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Don’t Leave Anything to Chance: Understanding Renters Insurance

Posted by Shanna Franklin on January 19, 2018 | Do you own the space that you live in? If you answered “no”, then keep reading. If you are a renter, then this blog is for you! Picture this: The apartment, townhome, house, or condo that you live in is damaged by fire. All of your ‘stuff’ is incinerated and unfortunately there is nothing left […]


Managing Risk: Social Media and Commercial General Liability

Posted by Mandy Gamble on January 5, 2018 | Do you use social media for your small business? Managing company pages on social media websites puts you at risk. What would you do if one of your competitors made claims you badmouthed them in a post or video? Even well-meaning tweets and posts can lead to lawsuits. They put you at risk of accidentally committing […]


Insuring Your Valuables: 4 Benefits of a Personal Articles Policy

Posted by Chelsea England on December 29, 2017 | When you think about your home insurance, it is easy to believe that you have full coverage on all your personal property items, like jewelry, furs, silverware, and firearms, but that is not the case. Your homeowners policy does provide some coverage, but it has its limitations. For instance, if your heirloom ring was stolen, you […]


A Good Vibes Greeting: ‘Tis the Season!

Posted by Shanna Franklin on December 15, 2017 | It’s always exciting when transitioning into a new way of life. I’m relatively new to Hickory and moved here from Charlotte, NC. This different pace of life for me also included a change in jobs – still in the insurance industry, but working in a new office. This reality in and of itself can be intimidating […]


Health Insurance Update: 2017 Changes to Annual Open Enrollment

Posted by Megan Johnson on December 8, 2017 | As you probably know, the Annual Open Enrollment for 2018 Health Insurance is now underway. Did you know it is almost over? You have ONE WEEK until December 15th, 2017 to make any changes, enroll in a new plan, or switch from a grandfathered policy to a new ACA compliant plan. So, what is new […]


Understanding Your Commercial Auto Policy: Covered Auto Symbols

Posted by Paula Johnson on December 1, 2017 | When was the last time you looked at the covered auto symbols in your Business Auto Policy (BAP)? Did you know that the symbols entered in the Schedule of Coverages and Covered Autos sections designate the types of autos you have elected to cover? This is important to know because only covered autos are insured under your […]


Sowing Seeds: Celebrating the Retirement of Bob Broome

Posted by Laura Thomas on November 17, 2017 | Longtime clients of Broome Associates often visit our office, sharing their remembrances of our staff who retired after spending many years here. Whether the clients wrote their insurance first under Atlas Insurance, Associated Insurance Agency, Morrow Insurance of Hickory, Fidelity Insurance, or Broome Associated Insurance, they all smile in recognition of Bob Broome. As the […]


Why your insurance company should start Succession Planning

Posted by Jeneé Tenor on September 29, 2017 | Succession planning is not always the top priority for what’s considered a small insurance agency. Growing books of business, retaining clients, and keeping up with the ever-changing market is already enough to think about. However, who is going to maintain your thriving insurance agency after you retire? Have you been producing young insurance agents who […]


Special Information for North Carolina Contractors working in Florida

Posted by Holly Kondas on September 22, 2017 | All North Carolina contractors who are planning to go to Florida for cleanup and restoration work following Hurricane Irma must be sure you have Worker’s Compensation insurance that complies with the state of Florida requirements. Your policy should be reviewed to determine whether coverage is extended to your workers while on the job in Florida. […]


143 Million People Potentially Affected in Equifax Data Breach

Posted by Laura Thomas on September 15, 2017 | Equifax, one of the largest credit reporting agencies in the United States, was recently the victim of a massive cyber attack—an attack that may have compromised the personal information of 143 million people. The breach itself occurred between mid-May and July 2017 when cyber criminals gained access to sensitive data by exploiting a weak point […]


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