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Prepare your home to prevent flood losses

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flood-losses

You do not have to live in a designated flood zone to be susceptible to flood loss.Because most standard home insurance policies exclude coverage for surface water that damages property, you may need to obtain coverage through the National Flood Insurance Program. Your professional, independent insurance agent can advise you on the best choice to protect you from the financial loss a flood could bring.

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Strategies to protect yourself from cyber security risks

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cyber-security-strategies

Just about everything you do today carries a cyber security risk: networking on social platforms, working from home in the COVID-19 era, video conferencing for work or leisure, paying bills or shopping. Learn how to protect your personal information whenever you engage in technology using your phone, computer or tablet.

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Job-seekers: Beware of online employment scams

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job-search

Scammers are taking advantage of job applicants by sending fictitious job offers in the name of several major companies. But beware: It’s a hoax designed to get your personal information.

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Beware of COVID-19 cyber scams and fraud

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cyber-scams

Scammers love to exploit fear, and there’s plenty of that around right now with the COVID-19 threat. The most recent round of fake emails play off pandemic fears and promote false information. Federal agencies are encouraging individuals to remain vigilant for scams related to COVID-19.

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Tech may advance, but personal touch adds value

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People’s lives change. Businesses grow and transform over time. That’s why we feel the consumer is best served by an independent insurance agent with the expertise to evaluate an evolving risk profile and offer educated advice and products that best match these needs. Their clients can sleep easy.

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Cyber security essential for smart homes

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Corporations are no longer the only ones looking at cyber security. Increasingly, homeowners whose networks can make them vulnerable to cyber extortion, cyberattack and online fraud are seeing cyber security as a necessity.

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How life insurance saved a business

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LifeHappens shares the story of how a successful business owner included life insurance as part of his long-term planning. When there was an unexpected downturn, that life insurance policy saved the business and all those whose livelihoods depended on it. Watch the video.

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Are you covered? Don’t be caught underinsured

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house-underinsured

Does your homeowner policy have sufficient coverage limits to help you recover fully after a loss and avoid incurring serious financial burdens? It’s a question many people don’t ask, and if they have a claim, it can leave them with unexpected expenses.

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Halloween: Tips to make your celebration a treat

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halloween-liability

As you and your family bring out the Halloween decorations and prepare for parties and trick-or-treaters, take time to evaluate the liability exposures associated with having guests on your property.

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