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Insurance and the divorcing couple

According to various studies on American divorce rates, more than 40 percent of marriages end in divorce or annulments. If you and your spouse are going through a similar circumstance, we would like to share with you...

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Keep everyone safe this Halloween

Halloween may be the spookiest night of the year, but it’s important that you follow some important tips to protect yourself from any homeowners insurance gaps that might leave you screaming. 1. The most common...

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Connecticut Law Forbids Certain Certificate of Insurance Requests

Public Act No. 14-74 was signed by Gov. Dannel Malloy on June 3, 2014, and went into effect on Oct. 1, 2014. The law prohibits certain requests that have become prevalent in recent years that created inaccurate or...

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Sexual Harrasment Training Required by October 1, 2020

Connecticut state law requires most employees in the state to complete sexual harassment prevention training. Employees must take a mandatory training course by Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in order to comply with the new...

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Tips for Power Tool Safety

What would you do without power tools? Well, you’d probably take on fewer home-improvement projects — and probably have a lot more calluses on your hands. Thankfully, you don’t have to do without. But you do have to use...

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State Legislature Extends Emergency Powers

The Connecticut Legislature extended Gov. Lamont’s emergency powers until Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021, which will help the governor protect the state during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Lamont, “The extension will...

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Minimum Wage Increases

Gov. Ned Lamont reminded Connecticut residents that the state minimum wage increased from $11 per hour to $12, effective yesterday. The raise is a result of a law signed on May 28, 2019. Public Act 19-4 requires the...

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What is water backup coverage and why is it important?

Water damage can be disastrous to your home. Imagine discovering that your entire basement is filled with brown water and sewage from a backed-up water main or other pipe. It’s not only disgusting and potentially...

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We are Here For You

Even during challenging times, we are here for you.We know things are hard right now. And, while COVID-19 may be affecting all aspects of everyday life, we hope you realize that some things haven’t changed-our agency is...

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How to Update your Home — Without Spending Thousands

It doesn’t take a massive remodel, or a big budget, to make your house feel a little more like home to you. Inside or out, small improvements can make a significant difference - and whether you’re handy or not, you can...

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