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GLASCOCK & MEENAN INSURANCE BLOG

  • Loss prevention tips for vacant buildings
    When properties are left vacant or are unoccupied, there are proactive steps that should be taken to help prevent...
  • Stop Losing Money: 3 Risks to Your Business Inventory
    For many small businesses (especially retailers), inventory is a large portion of working capital investment and the company's equity....
  • ​How to Practice Electrical Safety During Flooding
    On average, more deaths occur in the U.S. each year from flooding than from any other type of natural disaster. While the...
  • Post COVID-19: Preparing Your Small Business to Reopen
    Many small businesses have been hard hit by COVID-19. It's not clear yet how long the pandemic will last,...
  • Prevent Construction Equipment Theft
    Construction equipment theft can be a big financial hit for a business, with long-lasting repercussions like loss of productivity,...
  • Preparing Your Property for Employees, Tenants and Patrons During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic
    As you begin to reopen or reestablish your business during the COVID-19 pandemic, you need to ensure your property...
  • Cleaning and Disinfecting During and After a Pandemic
    *This document is intended for facilities outside the health care industry. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it is crucial to...
  • What to Do After the Storm
    Whether you are a homeowner or business owner, hurricanes can leave you vulnerable to major losses, since most home...
  • 5 Key Questions To Ask Before Hiring A Home Inspector
    Home buying is nothing if not a process. From applying for a mortgage to perusing the Internet and attending open...
  • How to Keep Rodents from Entering Your Home
    With more than 1500 species of rodents cataloged, rodents comprise more than two-thirds of all the mammals on earth. The...
  • Tips to Help Address the Impact of Unexpected Property Shutdowns
    During this unprecedented time, many businesses are beginning to close their doors to the public or shut down entirely....
  • COVID-19: Adapting and Preparing Your Business for Change
    The COVID-19 pandemic has quickly changed our world, and small business owners across the nation are working to adapt...
  • Heat Illness Prevention
    BEAT THE HEAT. The soaring temperatures in the summer can pose risks to your health, including dehydration and heat stroke. Heat...
  • PREVENT THE SPREADING OF CORONAVIRUS
    Travel restrictions and bans are in effect across the globe, with a strong advisory to cancel non-essential travel. To...
  • COVID-19: Financial Resources for Small Businesses
    A number of new measures are designed to provide financial relief to small businesses and their employees affected by...
  • ​Hailstorms are more common than the average person might think
    Hailstorms are more common than the average person might think. In fact, almost 9 million claims for hail losses occurred within...
  • Stop Distracted Driving: Grooming
    Putting on makeup and other grooming while driving can take our eyes off the road for longer than we...
  • Stop Distracted Driving
    Texting and driving can be distracting, even if you think you’re only taking your eyes off the road for...
  • How Crumple Zones Work
    This may be a hard concept to accept but, despite what your intuition tells you, you may want a...
  • Staying Safe in Work Zone Traffic
    Roadwork can be frustrating, but it is a necessary fact of life for all drivers, whether you drive for...
  • The Science of Traffic Patterns
      Some traffic scenarios seem to defy logic, such as how roundabouts can actually be more efficient than traditional intersections,...
  • FLOODING IS ALWAYS IN SEASON
    Your property could be at risk, and a flood insurance policy could help. Learn More        
  • How Do Hurricanes Develop?
    Stretching from June to the end of November, some of the most damaging storms that Mother Nature has to...
  • Is it Better to Lease or Buy a Car?
      While many consumers want to own the cars they drive, some prefer leasing vehicles that may have lower monthly payments...
  • Choosing a Family Vehicle: SUV or Minivan?
      When it comes to choosing a vehicle for your family, many see it as a choice between a Sports...
  • Tips for Handling a Tire Blowout
    For many drivers, there is nothing more frightening or potentially dangerous than a tire blowout at almost any speed....
  • 4 Things to Consider Before Buying a Hybrid Car
    Hybrid gasoline-electric cars offer great fuel efficiency, but sales have suffered in recent years because of low gas prices. Decreasing...
  • Car Maintenance Checklist
      New, old, owned or leased — a regular maintenance routine can help protect the value, enjoyment and safety of your...
  • How to Detail Your Car in 9 Steps
    Having your car detailed takes work but can be rewarding — every inch looks clean and shiny, like a...
  • Should I Buy a New or Used Car?
    Before you decide whether to buy a new or used car, it's important to consider the reasons you're making...
  • How to Choose Car Insurance in 4 Steps
    Because there are so many companies selling car insurance, sorting through all the choices to find the right policy for...
  • Are you driving under the influence of your phone?
    Are you driving under the influence of your phone? While there are many distractions on the road today, your mobile...
  • Are Your Employees Driving Distracted? | Distracted Driving Awareness
    An employee driving distracted can cost your company millions - and put lives at risk.
  • Forms of Distraction | Distracted Driving Awareness
    Drivers using hand-held or hands-free mobile devices are 4x more likely to get in a crash. Being aware of...
  • Defensive Driving Safety Tips
    When you get behind the wheel of a car, you become responsible for the safety of all its occupants....
  • Encouraging Driver Health & Wellness for Businesses
    The most dangerous leg of your employee’s next business trip might be their 4 a.m. drive to the airport....
  • Helping to Keep Your Drivers Safe in Dangerous Conditions
    Fall and winter driving conditions can be prime time for accidents involving skidding or losing control. Ice and snow...
  • 4 Summer Driving Hazards to Be Aware Of
    While the winter season is often associated with risky driving conditions, summer has its own risks. From road construction...
  • Put My Home in Vacation Mode
    No house sitter? Smart tech can help keep your house safer. See how the CNET Smart Home®, sponsored by...
  • Dryer, Dryer Pants on Fire: Dryer-Safety Tips
    Dryers are among the least-discussed fire threats in the home, but can be a major risk when not properly monitored...
  • ​What's the Best Day to Buy Gasoline?
    For many families, buying fuel for their vehicles plays a major role in determining their monthly budgets. If gasoline...
  • 5 Car Safety Features You Might Not Be Using
    Automobile manufacturers in the U.S. and elsewhere have been highly focused on creating and deploying more advanced safety features in their...
  • What Should You Do at the Scene of a Car Accident?
    Being involved in an auto accident can be a trying experience ‒ mentally, emotionally and financially. Knowing the proper...
  • Road Rage Avoidance and Safety Tips
    Auto accidents are the number-two cause of injury-related deaths in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control. What...
  • Drowsy Driving: How to Stay Alert
    When you’re tired, your mind and body both slow down. Your physical coordination is lessened and reflexes are slowed,...
  • Is Your Vehicle on Tech Overload?
    Distracted driving accounts on average for nine deaths and 1,000 injuries each day in the United States. While a portion of...
  • Apple & Google "Do Not Disturb" Safety Feature Limits Phone Use While Driving
    Nine Americans die each day and more than 1,000 are injured due to drivers being distracted by a mobile...
  • Distracted Driving Safety Tips
    With the rise of mobile device usage, distracted driving is a significant problem. Here's a look at some alarming...
  • All Roads are Not Created Equal: Tips for Rural vs. Urban Driving
    Nancy Dunham Many drivers believe their behind-the-wheel skills smoothly shift between rural and urban driving.  Your driver’s license and years...
  • Pros and Cons of Buying a House Now
    When an unexpected natural disaster or state or local emergency interrupts your plans to start house hunting, all is...
  • 7 Family Activities You Can Do While You're Working From Home During the Coronavirus Pandemic
    As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to compel millions of Americans to shelter in place and work from home (WFH)...
  • 6 Home Organizing Projects to Keep Your Children Busy While You're Working From Home During COVID-19
    While many of us are adjusting to social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic, parents are juggling their daily work...
  • 10 Tips for Staying Productive When Working From Home During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic
    As concerns over the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic have prompted many shelter-in-place orders across the country, this measure has resulted...
  • Business Continuity Planning in 4 Steps
    There are many reasons why your company needs a business continuity plan. Having a strategy – before an event happens...
  • Creating a Safety Culture in the Workplace
    Safety is more than a set of activities focused on accident prevention. It is a way of thinking about...
  • How to Onboard and Train Employees into a Safety Culture
    Once you attract and hire qualified job candidates to your open positions, having an onboarding and training process can help employees work...
  • An Engaged Workforce Can Improve Safety
    Businesses are finding out that employee engagement can help reduce the frequency of workplace injuries. It all starts with a...