Author: lhayes

How To Prevent Distracted Driving Claims

Cell phones, tablets, and other electronic devices are a necessity in our personal and professional lives, but when operating a vehicle, their use takes your attention off of the road and can have serious consequences. Approximately 660,000 people are on electronic devices while driving a vehicle during daylight hours. This is a preventable way in

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4 Tips for Homeowner’s Insurance Inventory

When fire, burglary, or other disaster strikes your home, you want to begin the recovery process as soon as possible.  However, before you can file your homeowner’s insurance claim, you must fully document all of your damaged belongings. If you are like most people, you haven’t prepared a current inventory list, or videotaped your belongings. So

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Preparing for a Windstorm

Severe winter weather can cause power outages and loss of heat. Here are some tips on how to help handle an outage during the winter. Before the windstorm Set your refrigerator and freezer to coldest settings. Food will be preserved longer if power goes out. Check flashlights and portable radios to ensure they are working.

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5 key things to know about insuring your valuables

If you’re like most people, there are certain items you own that you can’t imagine ever losing—possessions you deeply cherish or those that would be impossible to replace due to the cost of re-purchasing them. If you haven’t checked your insurance policy recently, here are five key things to know to make sure your valuable

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Walsh Duffield Makes Executive Leadership Changes as 5th Generation of Family Steps Up to Run Agency

Walsh Duffield Companies Inc. announced leadership changes at our executive level as the fifth generation of family takes operational control of the business.  Since 1860, Walsh Duffield has been a family owned, independent insurance agency, offering personal and commercial insurance, employee benefits and retirement solutions to clients across WNY. Sean Keenan Becomes Fifth Generation Leader

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Gratitude in the Workplace

Gratitude is the idea that our success is the result of how others have helped us and not just a solitary effort. In the workplace, giving thanks and showing appreciation for your coworkers is not just humbling, but a smart way to build a more positive work culture. In fact, leaders who make it a

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Preventing Frozen Pipes This Winter

Don’t Let the Cold Get to Your Pipes This Winter It’s hard to think of a worse start to a winter day in Western New York than turning on the faucet and … nothing. Maybe there’s a trickle of water, but it’s clear you have a frozen pipe. So, what now? Here are some smart

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Getting Your Business Ready For Winter

Winter is right around the corner and along with the longer commutes and cold temperatures, you need to prepare for snow and ice – the inherent risks to your business that come with this time of year in Western New York. Follow these tips to protect your company, as well as your employees and tenants:

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Preventing Water Damage With New Technology

As your independent insurance agent, we are always looking for ways to do more for you. That’s why as new innovations in home protection become available – like the latest technology to help prevent water damage – we make sure you know about them. That way, you won’t have to worry about leaks or water

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Identity Theft Protection: A Must-Have Voluntary Benefit

When it comes to voluntary benefits, you might think of dental, vision and life insurance. But have you considered offering identity theft protection to your employees? What is Identity Theft? Identity theft is the attempted or successful misuse of an existing account, such as a debit or credit card account; the misuse of personal information

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