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Be ready for lightning storms

By agent, claim, cost, electrical, energy, fire, homeowner, independent, indoors, inside, Insurance, lightning, lightning protection system, loss, prepare, prevent, protect, shelter, Storm Prep, strike, striking, surge, thunder, thunderstorm, weather
lightning-storm

Thunderstorms can develop rapidly and without warning – often accompanied by lightning. When thunderstorms form in your area and you hear thunder, you are likely within striking distance of the storm.

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Home’s value, replacement cost not interchangeable

By agent, building, claim, code, conditions, contractors, cost, historic, home, homeowner, house, independent, Insurance, labor, loss, market value, materials, older, Personal Insurance, price, reconstruction, registry, replacement cost, sales, savings
market-value-vs-replacement-cost

When shopping for homeowner insurance, you may hear the terms “market value” and “replacement cost” multiple times. It’s important to have a grasp of the difference. They are not interchangeable.

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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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January 6 deadline for USDOT clearinghouse

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CDL-clearinghouse

Employers of commercial motor vehicle drivers should be making final preparations to comply with a federal law set to take effect in January. The U.S. Department of Transportation is rolling out a Federal Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse – a database to track commercial driver’s license holders who have tested positive for prohibited drug or alcohol use or who have refused to take a required test.

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January 6 deadline for USDOT clearinghouse

By abuse, administration, agent, alcohol, Business Insurance, carrier, CDL, clearinghouse, commercial, companies, control, driver, drivers, drug, effective, employer, employers, federal, fleet, FMCSA, highway, hire, independent, Insurance, law, license, loss, motor, program, prohibited, protect, road, safe, safety, traffic, USDOT, use, violations
CDL-clearinghouse

Employers of commercial motor vehicle drivers should be making final preparations to comply with a federal law set to take effect in January. The U.S. Department of Transportation is rolling out a Federal Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse – a database to track commercial driver’s license holders who have tested positive for prohibited drug or alcohol use or who have refused to take a required test.

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Security systems: Take the proper steps to protect your home

By agent, alarm, alert, burglar, camera, claims, damage, door, family, glass, home, independent, Insurance, lights, loss, monitor, motion, prevent, protect, Risk Management, safe, safety, security, social, system, theft, thieves, vigilant, window
home-security-systems

Claims experience shows that theft losses can be prevented when a central station burglar alarm is installed and activated in your home. Improve your family’s security and reduce the potential of home intrusion by knowing the basics for safety and alarm component options.

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Why is water damage such a big deal?

By agent, burst, claim, construction, cost, coverage, damage, device, expense, failure, faulty, fixture, hassle, independent, Insurance, leak, lines, loss, management, off, overflow, pipes, plumbing, preserve, prevent, proactive, protect, risk, Risk Management, seasons, service, shut, shut-off, valve, water
water-damage-shut-off-device

Water damage is consistently a common and severe cause of loss to homeowners. It is amazing to see the damage that water can do. Water carved the Grand Canyon – just think what it does to drywall or plaster! The good news is that water damage losses can be prevented or mitigated by a properly installed automatic water shut-off device.

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