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Don’t Let Trees Leave Damage Behind

An exciting part of spring is watching the flowers bloom and the trees regain their beautiful leaves. However, the unpredictable spring weather creates many tree-related hazards that homeowners should be aware of.

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Anything But Traditional: Insuring the Unusual Risk

We’ve all heard of some of the crazy things that celebrities have purchased insurance for – a musician’s hands, a supermodel’s legs, even a chef’s taste buds – but have you heard of these unusual types of insurance policies?

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Do Not Disturb: The Dangers of Distracted Driving

Nine. A relatively small number until you put it into context. Every day, nine lives are lost due to distracted driving.  Driving is something that many of us do each day without putting in much thought or energy, almost like…

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My Career in Insurance – What a Pleasure It’s Been!

I have had the pleasure of working in the insurance industry for the past nine years. Central Mutual Insurance Companies is the first and only company for whom I have worked throughout my career. When I first started my insurance…

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Winter Weather Can Wreak Havoc on Properties and Insurance Programs

As the temperatures dip below freezing this time of year, a number of weather-related situations can result in property insurance losses. Frozen pipes and ice dams are two of the more common wintertime insurance claims.

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Turn On the Lights

When conducting loss control inspections, one of the first elements of a business I evaluate is the lighting. My reasoning is not only so I can see where I am going, but also knowing poor or inadequate lighting can lead…

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6 Tips for Safe Grilling

The sun is out, the birds are chirping, and barbeques are a weekly event. The smells of a charcoal grill and sizzling meat can take you back to happy memories, but there are also some safety concerns when grilling. In…

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