On January 17, 1994, a magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles, killing 57 people & causing billions of dollars in damage. It’s easy for us to forget the devastation of a catastrophic event, but the 25th Anniversary of the Northridge Earthquake is a perfect reminder of the importance of […]
DO YOU NEED CYBER INSURANCE?
DO YOU NEED CYBER INSURANCE? A 4-QUESTION QUIZ. 1. Does my company rely on any digital critical infrastructure to function and/or make money? Think email, internal systems, network machines, dispatch systems, etc. If your company relies on any piece of technology described above and would be unable to generate revenue if this infrastructure was […]
A Timeline for Getting Your Teen Driver on the Road Safely
Teens eager to drive often have parents equally concerned about keeping their new drivers safe. In fact, the rate of fatal crashes per mile driven for teen drivers is 3X that of drivers over age 20.1 The reality is that novice drivers can take years to develop real-world experience behind the wheel. Until then, parents can set […]
Should I Purchase an Umbrella Liability Policy?
If you are ever sued, your standard homeowners or auto policy will provide you with some liability coverage, paying for judgements against you and your attorney’s fees, up to a limit set in the policy. However, in our litigious society, you may want to have an extra layer of liability protection. That’s what a personal […]
Car Safety Can Get You Discounts on Car Insurance
If you are in the market for a new or used auto, it is almost always a good idea to check into the cost of insurance before finalizing your purchase. Generally speaking, expensive cars are also more costly to insure. Moreover, every vehicle has a safety rating that may affect the cost of your premium. Factory-installed safety features often […]
What Kinds of Business Insurance Do You Need?
Business insurance is one of those gray areas. Do you need it or don’t you, and, if so, what kind? For certain businesses – for example, amusement parks and healthcare related industries – it’s an absolute necessity from the get-go, but what if you run a freelance business or engage in low-risk work? Is business […]
Is Your Home Underinsured?
According to the experts, a majority of homes are undervalued by at least 25% on average. Magazines and newspapers frequently feature articles about insureds who suffered major losses only to discover the limit they chose for their homeowners’ insurance was grossly inadequate to fully compensate them. What can you do about it? You pay for […]