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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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Ice dams a headache to be avoided

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ice-dams

One winter headache a homeowner doesn’t need – and can take steps to avoid – is an ice dam on the roof. Ice dams can damage walls and ceilings and possibly trap moisture, which could lead to mold, mildew and respiratory problems.

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Give your chimney a clean sweep

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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

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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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Help your home stand up to winter

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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

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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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