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Risk Management

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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Commercial Auto Premiums: Factors & Advice

As with any other insurance rates, your commercial auto premiums are based on a number of factors, beginning with a combination of potential risk factors (how much driving occurs, and in which areas) and loss history (actual record of accidents, judgements, etc.). That mix of the past and the future will largely determine your risk…

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Back to School – for Consolidated too!

Nearly 80% of the insurance-licensed staff here at Consolidated hold at least one insurance designation, and many hold more than one. From well-known certifications like CIC (Certified Insurance Counselor), ACSR (Accredited Customer Service Representative), CLCS (Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist), CAWC (Certified Authority on Workers’ Compensation), CISR (Certified Insurance Service Representative), and AAI (Accredited Advisor in …

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Oh, Deer! Avoiding – and Dealing With – Animal Collisions

Of all the hazards we encounter in our daily driving, the behavior of deer and other wildlife might be the most unpredictable. Wild animals can move quickly and in seemingly random directions, and encounters with moving vehicles happen all too often. The good news is that collisions between vehicles and deer were down slightly nationwide…

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A Home Inventory – Why You Need One and How to Do It

We hope that you’ll never lose any of your valued possessions to fire, theft, storm damage or some other catastrophe. But under the heading of “expect the best and prepare for the worst,” you should take the time to create a home inventory just in case. A thorough and well-documented inventory will save you quite…

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Commercial Fire Coverage

There’s no good time or place for a fire, but a fire at your place of business can be especially costly. In many cases the costs associated with the physical damages and restoration take a backseat to the costs of the interruption to business activities. Income can very quickly slow to a trickle or stop…

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Credential Stuffing: The Path of Least Resistance for Hackers

With all the high-profile hacking and ransomware incidents in the news lately, from Baltimore City’s ransomware woes to Atlanta losing eight years’ worth of body-camera video, you’re probably wondering what steps you can take to insulate your company and yourself. The answer begins with understanding how many hackers operate. You might picture a hacker hunched…

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HR Hotline – Real People, Real Answers

In a recent post we discussed MyWave Connect, our online portal for convenient access to resources on safety, compliance and much more (read about MyWave Connect here). While MyWave Connect is a vast and searchable resource, sometimes you need a little personal guidance, especially when it comes to matters of Human Resources. Chances are that…

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Understanding PIP (Personal Injury Protection)

Many states require personal injury protection (PIP) coverage for their motorists, and Maryland is among them. Insurers must offer a minimum of $2,500 in PIP coverage to automobile policyholders. Here’s a brief explanation of PIP and why you should consider it as a part of your risk management strategy. PIP insurance is a form of…

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Consolidated’s Customer Portal – More than Insurance..

At Consolidated Insurance, our belief has always been that we best serve our clients as not just a broker, but as a partner in helping their businesses better manage their risk. To that end, we’re proud to re-introduce MyWave Connect, a time-saving online resource that puts clients in control of customized compliance information and much…

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