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Never Skip an Umbrella if These 3 Things are in the Backyard

This post is part of a series sponsored by PersonalUmbrella.com Pools, trampolines and play equipment are considered “attractive nuisances” and homeowners coverage for them can be iffy. Add in houseguests and partygoers and they become even more risky. An umbrella …

The Next-Level Way to Tackle These 9 Life Changes: It May Surprise You

This post is part of a series sponsored by PersonalUmbrella.com Your insured is going to get in touch whenever a “big change” happens: new baby, new house, new job. What does that mean for you? In this infographic, we’ll take …

Massachusetts SJC Issues Decision in Auto Insurance Dispute

The Supreme Judicial Court in Massachusetts (SJC) has answered a question regarding the priority of coverage for two automobile insurance policies covering a single motor vehicle accident. In its ruling, the SJC decided both excess policies cover the accident equally …

A Crib Sheet to Strengthening Client Relationships This Holiday

This post is part of a series sponsored by PersonalUmbrella.com The flurry of holiday activities is here and your insureds are going to be busy with the “holiday hustle,” which means that your business could take a nosedive through the …

Don’t Drink and Bike

This post is part of a series sponsored by PersonalUmbrella.com Deaths of intoxicated cyclists is a “significant problem,” according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. They found that these fatalities haven’t declined as much as those of drunk drivers …

An Unlikely Friendship: How an Insurance Review can be the Perfect Vacation Pre-game

This post is part of a series sponsored by PersonalUmbrella.com Vacation season means your customers are probably going to be renting a car pretty soon — or one of their dependents may be. When they call to ask you if …

4 Tips for Selling Personal Umbrellas to First-Time Homebuyers

This post is part of a series sponsored by PersonalUmbrella.com Your insured just bought her first home-sweet-home. Your new homeowner might not realize that this major asset can be taken away because of a claim or lawsuit — even if …

Who Knew? 3 Dangers Hidden in Plain Sight and How an Umbrella Can Save the Day

This post is part of a series sponsored by PersonalUmbrella.com Shark attacks, plane crashes and being hit by lightning are among my deepest fears, but it looks like I’m more likely to be injured — or even die (gulp) — …

How to Connect With Reluctant Umbrella Clients (Infographic)

This post is part of a series sponsored by PersonalUmbrella.com Most insureds overlook a personal umbrella policy. The most frequent reasons? Either the agent doesn’t talk about it at all or only when soliciting new business. Try these simple conversation …

Hanover Offers Insurance Advice for Parents Sending Kids to College

The Hanover Insurance Group advises that as new high school graduates get ready to head off to college, parents would be wise to prepare for potential risks and liabilities, and to consider the insurance implications. “Be proud of your child’s …