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‎“Smart Businesses” are better, right?‎

Posted by Brian Kiley on Aug 26, 2013 10:14:00 AM

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal cautioned against the advancing strides being taken in the home security market. Many homeowners now have the capability of unlocking the front door or disabling their home alarm with a Smartphone app.

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They seem safer than your average four-wheeler.

Posted by Brian Kiley on May 2, 2013 9:48:00 AM

“What could really happen if I let my kids/grandkids take a spin around the yard?” Famous last words, right?

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New Year, New Opportunities

Posted by Brian Kiley on Dec 26, 2012 2:34:00 PM

The new year is a perfect time to review your commercial insurance policy to make sure you have the coverages you need at different times throughout the year. For example, you may have more inventory during the holidays, but if you don’t have a high enough limit on your Business Personal Property coverage, you may not have enough protection for these items if there’s a total loss.

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Are you UL300 Compliant?

Posted by Brian Kiley on Oct 12, 2012 1:16:00 PM

Restaurants are often a great fit for West Bend’s SMARTbusiness™ program. If you own a restaurant or are an insurance agent inspecting a risk for a current customer or future prospect, it’s important to be familiar with the UL300 compliance systems (UL300, Fire Testing of Fire Extinguishing Systems for Protection of Restaurant Cooking Areas). Why? Because these systems were designed to protect you! 

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Fraud and identity theft

Posted by Brian Kiley on Sep 21, 2012 2:28:00 PM

Fraud and identity theft are very real concerns for consumers today. Recovering and restoring your identity after it’s been stolen is often energy- and time-consuming.

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Business income insurance tip

Posted by Samantha Humer on Aug 13, 2012 10:10:00 PM

Do you know what your business income time period deductible is?

Business income insurance covers the income that would have been earned if there hadn’t been an interruption in the business. For this coverage to kick in, there must be damage to your business property due to a covered cause of loss at your business premises, for instance a fire. Business income coverage typically begins after a standard waiting period, usually 72 hours.

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