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Do I Need Different Insurance for a Vacation Home?

If you have the good fortune to own a vacation home, it is important to protect your investment. You may need a separate insurance policy to cover your second home. Vacation home insurance can help protect that property against a range of perils. Why Do I Need Separate Insurance for a Second Home? For a second home you don’t live in full time, you will...

Am I Required to Provide My Employees with Short-Term or Long-Term Disability?

Short-term disability insurance provides some income replacement when a non-work-related illness or injury leaves an employee unable to work for a limited time period. Long-term disability insurance serves the same purpose, only for longer periods of time, ranging from two years to retirement age, depending on the policy.  No law requires employers to offer long-term disability insurance to employees. However, five states and Puerto Rico...

Does Your Life Insurance Policy Offer This Surprising Benefit?

Just six months after retiring from 32 years on the Richmond, Virginia, Fire Department, Len Archer got a devastating diagnosis from his doctor. He had pancreatic cancer, and he likely had only two to eight months to live. In an instant, Len, 56, and his wife, Paula, went from planning their retirement to preparing for what appeared to be the inevitable. At the urging of...

Do I Really Need Cyber Liability Insurance?

Cybercrime has become a common occurrence. A data breach can have a tremendous impact on the health and finances of a business. If your company’s data was stolen in a cyber incursion, it can damage its reputation, expose it to liability, and interrupt business operations. Cyber liability insurance allows you to transfer some of that risk to an insurance company.  What Are the Cyber Risks...

How to Prepare Your Car for Spring

Spring is upon us, and the time is here to get your car ready for warmer weather and more driving. Harsh winters can take a toll on a vehicle. Essential maintenance now can help prevent major, expensive problems from developing when your time on the road increases in the warmer months. The following tips can help save you time and money in the future. Wash...