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How Is Contractors General Liability Insurance Different From Standard Commercial Liability Insurance?

Any business needs general liability insurance. Contractors, subcontractors, and independent tradesmen need this type of coverage, not only to protect their business, but often as a requirement for the job. Trades that need contractors general liability insurance include construction, carpenters, plumbers, electricians, painters, and masons. What Is Standard Commercial Liability Insurance? Commercial general liability (CGL) insurance protects a business from financial loss due to liability...

Avoid Common Home Accidents During The Summer

Summer is the season of outdoor adventures such as swimming, boating, and trips. It is also a time when many minor or more serious accidents can occur. The following tips can help you keep your family and friends safer by preventing some common summertime home accidents and injuries. Sunburn Damage from the sun is one of the most common injuries during the warmer months. Severe...

Short-Term Disability Coverage Vs. Long-Term Disability Coverage

Short-term disability and long-term disability are both designed to protect your income in case you are unable to work. However, there are differences in the two types of coverage. Many people elect to have both short-term disability and long-term disability insurance policies. What Is Short-Term Disability Insurance? Short-term disability (STD) policies pay benefits for shorter time periods, after a brief waiting (elimination) period, which is...

What Happens If You Don't Have Any Health Insurance?

Americans are required to carry health insurance under the Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA). Originally, the ACA called for a penalty (known as a shared responsibility payment) for people who did not have health insurance, enforceable on the federal level. This portion of the ACA was repealed in 2019, and the authority to enforce health insurance requirements was transferred to the states. Depending on...

I'm Young & Healthy: Do I Really Need Life Insurance?

If you’re young and healthy, you may think it’s too early to buy life insurance. The truth is, buying life insurance young can save you money – lots of it. Purchasing a life insurance policy in your 20s or 30s is a smart move, even if you don’t believe you need it yet. Younger Equals Cheaper When It Comes To Life Insurance Buying life insurance...