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Insurance Checklist for Your College Bound Kids

Sue Penn

As kids pack up and leave for college, they launch the next exciting chapter of their lives. While they celebrate, we parents keep on worrying from afar, a “skill” we’ve been practicing since the day they were born. We know they’re not quite fully grown yet—despite what they tell us…

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When April Showers Bring More Than May Flowers

Sue Penn

As you sit watching the evening news at almost any time of the year, there are bound to be stories about rising waters engulfing a road, a home, and maybe even an entire neighborhood. As you watch in horror, do you wonder if your current homeowner’s, condominium or renter’s insurance…

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Oswald’s Moira Lyon Earns Certified Advisor of Personal Insurance Designation By Wharton and Chubb

CLEVELAND — Jan. 23, 2019 – Moira Lyon of Oswald Companies has earned the Certified Advisor of Personal Insurance (CAPI) designation from the Aresty Institute of Executive Education at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Chubb Personal Insurance. Lyon is among a group of 38 agents and…

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Winter Driving Risks: Ten Tips for Safer Winter Travel

Adam Thomas

The snow and ice that blankets nearly 70% of the nation’s roadways during the winter months each year presents drivers with challenges that can result in vehicle crashes if they are not prepared. The winter weather crash statistics provided by the Federal Highway Administration indicate that over 1,300 people are…

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Social Media Check: How to Become your Family’s “Internet Crossing Guard”

Kimberly Lucarelli

People of all generations are embracing social media: we want to interact with others, to know what they are doing and talking about. Today, dozens of social platforms and messenger applications promise us the ability to do this instantly. Research shows that people today spend up to two hours each…

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Water Damage: Exposures To Your Home and The Insurance That Can Protect You

Sarah Limeer

Water can be complex, especially when viewed from an insurance lens. This may be why so many questions are raised when evaluating a claim for damage caused by water. Is there coverage? What is the deductible? Should I have purchased special coverage or higher limits? We hope the following examples…

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April Showers Bring May Floods

Kimberly Lucarelli

You do not need to live in a flood zone to experience a flood. The following article from our partners at Assurex Global, “April Showers Brings May Floods,” indicates that nearly 25% of flood insurance claims come from areas mapped outside high-risk ‘flood zone’ areas. Further, according to U.S. Spring Outlook…

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Five Reasons Why You Need Uninsured and Underinsured Motorists Liability

Dan Gordyan

Don’t get caught driving without it. Uninsured motorists and underinsured motorists coverage, commonly referred to as “UM/UIM” coverage, provides you with bodily injury protection in an auto accident which is caused by another party who has low, or no limits of liability. If you are involved in an accident where…

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The Real Hidden Costs to Owning a Vacation Home Rental

oswaldcompanies

Renting a vacation home has become a hot trend in recent years. According to realtor.com, “37% of vacation home buyers plan to use their property to generate income.” Websites such as HomeAway and Airbnb have made it easy for homeowners to make a profit when their homes would otherwise be…

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Should parents be seeing ‘red’ over the new “Yellow” app?

Kimberly Lucarelli

Through my “Socially Smart” campaign, I’m continuing my efforts to bring awareness to the community about the dangers that lie within social media, and the potential negative impact to children. Over the past two years, I must confess that I have found this challenge daunting. Just when I research new apps and concerns, more troubling…

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