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What to do if you’re involved in an accident

What do I do at the scene of the accident? If you’re involved in a motor vehicle accident, the first thing you should do is contact the police. If anyone is injured, give details to the police, then give the victims...

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Personal life insurance: the basics

What’s the purpose of life insurance? Life insurance usually is purchased by individuals to guarantee a specific sum of money to a designated beneficiary upon the death of the insured, or to the insured if he or she...

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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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