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create an end of year checklist to close out the year strong!

End-Of-Year Checklist

Where has 2022 gone? If you are a business owner, this time of year can be doubly stressful between balancing holiday plans and end-of-year operations. That’s why we want to take a moment to focus on creating an end-of-year checklist—so you can focus on the important things! Do I Need an End-Of-Year Checklist? Yes, creating…
out of state coverage

Out of State Contractors Insurance Coverage

Hurricane Ian became the 15th hurricane rated a Category 4 or higher when it made landfall in Southwest Florida, causing damages still being calculated as of writing this article. Our Allied Insurance Managers staff send sincere condolences to everyone personally affected during this crisis and hope for a quick recovery. As recovery efforts begin, we…
Halloween Safety

Halloween Safety Tips to Maximize Your Holiday Fun 

Halloween is a magical time for kids (and adults). It’s a chance to wear a fun costume, collect candy, and bob for apples! However, Halloween doesn’t come without risk, and we wanted to offer these Halloween Safety Tips to help you and your loved ones celebrate safely this season.    Traffic Safety  A 2021 study…
good records

Keeping Good Records is Good Business 

Maintaining good records is important to help meet your tax and legal obligations. The right record keeping system not only helps satisfy these obligations, but it may save you money and time. Here’s what to consider for your record-keeping system.  What Records Do You Need to Keep?  The first step is identifying the records you…
life insurance

Should You Have More Than One Life Insurance Policy? 

Did you know that September is Life Insurance Awareness Month? And though life insurance is important to discuss at any time of the year, some features of your life insurance policy go beyond standard conversations.  For example, did you know that you can have multiple life insurance policies at once? One policy is often considered…
Most Common Business Insurance Claims

Most Common Business Insurance Claims 

Pop Quiz! What are the most common business insurance claims? Is your business prepared to address these claims when they occur?  If you are unsure of these answers—or want a refresher—we hope this article can help! Whether you run a fast-growing business or are just starting, these business insurance claims could appear on your doorstep,…
Back to School Insurance Tips

Back To School Insurance Tips 

Summer vacation is winding down, and we hope you and your families had a safe and fun-filled summer! National Back to School Prep Day is August 15, but what is wrong with a bit of a head start? Whether you have a child in daycare, high school, or college—or are attending college yourself—there are insurance…
A family practicing pool safety and enjoying the summer.

Pool Safety 101 

Are you looking to escape the summer heat? Then, jump into this refreshing pool—but first, look over these pool safety recommendations.  Do Not Leave Children Unaccompanied  Whether swimming in a public pool or one in your backyard, never leave children unaccompanied. Drowning is a leading cause of death in children and is the second leading…
business income insurance

Business Income Insurance: Determining Limits 

Does your company have adequate business income insurance limits in place? Now is the time to reevaluate your coverage, even if it met your needs a year ago. In addition, factoring in supply chain disruptions and increased inflation rates is critical.   What is Business Income?   Calculating your business income is the first step in determining…
Replacement Cost

Home Insurance and Replacement Cost 

Have you taken an in-depth look into your home insurance coverage recently?   If it has been a few years since dusting off your policy and investigating, you may want to do so now. Recently, inflation has caused construction costs to increase which could leave many homeowners without adequate insurance coverage.  What is your home’s replacement…