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Insurance News / 21.01.2013

[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]One of the benefits of living in Maine is that it’s one of the least expensive states in the country for insurance according to a story in the Portland Press Herald. Low crime, minimal litigation and few coverage mandates are complemented by a wide selection of carriers that compete with one another for your business. All that adds up to low prices which is good for consumers.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

Insurance News / 18.01.2013

[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]Clark Insurance has launched a year-long television campaign to support a number of area non-profit and civic causes. The employee-owned insurance agency is using half its television advertising budget to highlight eight different organizations on numerous channels in the Time Warner Cable service area. We have a long history of supporting non-profit organizations both financially and with our volunteer hours. We decided to take this commitment a step further by producing and airing half our television schedule to support...

Insurance News / 16.01.2013

[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]Small employers in Maine have been receiving mixed messages in the media about the changing cost of group health insurance. Based on recent news reports, there are many different interpretations of the same data. What is clear from the data on the Bureau of Insurance web site is that Maine’s health reform (Public Law 90)has provided the vast majority of small employers modest to significant savings compared to the historic rate of increases experienced prior to the law being...

Insurance News / 16.01.2013

[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]This message is intended for students and adults alike. Please pass it along to your employees and their families. Twenty two percent of adults responding to a Harris Interactive poll said they admit they have sent and read text messages while driving. Forty nine percent of those under age 35 text while driving. Among teenage drivers, it is the number one distraction. As of September 28, such activity is now against the law in Maine and punishable by a minimum...

Insurance News / 08.01.2013

[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]Maine’s economy is in for a long, long, slow recovery according to Charlie Colgan’s annual forecast. Professor Colgan, of the Muskie School of Public Service, began his annual road show with presentations in Portland and Lewiston this week. The opening slide of his presentation set the tone – Lucy once again snatching the football away from a trusting Charlie Brown. The message? Don’t get your hopes up, folks; external forces are impeding a quicker recovery which means Maine...

Insurance News / 04.01.2013

[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]For households with current or aspiring teen aged drivers, there is sobering news from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).According to the federal agency, “In 2010, about 2,700 teens in the United States aged 16–19 were killed and almost 282,000 were treated and released from emergency departments for injuries suffered in motor-vehicle crashes. Young people ages 15-24 represent only 14% of the U.S.population. However, they account for 30% ($19 billion) of the total costs of motor...

Insurance News / 24.12.2012

[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]At Clark Insurance Agency, we want to wish you and yours a happy, healthy, and safe holiday! During this season, you hope to create cherished memories with your loved ones. One way to do so is maintain a warm home. However, learning to do this safely can help prevent accidents, something you don’t want during the holidays. Here are some tips on how to stay cozy in your home: When burning an open fire, make sure to eliminate all...

Insurance News / 17.12.2012

[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]Have a lot of your employees been out sick recently? This could cause the productivity of your office to fall behind since key persons are not able to complete their tasks. How can you manage attendance during cold and flu season fairly? It is important to keep the health of your employees and growth of your business in mind when making this decision. To be a respectful and fair business owner, you should recognize that there are times when...

Insurance News / 10.12.2012

[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]Don’t let the frost, snow, and ice destroy your marine business! The east coast is growing colder and colder each day, which is why you shouldn’t waste another minute leaving your boats, equipment, and employees exposed to potential risks brought on by the winter season. Take the time to protect your marine company with marine insurance and these helpful tips, provided by your friends here at Clark Insurance. The loss of equipment can be quite expensive, especially if it...

Insurance News / 10.12.2012

[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 following material is provided for informational purposes only. Before taking any action that could have legal or other important consequences, speak with a qualified professional who can provide guidance that considers your own unique circumstances. Drafting a clear and comprehensive scope of services has long been recognized as an important tool in reducing your professional liability risks. Often overlooked,however, is that a complete and accurate scope of services can also boost your bottom-line profitability. By itemizing all of...

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