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GLASCOCK & MEENAN INSURANCE BLOG

  • Car Safety Technologies that May Save Your Life [Video]
    We take it for granted, the automatic way we take the wheel and set out to drive from Point...
  • Choosing Safe Cars for Teens
    If your teenager has just gotten a driver's license, it may be hard to imagine handing over the keys...
  • How to Talk with Your Teen About Safe Driving
    There are plenty of difficult topics to talk about with your children, but perhaps the one that strikes terror...
  • A Timeline for Getting Your Teen Driver on the Road Safely
    Teens eager to drive often have parents equally concerned about keeping their new drivers safe. In fact, the rate...
  • How to Help Prevent Your Boat from Sinking
      A boat can be a significant investment in time and money for any level of boat enthusiast, and keeping...
  • Developing a Storm Preparedness Plan for Your Boat: Tropical Storms and Hurricanes
    The summer season has the potential to bring fun-filled days and enjoyment for many boat owners. Experienced mariners know...
  • 5 Steps to Create a Home Inventory Checklist [Video]
    After a fire, burglary or another event in which you lost possessions from your home, it may be difficult...
  • 5 Steps on How to Declutter Your House for Sale
    If you’re thinking of moving, you’ve probably heard the advice from real estate agents and stagers to cut down...
  • Effective immediately
    Effective immediately, our physical office is closed and we will be telecommuting until further notice.  If you need assistance,...
  • How to Pack for a Move [Video]
    Anyone who has moved likely can tell you a tale or two about boxes packed at the last minute,...
  • Moving Checklist and Calendar: How to Move in 30 Days
    Even if you are excited to be moving to a new home, to a different state or country, or...
  • We Saw the Future of Smart Homes at CES 2020
    Join CNET at CES 2020 with technology expert Stephanie Duchaine and futurist Radha Mistry who show us the mix...
  • 6 Things You Need To Know About Rental Car Insurance
    Jeremy Katz Despite the growing popularity of ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft, demand for rental cars continues to...
  • Gap Insurance: What Is It & Do I Need It?
    Sarita Harbour Congratulations on your recent car purchase or lease! You’re probably thinking about driving your vehicle and not about the auto loan...
  • Insurance Rates Explained: Why Did My Car Insurance Go Up?
    Sharon Brezner You open your auto insurance bill, and you are wondering “why did my car insurance go up?” If something about your...
  • What is an Auto Insurance Score?
    Emily Guy Birken An insurance score is a score calculated from information on your credit report. Your credit information can...
  • How to Avoid Nine of the Most Common Auto Insurance Claims
    Michael Kelly, Eric Rosenberg If you can avoid auto claims, it will save you a bundle on your insurance. The...
  • Winter Driving: Black ice & Driving in snow
    Black ice The Western Slope Driving Institute, an automotive education organization, explains that black ice is extremely dangerous because it is nearly impossible to...
  • How to Safely Navigate Winter Roads
    With winter weather in full swing you might encounter some icy roads in the near future, if you have...
  • Nail Gun Safety
    In the construction industry, nail guns have become the gold standard for wood frame construction. They're easy to use,...
  • Cannabis Laws and Commercial Drivers
    Thirty states plus the District of Columbia have recently enacted comprehensive Marijuana usage laws. The continuing and increasing trend of...
  • What Insurance Do Contractors Need?
    Why Do Contractors Need Insurance? Contractors need insurance to protect their business assets from unexpected injuries and unintended damages. When...
  • Mobile Equipment and Vehicle Fire Prevention
    There are few things more frightening than seeing smoke start to come out of the corners of your engine...
  • Is Your Business at Risk For Flooding?
    There's one decision  that every business owner ─ regardless of the type of business they own ─ needs to make each year: how...
  • 3 Small Business Risk Management Tips For Winter
    Winter weather can be a risk to the continuity of business operations. Small business owners should be ensuring that...
  • How to Build an Emergency Survival Kit
    When creating an emergency survival kit for the home, consider the supplies you might need to last you and...
  • Renovating Your Home to FORTIFIED Standard
    If you're working on your home or putting on a new roof, consider renovating to FORTIFIED standards. Developed by the Insurance...
  • The Pros and Cons of Composite vs. Wood Decking
    You’ve decided it's time to replace your outdoor deck and you’re ready to take it on as a DIY project,...
  • Hiring a Contractor Checklist and Tips
    As you plan your next home renovation project, choosing the right contractor for the job is a critical first...
  • Questions to Ask Your Home Inspector
    Moving into a newly purchased home can be one of the most stressful and challenging life moments for any...
  • Buying vs. Renting a House? Five Questions to Consider
    You’re thinking about moving from apartment life to a house, but you're not sure you're ready – financially or...
  • How to Help Prevent Offline Identity Fraud
    Contrary to popular belief, identity fraud does not always begin online. According to Travelers claim data, 44 percent of...
  • 6 Essential Travel Tips
    Vacations are for reducing stress, not adding to it. Unfortunately, things can happen to make any vacation a stressful...
  • A New Sweep of Smart Home Security Devices
    Tech expert Stephanie Duchaine visits the CNET Appliance Lab and previews the latest generation of smart home security devices...
  • Make My Front Door Smarter
      Join tech expert, Stephanie Duchaine, at the CNET Smart Home in San Francisco to see how we used smart tech...
  • Preparing Your Home for Vacation
    Vacation is for fun and relaxation. Help save yourself some worry about what could be happening at home by...
  • Premises Security and Liability
    A slippery or uneven floor, sidewalk or parking lot that leads to a slip, trip or fall; a cluttered...
  • Breweries and the Craft of Managing Risks
    Craft brewers can spend hours in search of that perfect balance of hops and malt, sampling new ingredients and...
  • New Car Replacement Coverage
    If you total your new car in the first five years, Premier New Car Replacement® coverage pays to replace it with...
  • What Does Loan or Lease Gap Insurance Cover?
    What Does Loan or Lease Gap Insurance Cover? The value of a vehicle depreciates the minute you drive it off...
  • Liability Insurance Coverage
    Bodily injury liability and property damage liability coverages provide compensation for injuries to others, related legal expenses and damage your...
  • Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Insurance Coverage
    It's scary to realize that some drivers on the road either have no insurance or don’t have sufficient coverage....
  • Staying Safe Around Heavy Equipment
    Every year heavy equipment operators, ground workers and pedestrians are injured or killed by heavy mobile equipment used in...
  • Protecting Your Construction Site from Fire, Water and Theft
    Long after the workday ends, risks continue at construction sites, as fire, theft and water can cause significant property...
  • Earthquake Facts and Safety Tips
    Know the relevant facts and figures about earthquakes. When do they occur? How damaging are they? What do you...
  • Disaster Planning Guide
    The best time to think about a natural disaster is when there is not one in sight and you...
  • Returning to Your Property after a Hurricane
    After a disaster like a hurricane occurs, if you were required to or decided to evacuate, it’s important to...
  • Hurricane Survival Guide: What to Do During and After the Storm
    Hurricanes are some of the most devastating, and costly, natural disasters known to man. Preparing your home and family before...
  • Hurricane Facts and Myths
    The Biggest Myth is that “It Will Not Happen Here” When preparing for a hurricane, it is easy to find...
  • Hurricane Preparedness for Businesses
      By Travelers Risk Control   If your business is in the projected path of a hurricane, you need to act quickly to...
  • 4 Tips to Help You Stay Safe During a Natural Disaster
    No one expects to be caught in a potentially dangerous and extreme situation such as a natural disaster. If...
  • 8 Disaster Preparedness Tips
    In the event of a natural disaster, having a preparedness plan can be a critical element in helping secure...
  • ARE YOU PREPARED?
    If disaster strikes, being prepared can make all the difference. Let's build your preparedness kit. Your watertight container holds 12...
  • 7 Steps to Prepare an Emergency Evacuation Plan
    Well before a disaster or some unforeseen event strikes, you should be thinking about an evacuation plan in the...
  • 5 Steps to Create a Home Inventory Checklist
      After a fire, burglary or another event in which you lost possessions from your home, it may be difficult to...
  • 5 Home Improvement Projects That May Have the Biggest Return on Investment
      Conventional wisdom has long held that kitchens and baths sell homes. Those are also two of the more expensive...
  • How to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient
    Extreme temperatures, from wintry winds to summer heat waves, can make us more mindful of the importance of an...