Winter Weather Precautions for Homeowners: 12 Strategies to Battle Ice Dams

Posted by Peter Lanza on Mon, Jan 18, 2021 @ 04:46 PM

Icicles hanging off the rooftops always make for a beautiful winter scene. But if those icicles are hanging off your roof, it’s nothing to be taken lightly. Why? Because the very same conditions that formed those icicles are to blame for ice dams. And that can turn into a costly problem.

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Breaking News from Westchester Legislators

Posted by Paul G. Sohigian on Tue, Jan 12, 2021 @ 06:15 PM

In an effort to support small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Raising the NYS Bar Restaurant Recovery Fund offers reimbursement grants of up to $5,000 to eligible businesses. The $3 million program is intended to support full-service restaurants during the winter months when outdoor dining is limited and as restaurants adjust to New York State’s COVID-19 safety restrictions and new mandates.

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NY Restaurant Risk Management: New COVID-19 Strategies Create New Risks

Posted by Paul G. Sohigian on Fri, Jan 08, 2021 @ 02:22 PM

Few businesses have gone unscathed from the COVID-19 pandemic; perhaps none have been more impacted than our beloved restaurants and eateries in New York. Although this state has responded to the mandated restrictions with finesse and fresh ideas, new COVID-19 strategies created unknown risks. Here’s a look at how the pandemic continues to transform exposures and how NY restaurants can approach these risks innovatively.

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P&C Commercial Insurance Market Update – What to Expect in 2021

Posted by John Cofini on Mon, Dec 28, 2020 @ 01:52 PM

With 2021 right around the corner, it’s time to take stock of current conditions in the commercial P&C marketplace. Here’s a look at the trends impacting the market as we head into the new year.

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Renovating Your Home? Don’t Forget These Insurance Tips

Posted by Peter Lanza on Tue, Dec 22, 2020 @ 12:16 PM

Americans love their home renovations. Creating the perfect space has become a national pastime, and home improvement spending in the U.S. continues to reflect that passion.

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COVID-19 Updates for Employers in New York

Posted by John Cofini on Mon, Dec 14, 2020 @ 01:13 PM

New York hopes to have 170,000 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine by December 15. According to Fox, proposed legislation could make the vaccine mandatory in the state.

For now, however, employers must do everything they can to prevent the spread of the virus.

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Fraud Prevention Tips for Families and Businesses

Posted by Todd Rockefeller on Tue, Nov 17, 2020 @ 02:16 PM

Fraud is everywhere, and if you’re not careful, your family or business could become the next victim. International Fraud Awareness Week runs from November 15 to 21, and this is a great time to make sure you know how to protect yourself.

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Construction Design/Build Liability Exposures

Posted by John Cofini on Mon, Nov 16, 2020 @ 04:56 PM

The design/build model is gaining traction. Instead of dealing with a separate contractor and designer, owners can deal with a single provider. This can result in a faster, streamlined project. At the same time, it can lead to new and increased liability exposures for the design/build provider.

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Home Fire Extinguisher Knowhow

Posted by Peter Lanza on Mon, Oct 19, 2020 @ 10:55 AM

You probably know that a fire extinguisher can help you put out a fire before it gets out of control. But do you know what kind of fire extinguisher you need? Or what kind of maintenance is required? During an emergency, you won’t have time to figure these things out, so take a moment to brush up on fire extinguisher basics now.

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Strengthen Your Defenses During National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Posted by John Cofini on Fri, Oct 09, 2020 @ 12:10 PM

Is your organization doing everything possible to prevent cyberattacks?

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