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5 Things to Know Before Buying Home Insurance

All lenders require you to purchase a homeowners insurance policy when you buy a home. That part’s simple enough to understand. But when you dig a little deeper into what home insurance is all about, it gets more complicated. Here are some t...



POSTED JANUARY 22, 2018
Tips for Preventing Theft During the Holidays

Going to be away from home during the holidays? Whether you’re going to a party, shopping or vacation, leaving your home for any length of time gives thieves an opportunity to break in. Take steps to keep your home and everything in it safe...



POSTED DECEMBER 21, 2017
9 Ways You Can Save Money on Homeowners Insurance

Homeowners insurance is one of those things you know you need, but you don’t know if you can afford great coverage. The good news is there are ways you can save without sacrificing the effectiveness of your policy. Here are some basic ways t...



POSTED NOVEMBER 21, 2017
Renters Insurance vs. Landlord Insurance: What They Do & Don’t Cover

There’s some confusion about the differences between renters insurance and landlord insurance, but the concept is straightforward: If you own the rental property, get landlord insurance, but if you renting the property from someone else, you...



POSTED OCTOBER 31, 2017
Does Your Home Insurance Cover Animal Damage?

So, does homeowners insurance cover animal damage to your home? The answer is: It’s complicated. There are a seemingly endless list of “ifs” and “buts” at first look, but overall there are guiding factors. Check y...



POSTED SEPTEMBER 27, 2017
How Homeowners Insurance Covers Firearms

Firearms and homeowners insurance have a complicated relationship. The issues related to the topic range from policy limits to criminal or non-criminal acts to individual state regulations. Firearms and Insurance Rates Many insurance compa...



POSTED JULY 20, 2017
Insuring Your Home in an HOA Community

Homeowners associations (HOAs) are common, and not just for condominiums and townhomes. Some single-family detached homes are located within an HOA neighborhood or community. When buying a new home, whether multi- or single-family, it’s impo...



POSTED JUNE 21, 2017
Does Your Airbnb Home Have Enough Insurance Coverage?

Home sharing service Airbnb now offers free Host Protection Insurance (HPI).  Although HPI covers up to $1M per incident, don’t expect it to be enough protection. The liability policy, like those offered by other vacation rental sites,...



POSTED MAY 17, 2017
Can You Deduct Your Homeowners Insurance Costs On Your Taxes? Sometimes.

The answer to whether or not homeowners insurance is tax deductible is kind of a mixed bag of good news/bad news. Generally, your premium costs are not deductible (bad news), but there are exceptions (good news). Since home ownership comes with so...



POSTED APRIL 17, 2017
EINSURANCE’s Top 10 Articles of All-Time

We have been posting articles for over 20 years to ensure you, our customers, are informed when buying insurance. Our commitment has been, and will always be, to keep you up-to-date on coverage options, policy terms, and all you need to know about...



POSTED JANUARY 24, 2017

EINSURANCE.(com): EInsurance Journal Business Insurance Articles

How to Hire the Right People for Your Small Business

When you’re trying to attract good employees for your small business, you may feel as if big employers have the advantage. After all, they usually pay more, offer the best benefits and demonstrate staying power more easily. But that doesn&rs...



POSTED JANUARY 22, 2018
8 Ways to Be a Better Boss

Hiring employees, managing the business, paying the bills, monitoring customer service, motivating the staff… The to-do list seems to go on forever. Running a business is not for the faint of heart, but there are some steps you can take to...



POSTED DECEMBER 21, 2017
Insurance Options for Your At-Home Business

If you work out of your home, there’s a good chance you need specific business insurance coverage. Even if you have homeowners or renters insurance, your policy may not do enough to meet your needs. Depending on the kind of business you have...



POSTED NOVEMBER 21, 2017
How to Create a Wellness Program for Your Small Business

Workplace wellness programs have been helpful for larger companies in efforts to boost morale and enhance productivity, but what about small businesses? Even if you don’t have the budget for expensive solutions like an at-work gym, there are...



POSTED OCTOBER 31, 2017
How to Reduce Your Costs for Workers Compensation

Chances are good your business is located in a state where Workers Compensation insurance is required. No matter how small your business is, and whether or not Workers Comp is required, coverage is good for you, your employees and your business....



POSTED SEPTEMBER 27, 2017
A Guide to Finding the Right Accounting Software for Your Small Business

Accounting software has simplified the accounting process for business and personal finances. Today, many software options are available, helping users avoid the one-size-fits-all dilemma. With a little bit of research you can find the accounting...



POSTED AUGUST 16, 2017
How to Keep Your Millennial Employees Happy at Work

A lot of generalizations have been made about millennials, considered anyone reaching young adulthood in the early 21st century. A lot of what is said about them isn’t particularly flattering: they’re privileged, entitled, spoiled and,...



POSTED JULY 20, 2017
Small Business? You’re at Risk for Employee Fraud

If you think your company is too small to worry about employee fraud, consider this: A small business with fewer than 100 employees had 28% higher losses from fraud than larger companies, according to a report by the Association of Certified Fraud...



POSTED JUNE 21, 2017
Should Your Business Allow Employees to Bring Pets to Work?

Many companies are finding out that letting employees bring pets to work can actually improve business. In fact, the Society of Human Resource Management found that seven percent of employers let employees bring their pets to work. It’s beco...



POSTED MAY 17, 2017
What You Need to Know About Small Business Health Insurance

As if the health care scene isn’t confusing enough, small business owners must sift through a number of options to find the employee health insurance program that makes sense for them. Business with fewer than 50 employees are not required t...



POSTED MAY 17, 2017

EINSURANCE.(com): EInsurance Journal Auto Insurance Articles

8 Things You Should Do After a Car Accident

When you’re in a car accident, whether it’s minor fender-bender or a major collision, it’s very unsettling. You may be disoriented, not sure what to do next. The best way to be prepared for such a moment is to learn the steps tha...



POSTED JANUARY 22, 2018
Do Your Homework Before You Apply for Auto Loan

When you decide it’s time to buy that new car you’ve been wanting, unless you are in a position to pay cash you’ll need to get a loan. For a lot of people, that step in the process is last, but do yourself a favor and think about...



POSTED DECEMBER 21, 2017
When to File an Auto Insurance Claim and When It’s Smart Not To

Should you, or shouldn’t you? It’s common knowledge that whenever you file an auto insurance claim your premiums might go up. So should you or shouldn’t you file a claim? Whether you should or shouldn’t file depends. Wh...



POSTED DECEMBER 21, 2017
7 Costly Mistakes to Avoid When Renting a Car

When you rent a car, you have to make a lot of decisions. Should you purchase insurance for the rental? Which mileage plan does the company provide? Should you prepay for fuel? Making the wrong choices can be costly. Here are some mistakes to...



POSTED NOVEMBER 21, 2017
Can Your Auto Insurance Deductible Be Waived?

When you purchase car insurance your policy includes a deductible. You must pay the specified deductible amount before your insurance company pays for the remaining repair costs. In certain situations, the deductible can be waived. Here are so...



POSTED NOVEMBER 21, 2017
How Artificial Intelligence is Changing the Auto Insurance Industry

As with so many other sectors, artificial intelligence (AI) is tangibly changing the auto insurance industry. The goal is to improve customer service and safety, but also to save insurance providers and policy-holders money. One prediction is...



POSTED OCTOBER 31, 2017
What Happens if a Stolen Car is Recovered After You’ve Received an Auto Insurance Payout?

According to the Insurance Information Institute, 236.9 vehicles per 100,000 people were stolen in 2016. Depending on the kind of car you have and where you park it, you might just fall prey to car thieves yourself. If your car is stolen, ther...



POSTED OCTOBER 31, 2017
Mandatory Driver Safety Discounts for Mature Drivers

If you are 55 or older, chances are good you can get a discount on your auto insurance, and learn a thing or two in the process. Even if you have not been told you must take a senior driving course to keep or reinstate your driver’s license,...



POSTED SEPTEMBER 27, 2017
6 Safety Features That Can Save You Money on Car Insurance

There might just be a treasure trove of savings in your auto insurance premiums. If you haven’t yet explored discounts for safety features, it might be worth looking into. It varies by state and insurance carrier, but if your car is equipped...



POSTED AUGUST 16, 2017
Buying Auto Insurance: Online vs. Agent

The Internet has changed our lives in so many ways. Where we get the news, how we learn, the way we do business and how we shop. Now you can even buy insurance policies online. But which is better, buying an auto insurance online or the “old...



POSTED AUGUST 16, 2017

News – Insurance Journal

Dallas Mavericks Investigating Allegations of Hostile Workplace, Harrassment
The Dallas Mavericks have hired outside counsel to investigate allegations of inappropriate conduct by former team president Terdema Ussery in a Sports Illustrated report that described a hostile workplace for women. Ussery was accused of making sexually suggestive remarks to …

POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2018 5:51 PM
HDI Adds to U.S. Engineering, Construction Divisions
HDI Global SE has appointed John Schossler has been appointed assistant vice president, Casualty Construction manager, based in Chicago. Schossler will lead all efforts in the development of this segment by cultivating deeper relationships with producers and accelerating HDI’s market …

POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2018 5:41 PM
Huck Named VP of Fidelis Group Holdings’ Marine Division in Houston
Fidelis Group Holdings LLC (FGH), with its subsidiary Continental Underwriters Ltd., has hired Darrin Huck as vice president of its Marine Division. He is based in Houston. Huck serves as a senior underwriter within the group’s Brown Water Hull, Liabilities …

POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2018 5:30 PM
Midwest Battered by Deadly, Damaging Storms
Sandbags were holding back floodwaters in parts of Michigan as a storm system moved across several Midwest and Great Plains states on Wednesday, bringing heavy rain, snow and ice to the region. The weather has already been blamed for hundreds …

POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2018 5:24 PM
Worker’s Death on Gulf Platform Subject of Federal Probe
Federal regulators are investigating the weekend death of a worker on an oil production platform in the Gulf of Mexico. The contractor was removing out-of-service fire suppression equipment when he was fatally injured on the offshore platform Saturday, according to …

POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2018 5:18 PM
Survey: Minnesota’s Jump in Uninsured Led by Drop in Private Coverage
The number of Minnesota residents without health insurance jumped by 116,000 in the past two years, the state Department of Health said. A biennial survey by the department and the University of Minnesota School of Public Health found that the …

POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2018 5:13 PM
XL Catlin Names Thyme as Director of Emerging Markets Development
XL Catlin has appointed Claudia Thyme to the role of director, Emerging Markets Development. In this role, Thyme will contribute to XL Catlin’s emerging market strategies, with a particular focus on Latin America. Thyme has 20 years’ experience in the …

POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2018 4:32 PM
Law Enforcement Officers 3 Times More Likely to Be Injured Than Other Workers
An estimated 669,100 law enforcement officers were treated in emergency departments across the nation for nonfatal injuries between 2003 and 2014, according to a study by researchers at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Law enforcement officers …

POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2018 4:09 PM
UK’s RSA Insurance Posts Above-Forecast Profit of $920.2M in 2017
Even higher payouts for RSA shareholders are likely in 2018, chief executive Stephen Hester said on Thursday after the company posted an above-forecast 2017 operating profit and boosted its dividend by 23 percent. Analysts had been looking for a special …

POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2018 3:49 PM
Alaska Governor Wants $10M for Seismic Surveying
Gov. Bill Walker’s administration has asked the Alaska Legislature for permission to spend $10 million on seismic surveying in the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The seismic survey funding was included last week in a supplemental spending …

POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2018 3:45 PM

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