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A Wake-Up Call from Hurricane Sandy

Some consumers will be shocked to learn that superstorm Sandy devastated not only cities, coastal areas and transit systems — but their pocketbooks, too.  “A lot of people are going to have a rude wake-up […]

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Countering Workplace Violence

Violence in the workplace is a serious security problem in the United States and elsewhere, although it is not nearly as widespread as the media coverage suggests. On average, there are around 500 workplace homicides […]

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Isaac Heads Into Gulf States; Hurricane Warning in Effect

The governors of Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi declared states of emergency as a hurricane warning went into effect for the northern Gulf Coast from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle. It included New Orleans, devastated when Hurricane […]

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Congress Passes Flood Insurance Reform and Modernization Bill

Last Friday, Congress passed the “Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform and Modernization Act of 2012” which would extend the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for five years, until Sept. 30, 2017, and make needed reforms modernize […]

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NC Cracking Down on Enforcement of Workers’ Compensation Rules

“There are a lot of people that don’t have workers’ compensation coverage,” says Jack Bayliss, an attorney with Carruthers & Roth in Greensboro. “If you have a corporation, and you’re the president, and someone’s a […]

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Top 10 Storm Surge Risks in the U.S.

10. Charleston, S.C. Total properties potentially affected by all categories of hurricane: 79,556 Total structural value: $17,287,678,966 Average value: $217,302 Home to some of the nation’s most historic neighborhoods, Charleston could sustain as much as $8 billion in […]

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New Memo from OSHA Clarifies Injury Reporting and Incentive Policies

Your incentive and recognition program might not pass OSHA’s “sniff test” if “the incentive involved is of sufficient magnitude that failure to receive it ‘might have dissuaded reasonable workers from’” reporting, says Fairfax. In the […]

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Eight Celebrities Who Got Their Start in Insurance

8. Mark Burnett Television producer Mark Burnett is best known as the producer of Survivor and the creator of the Apprentice. But before becoming a TV mogul, Burnett worked odd jobs including a nanny job that eventually led […]

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NC Ranks in Top Five Least Expensive States for Auto Insurance

Louisiana has the most expensive car insurance rates in the nation, followed by Oklahoma and Michigan, according to data from the National Underwriter’s survey of premiums for 2012 models. Those states were also in the top […]

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FBI warns of New Email Banking Scam

Some crafty criminals are aiming to steal one of the most valuable pieces of your personal property: your banking information. In a new warning, the Federal Bureau of Investigation warns account holders of a new […]

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Last Week’s Tornado Losses Will Likely Cost Insurer’s Over $1 Billion

In the aftermath of last week’s devastating tornadoes, independent agents and carriers are working to handle volumes of claims for those affected by the storms in the Midwest and South.  Two forceful storm systems swept […]

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Bracing for tornado fury again?

It was deja fury all over again in the Midwest this week, where devastating tornadoes seemed to pick up where they left off last spring. Hardest hit were Branson, Mo., where twisters killed three, injured […]

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