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Insurance Industry Looks Ahead to 2021

Despite some challenges to the insurance industry early in the Covid-19 pandemic by business interruption lawsuits, most sectors have remained robust. As the calendar changes to 2021 one concern is the sustainability of business relationships. With many in the industry still working from home, area insurance leaders said maintaining business built by face-to-face connections is

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Walsh Duffield Recognized at Family Business Awards Ceremony

Walsh Duffield was recently recognized as one of Buffalo Business First’s 2020 Family Business Award winners. These awards honor multigenerational and family businesses for overall excellence, innovation, ethics, philanthropy and contribution to the strength of the region. Watch the Family Business Awards presentation here. Walsh Duffield is proud to be honored alongside many other great

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Winter Home Maintenance Tips

Preparing your home for winter is an important annual ritual for homeowners. For instance, did you know that adding insulation in your attic before winter arrives can help prevent ice dams this winter? And do not forget that tuning up your heating system now can help prevent more costly emergency repairs at the height of a storm,

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5 Safety Tips to Prepare Your Business For Winter

Winter is upon us, and along with the cold temperatures, the snow and ice pose inherent risks to many businesses in the Western New York Area.  But there are steps you can take to address winter safety which can help keep your business and your employees safe and well. Follow these winter safety tips to

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What is Uninsured Motorist and Underinsured Motorist Coverage?

We’ve all heard stories surrounding an accident with an uninsured or underinsured motorist. A family is burdened with horrific medical bills because of an accident with a drunk driver who couldn’t afford insurance due to his bad driving record. A child walking to school faces a lifetime of difficulty after being struck by a texting

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Prepare for Winter Water Damage With Water Backup Coverage

With the outside temperatures fluctuating and the inevitable snow melt, you should be concerned about excess water in your basement or the lower level of your home.   Water damage/freezing is one of the most common homeowners insurance losses.  So to keep your home safe, we recommend purchasing this optional water backup coverage (sump pump discharge/overflow

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Safety Inspections vs. Safety Audits – What is the Difference?

Knowing the difference between a safety audit and a safety inspection will increase safety continuity throughout the workplace.  They are often thought of as one and the same, but they are actually two different processes. Both are key when taking steps to improve worksite safety. It is important to know the difference between an audit

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8 Steps to Improve Worksite Safety

Focusing on health and worksite safety is a win-win for both employees and employers. With the right procedures and steps put into place, organizations can reduce their worksite accidents significantly and go years at a time without an incident. Small steps can lead a to big improvement in worksite safety. So how do you start

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Promotion of Christopher Kempton leads to Addition of Mike Conroy

Walsh Duffield is pleased to announce the promotion of Christopher Kempton to Executive Vice President, Director of Business Development. Over the past 19 years, Chris has focused on building our employee benefits practice from the ground up – making it one of the most respected and qualified in the WNY area. “We are excited to

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Walsh Duffield Retains IIABA’s Best Practices Agency Status

Walsh Duffield retains its Best Practices status, once again becoming a part of an elite group of independent insurance agencies around the United States. This status comes by participating in the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) Best Practices Study group. The annual survey and Study of leading independent

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