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Safety Tips for Extreme Driving Conditions

The weather can be unpredictable and can create extremely hazardous conditions on the road. These extreme conditions make driving dangerous and require special safety precautions. Your safety is important, so whether you drive on company time or personal time, observe these safety tips when driving turns difficult. Rain, Thunderstorms and Tornadoes Turn your headlights, wipers…

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Home Security Systems – Do You Really Need One?

Keeping your home and family safe should be one of your top priorities. Specifically, it’s important to protect your household from the risk of invasion. After all, a home invasion can have numerous consequences—including stolen or damaged property and the potential for harm to your family. Fortunately, there are several things that you can do…

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Maryland Passes Paid Family and Medical Leave Law

Maryland’s Time to Care Act (TTCA) establishes a paid family and medical leave (PFML) insurance program. Contributions to the program will start on October 1, 2023. Contribution rates are still to be determined. Those rates will be determined no later than June 1, 2023. Starting in 2025, covered employees may take up to 12 weeks of leave…

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Covered on Campus – Protecting Your Student at College

It’s the time of year when we start sending our children off to college, and there are seemingly hundreds of details to be attended to, from class schedules to roommates to new computers to be purchased. Add in the emotion of the moment (especially if it’s the first time) and it can all be a…

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Boating – Keep it Fun and Safe!

National Safe Boating Week is May 21 – 27, 2022. This is a good time to review some basic safe boating practices and bring awareness to all who enjoy the water. The following are a few bullet points to keep in mind: Do not drink and operate a boat. According to the National Safe Boating…

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Trampolines: Liabilities and Safety Precautions

Getting the kids outside and away from their electronic devices is a worthy goal for any parent. And after this past year, with most children doing their learning at home, the temptation to chase them outdoors has probably never been greater. Maybe that’s why sales of backyard trampolines continue to grow. If you have a…

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Are You Prepared for a Hurricane?

The Atlantic hurricane season lasts from June to November, with the peak season from mid-August to late October. Even though we have no imminent warnings or watches yet, there are some basic things you can to do to prepare: Build an emergency kit and make a family communications plan. Contact Consolidated Insurance + Risk Management…

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Silence Isn’t Golden – Electric Vehicles and Pedestrian Safety

Electric vehicles (EVs) continue to gain popularity as battery technology improves and charging stations become more widely available. Besides the obvious benefits of reduced fuel consumption and emissions, electric vehicles operate in near silence, which is great if you’re driving. That silence, though, creates a new hazard for pedestrians. Without the usual engine noise as…

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Distracted Driving is a problem! We have a solution…

You probably don’t need statistics to tell you that distracted driving is a huge problem. Take a glance at other drivers and you’ll almost always find someone looking down at his or her phone instead of watching the road. For many, “distracted driving” translates to “teens texting.” And while it is a huge problem with…

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Aruba, Jamaica … or Stuck in Newark? The Case for Travel Insurance

There’s no doubt that the Age of the Internet has changed the way we travel, from the way we book airfare and hotels to options that didn’t exist a few short years ago like Airbnb and other home-sharing services. The one thing that hasn’t changed about vacationing, though, is that things can and do go…

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