Category: Personal Insurance

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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Halloween Home Safety Tips

The annual apparition of spooky skeletons, broomstick-riding witches and carved pumpkins is a sure sign fall is well underway. Second only to Christmas in terms of how much consumers spend on decorations, Americans of all ages seem to love celebrating Halloween. The Halloween spirit has spread to the inside and outside of the home as

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Protect What You Love With Umbrella Insurance Coverage

In today’s economy, everyone is pinching pennies.  You’ve heard about umbrella coverage, but is it worth investing in? What is Umbrella Insurance? Umbrella insurance is extra liability insurance. It is designed to help protect you from major claims and lawsuits and as a result, it helps protect your assets and your future. It does this

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5 Myths About Long Term Care Insurance

Long Term Care Insurance is designed to help pay for the care needed when you are unable to do everyday activities without assistance. In order to improve the quality of life for those chronic, long-term conditions, you must be prepared for whatever the future brings. This coverage can protect your assets, and help you enjoy

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Is Your Boat Ready For Launch?

If you love the water, few things are better than boating season.  Summer just wouldn’t be summer without spending those long, hot days on Lake Erie or cruising down the Canal. With Memorial Day just around the corner, boating season in Buffalo and Rochester has finally begun! At Walsh Duffield, we want to ensure you’re

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Do You Need Earthquake Insurance?

Earthquakes have occurred in 39 states since 1900, and about 90% of Americans live in areas considered seismically active.  In fact, there were two very recent earthquakes in the Rochester, NY region alone! Experienced in May, these small earthquakes were centered several miles below Lake Ontario, less than 100 miles away.  Although there was no

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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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What You Should Know About Flood Insurance

You’ve probably heard this horror story before — someone loses a home due to a flood and learns after the fact that standard homeowners insurance doesn’t cover flood damage. At Walsh Duffield, we want you to be educated about all of the risks you may face – before a loss occurs – so you can

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