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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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Storm damage? What’s covered?

Every year, storms are responsible for felling countless trees and limbs. Unfortunately, some of those fallen trees damage homes and other property. Cleaning up the damage from a storm can be a difficult task, both physically and emotionally, and things can become especially tense when you discover that it’s your neighbor’s tree that damaged your…

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Is your home prepared for your vacation?

When you and your family are preparing to leave for a vacation, it’s easy to overlook basic home safety precautions. After all, there are a number of risks that could affect your home while you’re away—including fires, theft and flooding. In order to keep your property safe while you’re on vacation, consider the following guidance.…

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Hurricane Season 2022 – Be Prepared

The 2022 Atlantic hurricane season began on June 1st, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting another “above normal” season, with 14 to 21 named storms. This follows the record-breaking 2021 season that had 21 named storms and seven hurricanes, four of which were considered major. 2021 was also the third most…

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Hammered by Lumber Prices: Is Your Homeowners Coverage Affected?

By now you’ve heard about the surge in pricing for lumber and other building materials. How bad is it? The National Association of Home Builders reports overall increases of more than 300% since last year. Several factors have combined to create this perfect storm of spiraling costs: Stuck at home during the pandemic, many people…

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Be Smart about securing your Smart Home!

Smart devices for your home offer a wide range of conveniences, but every one also offers a new opportunity for hackers to gain access to your home network. This 90-second video offers six great tips to help keep your home secure.

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How to Save Money on Home Insurance

While it may seem like a viable option to lower your property insurance coverage to save some money, this may end up costing you big in the long run. If your policy limits are too low, the cost to fix your home may exceed your limits. Limits on your homeowner’s insurance are established to protect…

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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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Weather or Not – What’s Covered by Your Homeowners’ Policy?

The winter months usually bring more severe weather and much lower temperatures, and that often means an increase in weather-related damages to homes as well. What’s covered by a typical homeowners’ policy, and what isn’t? Frozen Pipes: Water expands when it freezes, and that’s bad news for copper pipes especially. Pipes exposed to low temperatures…

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Homeowner’s Coverage – The Things that Affect Your Premium

The cost of any insurance coverage is the result of a number of risk factors. In other words, the more likely you are to have a loss in the eyes of an underwriter, the more your coverage will typically cost. With auto coverage, as one example, you can control some of those risk factors by…

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