Eastern Insurance's Articles


2/19/2017 12:00 PM | 2 Comments

While it may be a winter wonderland for some, as a property manager, snow and ice buildup means lots of hazards with the potential for costly liability. If you deal with either commercial or residential property, you are responsible for the side effects of winter. Just like with any other hazard, the property manager can be held liable if they cause injury due to snow and ice. To avoid litigation resulting from winter injuries, follow our tips below to reduce liability and to maintain safe property even in the dead of winter.


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2/10/2017 9:00 AM | 0 Comments

It’s that time of year; love is in the air! If you do receive a piece of jewelry, a new technology device or even a flat screen TV from your Valentine, you’ll want to be sure the item is properly insured in the event something unfortunate happens. One of the best ways to protect the things you love is by performing a home inventory. Here are our tips on how to perform a complete home inventory of your important belongings:

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1/25/2017 3:00 PM | 0 Comments

Nonprofit organizations provide essential services that benefit communities and their members. These organizations cannot survive without a solid volunteer Board of Directors. Iit is imperative that your organization and Board of Directors understand the risks involved as volunteers, their responsibilities as board members, and the ways in which they can protect themselves from personal liability.

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1/19/2017 11:30 AM | 0 Comments

Winter is officially here with freezing temperatures and snowstorms. Heating your home in the winter can lead to an expensive utility bill. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, space heating is the largest energy expense in the average U.S. home, accounting for about 45% of energy bills. Here are some tips to reduce your heating bill while maintaining comfortable temperatures in your home this winter. [...]


12/18/2016 12:15 PM | 2 Comments

The holiday season is here! Time to get into the spirit with friends and family by singing songs, watching the classic holiday programs and celebrating with your guests at your home. Even with all the festivities, there can be unintended events that will turn your cheerful gathering into a liability nightmare. Reduce the chances of filing a claim this holiday season by following our tips.
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12/11/2016 6:33 PM | 0 Comments

‘Tis the season for sniffling and coughing around the office. Tissues and cough drops are strewn across desks and it seems like everyone has been hit with a runny nose. As a business owner or manager, it can be hard to encourage a productivity boost at the end of the year when the majority of your employees are taking sick days. Luckily, we’re here to help. Put some of these ideas into practice this season to stop the cold and flu from lingering around until the new year.


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11/21/2016 12:00 PM | 0 Comments

As a business owner, there are many risks you must manage on a daily basis, especially if you own a brick and mortar location. From vandalism to theft to flooding, many situations could turn catastrophic if you do not take the proper precautions. We put together a comprehensive guide on how to prevent theft and damage and the steps to take if these events do occur.


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11/14/2016 6:54 AM | 0 Comments

It’s that time of year again — when we turn back our clocks and lose an hour of precious daylight. With the end of daylight savings time, traffic and accidents increase at evening rush hour due to the lack of visibility. Don’t fall back on road safety! Practice these cautionary tips for night time driving.


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10/24/2016 11:31 AM | 1 Comments

Nonprofit organizations must take care in selecting employees and volunteers to avoid putting themselves at risk of liability lawsuits and legal damages. Background screening of prospective employees and volunteers is an effective risk management tool that can reduce employee turnover, deter theft and embezzlement, and prevent liability and litigation troubles. Here are our tips on how to screen your nonprofit volunteers and employees with background checks. 


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