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How to protect yourself from fraud

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Whether you’re planning a much-anticipated remodeling project or facing repairs to fix damage from a storm, hiring a contractor can be a daunting and nerve-wracking task. While most contractors are trustworthy, some are guilty of taking advantage of vulnerable homeowners – especially when the repairs involve an insurance claim.

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International travel is back, but extra steps needed

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International travel is once again a possibility for many people. While it is always exciting to visit new countries, you must heed some key tips before visiting, and the global pandemic has added to the list.

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Aboard a WWII troop ship on Fourth of July

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July 2, 1944: an American soldier slowly walks the steep incline to board a ship for an extended voyage overseas. All around him the city of New York is alive with the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Kids run around the boardwalk chasing each other while the balloons wrapped around their wrists bobble and struggle to catch up. Young couples walk hand in hand as if they are the only two people on earth, unaware of large ships preparing to leave port.

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The hidden effect of COVID-19 on fleet safety

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If you’ve driven a motor vehicle since COVID-19 restrictions were initiated in March 2020, you’ve undoubtedly noticed fewer vehicles on the road. You might think this would result in a reduction in overall auto crash rates in general and fatality rates in particular. Unfortunately, it appears just the opposite is happening. While actual miles driven have declined, crash and fatality rates have increased.

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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
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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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Why is water damage such a big deal?

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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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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
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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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How not to get stuck in a hospital far from home

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You know how important it is to be treated by physicians you trust in a facility you choose. Yet many people, when faced with an accident or illness while traveling, find themselves stuck in a hospital far from home – at the mercy of health or travel insurance companies in determining the “acceptability” of a facility and the “medical necessity” of a transfer home.

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