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The Benefits of Telematics for Company Vehicles

By accident investigation, Auto, Business, car camera, Claims, Commercial, commercial insurance, company drivers, company vehicles, fleet claims, fleet management, fleet performance, fleet safety program, fleet tracking, Insurance, Liability, Loss Control, Risk Management, Technology, telematics

When I’m completing a risk management review for one of our commercial partners, the most common area of losses we discuss are fleet claims. Whether your company has one vehicle or 100, having drivers out on the roadway poses a…

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The “Smart” Way to Mitigate Risk in a Connected Home

By behavioral data, cyber, exposure data, Hartford Steam Boiler, Home, Home Health Score, HSB, Insurance, IoT, Personal, Prevention, smart devices, smart phone, smart technology, smart TV, Technology, technology advances

With the continued adoption of Smart Home products, many homeowners welcome devices that promote energy efficiency, cost savings benefits, and added security. These protected homes may present a lower risk for insurers and reduce claims expenses, but a…

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Time to Fall Back (and Check Your Smoke Alarms)

By Daylight Savings Time, fire extinguishers, fire prevention, fire prevention tips, Home, Insurance, low battery, National Fire Protection Association, Personal, Prevention, smoke alarm, smoke detector, Technology

This weekend marks Daylight Savings time when we “fall back” an hour. A general rule of thumb is to replace the batteries in your smoke detectors when Daylight Savings Time ends and begins (unless you have a special detector –…

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Identity Theft: One Subject You Don’t Want to Learn at College

By coverage for college student, credit card, cyber, cyber crime, cyber security, CyberScout, Education, friendly-fraud, identity fraud, identity theft, Insurance, Personal, Prevention, scams, stolen identity, student away at school, student identity, Technology

As students head off to school this fall, they need to stay vigilant against the scams, schemes, and tricks of identity fraudsters. Student identity theft is on the rise, all around the world. Like most predators, identity thieves like to…

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Protect Yourself While Shopping Online

By applications, Business, Commercial, credit card, credit cards, cyber, Cyber Insurance, cyber security, cybersecurity, fraud, hackers, Insurance, Internet, internet safety, Liability, liability coverage, liability insurance, online, online payment, online safety, online shopping, Prevention, protect online privacy, retail, Risk Management, Technology

These unprecedented times have left many of us with only one way to shop: online. Many online businesses have benefited from consumers “sheltering in place” with an influx of buyers shopping via apps and the internet. I am sure that I…

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Quarantine Fatigue Is Real And It Could Kill Your Company

By Business, Central, cloud based services, cloud storage, Commercial, computer, cyber, cyber attack, cyber crime, cyber security, CyberScout, cybersecurity, data backup, Employees, fatigue, firmware, Home, Insurance, malware, multi-factor authentication, pandemic, Personal, phishing, Prevention, quarantine, quarantine fatigue, scam, scammers, scams, software, Technology, work from home, working from home

Quarantine fatigue is not only sending people to crowded bars. We’re all getting tired of it—call it quaran-tigue—and that could spell trouble on the cybersecurity front. Multiple studies and articles of late have noted a trend that could have serious….

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