- Dec 11, 2018
TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE: FROZEN PIPES
Know what to do to prevent frozen pipes.
When pipes freeze and burst, the results can be costly and time consuming to remediate. Protect...
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- Dec 4, 2018
TIPS TO PROTECT TAXPAYERS FROM ID THEFT
Taxpayers, beware of fraudsters out to trick you for your information.
Tax return identity theft has reached such epidemic proportions...
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- Nov 27, 2018
WINTERIZE YOUR PIPES TO PROTECT YOUR HOME
Whether you stay home or “fly south” for the winter, prepare your property for cold weather.
While even the best forecasters cannot...
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- Nov 20, 2018
FLUE SEASON: INSPECT YOUR FIREPLACE AND CHIMNEY
Enjoy your fire with peace of mind when you attend to maintenance and safety.
Home heating fires are the second leading cause of home...
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- Nov 13, 2018
HOLIDAY SHOPPING? TIPS FOR THE STORE OR ONLINE
Whether online or in the store, stay alert while doing your holiday shopping.
Shoppers are poised to spread their time and money across...
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- Nov 6, 2018
TERM VS. PERMANENT LIFE INSURANCE: WHICH IS RIGHT FOR YOU?
Term and permanent life insurance each has its place. You might need a combination to meet your goals.
The biggest question to answer...
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- Oct 30, 2018
ARE YOU COVERED? DON'T BE CAUGHT UNDERINSURED
Consider the cost of rebuilding your home to avoid being underinsured.
Does your homeowner policy have sufficient coverage limits to...
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- Oct 23, 2018
HALLOWEEN: TIPS TO MAKE YOUR CELEBRATION A TREAT
Don't be tricked by liability issues! Keep Halloween safe for family and guests.
As you and your family bring out the Halloween decorations...
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- Oct 16, 2018
PERSONAL INSURANCE: TRENDS IN CONSTRUCTION COSTS
Material and labor costs are both contributing to higher construction costs.
Reconstruction cost - or replacement cost - is the cost...
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- Oct 9, 2018
PREVENTING FIRES IN THE HOME
A home fire is your most dangerous fire threat. This video from the U.S. Fire Administration has tips for preventing fires at home.
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- Oct 2, 2018
KNOW THE BASICS OF EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES LIABILITY
The August edition of ClubSolutions Magazine, a publication for health club operators, features an article by Jayson Scott, national...
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- Sep 25, 2018
HOW TO SELECT A ROOFING CONTRACTOR
Choose carefully when hiring a roofing contractor. Your home's roof is its first defense against the weather.
Is your roof looking...
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- Sep 18, 2018
DON'T PUT IT OFF: ASSESS YOUR LIFE INSURANCE
Life insurance is not for the person who dies, it protects the people who live.
Would you believe that 1 in 5 families with children...
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- Sep 11, 2018
NOT ON THE COAST? TROPICAL STORMS MAY STILL THREATEN
Tropical storms that track inland can still cause serious damage.
Coastal dwellers remain on alert during hurricane season, but inland...
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- Sep 5, 2018
POISON PREVENTION: SAFETY TIPS FOR PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS
Keep this number handy in case of a poisoning emergency.
More than 2 million people - about half of them under age 6 - swallow or have...
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- Aug 28, 2018
KEEPING UP WITH THE SEASONS: TIME FOR FALL TASKS
Closing the pool safely is one task to remember this fall.
We're less than four weeks from the start of fall: time to start thinking...
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- Aug 21, 2018
4 REASONS SMALL BUSINESSES DECLINE EPLI COVERAGE
EPLI is an important coverage available to all sizes of businesses.
Many owners of smaller businesses make assumptions about Employment...
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- Aug 14, 2018
DON'T UNDERESTIMATE THE RISKS OF PRESSURE WASHERS
Use pressure washers carefully to avoid injury and property damage.
Pressure washers are a quick way to clean the dirt and grime from...
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- Aug 7, 2018
REMINDER: BACK-TO-SCHOOL BUS SAFETY
Remind your kids to stay safe around the school bus. Watch our video for some important tips.
This loss control information is advisory...
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- Jul 31, 2018
CARS ON CAMPUS: TIPS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS
College students may be in unfamiliar territory when they take their cars to campus. Our video has tips to consider before venturing...
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