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Storm Surge: Understanding the Risk

Posted by Lifestyle & Legacy Thursday, June 28, 2018

Without question, one of the greatest hurricane-related threats to both life and property is storm surge. If you live in a coastal area, it’s important to keep in mind that tropical storms, tropical depressions, and powerful winter storms can all create destructive storm surge conditions.

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Summer Travel: 8 Tips to Protect Yourself Abroad

Posted by Mike White Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Dubai. Cartagena. Jerusalem. As summer approaches, exotic global destinations beckon. For many, exploring cultures that are colorful, distant and sometimes even dangerous is a part of wanderlust. Getting there carries its own set of risks. Arriving – and embracing new experiences – carry others.

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Travel Tips for Your Next International Trip

Posted by Lifestyle & Legacy Tuesday, June 19, 2018

If your summer vacation plans include a trip abroad, there are steps you can take to ensure your trip goes as smoothly as possible. Consider the following tips that can make for a safer vacation and less inconvenience if something unexpected comes up.

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Policy Wording Matters

Posted by Lifestyle & Legacy Friday, June 08, 2018

Last year’s hurricane season was one of the most devastating and costly on record, and forecasters predict that this year could bring more of the same.

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Flooding: What Are the Chances?

Posted by Lifestyle & Legacy Monday, May 07, 2018

Flooding is one of the most common and destructive natural disasters — and also one of the most underinsured loss events. The possibility of experiencing a flood is greater than many people realize.

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Does Aid Discourage Insurance Buying?

Posted by Lifestyle & Legacy Thursday, April 05, 2018

Are homeowners and businesses that opt not to buy flood insurance rolling the dice on a bailout, expecting government assistance to make them whole again? Research suggests that may be the case.

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International Private Client Security: Do You Know How to Recognize, Avoid and Respond to Elicitation?

Posted by Jennifer Mackovjak Friday, December 15, 2017

Elicitation is a common surveillance and intelligence-gathering approach used by some nation-states, businesses and organized advocacy groups to gain insight about an individual or sensitive information.

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Holiday Gifts: Will Your Valuable Gift be Properly Protected?

Posted by Lifestyle & Legacy Friday, December 15, 2017

The season of giving is upon us! As you search for that perfect gift,  anticipating the smile on your loved one’s face when they open it, you may not necessarily wonder if the item will be covered on our insurance policy.

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Assignment of Benefits: Avoiding Contract Scams

Posted on Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Assignment of benefits (AOB) scams stem from contractors and attorneys taking advantage of homeowners. Talking to your advisor may help you avoid contact scams.

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The Convergence of Risk

Posted by Pete Walther Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Today, more than ever before, successful individuals and families are facing a convergence of personal, commercial, strategic, and financial risks, with increasing levels of complexity and ambiguity. 

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