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Summer car care: Protecting your vehicle from nature's elements

June 12, 2024 2 min read

If you live in a climate that routinely experiences snow and ice in winter, you probably understand the importance of regular car washes to..

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Airline travel: The science behind turbulence

June 5, 2024 3 min read

Each year, nearly 200 million people fly on commercial airlines to see the world or visit family and friends. Since 2017, my family has..

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Proactive Workers' Compensation claim mitigation strategies

May 29, 2024 2 min read

At West Bend, we continue to strive for ways to mitigate Workers’ Compensation claims. Below are some simple, but very effective, tools..

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Why every business owner should regularly contact their insurance agent

May 22, 2024 2 min read

As a business owner, you juggle countless responsibilities to ensure the success and longevity of your business. Often, new opportunities..

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Post-storm responsibilities for building owners and landlords

May 15, 2024 2 min read

If you own a small business, thunderstorms and other natural disasters can cause significant disruptions. If you lease or own a building,..

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National Water Safety Month: safe swimming this summer

May 8, 2024 2 min read

May is National Water Safety Month, a nation-wide awareness campaign to help keep children safe while swimming this summer. Swimmers can..

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Understanding the importance of Business Liability insurance for new entrepreneurs

May 1, 2024 3 min read

If you’re thinking about starting a business or have recently started one, you know there are plenty of things to do and consider. Some..

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Tools to help protect your home from water damage

April 24, 2024 3 min read

Your home is most likely your biggest financial investment and your biggest asset. Are you doing everything you can to protect it?

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Earth Day: Small steps, big impact, easy ways to help our planet

April 17, 2024 3 min read

Every year on April 22, people from around the globe unite to celebrate Earth Day. This significant day is dedicated to raising global..

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Stress and abuse in childcare facilities

April 10, 2024 2 min read

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time for the country to focus on doing everything possible to keep children safe. While a vast..

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Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April 3, 2024 1 min read

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, a time for all drivers to evaluate their driving habits to ensure they’re driving as safely as..

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Homeowners insurance and roof storm damage: What you need to know

March 27, 2024 2 min read

As a homeowner, it's crucial to understand how your insurance policy works, especially regarding roof damage. In this blog post, I'll..

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Spring Break Safety: Essential tips for your family and pets (Infographic)

March 20, 2024 1 min read

As spring break approaches, families are getting ready for travel and adventure. However, amidst the excitement, don’t forget about the..

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Climbing to new heights: Observing Ladder Safety Month

March 13, 2024 3 min read

As we step into Ladder Safety Month, it's crucial to use ladders properly to prevent accidents at home and work. Although ladders are..

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Tips for protecting your home or business from frozen water pipes

March 6, 2024 2 min read

As spring approaches, it's important to remember that freezing temperatures can still occur. To avoid frozen water pipes, it’s crucial to..

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Preservation of evidence in liability claims

February 28, 2024 2 min read

When an organization or business owner is made aware of an injury or incident on their premises, the preservation of evidence is an..

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Uncovering the benefits of surety bonds

February 21, 2024 2 min read

Surety bonds are essential for many businesses. They provide financial protection and ensure contractual obligations are met on various..

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The importance of jewelry insurance

February 14, 2024 3 min read

Whether you’re newly engaged, celebrating a milestone anniversary, or the recipient of a Valentine’s day gift, insuring and caring for your..

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Embracing heart health: A February journey

February 7, 2024 2 min read

February isn’t just about Valentine’s Day and love; it’s also a time to focus on another vital aspect of our lives: heart health. Observed..

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A guide to slip and fall claims in winter weather

January 31, 2024 4 min read

As winter blankets our surroundings in snow and ice, the risk of slip and fall accidents at your home or business increases significantly...

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Hot tubs and winter safety

January 24, 2024 2 min read

With winter upon us, jumping into a warm hot tub is fantastic. However, whether you’re a new or experienced hot tub owner, transforming it..

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Should you warm up your car on cold days? (Video)

January 17, 2024 1 min read

The practice of warming up your car in winter before driving has been a subject of debate among drivers and automotive experts for many..

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Benefits of furnace inspections (infographic)

January 10, 2024 0 min read

Heading into the coldest months of the year for much of the country, homes and businesses alike are relying on furnaces to keep..

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Unseen threat: Shedding light on radon gas

January 3, 2024 2 min read

Did you know January is Radon Awareness Month? Radon is an invisible, odorless, and cancer-causing radioactive gas. It's naturally found in..

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Preventing frozen pipes at your business

December 6, 2023 1 min read

Frozen pipes cause significant damage to buildings every winter, including for West Bend customers. In December 2022, over a period of..

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Navigating winter crosswalks: Essential safety tips for children

November 28, 2023 2 min read

The winter season presents unique challenges, especially for children navigating crosswalks on their way to school. As the days get shorter..

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Holiday safety tips for retailers

November 22, 2023 2 min read

The holiday season is a busy time for retailers. Shoppers flood the stores searching for the perfect gifts. While this festive atmosphere..

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Greening your bottom line: Sustainable and eco-friendly business solutions

November 15, 2023 2 min read

Today, there’s much focus on sustainability and environmental responsibility for businesses. Eco-friendly business solutions are no longer..

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Seven tips for making driving at night easier and safer

November 7, 2023 3 min read

Because the daylight hours are less, we start doing many more things in the dark. Walking the dog, running or biking, last-minute yard..

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Available insurance coverages for your pet

October 31, 2023 2 min read

Many of us have dogs and cats that we love dearly. They bring us so much joy, companionship, and love. It’s no wonder we consider these fur..

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