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Business Insurance Covers Your Risks
August 9, 2016

If you are a business owner, it's important that you understand the importance of business insurance and how it can impact your enterprise.  Determining your risks and making sure you have the right commercial insurance in place requires an evaluation of a wide range of factors.

Your business needs may include:

  • How you serve your customers.
  • How many employees you have on staff.
  • The materials or substances those employees handle.
  • The safety of your building, equipment, and processes.
  • The security of your data and intellectual property.

Commercial insurance can be complex.  It needs to be tailored to each business based on the risk.  A Finger Lakes Independent Agent will ensure that your covered adequately to protect your business investment.  Our Independent Agents can evaluate your business and your insurance needs. 

Contact an agent today to review your policy.


Categories: Liability, Products,
Sending Your Kid Off To College?
July 20, 2016

It’s July, and many parents all over the country are faced with the fact that, soon, their child will be heading off to college.

With laptops and printers being shipped off to school, it is more important than ever that students and their parents purchase the appropriate insurance protection.

The type of insurance you’ll need depends on whether your child will live in a dorm, or in off-campus housing, such as an apartment. 

  • For kids living in a dorm, personal belongings will be covered under their parents current homeowners or renters policy. 
  • Kids who live off-campus need a stand-alone renters policy independent of their parents, as will each roommate.

Check with your Independent Agent to make sure the personal property limit on your homeowner’s policy is adequate. You might need additional coverage to insure expensive items like jewelry, musical instruments, or certain sports equipment.


Categories: Enhanced Coverages,
Hot, Dry Conditions Mean Increased Fire Danger
July 5, 2016

The Finger Lakes region is in the midst of the third-driest June since records began being kept in the 1800s.  We know the lack of rain and higher temperatures can do damage to our lawns, but did you know that it can also spark mulch fires?   

Mulch comes in many forms, from pine needles and grass or hay, to wood chips and shavings, to recycled, shredded rubber.  All types of mulch are flammable.  All it usually takes is some type of heat source. It could be a carelessly discarded smoking material or a spark from a workman's tool or spontaneous combustion.  

When mulch naturally decomposes it creates heat that has nowhere to go.  The mulch will start to smolder and work its way down into the pile.  To prevent mulch fires, home and business owners should “turn” their mulch to release heat and keep it at least 18 inches away from a structure.  If you have a good water source, keeping the mulch wet, will also prevent smoldering.  Also, safely dispose of smoking material in a non-combustible container filled with water or sand.


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