Year: 2015

More Than 40 Percent Of Small Businesses Will Experience A Claim In The Next 10 Years

Insurer offers advice on how to prepare and protect businesses from common and costly property and general liability claims Four out of 10 small businesses are likely to experience a property or general liability claim in the next 10 years, according to an analysis of The Hartford’s small business claims. Topping the list for the most common claim is burglary and theft, however, the most costly claim... Read Article

Paying Tribute To The ‘Mom And Pop’ Business Owner

Long before the big box store, mom and pop represented the entrepreneurial scene. These corner stores - typically family-owned - provided locals with a wide variety of products and services that enabled consumers to get what they needed for their daily dealings. Though mom and pop companies aren't quite as common as the used to be, small businesses have grown in number. In fact, there... Read Article

AAA: Distracted Driving For Teens A Bigger Problem Than Thought

  WASHINGTON — Distractions — especially talking with passengers and using cellphones — play a far greater role in car crashes involving teen drivers than has been previously understood, according to compelling new evidence cited by safety researchers. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety analyzed nearly 1,700 videos that capture the actions of teen drivers in the moments before a crash. It found that distractions... Read Article

How Driving Violations Can Affect Auto Insurance Premiums

From the car you drive, to the frequency with which you use it, there are several factors that go into determining how much you pay in auto insurance premiums. Each factor is weighted,, ultimately resulting in a price for typically a 6 or 12 month policy period. A major contributor to premiums is your driving record. The safer you drive, the more likely it is... Read Article

Phished! What now? Some steps to recovery

Pop-up screens can be phishing scams.   It could happen to anyone. You’re innocently browsing news headlines, checking the latest sports scores or searching for the perfect pair of shoes when out of nowhere you get a pop-up warning that a virus was detected on your computer and you need to contact Microsoft immediately. Conveniently enough, the pop-up also provides you with the Microsoft support... Read Article