATVs out of storage. It’s also a great time to check with your insurance agent to make sure your summer fun items are properly protected. Here are some tips on reviewing your coverage, and some questions to ask your agent, to make sure you and your family are insured for the increased risks that come with those fun outdoor activities.

 

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How do we look?

Today, we’re excited to unveil a refreshed brand identity for Central Insurance, including an updated logo and a new tagline: Excellence is our policy.  

These four words encompass the most fundamental of our core values as a company, honoring the trust you place in us each day. 

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Your Ultimate Spring and Summer Home Maintenance Guide

Here’s a comprehensive home maintenance checklist that can help you stay on top of things as the spring season begins to wind down and the summer season is just around the corner!

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Make Road Safety a Top Priority This Planting Season

With farmers in and out of fields for planting season, it’s important for everyone to do their part to help keep our farmers and motorists safe. Many of the on-road accidents can be avoided by having patience, using extreme caution, and following a few simple recommendations:

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