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Reviewing your policies on a regular basis not only protects you from future losses, but also ensures you are not overpaying for coverage.

As a business owner, you turn to insurance to help you identify and address the unique threats to your goods, property, customers and bottom line. However, many wrongfully assume that once they’ve secured the proper coverage, all of their exposures are addressed and they no longer need to review their policies.

The truth is that, as your...

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Your homeowner’s insurance policy is there to protect you from losses like fires and burglaries, but an often forgotten part of having this coverage is documenting your possessions. Insurance carriers are much more likely to reimburse you if you can show them a lost item’s value and condition. Plus, a completed home inventory can help you determine if you have enough insurance coverage.

Consider these tips when you’re conducting an inventory of your possessions:

  • Walk...

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We’ve all seen a meme or cartoon that pokes fun at “Monday morning blues,” but if dreading going to the office is more than a passing laugh and becomes chronic, it can lead to serious health concerns.

The average person spends over 90,000 hours at work throughout their life, and 8 out of 10 people don’t effectively manage stress leading to (well, you guessed it): burnout.

What’s new?

“Burnout is now considered an occupational phenomenon included in the World Health...

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Did You Know?

According to the Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, exercise can improve your mood, fight chronic diseases, help manage your weight— the list goes on and on. To get the most from your regular workouts and decrease your risk of injury, you must warm-up, cool down and stretch.

Warm-up Tips:

  • Move similar to how you will in your workout by walking briskly, jogging or biking at a slow pace.
  • Increase the intensity gradually to...

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When it comes to running a business, vehicles-whether they’re leased, rented or owned—are crucial for a variety of tasks. Whether transporting materials and tools to worksites, hauling goods for deliveries or driving to meet clients—companies of all kinds rely on safe and functioning vehicles to serve customers and generate profit.

It is important to protect your drivers and vehicles through proper insurance coverage. That’s why many organizations turn to commercial auto insurance,...

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Your home should always keep your family and possessions safe by keeping out any unwelcome visitors. But unfortunately, a report from the FBI found that a home theft occurs every 13 seconds, with an average loss of over $2,400.

Thefts can happen in any neighborhood, since an experienced thief can enter any building. Help secure your home with these seven theft prevention tips:

  1. Keep all of your doors and windows locked, even when you’re at home. The FBI estimates that 79%...

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You’ve spent time implementing your company’s new benefits package, worked alongside your benefits administrator to create an excellent communications plan, but 3 to 6 months into the plan year, you are getting a lot of questions. What’s going on?

Employees focus so much on the enrollment process, impact to their paycheck, etc., that only once they start utilizing the plan do all their questions arise. It’s possible they’ve forgotten about the protection of out of...

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Because of the convenience they offer, smartphones and tablet devices have become a ubiquitous presence in the modern business world. As usage soars, it becomes increasingly important to take steps to protect your company from mobile threats, both new and old.

The need for proper phone security is no different from the need for a well-protected computer network. According to computer security software company Norton, the number of new mobile malware types jumped 54 percent from 2016-...

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Did You Know?

Every new car must meet certain federal safety standards, but that doesn’t mean that all cars are equally safe. Many automakers offer safety features beyond the required federal minimums. Find out more about what safety features should be considered when purchasing a car.

Consider the following safety features:

  1. Crashworthiness: These features reduce the risk of death or serious injury when a crash occurs. Crashworthiness ratings can...

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On June 17, 2019, the Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave (DFML) posted final regulations, now formally referred to as 458 CMR 2.00 (Code of Massachusetts Regulations), that went into effect as of July 1st.

The final regulations do not feature changes from the previous draft that was released by the Department. Most of the changes were adjustments made for clarification of processes and corrections in grammar. However, there were some changes that are...

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