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Owning and operating a hotel can be a rewarding endeavor. However, hotel operators have to manage numerous exposures related to lodging, and many offer amenities—including pools, exercise facilities, bars and restaurants—that can dramatically increase the number of insurable risks. The list below provides an overview of these hotel risks and more, helping you identify potential blind spots in your risk management and insurance programs.

Due to the volume of valuable items and...

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Plumbing contractors provide much-needed services for both residential and commercial customers alike. However, plumbers have a number of unique risks to consider. In fact, any incident involving installing and repairing pipes or fixtures can lead to major property damage, as well as potential legal action.

These challenges are magnified when you consider that risks related to equipment breakdowns, business interruptions and crime must also be addressed. The list below provides an...

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The Importance of Being Prepared

Close your eyes and picture this scenario: You are driving late at night on a country road and your vehicle becomes hard to control. If your vehicle is equipped with a roadside emergency supply kit, you will have all that you need at your fingertips to get back on your journey in no time!

Include the following items in your roadside emergency supply kit:

  • 12-foot jumper cables
  • Four 15-minute road flares
  • Two quarts...
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Owning and operating a retail store can be a fulfilling experience. Years of hard work, risk-taking and financial investments have allowed you to turn your dreams of opening a store of your own into a reality. However, many business owners don’t realize how many exposures they must address to keep their business operating smoothly.

Depending on the specific type of store you manage, there are a number of exposures to consider, including risks related to property and merchandise damage...

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Rising premiums may leave you wondering what you can do to save money on auto insurance. While you can’t control all of the factors influencing your premiums, there are a number of cost-saving strategies you can use:

Tips to Save You Money

  1. Maintain a clean driving record. Your driving record is one of the largest factors that insurers consider when determining your auto insurance premium. You should always practice safe driving by eliminating...
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When it comes to running a business, vehicles-whether they’re leased, rented or owned—are crucial for a variety of tasks. Whether transporting materials and tools to worksites, hauling goods for deliveries or driving to meet clients—companies of all kinds rely on safe and functioning vehicles to serve customers and generate profit.

It is important to protect your drivers and vehicles through proper insurance coverage. That’s why many organizations turn to commercial auto insurance,...

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Did You Know?

Every new car must meet certain federal safety standards, but that doesn’t mean that all cars are equally safe. Many automakers offer safety features beyond the required federal minimums. Find out more about what safety features should be considered when purchasing a car.

Consider the following safety features:

  1. Crashworthiness: These features reduce the risk of death or serious injury when a crash occurs. Crashworthiness ratings can...
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With so many different types of insurance to choose from, it can be overwhelming to determine what type is best for your small business. MountainOne Insurance is here to help explain the types of insurance policies available and how they can help protect you, your employees and your business’s bottom line.

Commercial Property Insurance

In the case of a catastrophic event such as a fire, explosion, burst pipe, storm or theft, commercial property insurance compensates you for...

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Be Prepared

No one ever plans to have their car break down, but you can plan ahead to deal with it safely. Read on to learn about some helpful hints to help you remain safe and injury-free should you get stuck on the road.

If your car breaks down, your safety should be your primary concern. Consider these safety tips:

  • Move your vehicle to a safe area before getting out to check on damage or to make a repair. If you were involved in an accident, signal to the other...
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Quiet Vehicles Pose a Risk to Unaware Pedestrians

Electric cars from Tesla, Nissan and other automakers continue to make headlines, but anyone who’s had one sneak up behind them while on foot knows how quiet they are. These vehicles, along with hybrid cars, run much more quietly than gas-powered cars and can pose a serious risk to unaware pedestrians.

Starting in 2019, a new law will require electric and hybrid vehicles to emit alert sounds whenever they’re traveling at or...

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