Updates

  • September is National Preparedness Month!September 23, 2020

    Where has September gone? September is National Preparedness Month, and we didn’t even remember to remind you until today!...

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  • Back to School CoveredAugust 11, 2020

    While going back to school this year may look different than years past, some things never change—like making sure...

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  • What You Need to Know to Prevent Child Identity TheftJuly 23, 2020

    Your child was just accepted into the college or university of their dreams. Unfortunately, they were turned down for a...

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  • Convenient But Vulnerable: Why You Need to Take a Closer Look At Your IoT DevicesJuly 10, 2020

    Emerging technologies, including smart devices, machine learning, and the advent of 5G networks are powering new efficiencies in the Internet...

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  • National Insurance Awareness Day 2020June 26, 2020

    Sunday, June 28 has been designated National Insurance Awareness Day. We would be remiss in our duties if we didn’t...

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  • Playing it Cool…When it’s HotJune 19, 2020

    As summer heats up and outdoor activities start to take off, it is important to be smart about the heat....

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  • How to Read Your Insurance Policy – ACV and ReplacementJune 09, 2020

    While reviewing your insurance policy and declarations page, you may see the term “actual cash value” or its acronym “ACV”...

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  • Employee Milestones in 2020June 01, 2020

    Each year, we recognize employees who have reached milestones in their careers with us. In 2020, we have three employees who...

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  • Act Thoughtfully to Protect Your ChildrenMay 28, 2020

    A portion of this blog was taken from a CyberScout publication for member companies. If identity thieves obtain your child...

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  • Common Activities That Can Put Your Data at RiskMay 18, 2020

    When our lives move quickly, we sometimes risk data security in exchange for convenience or instant gratification. However, seemingly small...

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  • Storm SeasonMay 11, 2020

    In the Midwest, we are more than familiar with severe weather. Be sure you are covered in case of an...

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  • How to Avoid Identity Theft and Scams After Natural DisastersApril 27, 2020

    In 2019, the world suffered through 820 natural disasters, including floods, storms, fires and earthquakes. In the U.S. 14 different disasters each...

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  • Build a List of Your BelongingsApril 16, 2020

    With the extra time you may be spending at home right now, it may be a good time to take...

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  • Working at HomeApril 08, 2020

    A lot of people are in work-from-home situations for the first time. If this is the first time you have...

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  • Annual Meeting 2020April 02, 2020

    Mutual insurance companies, like Barton Mutual, are owned by the policyholders. The unique business idea is credited to Benjamin Franklin. ...

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  • World Backup Day is March 31March 26, 2020

    Data loss can strike at any time, and the cost of recovery will be high—unless you have a recent,...

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  • Check Your Credit Report!March 09, 2020

    As a consumer, you have a right to view your credit report from each of the three credit reporting agencies ...

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  • Leap Day!February 24, 2020

    It’s a day we only get once every four years. In the U.S., it coincides with our Presidential...

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  • Presidents’ Day or Washington’s Birthday?February 18, 2020

    For the first time, our office was closed yesterday for the federal holiday of Washington’s Birthday. All around the...

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  • 12 Romance Scam Red Flags for Online DatersFebruary 12, 2020

    The individual’s online profile seems too-good-to-be-true or photos seem staged or like they are of professional models. 1 The individual...

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  • The Gifts of February 2, 2020February 03, 2020

    The Kansas City Chiefs finally have another Super Bowl title, and the famous Punxsutawney Phil didn’t see his shadow. ...

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  • Exciting Things in 2020January 28, 2020

    At the end of each year, we review our programs to determine how they are performing. That review helps dictate...

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  • Protecting Your Business During Winter WeatherJanuary 13, 2020

    With a couple months of winter left to go, you should still be considering how to properly winterize your business...

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  • Claims 101January 08, 2020

    Many people wonder what to expect if they file a claim with their insurance company. At Barton Mutual, we have...

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  • Review Your Insurance AnnuallyDecember 30, 2019

    It is a good idea to periodically (at least annually) assess how your insurance coverage compares to what you own...

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  • Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!December 23, 2019

    Our office is closed on Christmas to celebrate the “good news of great joy which will be for all the...

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  • Identity Thieves Hone in on Busy Shoppers and TravelersDecember 16, 2019

    While you’re making plans for the holidays with family and friends, cyber criminals are looking for opportunities to steal...

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  • Navigating Roadways in Winter WeatherDecember 09, 2019

    It may not officially be winter, but Missouri has already experienced some winter weather. While the safest bet during winter...

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  • Security Tips for the Holiday SeasonDecember 02, 2019

    Just a few friendly reminders on how you can take steps to help protect your home from burglars and other...

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  • ThanksgivingNovember 25, 2019

    Last year, Barton started a new tradition that we hope continues on in perpetuity. We partnered with Sweet Creations Bakery ...

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  • November Employee Work AnniversariesNovember 18, 2019

    Gayla Charlton joined Barton during the month of November in 1979, so she is celebrating a work anniversary this month, and...

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  • Veterans DayNovember 12, 2019

    Yesterday was the day set aside to honor all veterans of our armed forces. First declared a national holiday in 1938,...

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  • National Veterans and Military Families MonthNovember 04, 2019

    The month of November has been proclaimed a month to celebrate veterans and military families. We are extremely grateful to...

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  • Preparing for Winter TemperaturesOctober 29, 2019

    Like it or not, colder weather is bearing down on Missouri. As we press on toward winter, make sure your...

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  • October Employee Work AnniversariesOctober 22, 2019

    Three of our wonderful employees started their careers at Barton in the month of October. Heather Williams joined the Barton...

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  • Agent Meetings 2019October 15, 2019

    Each year we host meetings around the state of Missouri for our independent agents. Those meetings are an opportunity for...

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  • October: National Financial Planning Month & National Cyber Security Awareness MonthSeptember 30, 2019

    Adequate insurance coverage is an important part of any financial plan. Some common areas that may be overlooked include home-based...

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  • Covering Your Past, Present and Future Insurance NeedsSeptember 23, 2019

    Last week, some awesome ladies got together to decorate a wagon for the Liberal Prairie Days parade. They did an...

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  • Big Week for BartonSeptember 16, 2019

    We have been celebrating our 125th anniversary all year long, and this week will be a big one for us. ...

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  • September Employee Work AnniversariesSeptember 09, 2019

    September brings the autumnal equinox, and September brought us Maria, Pam, Robin, Tabitha and Charla. Maria Kavanagh came on board...

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  • September = National Preparedness MonthSeptember 05, 2019

    We’ve covered it before, but it can’t hurt to cover it again: September is National Preparedness Month. Having...

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  • It’s Back-to-School Time: Take ID Theft Awareness to UniversityAugust 26, 2019

    Beyond credit cards and bank accounts, identity theft can be used to obtain fraudulent IDs, takeover mobile phone accounts, steal...

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  • Employee Recognition for Years of ServiceAugust 19, 2019

    In early August we hosted our summer field meeting and had a chance to honor our field manager who reached...

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  • News Release: Barton Mutual Insurance CEO Awarded Company Representative of the YearAugust 12, 2019

    For Immediate Release Contact: Matt Barton, MAIA 573-893-4301 Jefferson City, Mo. – Brian King, CEO of Barton Mutual Insurance Company,...

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  • Identity Theft: One Subject You Don’t Want to Learn in CollegeAugust 05, 2019

    As students head off to school this fall, they need to stay vigilant against the scams, schemes and tricks of...

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  • Pool Maintenance TipsJuly 29, 2019

    Summer is in full-swing, and personal and public pools are open for enjoyment. If you own a pool, it can...

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  • Baby, It’s Not Cold OutsideJuly 22, 2019

    As the heat turns up outside, it is important to take care of yourself. Heat poses a unique threat to...

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  • Your Insurance Coverage MattersJuly 15, 2019

    One of the problems that people may face during a time of loss arises out of their policy not being...

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  • July Employee Work AnniversariesJuly 08, 2019

    This month we celebrate our independence, and we are also celebrating that three people exercised their independence by choosing to...

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  • Independence Day SafetyJuly 01, 2019

    July 4 is a great day to plan a BBQ and set off fireworks. You should celebrate the birth of our...

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  • National Insurance Awareness DayJune 24, 2019

    It’s time to STOP…and review your insurance coverage. June 28 has been designated National Insurance Awareness Day. We would...

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  • Six Ways to Protect Your Online IdentityJune 17, 2019

    Limit what you post. Don’t overshare the details of your personality, family background, or daily life. Think carefully about...

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  • Why You Shouldn’t Overshare on Social MediaJune 10, 2019

    More than 3.3 billion people around the world are using social media to connect, share, and engage with others.1 According to...

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  • June Employee Work AnniversariesJune 03, 2019

    Summer is wonderful for so many reasons, and we need to recognize one of them: the addition of these four...

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  • What To Do If You Have Storm DamageMay 28, 2019

    Severe weather pushed across Missouri and other states last week, causing damage and bringing additional rain that we just didn...

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  • Mutual and Loving It!May 20, 2019

    This week, three of our staff members are attending the Farm Mutual Forum hosted by the National Association of Mutual...

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  • Find Us On Social Media!May 13, 2019

    Barton Mutual is active on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. If you’re on any of those platforms, be sure to...

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  • Don’t Let Identity Theft Ruin Your Summer Vacation FunMay 06, 2019

    Summer is nearly here, bringing a bit of rest and relaxation to hundreds of millions of people around the world....

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  • Employee Appreciation and Recognition for Years of ServiceApril 29, 2019

    Last Friday we spent time honoring our employees for their service to Barton Mutual. During the provided lunch, we recognized...

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  • April Employee Work AnniversariesApril 22, 2019

    April showers bring…several great employees! This month six of our amazing employees are celebrating their anniversary with us. Lea...

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  • Barton Mutual Now Offering Policy Discounts!April 15, 2019

    If you are a current policyholder with Barton Mutual or considering coverage with us, you may be eligible for our...

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  • News Coverage of Barton MutualApril 08, 2019

    A local TV station in Joplin, Missouri recently featured our company in a news story. The piece focused on our 125...

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  • Annual Meeting 2019April 01, 2019

    Mutual insurance companies, like Barton Mutual, are owned by the policyholders. The unique business idea is credited to Benjamin Franklin. ...

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  • MAIA Small Agency Conference 2019March 26, 2019

    The Missouri Association of Insurance Agents (MAIA) hosted the Small Agency Conference in Columbia, Missouri from March 20-22. As a...

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  • Barton Mutual Insurance Company Celebrates 125 yearsMarch 19, 2019

    Liberal, MO - Barton Mutual Insurance Company is celebrating 125 years of service to the state of Missouri. On March 19, 1894 the...

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  • Have You Checked Your Credit Report?March 11, 2019

    As a consumer, you have a right to view your credit report from each of the three credit reporting agencies ...

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  • March Employee Work AnniversariesMarch 04, 2019

    Last week we celebrated Employee Appreciation Day, and today we want to celebrate the employees who joined us in the...

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  • Employee Appreciation DayMarch 01, 2019

    Today we celebrate our employees! Without each and every one of these talented individuals, we would not be where we...

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  • February Employee Work AnniversariesFebruary 25, 2019

    Employee Appreciation Day is approaching, and we sure do appreciate these three Field Managers who started their careers with us...

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  • Love Hurts in Cases of Identity Fraud by Family or LoversFebruary 18, 2019

    This post comes from CyberScout, one of Barton Mutual’s partners in providing cyber liability insurance to our policyholders. If...

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  • Ten Tips to Avoid Familiar Fraud This Valentine’s DayFebruary 11, 2019

    This post comes from CyberScout, one of Barton Mutual’s partners in providing cyber liability insurance to our policyholders. If...

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  • Groundhog or Meteorologist?February 04, 2019

    Have you ever wondered why we have Groundhog Day and how February 2 was chosen? According to an article on History...

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  • A Day to Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.January 21, 2019

    Today our nation pauses to remember a man who impacted American history in a way that few will. Perhaps the...

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  • National Slow Cooking MonthJanuary 14, 2019

    January is National Slow Cooking Month. In order to celebrate, we asked our employees to give us their favorite slow...

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  • January Employee Work AnniversariesJanuary 07, 2019

    January tends to be a long, cold month in Missouri, but at Barton we are still celebrating a couple rays...

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  • Annual Insurance ReviewDecember 31, 2018

    It is a good idea to periodically (at least annually) assess how your insurance coverage compares to what you own...

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  • Merry Christmas!December 24, 2018

    Our office is closed today and tomorrow to celebrate the “good news of great joy which will be for all...

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  • December Employee Work AnniversaryDecember 17, 2018

    Our employees make things happen around here, and this month we are celebrating the work anniversary of one of those...

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  • Navigating Roadways in Winter WeatherDecember 10, 2018

    As you travel during the winter, you may encounter winter storms, ice or snow. If you have to be on...

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  • Holiday Home Security TipsDecember 03, 2018

    If you plan to be away from home this holiday season, there are steps you can take to help protect...

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  • What is Underwriting?November 26, 2018

    In the insurance business, underwriting is a common term. People outside the industry don’t always understand what it means. ...

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  • November Employee Work AnniversariesNovember 19, 2018

    Two of the talented Barton employees joined Barton during the month of November and will celebrate a work anniversary this...

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  • Military Family Appreciation MonthNovember 05, 2018

    The month of November has been proclaimed a month to celebrate military families. We are extremely grateful to all the...

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  • Preparing for Colder TemperaturesOctober 29, 2018

    It won’t be long before the temperatures drop and winter will be upon us. If you have structures with...

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  • October Employee Work AnniversariesOctober 16, 2018

    Three of our wonderful employees started their careers at Barton in the month of October. Heather Williams joined the Barton...

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  • The Month of OctoberOctober 01, 2018

    October is National Financial Planning Month. Adequate insurance coverage is an important part of any financial plan. Some common areas...

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  • Service Line CoverageSeptember 24, 2018

    In 2017 we began offering Service Line coverage on many of our personal lines policies. We saw a need for additional...

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  • Community InvolvementSeptember 17, 2018

    Barton Mutual is proud to have been established and grown in Liberal, a small community in Southwest Missouri. Our small...

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  • September Employee Work AnniversariesSeptember 10, 2018

    September has been a popular month for employees to begin working for Barton. Six of our fine employees are celebrating...

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  • National Preparedness MonthSeptember 04, 2018

    Photo by Startup Stock Photos from Pexels September is National Preparedness Month. It never hurts to have a plan for...

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  • Warehouses and Mini-StorageAugust 13, 2018

    Do you need insurance coverage for a warehouse you use for storage? Maybe you lease warehouse space or mini-storage units...

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  • Landlord CoverageAugust 06, 2018

    If you own a single-family rental or even multiple unit apartments, Barton Mutual may be able to help you with...

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  • Boat Dock Electrical SafetyJuly 13, 2018

    According to Ameren Missouri and Missouri Electrical Cooperatives, you should have your boat dock and power supply inspected by a...

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  • Follow us on LinkedInApril 24, 2018

    We would love to have more followers who interact with us on LinkedIn! Find us here: https://www.linkedin.com...

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  • Distracted Driving Awareness MonthApril 24, 2018

    Content taken from a news release from the Missouri Department of Insurance. Used with permission. The Missouri Department of Insurance...

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  • LaundromatsMarch 26, 2018

    Barton can write coverage for laundromat risks. We can provide coverage for the building as well as the washers, dryers...

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  • Smoke AlarmsMarch 12, 2018

    When we change our clocks, many recommend changing your smoke alarm batteries. If your smoke alarms use alkaline batteries, you...

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  • Commercial PoliciesFebruary 22, 2018

    Barton offers General Liability, Commercial Property, Commercial Package, Businessowners and Artisans policies. As you look to place your commercial business,...

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  • Food SpoilageFebruary 06, 2018

    Most owner occupied policies contain coverage for refrigerated food spoilage. This is valuable following a prolonged power outage when you...

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  • Space HeatersJanuary 30, 2018

    According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), “space heaters, whether portable or stationary, account for two of every five (40%)...

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