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Give your chimney a clean sweep

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chimney-fire-prevention

Homeowners with a wood-burning fireplace or solid fuel stove or insert can protect your property and your family by having a qualified professional inspect and clean your chimney at least annually. Maintaining a chimney through an annual inspection and cleaning is critical, especially as winter approaches and temperatures drop.

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19 states provide automatic MVR notifications

By agent, automatic, Business Insurance, carrier, consultant, driver, DUI, federal, fleet, FMCSA, independent, information, Insurance, loss, manage, manager, motor, MVR, operator, prevent, protect, record, safe, safety, states, suspended, vehicle
automatic-mvrs

Fleet safety managers and consultants have long recognized the benefits in using an automatic notification service as a best practice when it comes to managing fleet vehicle operators’ Motor Vehicle Records. What can be better than nearly “real time” notification of changes in one of your driver’s MVRs? Now 19 states offer direct Automatic Notification Service.

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Holiday list: Give the gift of life insurance!

By agent, annual, benefit, cash value, cover, coverage, family, financial, future, growth, health, holiday, independent, insurability, Insurance, insure, life, Life Insurance, lifetime, low, policy, premium, protect, security, underwriting
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The annual holiday search is on for the perfect gift for your children or grandchildren. You can spend a lot of time and effort buying gifts … it can be overwhelming. You recognize that as children grow, their interests change. Last year’s trending gifts become this year’s trash. What if I told you there is a gift you can purchase that you won’t have to throw out and that can benefit a child for years to come?

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Help your home stand up to winter

By agent, air, alarm, breakdown, carbon, chimney, dam, detector, drain, family, fire, flue, freeze, frozen, furnace, gutter, heating, home, ice, independent, Insurance, leaks, melt, monoxide, pipes, prevent, protect, pump, roof, service, smoke, sump, tips, water, weather, winter, Winter Prep
winter-weather-tips

You can take steps to ensure your home is well prepared for winter weather – and that your family doesn’t get any colder than they want to be. Consider these suggestions for your comfort and safety.

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Give your boiler room to breathe

By agent, air, boiler, breathe, business, carbon monoxide, cardboard, clean, cleaning, CO, combustion, damper, debris, detector, flammable, flue, freezing, home, independent, inspection, Insurance, intake, leaves, louvers, maintenance, manifold, pressure, prevent, problem, protect, room, service, space, switch, test, tune-up, Winter Prep
boiler-room-breathe

With the outside temperatures dropping, it is once again heating season, which means it is time to turn on your boiler. Keep in mind that, like us, boilers need air and personal space.

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Conducting effective vendor risk assessments

By agency, agent, annual, assessment, bankruptcy, bi-annual, breach, business, Business Insurance, complaint, compliance, Consumer Tips, customer, data, fines, global, identify, independent, Insurance, layoff, monitor, non-profit, organization, penalties, privacy, quarterly, risk, security, semi-annual, small, time, vendor, violation
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Nearly all organizations need to work with vendors or third-party suppliers. Whether you’re a global organization, a non-profit institution, an agency or a small business, your organization has the potential to face severe fines and penalties for failing to understand and comply with applicable regulations.

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