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The Thermostat Wars

ThermostatThe area of the country I live in recently had its first frost of the season.  Awakening to find a thick layer of frost on my car’s windshield was a stark reminder that winter will soon arrive.

The first frost, falling leaves, and brisk temperatures also remind me it’s time to begin another season of the Thermostat Wars.

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Don’t Be Haunted by a Claim this Halloween

Trick-or-TreatI remember when I was a kid out trick-or-treating.  There was always this house set up kind of like a haunted house.  Usually someone was jumping out from behind a corner or popping out of a box, trying to get you to scream like a little school girl.  That is part of the fun of Halloween.  However, I’m in insurance, more specifically claims, so it also gets me thinking about the things that could go wrong on Halloween and result in a premises liability claim. 

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Six Tips for a Safe Halloween

Trick or TreatWith Halloween around the corner, there are sure to be ghouls and goblins knocking on doors and demanding sugary treats. Below are some tips to keep these little “monsters” safe while out trick-or-treating.

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What’s Your Ergonomics IQ?

ErgonomicsErgonomics.  No doubt you’ve heard this term used in your office environment.  But what is ergonomics?  There are many scientific definitions, but in its simplest terms, ergonomics is making a workplace comfortable and efficient for the worker.  Why is ergonomics important in your organization?

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5 Ways to Prevent Bed Bugs from Hitching a Ride Home

Bed BugsWhen I was a youngster spending the night at my grandparents, one of the last things my grandmother would say while tucking me in bed was, “Sleep tight and don’t let the bed bugs bite.”  To be honest, I really had no idea what she meant.  What was going to bite me while I was asleep and what the heck was a bed bug anyway?  I guess my mind was more focused on the fun I had that day and what was planned for tomorrow.

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Sixteen Candles and a Car

Teen DriverIt’s funny how one day can cause so many different emotions depending on your point-of-view.   

If you’re a teenager, it’s the most wonderful day of all, a day you’ve looked forward to perhaps more than any other of your accumulated 5,840 days of existence on earth.

If you’re a mom, you’re frightened out of your mind. 

If you’re an insurance-paying parent or guardian, you’re probably just a little bit grumpy because it’s one of the most expensive days of all. 

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What NOT to Forget on Moving Day!

New LocationI was reading the newspaper today and noticed something unusual – a business is expanding!   I know with our economy, it’s hard to spend money, especially when it comes to a new building.   It was a nice surprise to see a company is growing and needing more space!   However, it got me to wondering…… will this business tell their insurance agent about the new premises?

I know insurance can be one of the last items considered when undergoing such a major company change.   But if you don’t inform your agent about the new premises, you may have an unexpected problem in the event of a loss.

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