Business Insurance

What’s the Difference Between ‘Replacement Cost’ and ‘Actual Cash Value’ Insurance Policies?

Posted by on Aug 30, 2018 in Business Insurance, Franchise Insurance, Personal Insurance | Comments Off on What’s the Difference Between ‘Replacement Cost’ and ‘Actual Cash Value’ Insurance Policies?

The worst has happened: Someone stole your car and stripped it to pieces! Now, all you’ve got left are fond memories of your slick ride and an insurance policy claim to file. All you want to do is put this whole ordeal behind you, buy a new car, and never look back. But will your insurance payout cover the cost of that same car? Understanding “replacement cost” versus “actual cash value” when it comes to your policies is important. Replacement cost Replacement cost policies will pay out the cost necessary for a direct replacement of the item covered. So, for example, if your vehicle was a...

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It’s Tornado and Hurricane Season: Is Your Property Insured?

Posted by on Jun 21, 2018 in Business Insurance, Personal Insurance | Comments Off on It’s Tornado and Hurricane Season: Is Your Property Insured?

As glorious as the spring and summer months can be, they can also bring some of Mother Nature’s most destructive behavior. April, May, and June are peak months for tornadoes in the U.S. while hurricane season officially begins June 1 and lasts through November. Both can cause widespread catastrophic damage as well as injury and death. While those who live in areas prone to such natural disasters should have emergency plans in place to protect themselves and their families, what about their homes, businesses, and personal property? It’s impossible to predict or control the amount of damage...

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Don’t Get Left Underwater! Follow This Flood Insurance and Water Damage Prevention Checklist

Posted by on Jun 7, 2018 in Business Insurance, Personal Insurance | Comments Off on Don’t Get Left Underwater! Follow This Flood Insurance and Water Damage Prevention Checklist

Water. We need it to survive, but it can also be a relentless, unforgiving beast. In mere minutes, water can cause property damage that requires months of costly cleanup and restoration. Unfortunately, flood insurance is not typically included in standard homeowners or business insurance policies. While a policy may cover damage caused by a leaky dishwasher or faulty hot water heater, no standard policy automatically includes flood protection. When a rising tide of water causes a flood, damage to structures and personal property is usually covered only if the homeowner or business owner has...

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Achieving Financial Fitness in 2018 Starts with Knowing Your Numbers

Posted by on Feb 22, 2018 in Business Insurance, Franchise Insurance, Life Insurance, Personal Insurance | Comments Off on Achieving Financial Fitness in 2018 Starts with Knowing Your Numbers

It’s a new year, a clean slate, and a fresh beginning: Although we’re nearly two months into 2018, it’s not too late to define your goals for the year and make a plan to accomplish them. While health-related goals like losing weight and eating better seem to top the list of Americans’ most popular New Year’s resolutions, financial fitness is a top goal for many, too. A YouGov survey of 1.2. million Americans revealed 37% of respondents said they want to “spend less money” in 2018, while making better financial decisions was the third-most popular response in survey data compiled by analysts...

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How Could the New Tax Overhaul Affect Your Insurance?

Posted by on Feb 8, 2018 in Business Insurance, Franchise Insurance, Life Insurance, Personal Insurance | Comments Off on How Could the New Tax Overhaul Affect Your Insurance?

The most sweeping U.S. tax reform in 30 years became official when the federal tax overhaul passed both houses of Congress and was signed into law by President Donald Trump Dec. 22, 2017. The new law includes several major changes to the Internal Revenue Code and also repeals former President Barack Obama’s health care law, which included an individual mandate for health insurance coverage. Under “Obamacare,” nearly all Americans were required by law to have health insurance or pay a penalty. In 2017, the penalty was $695 per adult and $347.50 per child or 2.5% of one’s household...

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Small Businesses Aren’t Immune to Cybercrime

Posted by on Jan 23, 2018 in Business Insurance | Comments Off on Small Businesses Aren’t Immune to Cybercrime

The ability to handle business transactions via the internet has opened countless doors for owners of small to medium-sized businesses — even those who don’t have a single door for customers to walk through! Yesterday’s brick-and-mortar stores are today’s digital marketplaces, and consumer demand for online commerce is only bolstering the shift. In fact, according to Big Commerce: More than half of Americans favor online shopping. Nearly every American with internet access has made a transaction online in his or her lifetime. Americans spend two and a half hours or more shopping online every...

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