Tips for Condominium Owners

Insuring a condominium unit is more complicated than insuring a single-family home, because condo ownership involves laws and contracts that affect the way insurance should be provided. If you own a condominium, here are some tips you can use to be sure your investment is protected. There is no way to arrange insurance on a […]

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Public Adjusters

Question: A customer recently asked us about their building which suffered significant damage in a hail storm. They were contacted by a public adjuster and wanted to know if they needed to hire a public adjuster to deal with the insurance company. When you report a claim to your property insurer, the insurance company assigns […]

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Mergers, Acquisitions and Name Changes

If you are planning on acquiring [or merging with] another business, changing your entity name, or changing our organizational structure you need to contact your insurance agent as soon as possible to let them know about these changes. Your insurance policies must be changed before you begin to operate under a new name or legal […]

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Keeping Up With Building Codes

A customer recently learned that the city building code requires automatic fire sprinklers for their building and asked if their property insurance would pay for installation of a sprinkler system. Your commercial property insurance policy responds only when your building is damaged by a covered cause of loss, so it won’t help pay the cost […]

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Insurance Requirements for Suppliers and Vendors

Are your suppliers and vendors properly insured before they deliver products to you or their employees visit your premises? Are you sure you have limited your company’s liability as much as possible when you sell, use or distribute these products? What kinds of insurance should you require and what documentation is needed to accomplish these […]

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Have You Fallen Victim to These 5 Car Insurance Myths?

Every state requires you to have car insurance to register your vehicle. But how do you know what coverage you need and what coverage is optional? How do you know whether you are paying the right premium? There are myths out there about car insurance. If you fail to investigate them, you could wind up […]

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Independent Directors Need a Liability Safety Net

Serving on a board of directors presents a number of liability exposures for the individual. You don’t want your personal assets exposed to lawsuits arising out of your service. Corporate directors can be sued individually for acts they perform (or fail to perform) or decisions they make while serving. If someone alleges the corporate leadership […]

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What You Can Do To Counter Rising Commercial Insurance Rates

If you have commercial insurance, you may have noticed that your rates have increased. The reason why may not be straightforward. Commercial Insurance Companies are Regulated by States Insurance industry regulations in every state must meet the following criteria: The rates must be high enough to keep insurance companies in business, but not so high […]

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Tiny House Insurance: What You Should Know

One of the hottest trends in home building is the tiny house—a small structure averaging 400 square feet. Although tiny houses often exist on a foundation or cement slab, most have wheels and provide a great deal of freedom. But many have no indoor plumbing, and finding a piece of land for the home is […]

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Understand Your Homeowners Policy Before You Need It

The majority of homeowners never have to file an insurance claim. But, if you live in an area where severe weather is common, your chances of needing to file a claim increase significantly. Knowing what to do before a hurricane, tornado, hailstorm or massive snowfall hits your home can make filing a claim much easier […]

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