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GLASCOCK & MEENAN INSURANCE BLOG

  • 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...
  • New Car Tech Headed Our Way
    Craig Thomas & Eric Vo Many car buyers make purchasing decisions based on the technology fitted to their new ride. In...
  • A Quick Refresher: Driving and Maintaining Your Vehicle in Wintry Conditions
    Michael Kelly To be a safe driver, you must learn how to handle your vehicle in all conditions. This article...
  • Manufacturers, Do You Understand Your Products Liability Risks?
    From an initial prototype sketch to the warning labels on a finished product, the decisions made during the course...
  • Inside a Products Liability Claim
    Products liability claims and lawsuits can be complex, potentially involving alleged design defects, manufacturing defects and warning, and instruction...
  • 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...
  • 5 Steps for Product Liability Risk Management
    By Travelers Risk Control Ensuring that your product is safe from risks may seem like a daunting task. Begin to...
  • Exercise With A Friend To Help You Both Stay Safer On The Road
    The Hartford Exercise can have many benefits for our physical and mental well-being. But did you know it may also...
  • Are Extreme Floods the New Normal?
    ​Flooding can be a devastating event. In one fell swoop, water can take out everything from a home's foundation...
  • Learn More About Car Theft Prevention
    Kathy Simpson Was Your Car Broken Into? After having decreased for 23 years in a row, the number of stolen vehicles...
  • 4 Tips for Space Heater Safety
    When the weather starts to drop, staying warm often becomes a priority. From plush blankets to heavy-duty sweaters, those...
  • 6 Ideas to Cut Heating Costs This Winter
    The cost of heating and cooling accounts for 42% of energy use in a typical home in the United States, and...
  • 5 Car Features That Will Soon Be Standard
    Justin Stoltzfus Car manufacturers are selling a lot of cars worldwide, Statista reports total 2016 sales at over 76 million and projecting...
  • Preparing Your Fleet for Winter
    When fleet vehicles are not available for use, your company can experience a trickle-down effect. You may have to...
  • Safest and Most Dangerous States for Pedestrians
    Emily Guy Birken Generally, we don’t think of walking as a hazardous activity, but pedestrians are vulnerable any time foot traffic and vehicular...
  • Don’t Help Crooks Steal Your Car
    Jordan Perch After having decreased for 23 years in a row, the number of stolen vehicles increased in 2015*. According...
  • Renting Out Your House or Investment Property: 10 Things to Consider
    Investing in a rental property to become a landlord could be a smart way to generate extra income for...
  • Safeguard Your Business with a Distracted Driving Policy
    Employees who drive during the course of their work may also drive up their employer’s risk factors if they...
  • Four Steps to Safer Drivers
    If you want a safe fleet, start with safe drivers. Studies have shown, again and again, that your drivers are...
  • 6 Considerations Before Joining a Nonprofit Board
    It may be the last thing you are thinking about when you volunteer on the board of a nonprofit,...
  • How Does Cyber Insurance Work?
    The cost of dealing with a data breach goes beyond repairing databases, strengthening security procedures or replacing lost laptops....