5 Ways to Help Protect Your Company’s Data

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A data breach could turn into a catastrophic event for any company, especially for small businesses that may not be prepared for this emerging threat. The 2015 Symantec Internet Security Threat Report found that 60% of all targeted attacks struck small- to mid-sized companies.1 As a business owner or an employee, there are a number of preventive steps you can …

10 Tips for More Secure Apartment Living

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You may not own your home. But, you still want to feel safe in it. So, what can you as a renter do to make your place more secure? Quite a bit actually. With little more investment than a few minutes of your time, these tips may help you reduce the risk of an apartment burglary: 1. Meet your neighbors: …

Insurance for Ridesharing with Uber, Do you know what coverage you really have?

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Since February 2013, Uber has offered ridesharing (also known as Transportation Network Company or “TNC” services) as the lowest-cost, on-demand transportation alternative. Bringing uberX and uberPOOL with ridesharing to market in the U.S. and Puerto Rico has also required robust insurance coverage. Uber’s insurance coverage for ridesharing in the U.S. and Puerto Rico includes as of March 2016: $1 million …

Play Hard, Not Hurt: Safety Tips for School Sports

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As summer turns to fall, more than 7 million young people take to their school playing fields, dreaming of athletic glory. Without some advance planning and common-sense precautions, though, those dreams can quickly sour. More than a million injuries related to high school sports occur each year, according to the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA). Here are some tips for …

My homeowners’ policy covers that?

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Most homeowners purchase a standard homeowners’ insurance policy and rarely take the time to read it after they receive it from their agent. They may skim it to determine what kind of coverage exists if their contents are lost or stolen, or if their hot water heater leaks, but most don’t give it a thorough review. The Insurance Information Institute …

Do Your Home-Sharing Clients Understand Their Coverage Gaps?

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Airbnb currently boasts more than 2 million home rental listings in 34,000 cities throughout 191 countries. HomeAway is close behind with 1.2 million in 190. That’s more lodging than any hotel chain in the world. But while the enormous popularity of home sharing is undeniable, at least one aspect of the disruptive trend poses major concerns: insurance coverage—or lack thereof. …

Many trees and shrubs are in full bloom and could be hiding spots for thieves. Consider these home security tips to help keep you, your family and your possessions safer.

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Did you know that a burglary happens every 16 seconds in the U.S., according to the FBI? Your home is one of your most valuable possessions, along with everything inside. It is a place you want to feel safe and secure from the potential dangers of the outside world. Employing and engaging in some basic best practices around home security …

Vendor Problems Top the List of Travelers Wedding Insurance Claims

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The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) has announced the findings of its recent analysis of wedding insurance claims from 2011–2015, which identified that problems with vendors amounted to 30 percent of claim payments for all of the wedding claims. Wedding venues going bankrupt, photographers failing to deliver the photos as promised and DJs not showing up for the reception were …