How to Protect Your Sewer and Plumbing Systems during COVID 19

As public health officials urge everyone to help stave off the coronavirus by cleaning surfaces with disinfecting wipes, water officials have seen an increase in the number of people flushing wipes, paper towels, and facial tissue down the toilet. With all the excess, plumbing pipes, sewer systems, and wastewater treatment plants are being overwhelmed. It is causing additional problems for homeowners, renters, businesses, other government and private entities, and the environment.

Advantages of Assessing your Risks for Slips, Trips, and Falls

Slips, trips, and falls are among the most significant workers’ compensation and general liability exposures. Two of the most common causes for slips and falls are slippery and uneven walking surfaces. It is essential to take the time to evaluate every area of your facility and find where these risks could arise, specifically high-traffic areas.

The Hard Market Cycle Change: A Primer On What It Is & What To Do About It

Many factors and variables are driving the change in cycles. They include Available investment capital, investment returns, cash flow, claim losses- especially large CAT events, claim costs, underwriting standards, and most certainly reinsurance cost and availability. When several of these factors begin to align together, they trigger a change in the cycle. Over the past several months, we have started to see the cycle change to a hard market for property and casualty business lines. Every insurance company is having negotiations with their reinsurers and pricing is increasing like many other
product insurances that are subject to supply and demand. The cost is then passed on to the retail consumer, our policyholder.

Frozen Pipes, Don’t Leave Yourself Exposed This Winter

Frozen pipes continue to be one of the most prevalent issues for Insured’s and Insurers alike during the winter and early spring months. Do not leave yourself exposed to the costly repairs and damage that could result from a burst pipe. Many people tend to overlook the damage that a winter cold spell or storm can cause.

Why Buy Renters Insurance?

Your landlord’s property insurance won’t help you if disaster strikes. It covers the structure, but not any of your things. Renters insurance covers your belongings from all the possible bad events listed in the policy, such as fire, smoke, water damage, windstorms, lightning, theft, and vandalism. Even if you don’t think your stuff is worth that much, renters insurance is a good idea. The cost of replacing just a basic wardrobe and only a few pieces of furniture adds up quickly. Plus, renters insurance covers more than your personal belongings at home. Purchase enough insurance to replace all of your belongings, and choose a liability limit high enough to protect any savings and property you could lose if you were sued.

Hurricane season is upon us. Do you have the right coverage?

Hurricane season is upon us. Do you have the right coverage? Hurricane season is in full swing, and 2020 projected to be a very active year. Most of you remember Hurricane Irene in 2011, the storm that devastated many parts of upstate New York. Most home and business owners would have never recovered if not for state or federal aid.

DFS Approved Rate Changes – Personal Lines

Our rate changes are for Mid-Hudson Co-Operative Ins Co. (only)for New & Renewal Business effective 5/1/20 : Homeowners & Seasonal HO +3% on base rates only Landlord Packages: +2.5% on Base Rates only Manufactured/Mobile Homeowners: +5% on Base Rates only Moderate rate increases are statewide based on actual loss history results and trends. It is our desire to continue …

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CE Courses Rescheduled

In response to the current public health threat related to the COVID-19 pandemic, Statewide Underwriting Services has cancelled previously scheduled Continuing-education courses for April & May 2020. New CE Course dates have been added and registration is available below.* DFS extends continuing-education filing deadline New York State Department of Financial Services’ licensing services is implementing temporary emergency procedures …

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