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Heed Your Mom’s Advice: Don’t Give Rides to Strangers (Unless You’re Properly Covered)

Most of us have seen the meme going around that refers to a couple of life lessons that have reversed course over the past couple of decades: don’t get in the car with strangers and don’t meet people from the…

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What is Subrogation?

Subrogation is a common term in the insurance industry but not a common one outside of it. So what is subrogation?

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Utility Line Protection – A Hidden (or Buried) Treasure?

Our office had a couple of interesting conversations regarding digging up yards recently. In one instance, the husband of one of our account managers started to dig up someone’s yard to help them replace sewer lines. To his surprise, when…

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May the Coverage Be With You!

One of the toughest parts of commercial insurance is identifying all of the exposures a business might have. I met with a new client yesterday, Darth Vader, who is the Operations Manager for a business called The Empire. It sounds…

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Light Industrial – Heavy on Protection

  Light industrial is a term you often hear when discussing commercial insurance, but what does it mean? Typically, light industrial refers to operations such as machine shops, sheet metal work (shop only, no installation), and manufacturing of metal goods,…

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Equipment Breakdown Coverage Explained

Boiler & Machinery is an antiquated term once used to describe a separate policy that offered coverage for causes of loss such as mechanical breakdown, electrical surges, explosion of steam boilers, steam pipes, etc. This separate policy was needed because…

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Medical Payments – The Forgotten Homeowner Insurance Coverage

There are a few homeowner insurance coverages that almost everybody has but very few think about. Personal liability is one of those coverages and even lower on the totem pole is medical payments coverage. However, that doesn’t mean it isn’t…

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De-cluttering and Taking Inventory

With Groundhog Day coming up this Sunday, what do you think Punxsutawney Phil will see when he emerges from his burrow? I’m hoping it’s cloudy and he doesn’t see his shadow, so SPRING can arrive early this year! Spring is…

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What if Santa Claus needed to buy insurance?

I’m pretty sure not too many people have asked themselves that question, but I have because I’ve been in the insurance industry for (obviously) too long. But, not only that, but what kind of insurance would Santa need, and for…

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Fraud Awareness Week: Small Business

This week is International Fraud Awareness Week! And, Small Business Saturday is coming up next week! Why not talk about fraud in small business? Genius.

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