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Homeowners policies typically cover the average dog bite claim, but you’ll need an umbrella policy to protect you if your dog causes a more serious injury. Dog bites accounted for more than one-third of all homeowners insurance liability claim dollars paid out in 2012, costing insurers more than $489 million, according to the Insurance Information Institute and State Farm. READ MORE >>

A home inventory of your belongings for insurance purposes is a relatively inexpensive way to make any future claims go smoother. Creating a home inventory for insurance doesn’t need to be complicated. All you really need is a pencil and paper. READ MORE >>

It's time to unveil the newest dishonorees of the Insurance Fraud Hall of Shame; the perpetrators of the year's most brazen, vicious or just plain klutzy insurance misadventures. All of these extreme schemers were convicted or had other legal closure in the last year. READ MORE >>

The case of the tenacious terrorist Claims consultant Chris Tidball has worked for P&C carriers for more than 20 years, in roles ranging from claims adjusting to management. He has enough crazy claims stories to fill a  book--which, in fact, he's literally working on right now. READ MORE >>

Like emergency room doctors, cops and priests in the confessional booth, insurance people are being asked to clean up the messes that people make--and worse, they’re expected to pay for them. It’s little wonder that veteran insurance people can get a bit jaded. READ MORE >>

An estimated 34.1 million Americans are expected to travel at least 50 miles from home this Labor Day weekend, the highest turn out since 2008, when the recession was at its peak, the American Automobile Association reports. Gas prices are also down, nearly 5 percent, another plus for vacationers. READ MORE >>

On warm, mild nights, conventioneers and others typically wander down to  Alexander Smith's  Harbor East restaurants, Azumi and Ouzo Bay. But the staff has been turning guests away as early as 8:30 p.m. because of the time it takes to clean up and send employees home before a mandatory 10 p. READ MORE >>

In the United States, it has been a relatively quiet year for catastrophes. There were wildfires along the West Coast earlier in the year; the earthquake in Napa Valley, Calif., in August; and flooding in the Midwest, Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. READ MORE >>

Remember last winter? It was a cold one.  It was the year of the "deep freeze in Chicago, and the ice storm that nearly brought Atlanta to its knees. In fact, according to Munich Re, the first quarter of 2014 ranked as the coldest winter in the Eastern U.S. in more than a decade. READ MORE >>

In order to keep clients safe despite inclement winter weather, we're continuing with the list of guidance and advice to reduce property damage in the event of severe winter conditions. Read on for guidance for navigating the extreme temperatures and snowfalls. Prevent Roof Collapse READ MORE >>

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