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Alysia Brooks

This Cincinnati Insurance Company has compiled a list of tips for shopping safely both in the store and online. Take a look at this list and be ready for the Holidays!

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Alysia Brooks

We have come a long way from the traditional way of hanging lights on a Christmas tree, lit candles. Obviously, lit candles hanging on a dying and drying out pine tree is not a great idea. That's when the electric string lights were introduced. Over time, the string lights have become safer than the original electric bulbs used but that doesn't mean the fire risk isn't still there. If you choose to put up a Christmas tree this year, here are a few tips from Propertycasualty.com to help lessen your risk of fire.
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Alysia Brooks

Even though it is one of the most common causes of loss, water back-up of sewers and drains is one of the most misunderstood aspects of insurance.
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A study published just last month explains that it isn't merely a lack of physical exercise that leads to poor cardiovascular health. It turns out that the very act of sitting is also hard on the heart, even in a person who exercises.
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Alysia Brady

Are you leaving for one last vacation before fall?! We have a few tips, provided by the Cincinnati Insurance Co. blog, on how to prepare your home before you leave to ensure there is less of a chance you become a target of theft!
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Alysia Brady

According to The Cincinnati Insurance Company's blog on How to Protect Yourself from Fraud, "The National Insurance Crime Bureau reports that insurance fraud accounts for about 10% of all property casualty claims." Falling victim to a dishonest contractor damages not only your home, but your pockets too. Here are a few tips, provided by the Cincinnati Insurance Company, that might help you recognize a fraud so that you do not become another fraud statistic!
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Alysia Brady

This is one of the most important questions any new or experienced parents should ask themselves. The Cincinnati Insurance Company has provided a few important statistics and tips that we can all learn from. Whether you're a new parent, experienced parent, grandparent or nanny, these are tips you may want to pay attention to!
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Reduce Employee Health Costs by promoting exerciseBusiness owners can reap significant financial rewards by fostering a culture of health among employees at their workplaces. A recent study of PPG Industries, a large, Pennsylvania-based company founded in 1883, was published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. The study showed that employee health costs were reduced after the company implemented a program designed to inspire employees to become actively involved improving their health. The company adopted new policies and created an environment that was tailored to encouraging employees' positive health behaviors. Particular emphasis was placed on prevention and modification of risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Even if your business is a fraction of the size of PPG Industries, you might consider echoing their effort to create a culture of health among your employees. Who knows, you could save more than money; you may even save (or at least enhance) a few lives!
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FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) would like to invite you to participate in America’s PrepareAthon! on April 30, 2014. This is the FIRST National Day of Action which is a nationwide campaign to improve our Nation’s resilience!
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After a harsh and seemingly never ending winter, spring has finally arrived! As a responsible homeowner, there are several chores that should be completed during the spring season. The Cincinnati Insurance Company has provided the to-do list below to ensure your property is properly maintained to decrease the probability of a liability claim.
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If your business promotes or markets its products or services over the Internet, there are unique property and liability risks. For example, you are vulnerable to major loss exposures from malicious attacks, loss of service or theft of customer information from your database.
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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, driver distractions are a contributing cause in approximately 25 percent of all motor vehicle crashes or about 1.2 million accidents. However, distractions can be hard to quantify, and the number of accidents due to driver distractions is difficult to define. What can further complicate matters is that there may be more than one distraction, such as texting while chastising a child in the backseat.Cell phones are considered one of the leading driver distractions. As a result, more communities are placing restrictions on drivers' use of cell phones. And more states are now passing laws banning the practice of texting while driving. The U.S. Congress is even considering a federal law related to this ban. The following tips are offered to motorists in regards to cell phone use in vehicles.
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Defective electrical wiring systems cause approximately 40,000 residential fires annually, according to a United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) study. In addition, electric cords and plugs are involved in about 7,000 fires annually. The National Electrical Safety Foundation offers numerous tips to safeguard the home against electrical fire and related losses, including the following.
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We've said it before: the distinction between a small and large business is somewhat arbitrary. At what point in the business growth life cycle do you cross over? One way to answer the question is when your business no longer qualifies for a Business Owners Package Policy. The BOP bundles up several kinds of insurance protection in one policy. But as business become larger the risks they pose become more varied and difficult to address in one policy.
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Today many of us have a multitude of passwords to keep track of at work and at home. As passwords multiply it is easy to succumb to the temptation of using easy to guess words or simply leaving a sticky note on your computer. But these are generally bad ideas. Better is to come up with a strong password and keep it secret.
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What is "Identity Theft" or "Identity Fraud"? Simply, identity theft is committed when another person's name, Social Security number or other personal information is used to apply for credit, buy goods and services, or commit other fraud. Identity theft is now a federal crime and recently stiffened penalties were put in place but you should still take measures to protect yourself. And if you should be victimized there are steps you can take to minimize your loss.
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