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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

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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

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Insurance News / 02.09.2014

[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] The leading cause of death among young drivers in the United States is traffic accidents. Though people between ages 15 and 24 are about 14 percent of the total population, they are involved in more than 28 percent of accidents involving injuries. Those injuries can be avoided or minimized by putting teens in cars that have high safety ratings. But how many families can buy a brand-spanking new car loaded with safety features when their teens take to...

Insurance News / 27.08.2014

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Insurance News / 25.08.2014

[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] Hackers can guess 76 percent of the passwords in a data breach according to Agent & Broker magazine. As noted in recent local and national news stories, people always are scratching at your online door to obtain your data either directly or through someone else – like a big retail chain or a local merchant. If your account becomes vulnerable, your next and best line of defense is your password. Its strength can save you a lot of...

Insurance News / 18.08.2014

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