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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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Getting Personal with Agents and Underwriters

I’ve been working in the insurance industry for 18 years now. Currently, I hold a position as a Personal Lines Underwriter with Central Insurance. However, when I obtained my very first position as a personal lines customer service representative at…

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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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It May Have Been Covered but HOW Was It Covered?

If you’ve watched any college football over the past several years, you’ve probably seen multiple commercials from a certain insurance company that likes to show an imaginary college professor walking an individual through a building containing exhibits that represent different…

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General Liability Covers More Than You Might Think

For those of us in the insurance industry, after a certain period of time, various lines of business, their abbreviations and the specific coverages provided by those lines become embedded into our brains. This occurs to the point where we…

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Builder’s Risk Policy vs. a Loss: Which Costs More?

“I don’t need a Builder’s Risk policy,” said a contractor.  “The money I save I’ll just set aside for any losses.” Little did he know how inexpensive a Builder’s Risk policy can be and how expensive a loss can be.

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Mining the Data: Artificial Intelligence and Insurance

Recent improvements in computing power allow users to rapidly process very large volumes of data.  One area of computer science that has benefited from this is Artificial intelligence (AI); this includes an area of AI known as Machine Learning (ML)….

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Fact or Fiction: Can You Spot the Truth?

Let’s play a game! Listed below are ten facts… or are they? Can you separate the facts from the fiction?

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Back to School Checklist Should Include an Insurance Check Up!

Over the next couple weeks, we’ll see the return of cooler temperatures, shorter days and football season – Go Bucks!  It’s also the time of year students across the country return to school. And for college students, back to school means more…

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Insurance 101: Introduction to Insurance Coverages (College Edition)

Post authored by John Kidd As I enter my senior year of college, I think back on all of the wonderful opportunities I’ve been fortunate enough to experience: collegiate athletics, clubs and organizations, as well as the life-long friends that…

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