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Don’t Be a Victim of Frozen Pipes

Don’t Be a Victim of Frozen Pipes

A frozen winter wonderland can turn ugly when water pipes freeze and burst. But you can take steps to avoid frozen pipes. How to prevent trouble 1  Before cold weather hits, drain your swimming pool and sprinklers. Remove outdoor hoses, turn off the water supply...

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10 Tips to Improve Construction Site Security

10 Tips to Improve Construction Site Security

By Troy Dohmeyer Equipment and material theft is a major source of loss for contractors. While insurance may offset some of the financial costs, many uninsured costs – deductibles, replacing depreciated items with new equipment, production delays, paperwork and time...

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Insuring a High-Valued Home

Insuring a High-Valued Home

It’s the holidays! Time for festivities, visions of sugarplums, good cheer…and workplace holiday parties. While employers want to recognize and thank employees for their hard work during the year, workplace holiday parties can become a liability concern. While you...

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Home Health Care Booming

Home Health Care Booming

The average home in Franklin county is worth $155,000. Most insurance agencies are used to insuring the "average" home. If your home is significantly above "average" your insurance agent might not be used to dealing with the issues facing someone who owns a home worth...

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Craft Brewing Gaining in Popularity

Craft Brewing Gaining in Popularity

According to this ABC News Article, the home health care industry is booming and growing much faster than the economy as a whole. By 2020, the ranks of home health and personal care aides will have swelled by more than 1.3 million—a 70 percent increase from 2010,...

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Preparing your car for college

Preparing your car for college

According to the Craft Brewing Association, the volume of craft brews increased 18% in 2013. Over the last 10 years it has averaged better than 10% a year. Craft breweries present difficult challenges to insure properly. Liquor liability for one, but other things you...

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