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  Industry Recognized Professional Insurance Agents  Timothy Russell, CPCU – Connecticut Professional Agent of the Year 2009, National Professional Agent of the Year 2010 Nick Ruickoldt CPIA, CISR– Connecticut Young Professional Agent of the Year 2014, National Young Professional Agent of the Year 2015 Kathleen Bailey CPIA, ACSR – Connecticut Young Professional Agent of the … More

What Happened to the DOL Overtime Rule?

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UPDATE: Under the Department of Labor’s overtime rule, which was supposed to go into effect on Dec. 1, 2016, the minimum salary required to be exempt from overtime requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act exemptions was supposed to increase to $47,476, up from $23,660. However, that increase never came to be. What happened? In … More

Fairfield Receives Check from Insurance Carrier’s Members’ Equity Distribution Program

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First Selectman Mike Tetreau is pleased to announce that the Town of Fairfield received a check from the Connecticut Interlocal Risk Management Agency (CIRMA), one of the Town’s insurance carriers, for Fairfield’s share of this year’s CIRMA Members’ Equity Distribution Program in the amount of $51,304, bringing the seven-year Members’ Equity Distribution total to $210,659. … More

Hurricanes and floods, oh my!

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According to H. Jackson Brown Jr., “the best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.” At our agency, we strive to do our best to help you prepare for your tomorrow—especially if your tomorrow includes a natural disaster such as hurricanes or flood. Storms caused by hurricanes can cause a tremendous amount of property damage. … More

Insurance and transportation network company

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As the nice weather returns to the Northeast, it might be time to think about insurance, at least for a few minutes, especially if you plan on using transportation network company apps like Uber or Lyft this summer. Whether you are driving for a TNC or simply riding as a passenger, it is important to … More

Cyber Insurance Grew 35% in 2016

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According to reports by A.M. Best and Fitch, property and casualty insurers wrote $1.35 billion in direct written premium for cyber insurance in 2016, a 35 percent jump from 2015. The reports indicate that the largest writers of cyber insurance are Chubb, XL Group, and American International Group, and these companies had a combined market … More

Can an employer discipline an employee for a Facebook “Like”

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A recent case in the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals determined that yes, a “like” counts as protected free speech, and in Connecticut, workers cannot be disciplined for exercising their free speech rights. Connecticut General Statutes Section 31-51q, reproduced below, explicitly prohibits an employer from disciplining or firing an employee for exercising his or … More

Southport Galleries celebrates the Blessing of the Fleet and Street Parade

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Southport Galleries is delighted to welcome, Brechin Morgan as our featured artist for our early summer exhibition, “Voyages & Vistas: Southport to Sri Lanka.”   Brec’s artistic vision is inspired by his unique, nearly 5-year journey circumnavigating the globe aboard the 27-foot sailing vessel, Otter. During his solo voyage he sketched and water-colored sunrises and sunsets, … More

Fairfield Residents Encouraged to Sign Up/Update Information for Emergency Messages

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First Selectman Mike Tetreau is encouraging Fairfield residents and businesses to sign up or update your contact information so you can receive CodeRED Emergency Messages from the Town. To register and learn more about CodeRED, or to update your contact information, please click on the following link: http://www.fairfieldct.org/codered. Additionally, UI customers can register at https://www.uinet.com/wps/portal/uinet/myaccount/outagealerts … More

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