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    Insuring Jewelry: How to Know if Your Coverage is Enough

    A ring from a loved one. A bracelet handed down through generations. A watch or necklace marking a special occasion. Every reason why you treasure a piece of fine jewelry is a reason why it should be insured. However, calling it “jewelry insurance” may be a stretch. You don’t need a separate policy to insure […]

    September 12, 2017

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    How to Choose the Right Life Jacket

    You can lower your risk of drowning by wearing a life jacket — but it can’t be just any life jacket. To truly be effective, a life jacket needs to be the right type and fit correctly. You probably know you should wear a life jacket when you’re on the water, and you probably know […]

    August 28, 2017

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    Three Ways a Pool May Affect Your Homeowners Insurance

    That oh-so-covetable experience of taking a dip in your very own pool? Millions of American households enjoy it, at least when the weather’s nice. With the summer heat ratcheting up, you may be coming down with a serious case of pool envy, obsessed with having a pool right outside your door for cooling off and […]

    August 14, 2017

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    Easy to Forget Cleaning Projects

    As a busy homeowner, it is easy to fall into the trap of pushing off tasks that maintain the long-term value of your home in favor of more pressing problems. That’s OK, to a point, as certain house-cleaning projects should be in the “long-term maintenance” category. But putting them on hold for too long can […]

    July 17, 2017

  • Identity Theft Doesn’t Only Take Place Online: Shred Certain Documents

    Much has been made of people’s identities being stolen through cyber attacks and other online means, but the majority of these thefts are still being carried out the old-fashioned way by criminals finding documents bearing social security numbers and other personal information. Identity theft is a growing problem with consumers reporting more than 490,000 incidents […]

    July 11, 2017

  • How to Identify, Eliminate Slip, Trip and Fall Hazards

    WHILE BIG-TICKET, dramatic claims make headlines, the reality is that run-of-the-mill workers’ comp injuries end up costing employers the most. That is especially true for slips, trips and falls. These claims account for nearly one-quarter of all workers’ comp claims and some 300,000 workplace injuries every year, according to the National Council on Compensation Insurance. […]

    July 11, 2017

  • Four Workers’ Comp Mistakes Employers Typically Make

    WORKERS’ COMP is always a significant outlay for any organization and you may be wondering what you can do to reduce your costs. Some companies may take drastic measures to reduce their rates, but in the process they make mistakes that end up costing them more in the long run. Below are four common mistakes […]

    July 11, 2017

  • Senate Republicans Release Sweeping Legislation to Repeal and Replace ACA

    Senate Republicans released draft legislation on June 23 to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act that does much of the same that similar legislation from the House would do. The aim of the draft is the same as the American Health Care Act (AHCA) passed by the House of Representatives in April. But soon […]

    July 11, 2017

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    Heavy Rain? Be on the Lookout for Heavy Damage

    Your home protects you from the elements, but heavy rains can weaken that protection. With a little maintenance and a lot of vigilance, it’s not hard to stay safe and dry. Spring rainstorms are a fact of life in many areas of the country, and they help keep things green, even if they keep you […]

    June 15, 2017

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    Will the Cars of the Future Leave Drivers in the Past?

    If you’re like most people, you start up the car every morning and get ready to fight traffic on your way to work. But wouldn’t it be nice to read a book on your commute instead? Or check your email? Even send a few texts? Today, that’s not possible for drivers. (Actually, it is possible, […]

    June 1, 2017