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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...

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...

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...

5 Tips for Keeping Your Home Safe This Halloween

For home owners, trick-or-treaters aren’t the only spooky things that come with Halloween. While you’re handing out goodies and enjoying the costumes you’ll want to have a good time and not worry about your home becoming a liabil...

Protect Your Home from the Unexpected

Older people are most likely to sustain an injury at home than anywhere else. But accidents at home can happen no matter your age. With precaution you can make your home safer, and some of these measures might allow you to receive home insurance d...

Don’t Let Lack of Dog Liability Insurance Come Back to Bite You

Beware the dog that takes a chunk out of your bank account. You are liable should your pet pooch bite someone, but your homeowners or renters insurance may take some sting out of the injury. How protected you are can be limited by both the state i...

Grinch-Proof Your Home for the Holidays

Don't be an easy mark for grinches and thieves who target homes during the holidays. Whether you’re going to be away from home for a couple hours or a couple weeks, here’s how to protect your home from holiday thieves. Your season will...


EINSURANCE.(com): EInsurance Journal Business Insurance Articles

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....

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...

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
Understanding Business Insurance for Veterinarians and Animal Service

Businesses that involve working with animals deal with something others don’t: pets that belong to other people. That distinction comes with particular considerations that aren’t covered in other business insurance plans. Pet-relat...

Can a Company Retreat Improve Your Small Business?

After several years of waning popularity, the corporate retreat has been making a comeback. Interest dropped almost 90 percent from 2005 to 2013, but since coming out of the Great Recession, more and more companies are carving out time for busines...

Employee Wellness Programs: What You Should Know

Employee wellness programs, which vary in scope, are changing the workplace environment for the better, even for small businesses. They offer a perk that can help a company attract and retain employees. But wellness programs have also been found t...

6 Must-Haves For Your Small Business Website

Think of your business website as your living room, where you greet visitors and make them feel welcome. It’s where first impressions are made. Treat visitors right, and they’ll come back again and again. Every small business needs...


EINSURANCE.(com): EInsurance Journal Auto Insurance Articles

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,...

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...

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...

Comprehensive Auto Insurance: What It Is and When You Need It

Despite its name, comprehensive auto insurance doesn’t cover everything related to your car in the case of an accident or damage to your car. Instead, it covers theft and damage to your car due to natural disasters and other non-collision ev...

What to Do With Your Car Insurance When You Move

Moving is such a hassle, it’s understandable if something falls through the cracks in the process. But, when you’re letting people and companies know you have a new address, there is one particular item that often gets forgotten: your...

POSTED JULY 20, 2017
The In’s and Out’s of Motorcycle Insurance

If you’re considering a motorcycle purchase, be sure to include insurance in your cost estimating equation. Even though there are a few states – Montana, Washington and Florida – that don’t require motorcycle insurance, if...

POSTED JUNE 21, 2017
What Is Personal Injury Protection Insurance and What Does It Cover?

Think of personal injury Protection (PIP) as sort of a “get home free” extension of auto insurance. It is no-fault coverage that pays out no matter who is at fault in a car accident. PIP goes above and beyond standard auto insurance to...

POSTED MAY 17, 2017
How to Shop for High Risk Auto Insurance

As a driver, somewhere along the line you’ll no doubt have an “oops” moment, whether it’s serious (DUI) or less dangerous (driving without insurance). Reasons big to small can cause you to be considered a high risk driver,...

When Would You Have an Excluded Driver on Your Car Insurance Policy?

Whether you ask for it, or your auto insurer demands it, having a named driver exclusion attached to your policy has its consequences. It can also save you money. In states where it’s legal, insurance companies can allow, and sometimes r...

How Much Will Your Car Insurance Cost?

Like many things, auto insurance rates seem to be getting higher every year. So how much is the average cost? It depends on many factors taken into consideration when it’s time to get a new policy. On average, the annual cost to insure a...


News – Insurance Journal

Assurant to Buy The Warranty Group for $2.5 Billion
Assurant will pay $2.5 billion to acquire The Warranty Group, a rival that provides insurance protection plans in areas including consumer electronics and appliances. Assurant is buying The Warranty Group from TPG Capital, a global alternative asset firm with interests …

POSTED OCTOBER 19, 2017 5:00 AM
U.S. Healthcare Sector Plagued by Cyber Breaches Caused by Human Error: Beazley
Whether it is an email sent to the wrong recipient, discharge instructions given to the wrong patient, or a server containing protected health information (PHI) accidentally left open to the public, healthcare entities continue to struggle with data breaches caused …

POSTED OCTOBER 19, 2017 5:00 AM
How to Make a Driverless Car Blameless
Intel Corp. has developed a system it says ensures that self-driving vehicles can’t cause accidents where they are at fault, an effort to reassure a skeptical public and help speed adoption of driverless cars on the road. The world’s largest …

POSTED OCTOBER 19, 2017 5:00 AM
Wells Media Names Simpson to Senior Strategist Post for Branded Content, Research
Wells Media Group has named Pamela Simpson to the position of senior strategist, Branded Content and Research. In this new role, Simpson will work collaboratively with the company’s marketing and production teams to coordinate content projects for Wells Media clients. …

POSTED OCTOBER 19, 2017 5:00 AM
How to Make Facebook Liable for Its Content: Viewpoint
Now that U.S. politicians know that Facebook is unable to stop malicious actors from using it to influence public opinion, the social network is doing its best to avoid tougher regulatory treatment. It shouldn’t be able to get off so …

POSTED OCTOBER 19, 2017 5:00 AM
Florida Insurance Regulator Launches New Information Subscription Service
The Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) has introduced a new subscription service where consumers and other interested parties can sign up and receive their choice of communications from the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR). This includes notifications about important …

POSTED OCTOBER 19, 2017 4:57 AM
North Carolina Utility Sues Chemours, DuPont Over Water Contamination
A utility that provides water in southeastern North Carolina has sued a company it accuses of polluting the Cape Fear River, where the utility gets its water. The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority filed a complaint in U.S. District Court …

POSTED OCTOBER 19, 2017 4:31 AM
South Carolina Counties Affected by Irma Now Eligible for Federal Aid
President Donald Trump has issued a declaration that makes federal aid available to parts of South Carolina recovering from Hurricane Irma. The declaration issued Tuesday means federal aid can now be used to supplement state and local recovery efforts in …

POSTED OCTOBER 19, 2017 4:24 AM
S.S. Nesbitt & Co. of Alabama Taps Roman, Monroe as VPs
S.S. Nesbitt & Co. Inc. (SSN), a Southeastern insurance agency and division of EBSCO Industries, Inc. (EBSCO), has appointed Mike Roman as vice president of its property and casualty sales. Roman is joining senior vice president of property and casualty …

POSTED OCTOBER 19, 2017 4:14 AM
Minnesota’s SFM Mutual Insurance Joins Board of Global Insurance Accelerator
The Des Moines, Iowa-based Global Insurance Accelerator (GIA) announced that SFM Mutual Insurance Company (SFM), a workers’ compensation specialty provider headquartered in Bloomington, Minnesota, will join the GIA board of directors as part of support for the company’s recent annual …

POSTED OCTOBER 19, 2017 2:03 AM

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