How to protect yourself from fraud

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Lightning doesn’t strike the same place twice, but disaster can if you fall victim to unscrupulous contractors. The National Insurance Crime Bureau reports that insurance fraud accounts for about 10 percent of all property casualty claims. While the majority of contractors are trustworthy, some take advantage of vulnerable policyholders, and the added expense can result in higher insurance costs for all consumers. Protect yourself from scams by considering these tips on what to do when someone offers services:


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Everybody in the pool! Safely

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Note: This blog was edited after publication to add information about accessibility regulations for operators of public pools.  According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), an average of 390 drowning deaths occur annually among children age 15 and younger, and emergency rooms treat 5,200 pool and spa submersion injuries involving children in that age group. Don’t let your family become a statistic; follow all safety precautions in and around the pool.


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Keep all hands safe on the water

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As you bring your boat out of storage and head to the lakes and waterways for the summer, now is a good time to review some basic boating safety tips. First, make sure everyone who drives your boat knows the basic rules about right of way, speed limits, ski restrictions and equipment condition. Improve operating skills by completing a course. Contact the department of natural resources in your state to find boating classes, or contact the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary or Power Squadron. For information about vessel safety and other[…..]


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Special events may need special insurance attention

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With the season of sunshine upon us, many businesses, schools, churches and other organizations sponsor special events. Right now, advertisements are blooming like the foliage. Every weekend seems to offer a menu of festivals, 5K races and concerts from which to choose. Some folks plan their summers around such events. If your business or organization is planning a special event, you may be experiencing some of the common worries:


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