The benefits of working with an independent agent

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After a lot of saving and planning, my sister and her family bought their dream home. Sadly, a storm damaged their roof, and she’s had difficulty resolving her claim. Her family did not purchase their insurance through an independent agent. I encouraged her to give her carrier the opportunity to see things through, but I also suggested that once her claim is resolved, she might consider an independent agent to help her better determine the right carrier and insurance products for her family’s needs.


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Keys to controlling business auto insurance costs

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Insurance underwriters take into account a company’s past automobile loss experience when pricing automobile insurance. By reducing your company’s exposure to auto losses, you may be able to reduce your insurance costs. Three ways to control business auto costs are to review driver history; promote safety awareness and training; and maintain vehicles in good working order.


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When you have help at home, look to EPLI protection

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When it’s time to hire a personal assistant, nanny, housekeeper, gardener or other private staff, you picture finding a perfect match for your family and hope to consider that person a friend. No matter how wonderful you feel about the relationship, you have become a domestic employer. There is always the possibility that one of your staff may accuse you or a family member of a wrongful act such as discrimination, sexual harassment or wrongful termination.


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Bikes and cars share the road

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Bike use is on the rise in many American cities as more communities work to promote bike-friendly practices. This video from the League of American Bicyclists demonstrates how bikes and cars both must obey traffic laws and share the road.


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