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Coronavirus Update

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China and which has now been detected in many ...

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Protect Your House When You Rent It Out To Others

Renting out your house to others can be lucrative. Millions of people take advantage of various house/apartment sharing services (e.g., Airbnb, HomeAway, FlipKey or MIMDU) each year. These companies match hosts who...

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Stay Insured When You Rent or Hire a Vehicle

People may put a significant amount of effort into adequately insuring their personal vehicles, but they frequently make quick assumptions about coverage for rented or hired vehicles. However, it is important to...

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Transportation Network Companies, like Uber and Lyft

Transportation Network Companies, like Uber and Lyft, have really taken off over the last few years. People are providing transportation to others with their autos using a cell phone application to connect. While this...

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Storm Damage - What's Covered?

Generally, how does my homeowners policy respond to storm damage to my property? Your homeowners policy covers most losses that may occur to your dwelling and personal property. Commonly, losses resulting from theft,...

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State of Connecticut Mandates Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for Businesses

Under Connecticut law, employers with three or more employees must provide two hours of sexual harassment prevention training and education every 10 years. Any new hires must complete this training within six months of...

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House Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Address Reptitive Loss Properties

Bipartisan legislation, the Repeated Flooded Communities Preparation Act, was introduced in the House of Representatives last week in an attempt to address repetitive loss properties covered by the National Flood...

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The dangers of drunk driving

In 2017, nearly 11,000 people in the United States died in motor vehicle crashes involving an alcohol-impaired driver. The annual cost of alcohol-related crashes totals more than $44 billion. What can I do to help...

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What you should consider before changing auto insurers?

Some of our customers have been prompted by TV commercials or mass-mail advertisements to consider switching their automobile insurance. Before saying “yes” to one of these proposals, we hope you will consider the ...

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Choosing the Correct Fire Extinguisher Classification

Fire extinguishers are classified by the type of fire that they will extinguish. There are five different fire extinguishers classifications. If the proper fire extinguisher class is not used there is a risk that the...

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State Auto Offers Identity Theft Protection

You are a target for identity theft. And once your identity has been stolen, it's hard to get it back in order. From prevention to restoration, our Identity Theft Protection Program has you covered. Provided free of...

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Credit Card Safety Measures

When protecting your credit there are many things to consider. You could become a victim of theft in many places including the grocery store, mall, or a parking lot. New chips have come out claiming to better protect...

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What is a Reservation of Rights Letter?

A Reservation of Rights Letter is notification from your insurance company that coverage for a claim may not apply. The notification allows the insurance company to continue to investigate a claim in order to determine...

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Governor Signs Executive Orders to Reduce Health Care Costs in Connecticut

Gov. Ned Lamont recently announced that he has signed two executive orders that will address health-care costs, primary care spending, and quality of care for individuals, businesses and state government. The orders...

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Hemp Will Qualify for New Crop Insurance Pilot

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced on Dec. 23 that hemp farmers in 21 states will be eligible for a new crop insurance pilot program starting in 2020. The program provides actual production history...

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Yikes! Second Hottest Year on Record

According to independent assessments of global temperatures in 2019 by NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the World Meteorological Organization, Berkeley Earth, and the U.K. Met Office, last...

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Super Early Spring Cleaning Ideas!

Getting organized and ready for spring feels great. We’ve got some suggestions for you to think about when you’re spring cleaning: 1.) Tune up your auto policy.Everyone makes sure auto insurance "fits" when they first...

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Stay Informed

Staying informed and up-to-date on your insurance company’s insurance policies isn’t just smart, it also can save you money and give you peace of mind. If you haven’t reviewed your coverage in a while, you might be...

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The Safety of Independence

When it comes to staying safe-in your car, when you are traveling, in your home-it’s important to consider one of the most important tools that will make you feel safe and secure: insurance. Sure, you can stay safe by...

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Make Sure You Are The Only You Out There

The Federal Trade Commission processed 1.4 million fraud reports-totaling $1.48 billion in losses-in 2018. Identity theft occurs when an unauthorized person uses your personal identifying information, such as your name,...

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Seat Belt Laws


The Do’s and Don’ts After A Fire

During a fire, it’s important to follow your emergency action plan and ensure that you and your family are safe. After a fire, it’s equally important that you take care of your home-but maybe not in the way you might...

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Electric Scooters are Coming!!!

Effective Oct. 1, 2019, legalized electric scooters, electric bicycles and electric tricycles became legal in Connecticut. The law allows these vehicles-as long as they do not exceed 20 miles per hour and are not...

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A Home's Replacement Cost

Wouldn’t it be nice to buy a homeowners policy that would guarantee replacement of your home in the event of a loss without any conditions? That concept may be appealing, but it’s not realistic. In order to charge the...

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Older Drivers

An article in the Washington Post took a look at U.S. Census data and noted the number of licensed drivers over the age of 65 increased 29 percent from 2003 to 2013. In fact, the article said, older drivers have...

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Connecticut Texting Laws

You know it is forbidden, but sometimes it’s so hard to resist. You hear that chime from your pocket or the cup holder and you want to look. You know you shouldn’t but what if it’s something important, like breaking...

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Holiday Gifts and Insurance Coverage

My house is filled with expensive gifts waiting to be opened. If my home is burglarized, damaged or destroyed, are all these gifts covered under my homeowners policy? It depends on the particular gift. Many homeowners...

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Heating Your Home This Winter

As we settle into the winter months, what can be cozier than enjoying some time in front of a gently burning fire? According to the U.S. Fire Administration, more than one-third of Americans use fireplaces, wood...

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Winter Loss Prevention Tips

Now is the time to prepare to ensure we have a safe winter. Here are a few things to keep in mind to help minimize loss during the colder months: • Your fireplace hasn’t been used in a year. Before you start your first...

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Senate Passes Federal Funding Package with 3 Insurance Priorities

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate has followed the House in passing a federal government funding package (H.R. 1865) that includes three of the top policy priorities of the National Association of Professional Insurance...

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