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Live Well, Work Well: What You Should Know About Sunglasses and UV Protection

While spending time in the sun offers health benefits and may be part of your daily routine, you have to be careful to protect yourself from its ultraviolet (UV) rays. UV rays not only cause sunburn, but they can also damage your eyes and hurt your vision. This article provides more information about how the...
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Happy Labor Day!

We wish you all an enjoyable weekend with friends and family.
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Why it’s important to protect your wine and spirits

Wine and spirits have become top collectibles While many luxury items continue to attract successful families and individuals, wine and spirits have both become top collecting categories. Rare whisky and fine wine have outperformed every other luxury asset, soaring some 564% in the last decade.1 In the world of fine wine, two bottles of 1945...
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Trucking Risk Advisor: CVSA’s Brake Safety Week Scheduled for August 21-27

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) recently scheduled this year’s Brake Safety Week for Aug. 21-27, 2022. This annual event emphasizes the importance of ensuring sufficient brake systems in commercial motor vehicles (CMVs). Specifically, the event highlights the role that brake maintenance and efficiency plays in reducing brake-related CMV accidents on the road. The focus...
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Voluntary Benefits: Pet Insurance

If you consider your pet to be an important part of your home and family, you’re likely willing to spend a great deal to ensure your pet’s health and well-being. In addition to the costs of food, grooming, training, toys, vaccinations and other regular expenses, veterinary care for sudden illness or injury can impact your...
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Protecting Your Art and Other Valuables from Severe Storms, Winds, and Floods

Hurricanes, tropical storms, and other severe weather events happen every year across the country. Without proper care, a major storm or flood event could severely damage or destroy the precious works of art and other valuable items you’ve spent years collecting. With a little bit of planning, you can help ensure your home and collection...
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News Brief: Amazon to Buy Primary Health Care Provider for $3.9 Billion

On Thursday, July 21, Amazon reached a deal to acquire One Medical, a network of boutique primary care clinics, for $3.9 billion. This is another substantial step in the e-commerce giant’s plans to become a player in the health care industry. Through this deal, Amazon hopes to improve how people book appointments and enhance the...
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News Brief: Biden Signs Executive Order on Access to Reproductive Health Care Services

President Joe Biden recently signed an executive order aimed at protecting access to reproductive health care services. This order is in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization and directs federal agencies to take steps to protect abortion and reproductive health services. The executive order appears to safeguard...
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Personal Watercraft Coverage

If you own your personal watercraft (PWC), you’ll want to know about all the ways your PWC policy allows you to stay protected, including bodily injury, property damage and theft. What is PWC Coverage? Personal watercraft (PWC) coverage may cover the following: Bodily injury to yourself, another rider, or swimmer injured in your path Property...
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Employer Considerations for Coverage of Abortion Benefits

In anticipation of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization that overturned Roe v. Wade, states have enacted various laws regarding insurance coverage of abortion. Some states have banned or restricted abortion coverage, while other states require plans to cover abortions. Certain states (such as Oklahoma and Texas) now enable...
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Tooher-Ferraris joins Platform, MarshBerry’s Organic Growth Accelerator

Woodmere, OH, June 1, 2022 – MarshBerry, a leading investment banking and consulting firm serving the Insurance Distribution and Wealth Management industries, announced today that Tooher-Ferraris Insurance Group has joined its organic growth accelerator known as Platform. Platform combines MarshBerry’s network of resources with rich data and real-time insights to differentiate client value propositions and...
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Memorial Day

We will always honor and respect the brave men and women who gave their lives while serving our country.
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Consumer Price Index Moderates in April, but Remains Up by 8.3%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recently announced that the U.S. consumer price index (CPI) rose by 8.3% over last year (between April 2021 and April 2022), coming down from an 8.5% increase in March. However, economic experts previously predicted the CPI to increase by 8.1% over the past year. This discrepancy suggests that the...
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Experts Predict Another Active Hurricane Season

For 2022, Colorado State University (CSU) hurricane researchers are predicting yet another above-average Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to Nov. 30.
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Does Your Auto Insurance Cover Rental Cars?

When renting a car, the rental company will typically ask if you’d like to purchase insurance coverage for the vehicle. It’s at this point when you have to ask yourself: Do my personal insurance policies provide the coverage I need, or should I purchase insurance through the rental car company? Although standard auto insurance policies...
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CAI Trade Show!

Our Condo Division had a great day at the Community Associations Institute Trade Show! Our VP, Frank Pingelski, also the President of CAI-CT, was a guest speaker. Dana, Lauri, and Michael were very excited to see all of our long-time clients and meet the new Condo Associations we insure.
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Cyber Liability – Smishing Explained

Most businesses and individuals are familiar with phishing, a cyberattack technique that entails cybercriminals leveraging fraudulent emails to manipulate recipients into sharing sensitive information, clicking malicious links or opening harmful attachments. While these email-based scams remain a pressing concern, a new form of phishing—known as smishing—has emerged over the years, creating additional cyber exposures for...
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Wage and Hour Case Studies: Exploring DOL Violation Trends

The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) enforces federal minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping and child labor requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The WHD also enforces the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act, the Employee Polygraph Protection Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), wage garnishment...
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