Flue season: Inspect your fireplace and chimney

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Home heating fires are the second leading cause of home fire deaths after cooking fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association. Fireplaces, chimneys and flues account for a significant number of home heating fires.

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Flue season: Inspect your fireplace and chimney

By | agent, alarm, ash, bedding, carbon, chimney, chimneys, clean, creosote, detector, embers, fire, Fire Prevention, fireplace, fireplaces, fires, flame, flue, flues, fluid, fuel, independent, inspect, Insurance, monoxide, paper, prevent, protect, rubbish, screen, smoke, sparks, stove, wood
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Home heating fires are the second leading cause of home fire deaths after cooking fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association. Fireplaces, chimneys and flues account for a significant number of home heating fires.

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Holiday shopping? Tips for the store or online

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Shoppers are poised to spread their time and money across both online and physical stores this holiday season, according to a survey conducted for the National Retail Federation. As you grab your mouse or head out to join the crowd, here are some tips to protect yourself and your identity.

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Term vs. permanent life insurance: Which is right for you?

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The biggest question to answer when purchasing life insurance is whether you need a term or permanent policy. Each type has advantages and limitations. To make the right decision, you should know and understand your options.

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Are you covered? Don’t be caught underinsured

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Does your homeowner policy have sufficient coverage limits to help you recover fully after a loss and avoid incurring serious financial burdens? It’s a question many people don’t ask, and if they have a claim, it can leave them with unexpected expenses.

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Halloween: Tips to make your celebration a treat

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As you and your family bring out the Halloween decorations and prepare for parties and trick-or-treaters, take time to evaluate the liability exposures associated with having guests on your property.

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Personal insurance: Trends in construction costs

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Reconstruction cost – or replacement cost – is the cost of hiring a contractor to replace your home as it is, using materials and design of the same or similar quality. This amount is not the same as market value, which is the value of comparable homes that have sold in your area. Your home’s current reconstruction cost could be very different from its market value.

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Preventing fires in the home

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A home fire is your most dangerous fire threat. This video from the U.S. Fire Administration has tips for preventing fires at home.

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Know the basics of employment practices liability

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The August edition of ClubSolutions Magazine, a publication for health club operators, features an article by Jayson Scott, national program director for Cincinnati’s fitness, sports and recreation program. He discusses how even the most professional workplace has a liability risk from a disgruntled former employee.

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Know the basics of employment practices liability

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The August edition of ClubSolutions Magazine, a publication for health club operators, features an article by Jayson Scott, national program director for Cincinnati’s fitness, sports and recreation program. He discusses how even the most professional workplace has a liability risk from a disgruntled former employee.

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