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Is your contractor insured?

Here's how to find out. - Hiring an uninsured contractor can end up embroiling you in lawsuits and cost you more than you ever imagined. Summer is when we hire contractors for repairs, roof replacements, remodeling,...

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Are you liable?

You need to know this .... Questions of liability follow every incident that hurts someone or damages their property. For a variety of reasons, the general person's understanding of what constitutes ”legal liability” is...

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Auto wish list: You want these coverages

“After an auto accident, what optional coverages – other than comprehensive and collision – do most people wish they had purchased?” That was the question posed to the insurance company claims adjusters and agents at a...

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How an umbrella policy works to cover you

Here's how an umbrella policy works to provide you with an additional excess insurance limit in a lawsuit. There are many instances when an accident, injury or other issue can occur where you have a legal or financial...

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Wedding vendors account for most costly claims

Problems with vendors amounted to 30 percent of claim payments for all wedding claims, according to Travelers Companies, Inc. which announced the findings of its recent analysis of wedding insurance claims from 2011–...

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Drugged driving problem grows

A new report finds that in 2016, 44% of fatally-injured drivers with known test results were positive for drugs, up from 28% just 10 years prior, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA). More than...

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4 reasons for motorcycle fatalities

What every motorcyclist should know - Why are motorcyclists over-represented in overall crashes and fatalities? Motorcyclists now represent approximately 14% of all motor vehicle-related fatalities, up from just 5.7% in...

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Idaho Workers’ Compensation Rates Decrease Again

Midyear change effective June 1 - Employers are benefiting from lower workers compensation rates as they continue to drop following trends of lower claims frequency, workplace safety gains, medical cost containment...

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Spring rain brings flood warning

Recent local newscasts showing area flooding - even outside a floodplain - should remind businesses and homeowners to be concerned about possible flooding. Philip Sullivan, Personal Lines Manager at American Insurance,...

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Who must call 811?

This is why you must call before digging on your property. Homeowners are the most likely to forget to call 811 before digging on their property. Something as simple as planting shrubs, installing a fence, mailbox post,...

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