• Protect Your Phone Data

    With all the data that is on your phone, there are quite a few tech makers who do not protect your privacy.  So what do you do?  Here are some tips from Firefox:

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  • Why The Surge in Car Thefts?

    A puzzling invitation to auto theft is increasingly sitting in the unoccupied car’s cup holder—the key fob. After many years of car theft declines arising from improved technology, we are now seeing a surge in this unfortunate crime. This spree, worsened perhaps by the pandemic, can be attributed to largely one factor: human carelessness. No hot wire is needed!

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  • Saturday is National Love Your Pet Day

    This weekend is the perfect time to thank your pets for their companionship especially during these times when you are stuck at home with restricted activities.  They are there with undying love and ready to put a smile on your face.

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  • Happy Valentine's Day

    If you are planning on giving a keepsake at Valentine’s Day, we want to remind you to obtain insurance coverage for it.  You can add the item to your homeowners’, or depending on the value, obtain a jewelry policy.

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  • Least Reliable Cars for 2021

    It’s that time of year when Consumer Reports’ publishes their various reports on the auto industry.  Here is a list of the ten most unreliable vehicles with the greatest risk of problems:

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  • Dangers of Space Heaters

    It is always nice to be snuggley and warm during the winter nights, but many of us use space heaters to keep us warm.  They can be dangerous and the biggest threat is fire. Fire is caused by the overloading of circuits and power failures. Last year, there were 55,000 fires, 450 deaths, and more than 1,500 injuries due to space heaters.

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  • Prevent Skin Irritation

    With all the hand hygiene everyone has been doing during the COVID pandemic, many of us are experiencing skin irritations.

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  • Start the Year Off With Business Continuity Review

    With so many situations affecting our businesses this past year, such as COVID-19, lock downs, and remote employees,  it is important to review annually your procedures to restore critical business functions in the event of an unplanned disaster.  These disasters could include natural disasters, security breaches, service outages, and other potential threats.

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  • Keeping Pets Safe During the Holidays

    With so much going on this season regarding decorations and lights, your furry babies are thrilled.  However, to safeguard your pets, see the following:

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  • Cyber Security Events

    With ransomware and phishing attacks on the rise, companies must continuously focus on cyber risks to protect assets and customers.

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  • Be Safe on Thanksgiving

    With Thanksgiving just days away, we want to pass along some turkey safety tips:

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  • Avoid Fines by Training Workers

    Not training your workers regarding COVID-19 can result in fines and lawsuits.  Sixteen states have passed emergency temporary standards requiring employers to train their workers on COVID-19 workplace safety protocols.  Every state enforces things differently, so it is important you know what your state requires.

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  • Happy Labor Day

    A day to honor the hard work that you have put in.  A day to relax and enjoy.

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  • OSHA COVID-19 Materials

    OSHA has issued new posters and guidance booklets for businesses.  They are free and available in multiple languages.  Go to https://www.osha.gov/pls/publications/publication.searchresults?pSearch=coronavirus%7Cadd+to+cart and select the materials right for your business.

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  • August 12-18 is Safe & Sound Week

    Safe & Sound Week is a nationwide event held each August that recognizes the successes of workplace safety and health programs and offers information and ideas on how to keep American’s workers safe.OSHA has put together an entire program that features a webinar, course offerings, Safety & Health Program Recommended Practices, brochures, and much more.To participate, go to https://www.osha.gov/safeandsound/ and sign up toda p;We encourage you to take advantage of this program as it is free and offers great workplace practices for your employees.

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  • Natural Disasters and Your Pets

    We usually prepare for a flood, hurricane, tornado, or weather-related incident with a go bag, but have you prepared for your pets. Take a look at a couple of tips to consider:

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  • Important Protections for Working Safely in Summer Heat

    Temperatures are soaring across the United States and are creating hot and hazardous working conditions.  OSHA has issued a trade release with suggestions to help mitigate heat hazards.

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  • Safety Tips for Warm-Weather Work

    Employees should understand the factors that lead to heat susceptibility. With temperatures rising, it is a good time to review.

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  • Grill Safety

    Lots of barbecues are happening this weekend. It’s is no better time to pass along some grill safety tips to make sure your party is fun and incident fre p;Here are some statistics to illustrate the point.

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  • RV Safety

    Getting ready to explore the US in your RV. Take a look at these safety tips provided by Property Casualty 360 to ensure you have a wonderful risk-free trip.

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  • First Day of Summer

    Today is the first day of summer and the longest day of the year. Your children are out of school, and vacation plans are underway. Get prepared for summer by following these maintenance tips provided by Heather Turner from Property/Casualty 360:

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  • Happy Father's Day

    To all the fathers we hope you have a great weekend. May you enjoy the celebrations of Father’s Day with your children and father. We send warm greetings to you all.

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  • Teen Drivers & Summer Driving

    School is wrapping up for the year, and teen drivers are ready to hit the road this summer.

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  • Hurricane Season Starts June 1st

    Hurricane Season officially begins June 1st. This Spring has been tumultuous with weather activities such as tornadoes, heavy rain and flooding. Now, Hurricane Season is here and experts predict 13 named storms. While activity is slow in the beginning of the season, now is the time to purchase a flood policy to protect your home or business from the devasting effects of water and flooding. Remember, It takes 30-days for a policy to take effect.

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  • Memorial Day

    Please take a moment this weekend to honor all those who have served and died for our country. It is because of them that we enjoy the freedoms we have. Happy Memorial Day!

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  • Cyber Drills - Minimize Risk

    Most companies will suffer a cyberattack at some point. Making a plan and practicing for a cyber event can help minimize risk and expedite recovery.

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  • National Small Business Week - Attend an SBA Online Conference - May 7-8

    As a small businessowner, it is difficult to keep up to date with the latest topics and issues. The SBA is offering a free online conference hosted by the US Small Business Administration and SCORE. For today and tomorrow you can register and attend all or pick and choose the sessions you wish to attend.

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  • Car Care Tips

    Spring is here and what better time to tackle the job of checking your car for any winter weather damage.

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  • Contractors and Water Damage

    Zurich has presented a series of innovative tools to help contractors prevent water damage on a construction site.

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  • Spring Lawn & Garden Checklist

    Gardner’s Edge has been assisting homeowners and avid gardeners since 2005. Follow their spring checklist to ensure a healthy, lush lawn and garden this season!

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  • Flooding This Spring

    Flooding is a coast-to-coast threat to parts of the United States nearly every day of the year. The National Weather Service has created a site to help keep you safe in a flood event.

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  • Spring Cleaning Checklist

    Make these 15 preventative maintenance tips part of your spring cleaning to-do list this year:

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  • March Wind

    Weather has a definite impact on your home. March typically signifies the start of destructive spring weather patterns, such as hail, tornadoes, wind, and lightning according to HVAC Investigators. Over $2 billion in damages have been paid out by insurers.

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  • Businesses Using Chatbots in 2019

    2019 is predicted to see an increase in the number of businesses using chat bots.

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  • Daylight Savings Time Arrives Sunday, March 11th

    Don’t forget that Daylight Savings Time kicks in on Sunda p;You need to move your clocks ahead an hou p;There goes an hour of slee p;But, you can feel safer that children will be leaving for school in daylight rather than in the dark.

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  • Flood Insurance - Why You Need It!

    No matter where you live, water causes severe damage. With winter thaw, flooding is more than possible. However, flood insurance is not part of your standard homeowners insurance.

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  • Cold Weather Playing Havoc

    Cold temperatures across the United States have caused consumers havoc both in their homes and in their cars.

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  • Happy Valentine's Day - Buying Jewelry?

    If you are considering buying jewelry for Valentine’s Day, here are five tips from Anne D’Innocenzio of The Associated Press.

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  • Super Bowl - Have Fun But Be Careful

    If you are celebrating the Super Bowl at a restaurant or sports bar, we’d like you to be safe.

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  • Small Business - Regulatory Issues

    To keep your business compliant in 2019, here are ten regulatory issues to watch out for:

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  • Corporations Top Concerns

    According to a recent survey conducted by Allianz in their annual Risk Barometer, the top perils to corporations are cyber incidents along with business interruption events. In addition, workforce skill shortages and legislative/regulatory changes rank as key concerns.

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  • 5 Homeowner's Resolutions for 2019

    To assist you in protecting your home in 2019, here are five tips to help prevent a claim.

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  • Prepare Your Business for 2019

    It is a fact that 25% of small businesses never reopen after a catastrophe. Here is a simple checklist to start 2019 with a good disaster-prep program:

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  • Holiday Candles and Fire

    We love them.  Holiday Candles smell so good and project a warm glow to our home.  But, they can be deadly.

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