Driver distractions or inattentive driving play a part in one out of every four motor vehicle crashes. That is more than 1.5 million collisions a year and 4,300 crashes daily, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Text messaging, changing radio stations, even turning around to talk to passengers can prove deadly. The I.I.I. […]
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It seems Mother Nature has unleashed her ire on Oklahoma over the past few years, pummeling the state with tornados, hailstorms, wildfires, blizzards and now earthquakes, of all things. Some home insurance policy holders, in turn, find themselves being hit with higher insurance rates. One Tulsa World reader noted how his homeowners insurance was increasing […]
SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS TRUST INDEPENDENT INSURANCE AGENTS AND COMMERCIAL INSURANCE CARRIERS SIGNIFICANTLY MORE THAN OTHER FINANCIAL SERVICES BUSINESSES New Study Also Concludes that Trust is a Key Consideration When Small Business Owners Select a Property and Casualty Agent and Carrier WORCESTER, Mass. (November 10, 2011) – The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. (NYSE: THG), a leading […]
The U.S. government is making it easier for small businesses to beef up defenses against cyber criminals through a free, online tool, the top U.S. communications regulator said Monday. The Small Biz Cyber Planner will allow business owners to create customized cybersecurity plans by answering basic questions about their company and its online presence. “Forty […]
Halloween is just around the corner and many consumers may not realize how scary this ghoulish night might really be for their personal safety, their property…or their pocketbooks. Trusted Choice® independent insurance agents can help families better prepare for Halloween hazards that may come in disguise or under the cloak of dark. To help families […]
If Oklahoma communities improve fire protection services it could result in major savings on homeowners’ policies for local families, according to presenters at a recent legislative study. “There are some very basic things that communities can do to improve their fire suppression rating, which would also improve the cost of homeowners’ insurance,” said state Rep. […]
The Obama administration Friday pulled the plug on a major program in the president’s signature health overhaul law — a long-term care insurance plan dogged from the beginning by doubts over its financial solvency. Targeted by congressional Republicans for repeal, the program became the first casualty in the political and policy wars over the health […]
Ice, snow and wind can have devastating consequences on your home. The time to winterize is when the leaves begin to turn and not when the snow begins to fall. Homeowners should take the following precautions: Maintain GuttersRemove leaves, acorns, sticks and other debris from gutters so melting snow and ice can flow freely. This […]
Oklahoma Business Insurors and Synergy Insurance Services, the personal protection of team of OBI rolled out their new welcome Facebook page today. Please take a moment to visit our page, and give us a thumbs up! Be sure to sign up for our FREE online newsletter; and even get a quote for your home and […]
Claim frequency for workers compensation injuries increased 3% in 2010, marking the first increase since 1997. Although claim frequency is up, the good news is that NCCI Holding’s latest data reveals that the growth in average indemnity and medical cost per claim slowed in 2010. 2010 Overall Trends * Claim frequency for lost-time claims in […]