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Private company decision makers need D&O insurance

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Owners of private companies without shareholders often believe they do not need directors and officers liability coverage. The misconception takes hold, I believe, because small, privately held companies often have no formal board of directors or shareholders – which seemingly limits exposure to lawsuits and dismisses the need for D&O liability coverage. While logical, this could not be further from the truth.

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Secondary, vacation homes may need extra TLC

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vacation-home

With normal vacation travel disrupted because of pandemic concerns or restrictions, many people are choosing to get away to vacation or secondary homes. Because these homes may not have had inhabitants for quite some time, you’ll want to take a few precautions as you arrive. You’ll also want to make sure things remain secure at your primary residence while you’re away.

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Strategies to protect yourself from cyber security risks

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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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Prepare your construction site before a hurricane hits

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construction-hurricane

Just as you would prepare your home and family for an impending hurricane, you’ll also want to prepare your construction job sites. The steps you take could make a significant difference in how well your construction site fares during the hurricane and how soon your workers can return afterwards.

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Fire up the grill, but follow simple safety tips

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grill-safety

Grilling season is here, and with all the social distancing that 2020 has brought us, consumers are eager to do more home cooking at their backyard grills. Unfortunately, each summer season also brings numerous home fires and burn injuries associated with outdoor grilling activities.

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Strategies for reopening your fitness club

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reopening-club

The June edition of ClubSolutions Magazine, a publication for health club operators, features an article by Jayson Scott, national program director for Cincinnati’s fitness, sports and recreation program. He offers tips for health and fitness facilities as they reopen after shutdowns to slow the spread of coronavirus.

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Be ready for lightning storms

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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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Do you have adequate homeowner insurance coverage?

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heirloom-ring

When you think of purchasing insurance, you may feel the most important factor is how much money you can save. But when you saved a few dollars on the front end, is that really what you will care about in the event of a total loss?

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Fixed deferred annuities can add STYLE to a retirement portfolio

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Market volatility, rising healthcare costs, concerns about the future viability of Social Security and the potential to be taxed on Social Security benefits leave many doubting their financial well-being. Many could be dealing with a very real possibility of outliving their assets.

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