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Product Liability Basics

Dec 29 2015 As a business owner, it is important to understand how your responsibility for products and services is defined by law. While specific laws may vary from state to state, product liability typically falls under two... more »

Winter Driving Tips

Dec 7 2015 Black ice. Blowing snow. Winter presents many challenges for drivers. Don't take your driving skills for granted-follow these tips to stay safe on the road this winter. Prepare for the conditions ahead. Make sure that... more »

Thanksgiving Safety Tips

Nov 25 2015 Did you know that Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires? In fact, you're three times more likely to experience a fire on Thanksgiving than on an average day. As you prepare for your holiday feast, it is... more »

Safety Tips for Your Holiday Road Trip

Nov 17 2015 Are you one of the thousands of drivers who will be travelling for the holidays? If so, you'll need to be prepared for increased traffic and potentially dangerous driving conditions. Here are some tips to keep your... more »

Avoiding Theft This Holiday Season

Nov 10 2015 The holidays will soon be upon us, and that means it's time to indulge in festive music, decorations, gifts and gatherings. The season also brings an influx of money, goods, and digital information into our homes and... more »

Five Tips for Understanding Renter's Insurance

Nov 2 2015 In the event of a tragedy such as fire or theft, renter's insurance can help you to replace your belongings and get back on your feet. Despite how important it is, the majority of renter's forgo renter's insurance. Many... more »

Halloween Safety Tips

Oct 26 2015 Halloween is here, with ghosts and goblins galore. While safety tips for young trick-or-treaters are important, it is just as vital for adults to keep safety in mind. Whether you're escorting a group of costumed... more »

Fall Maintenance Tips for Homeowners

Oct 21 2015 Along with the changing leaves and shorter days, Fall brings weather conditions that can seriously impact your home. Some routine maintenance can help you to get ready for the coming Winter months. Here are a few tips... more »

Protection for Craft Beverage Equipment

Oct 14 2015 The craft beverage industry is booming, and as with any business, much of that success depends on properly functioning equipment. Unfortunately, accidents do happen. If you're a craft brewer, distiller, or winery owner,... more »

Hurricane Defense Tips

Oct 7 2015 With hurricane season in full swing, many people are thinking about how to best protect their homes and property. Though the task may seem daunting at first, there are a number of simple steps you can take to minimize... more »

Wedding Insurance 101

Sep 28 2015 You've planned your special day, and you hope it will be perfect. Unfortunately, disaster can strike at any time. Wedding insurance can protect you from loss or hardship caused by circumstances outside of your control.... more »

Disaster Preparation, Response and Recovery for Businesses

Sep 14 2015 How would your business fare in the event of a disaster such as a flood, fire or hurricane? According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Forty percent of businesses do not reopen after a disaster and... more »

Labor Day Safe Driving Tips

Sep 4 2015 This Labor Day weekend is slated to be one of the busiest travel holidays yet, with an estimated 35.5 million Americans hitting the road. Unfortunately, this means it is also one of the most dangerous times on the road.... more »

Employment Practices Liability Insurance

Aug 28 2015 In recent years, the number of lawsuits filed by employees against their employers has been rising. Both large corporations and small businesses are at risk. If you own a business with employees, it is vital that you... more »

The Reis Group Acquires La Voie & Company

Aug 28 2015 For immediate release: July 15, 2015 Frank H Reis Inc / The Reis Group with locations in Ulster, Orange and Albany County has acquired La Voie & Company located in Watervliet NY. La Voie & Company provides... more »

Do I Need Rental Car Insurance?

Aug 12 2015 You've just gotten off a long flight, and all you want to do is check into your hotel and relax. The last thing on your mind is insurance...until you get to the rental car desk, that is. Do you need to purchase rental... more »

Back to School Safety Tips

Aug 12 2015 In the coming weeks, students nationwide will be heading back to school. With the increase of school bus and pedestrian traffic, it's vital for motorists to keep safety in mind. Here are some tips from the National... more »

5 Questions to Ask About Motorcycle Insurance

Jul 29 2015 Get your motor runnin', head out on the highway-but not without motorcycle insurance! Having the proper insurance coverage can give you the peace of mind to thoroughly enjoy your ride. So how much coverage do you need?... more »

Keep Your Campsite Secure

Jul 21 2015 Camping isn't quite what it used to be. Once, campers ventured into the woods bearing only some gear, some food, and some clothing, leaving bulky electronics behind. Nowadays, our electronics are smaller and more mobile... more »

Six Questions to Ask Before Insuring Your Home-Based Business

Jul 13 2015 If you have a home-based business, it's important that you carefully consider your risks and insurance needs. Starting any business can be challenging, and having the right insurance can provide you with financial... more »

Fireworks Safety Tips

Jun 30 2015 Fourth of July weekend is rapidly approaching, and that means one thing: fireworks! While fireworks can be fun, they can also be dangerous. In fact, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, there were an... more »

Grilling Safety Tips

Jun 25 2015 Summer is here, and for many Americans that means it's grilling season. Over three billion barbecues take place each year! While grilling can be fun, it can be perilous without the proper precautions. According to the U.... more »

Vacation Checklist for Home Security

Jun 18 2015 For many people, summer means vacation time. Unfortunately, that also means an increased risk of theft. Here are some tips to help keep your home safe while you're away. Lock your doors and windows. This may seem like... more »

3 Dangerous Driving Situations - And How to Handle Them

Jun 9 2015 Summertime is vacation time, and for many that means lots of time spent on the road. Whether you're headed to the amusement park, or just going to visit family, unexpected situations can compromise both your trip and... more »

Spring Start-Up Tips for Boaters

Jun 2 2015 Warm weather is finally here, and you're ready to take the boat out on the water. Is your boat ready, though? Even if you've properly stored and cared for your boat over the winter, there's still a lot that needs to be... more »

How a Pool May Affect Your Homeowner's Insurance

May 27 2015 Now that summer is unofficially here, many of us have pools on the mind. It's easy to see why-a swimming pool is a great way to cool off and entertain friends, and it can even increase the value of your home. But how... more »

Disability Insurance FAQs

May 15 2015 May is Disability Insurance Awareness Month. How much do you know about disability insurance? We're looking at some of the most frequently asked questions (and their answers): Who Should Buy Disability Insurance? -... more »

How to Save on Car Insurance

May 5 2015 Owning a car can be expensive, but there are some things you can do to keep the costs down, especially when it comes to car insurance. Read on for tips on how to save on your car insurance. Talk to your insurance agent... more »

Tips for Insurance Spring Cleaning

Apr 28 2015 It's time for spring cleaning. As you clean and de-clutter your home, don't forget to dust off your insurance policies! Here are some tips for ensuring that your insurance is in tip-top shape: Give Your Car Insurance a... more »

5 Questions Expecting Parents Have About Life Insurance

Mar 3 2015 Are you expecting a child? Considering life insurance? Great! If you're new to the process, you probably have a few questions. Here's a look at some of the commonly asked questions expectant parents have about life... more »

What is Umbrella Insurance?

Feb 9 2015 Life is unpredictable. A guest falls on your property and is injured. Your dog bites the neighbor's kid. You're driving down a snowy road and end up in a multi-car crash. Accidents happen. Fortunately, you've got... more »

When To Review Your Life Insurance Policy

Jan 13 2015 Got life insurance? Fantastic! You've taken the first step toward protecting the financial well-being of your loved ones. If some time has passed since you purchased your policy, there's a good chance you've experienced... more »

Preventing Frozen and Burst Water Pipes

Jan 6 2015 The frigid temperatures of winter put your pipes at risk of damage. Every year, an average of a quarter of a million American families experience damage to their homes due to frozen and burst pipes. Here are some tips... more »
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