Insurance & Restaurants

Everyone loves to eat out, which in recent years has led to the development of many new restaurants. This can include a wide variety of types of service, from a food truck to a place of fine dining.  As the restaurant industry grows, so do the needs of those involved in the industry – especially their needsContinue reading “Insurance & Restaurants”

Winter weather tips – damage & injury prevention

Good afternoon!  Seeing as how the Pittsburgh area is forecast to experience record low temperatures tomorrow & Friday, I thought I would put together a short blog with links for useful tips to prevent damage to your home and to keep yourself & your pets from getting injured. Hope you find the information useful! PreventContinue reading “Winter weather tips – damage & injury prevention”

Identity Theft, Flood Insurance, and antique coverage – Part Two

Hello everyone, we’re back again! This time we are going to briefly review the debacle that is flood insurance.  Operated by the National Flood Insurance Program (under the auspices of FEMA) or NFIP for short, flood insurance has gone through quite the upheaval lately.  This is due, in large part, to the fact that theContinue reading “Identity Theft, Flood Insurance, and antique coverage – Part Two”

Identity Theft, Flood Insurance, and antique coverage – Part One

It’s hard to believe how quickly time is going by!  It seems like just yesterday that it was -30*F and now we’re nearly halfway through May already!  In  other words, I really hope you’ll forgive my lengthy absence from blogging. Today I’m going to start a series addressing a couple different things to consider whenContinue reading “Identity Theft, Flood Insurance, and antique coverage – Part One”

Christmas Outtakes

As promised last weeks, here are some of the more amusing outtakes from last week’s photoshoot for our Christmas “card”: These next three would’ve made an amusing gif.  It appears almost as though she’s singing “Joy to the World!” like Clark Griswold. This is one of my favorites of all of them: These last picturesContinue reading “Christmas Outtakes”

Before you have work done on your home….

Good morning!  Today we have a very simple recommendation for you to consider before having a contractor come to do work on your home. Before you have a contractor (any type of contractor) come in to your home to work, you should have them provide you with a current certificate of insurance.  A certificate (example below)Continue reading “Before you have work done on your home….”

What the Hail?!

Some timely advice for local Pittsburghers who endured the relatively uncommon pelting of hail yesterday: Worried about hail damage? Don’t be! – Virtually every building (home or business) policy includes coverage for hail damage, even if you have a named perils policy. – Same for auto policies – if you carry comprehensive, you have coverage forContinue reading “What the Hail?!”

A review of business coverages – Part 2

Good afternoon one and all!  Today I’m going to give you a brief break down of one of the more straight-forward coverages for your business – Workers Compensation.  To put it simply, Workers Compensation is in place to pay for expenses due to a work related injury, illness, or death.  In addition, it will alsoContinue reading “A review of business coverages – Part 2”

A review of business coverages – Part 1

Today is the first part of a series reviewing various business insurance coverages.  Insurance companies will handle the various coverages differently, but some generalities can be made.  Many companies often use standardized forms provided by the Insurance Services Office, but certainly not all do.  Today’s coverages we will review are the Commercial Package Policy and BusinessContinue reading “A review of business coverages – Part 1”

Restaurants & Caterers – some great things to know

The article that I’m pasting below is something that I wrote for the New North Business Matters insurance issue (yours truly is on page 18).  I’m going to post it here, as I haven’t really put anything up in quite a while during the research phase for the Marcellus Shale post(s).  I’ve read quite a bitContinue reading “Restaurants & Caterers – some great things to know”

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