Winter Maintenance Tips

Prevent Frozen Pipes: Protect your home or business and avoid an indoor winter storm that can cause expensive damage. Water expands as it freezes and puts significant pressure on the metal or plastic pipes that hold it. Pipes that are exposed to extreme cold can burst when water expands; these include outdoor hose bibs, swimming pool…

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Umbrella Policies, Protection from any Storm

Sherry Whaley, AAI, CRIS, PWCA Commercial Lines Account Manager When most Americans think of an umbrella, they are more than likely to think about protection. Although, most assume the discussion involves weather, they are unaware of the significant “protection” they can receive from an umbrella insurance policy. While many purchase an umbrella to protect their…

New Hospitality Carbon Monoxide Detector Regulation

Cliff Patterson, Vice President Sales Executive The safety and security of hotel guests are one of the most important priorities of SIA Group. Carbon monoxide has killed nearly 400 people throughout North Carolina since 2011 according to a Charlotte Observer report. Although North Carolina is among the 27 states that require carbon monoxide alarms in…

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Injuries and Associated Costs

By Janet Srock, Commercial Lines Account Manager Most employers have experienced staff members lose time and incur expenses due to work related injuries. Injuries often lead to surgery with periods of follow-up recovery and some form of physical therapy. A recent study revealed surgery and follow-up treatment costs when paid under a workers compensation policy,…

Commercial Cell Phone Policies

What you Need to Know About Employees Who Drive with Cell Phones By Janet Srock, AAI, CISR, Commercial Lines Account Manager Virtually everyone makes use of cell phones or other portable communication devices daily.  But, do you do so when driving? A recent study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety noted the potential for automobile…

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Successful Productivity

Tosha Revell, Benefits Consulting Account Manager Managers continually seek new ways to increase productivity in the workplace. One of the most successful methods is to provide positive reinforcement to employees and make certain they understand how valuable their role is to the company. Overall well-being and performance is generated from the environment in which you…

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Man’s Best Friend, or Insurance Carrier’s Worst Enemy?

Janet Srock, AAI CISR, Commercial Lines Account Manager  “Man’s Best Friend.” That’s how the majority of people feel about their faithful, cuddly dog.  Owners consider them to be a loyal and loving family member that always greets them at the door with a wagging tail. Your insurance carrier may not share that sentiment about your furry canine…

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Don’t Miss Out on Social Media

Tosha Revell, Benefits Consulting Account Manager Social media platforms provide valuable resources to increase consumer reach. Smaller businesses have started to integrate such methods along with use of traditional marketing tools. Social media proves to be one of the best and most cost effective ways to connect to people who were formally unreachable. Such new…

Plan to Win During Disaster

Winning Strategies with Janet Srock AAI, CISR, Commerical Lines Account Manager It is said that timeliness and preparation in life make for dramatic rewards, but in the world of disaster planning, this may save lives, your business and your livelihood. With all of the recent talk about the current hurricane season and disaster preparedness, have…