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Insurance News / 10.11.2014

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Insurance News / 31.10.2014

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Imagine getting this email: Your company has retained our firm to identify security risks. Specifically, your computer has been identified as a possible security problem. Before we meet with your management team, please click this link to review our findings based on your knowledge. Thank you. How many people do you think fall for it? In the cyber world, social engineering is the art of convincing someone to act so a perpetrator can gain unauthorized access to whatever they...

Insurance News / 26.10.2014

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Insurance News / 17.10.2014

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Here’s a dilemma. You’re both working, raising kids and saving or paying for college. Saving for retirement. You’re active in your community. Dad died and mom needs help getting around, being fed, getting dressed and bathing. You’re the adults on-deck. Welcome to the sandwich generation. How will her care be paid for? For that matter, how will you pay for your own long term care when the time comes? This is National Long Term Care Awareness Month – a time...

Insurance News / 10.10.2014

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Your parents may have said “never ride with strangers” but Uber, the new cashless ride sharing app, has taken urban regions by storm. Though there are many virtues of the on-demand travel service, liability insurance coverage remains a question mark. What should you ask before tapping the app for a ride? Let’s back up first (after looking both ways and in the rearview mirror). Here’s what ride sharing is all about. This is a smart phone application designed to...

Insurance News / 03.10.2014

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Insurance News / 29.09.2014

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Rub your hands in lotion, sprinkle them with glitter and then go about your work day. It’s a kids’ game to demonstrate how quickly germs spread through our places of work, schools and at home. With flu season upon us, there are a lot of steps we can take to protect ourselves and co-workers from getting “the bug.” Here are some interesting developments in flu prevention. The first is to actually try the glitter germ game with your co-workers....

Insurance News / 22.09.2014

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Insurance News / 15.09.2014

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] My mother’s life was like a drop of water on a hot skillet. She never stood still – always looking for the next great adventure to engage her time, energy and creativity. When our father died unexpectedly, “Ma” was sixty years old with lots of mileage ahead of her. What she didn’t have was a solid grounding in all that our dad had assumed as his responsibility (e.g. finances, taxes, investments, insurance). Gratefully, she learned from others and...

Insurance News / 08.09.2014

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Businesses large and small that accept credit cards in the United States are facing a harsh reality when it comes to fraud liability. In October 2015, most all major credit card companies will shift liability for data breaches and fraudulent purchasing onto businesses that have failed to adopt upgraded card security technology. What does that mean to businesses and their consumers? For some time, there has been technology considered more secure than the old magnetic stripe on credit cards....

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