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Buying Life Insurance for the First Time? Then Read These 8 Tips

Maybe you just got married. Or had your first child. Or started a business. Whatever the life event is, you are now buying life insurance for the first time. And that might intimidate and confuse you a little. Help ease your mind by reading the following advice for anyone who is buying life insurance for the first time. Understand who (or what) you’re protecting Major...

Fall Safety and Security Tips to Implement in Your Business

Every season of the year poses safety and security challenges. In the fall, the days grow shorter and the nights grow longer, providing greater opportunity for thieves and vandals. Falling leaves can make walkways slippery, increasing accident risks. The following tips can help you reduce the risks for your business during the autumn months.  Install Proper Lighting We have fewer hours of daylight in the...

Is Lost or Stolen Jewelry Covered by Homeowners Insurance?

Personal jewelry items can be extremely valuable. For example, the average cost of an engagement ring in the U.S. is $7,829, as reported by Brides.com. A strand of South Sea pearls can be worth more than $100,000, as stated by The Pearl Source. If jewelry is lost or damaged because of a covered peril, such as theft, it is covered by homeowners insurance, up to...

Does Your Life Insurance Policy Offer This Surprising Benefit?

Just six months after retiring from 32 years on the Richmond, Virginia, Fire Department, Len Archer got a devastating diagnosis from his doctor. He had pancreatic cancer, and he likely had only two to eight months to live. In an instant, Len, 56, and his wife, Paula, went from planning their retirement to preparing for what appeared to be the inevitable. At the urging of...

What Is Employment Practices Liability Insurance, and Why Does My Business Need It?

Employee lawsuits against employers are on the rise. Employment practices liability insurance (EPLI) is coverage to protect your business against employee claims that their rights have been violated. Some insurers will provide this coverage as a Business Owners Policy (BOP) endorsement, while others offer it as stand-alone insurance.  What Does EPLI Cover? Employment practices liability insurance provides protection against a range of employee claims, including:...