April 7, 2017

The National Safety Council has created "Just Drive" dedicated to bringing awareness to distracted driving.  We encourage you, your children, your family, and your business associates to take the pledge to be an attentive driver.  Click here to take the pledge. 

March 31, 2017

With temperatures starting to change, now is the time to take a Flood Risk Profile to learn your flood risk. You might not think you are in a flood zone, but make sure.  Spring thaw brings heavy rains which overflow streams, rivers, and lakes near your homes and your businesses. Just a few inches of rain can cause thousands of dollars in damages. FEMA has created a "Spring is Flood Season - Understanding and Reducing The Risk" flyer with helpful tips in preparing an emergency plan, conducting a home inventory and finally purchasing flood insurance.  Simply click here. 

Give us a call to find out how inexpensive this vital product is.

March 24, 2017

According to OSHA, about 20,000 injuries and 300 deaths happen every year due to ladder falls.

Ladder accidents are preventable but safety training needs to be conducted to make sure there is a decrease in ladder-related injuries and fatalities.  Put in policies and procedures to inspect and dispose of old, damaged, or obsolete leaders.  Need a training module go to www.laddersafetytraining.org.

March 17, 2017

Accounting firms are increasingly targeted for their information.  Tax Season is a perfect time for phishing scams, hacking and malware since emails fly furiously during this time.  Data that is placed in the accounting firm's care is the firm's responsibility.  Now is the time for accountants to add cyber liability to their overall risk transfer portfolio.  Call us today for a quote.

March 10, 2017

Daylight Savings Time is this Sunday.  Don't forget to turn your clocks an hour ahead.  Looks like we lose a precious hour of sleep.  

March 3, 2017

Today is National Employee Appreciation Day -- Take the time to thank your employees for their hard work and loyalty to your company.  Without them -- where would your business be.

February 24, 2017

Looking for a new car, then consider these car safety features:

Lane Keep Assist - Detects lane departure and steers vehicle back into the correct lane. Electronic Stability Control - Slows individual wheels during a turn to keep car on course. Adaptive Cruise Control - Monitors the driver-set speed and distance to the vehicle ahead. Adaptive Headlights - Improve forward illumination based on road conditions. Collision Warning System - Alerts the driver if collision is imminent. Active Park Assist - Helps parallel park the vehicle with no steering from the driver. 360-Degree Camera - Improves visibility when backing up or parking. Drowsiness Alert - Uses automobile or driver data to indicate when you need a break.

Source: USAA

February 17, 2017

To help prevent hacks and increase your level of security, we encourage you to practice good password management. Experts recommend you use a strong mix of characters, and don’t use the same password for multiple sites. Don’t share your password with others, don’t write it down, and definitely do not write it on a post-it note attached to your monitor. One last point, change your passwords every couple of months to insure security.  

February 10, 2017

If you are either giving or receiving jewelry, we want you to protect this keepsake with proper coverage either by adding it to your homeowners or your personal floater.

Give us a call at the agency to see what is the best way to handle adding your new valuables to your policy.

February 3, 2017

As a reminder during this month, here are warning signs of a heart attack, stroke or cardiac arrest:

FAST to recognize a stroke:

Face Drooping Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? Ask the person to smile. Arm Weakness Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward? Speech Difficulty Is speech slurred, are they unable to speak, or are they hard to understand? Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence, like "the sky is blue." Is the sentence repeated correctly? Time to call 9-1-1 If the person shows any of these symptoms, even if the symptoms go away, call 9-1-1 and get them to the hospital immediately.

Heart Attack Warning Signs:

Chest Discomfort Discomfort in other areas of the Upper Body Shortness of Breath Cold Sweat, nausea or lightheadedness

Learn the new technique for hands only CPR, by clicking here.

Start today with taking care of your heart -- eat right, exercise, and don't be a tech zombie.

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