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Exploring the Many Options in myCentral®

myCentral is a convenient and secure option for managing your insurance information, anytime, anywhere. In addition to reporting a claim, accessing ID cards and roadside assistance information, viewing your policy, and finding resources for your home or business, myCentral offers a variety of options to manage and pay your bill.

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New Cyberthreats for 2021…The List Goes On

We recently posted about Deepfakes being a new cyberthreat for 2021. There are a few more threats to be aware of this year, and knowledge about them is the best defense.

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Deepfakes – A New Cyberthreat for 2021

The threat landscape of cybersecurity changes daily, with hackers and cybersecurity professionals in a perpetual cat-and-mouse chase; hackers discover new ways to infiltrate and exploit their targets, and the cybersecurity industry looks for vulnerabilities, tries to anticipate new threats, and responds when cybersecurity issues arise.

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Focus on “One Word” This New Year

Did you know 9 out of 10 people will fail with their New Year’s resolutions? 50% of resolution makers will fail by the end of January. 2020 was a tough year in many different ways for everyone, so it is more important than ever to focus on positivity and hope for the upcoming year. Maybe it’s time to stop making New Year’s resolutions, and focus on “one word” instead!

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Beware of COVID-19 Vaccine Scams

With coronavirus vaccines approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and nearing availability to the public, there are potential scammers who will try to capitalize on the rush.

To highlight the potential for vaccine-related fraud, the International Criminal Police Organization issued a global warning revealing that of 3,000 websites associated with online pharmacies suspected of selling illicit medicines and medical devices, more than half contained cyber threats, including phishing and spamming malware.

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Get In The Holiday Spirit – Safely!

 

Christmas time is known far and wide as “The most wonderful time of the year,” and while 2020 has left many of us saying “humbug,” this year should be no exception to spreading love and cheer- from near or far. There will still be Christmas trees glowing, candle flames burning, and yule logs on the fire. While this year may be quite different from our Christmases past, how we celebrate our Christmas present will help shape our Christmases future. So while we make the most of this special time of year, let’s put safety at the top of our Christmas list!

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How to Be Cybersecure in Virtual Family Gatherings

The 2020 holiday season is coinciding with a major spike in COVID-19 cases and fatalities and many families are opting to avoid travel and potentially exposing elderly and/or vulnerable relatives. Hosting gatherings on video conferencing platforms such as Zoom or Google Meet may help to keep families physically safer, but it can introduce a number of cybersecurity and privacy-related threats.

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Condominium Association Risk Management Suggestions

While much of risk management for condominium associations boils down to common sense – ensure exterior surfaces and vegetation are well-maintained, utilize guidelines pertaining to the usage of grills or fire pits, and utilize procedures to ensure association funds aren’t easily stolen – there are other considerations that may not always jump out to board association members. Some of these are insurance-specific while others fall into the legal category.

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Snow and Ice Slip, Trip, and Fall Prevention

During the winter months, it can be very dangerous trying to navigate on sidewalks, driveways, streets, parking lots, or just about any hard surface if there’s snow and/or ice. Ice is great in our soft drinks and ice teas, but not so good when we’re trying to maneuver and you’re slipping and sliding and lose your footing.

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Old and New Holiday Traditions for 2020

Holidays are a time filled with traditions – but we all know, 2020 is no traditional year. This season, many traditions that revolve around dinners and parties and other get-togethers with family and friends will have to be put on hold.

Does that mean we can’t enjoy any traditions? No! Many are already pandemic-friendly or can be with some slight adjustments.

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