Thinking of renting your home out via Airbnb – Not so fast!

Jenn DwyerHomeowners Insurance

renting home AirBnB

It sounds like a great idea – you won’t be using your home during a specific period of time, so why not rent it out and make some quick cash? Sounds like a win-win, right? Eh…. maybe not. Listing your home for rent through Web sites like Airbnb, HomeAway and VRBO (Vacation Rentals by Owner) can be fairly simple. But playing host to unknown … Read More

Road Rage – it’s Real and It’s Dangerous

Joe PintoBusiness Insurance, Commercial Auto Insurance, Risk Management, Trucking and Transportation

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) defines aggressive driving as when “an individual commits a combination of moving traffic offenses so as to endanger other persons or property.” Road rage, according to the NHTSA, emerged as a label to “describe the angry and violent behaviors at the extreme of the aggressive driving continuum.” They clarify that “aggressive driving is … Read More

The Risks of Driving for Uber or Lyft

Karen ConsiglioAuto Insurance, Commercial Auto Insurance

Uber and Lyft are ridesharing services that have quickly gained popularity. At this point, they are available in most parts of the country, especially metropolitan areas. With a few taps on your phone, you can call a driver to your location. Or, sign up through the same app to become a paid driver yourself. Many people have turned to these … Read More

The Modern Office & Managing the Risk

Shannon HudspethEmployee Benefits, Human Resources, Risk Management

Today’s employers are placing a premium on employee wellness and engagement. And rightfully so, hard working employees deserve some love. But in addition to doing right by their people, businesses that provide comprehensive wellness plans and lifestyle perks for their employees are realizing huge benefits from it. But with more unconventional and physical activities going on in the office, there … Read More

Hiring a contractor? Don’t get caught without ‘Additional Insured’ protection

Jonathan BelekConstruction, Homeowners Insurance, Risk Management

It’s that time in your home’s life that fortunately only comes around once every 20 to 25 years or so…roof replacement time! Or maybe it’s time to tackle a big task with a shorter life span, like painting the house. Either way, for projects at this scale you wisely skip the DIY approach and instead find yourself in the market … Read More

CT Business Insurance: Holiday Party Planning Tips

EditorBusiness Insurance

CT Business Insurance: Holiday Party Planning Tips  As the holiday season approaches, many Connecticut businesses are planning their end of the year company parties and gatherings. Holiday parties offer a festive opportunity to foster employee relations and happiness, but unfortunately office parties also come with additional liability and loss exposures. When planning your company’s holiday shindig, there are a number … Read More

CT Hospital Insurance: Lessons from the Dallas Ebola Case

EditorHealth Insurance

CT Hospital Insurance: Lessons from the Dallas Ebola Case  Is the American healthcare system ready for an epidemic? That’s the question on almost everyone’s mind after the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently confirmed that a man officially diagnosis as having the Ebola virus is being treated at a hospital in Dallas Texas. The diagnosis is the … Read More

Wallingford Physicians Insurance: Integrating Medical Technology


Wallingford Physicians Insurance: Integrating Medical Technology  Technological breakthroughs are constantly helping healthcare professionals solve many of the world’s toughest medical challenges. New advances in medical technology are always exciting, especially when they are accompanied by promises of minimally invasive procedures, improved accuracy and decreased complications.  From cultivating and regenerating body parts to monitoring comatose brain functions, many technological advances are helping … Read More

Energy Dealer Insurance: The Pros and Cons of Solar Energy


Energy Dealer Insurance: The Pros and Cons of Solar Energy If someone were to ask the American population of 1990 their opinion of solar energy, many individuals would say that it was unnecessary. However, years have gone and America has been able to experience the changes our world has been going through. According to a recent poll done by Sungevity … Read More

New Chrysler Commercial Vehicles of 2013

EditorAuto Insurance, Commercial Auto Insurance

New Chrysler Commercial Vehicles of 2013 In 2009, the nearly century old company founded by Walter Chrysler merged an alliance with Italian manufacturer, Fiat. This collaboration formed the Chrysler Group LLC. Although Fiat holds a majority of the company, this relationship has ultimately improved Chrysler’s sales. When the nation’s economy plunged, automakers’ sales sunk too. Chrysler was not the exception; … Read More