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Expecting and Preparing for The Unexpected

This past week FBinsure presented the first FB CEO Seminar Series on Disaster Recovery.  Our speakers included the Mansfield Fire Chief Neal Boldrighini, Paul Davis Restoration of Boston South business owner John Gugliotta and his Sales and Marketing Director Haley Acosta.  Our engaging speakers posed some thought provoking questions and important considerations on disaster planning.

Without This, Your Business Could be Walking Dead!

zombiesYour business relies on employees, a phone system, computers and the internet to run each day.  Imagine that a disaster takes them all out at once?  What would you do?  Are you prepared?  Do you have a disaster plan in place?

5-Family Coverage: What You May Not Know

Submitted by Karen Ferreira, FBinsure Commercial Lines Producer


Tips to Prevent Roof Collapses

Many of us here in New England are sick of snow.  Spring cannot get here soon enough.  However, until the birds begin to sing and grass makes its comeback, there is plenty of work to be done.  We have all become well acquainted with roof collapse stories on the news and their tragic details.  Taking steps to prevent a roof collapse goes beyond a roof rake and a ladder. 

The Real Magic to to Ice Dam Removal

The Real Magic to to Ice Dam RemovalSnowstorms continue to punish the Northeast, leaving many in the region wondering what they did to make Mother Nature so angry. As snow continues to accumulate and freeze, many are now dealing with ice dams on their roofs. Ice dams are just one of the many issues caused by all of this excessive snow, but it is the issue I will focus on in this blog

Just What Are The Costs Of A Cyber Attack?

How much of an impact would a cyber attack have on a business? This is a great question to ask if you own or operate a business. There is no generic answer to this question. Every business would suffer differently depending on the type of attack and the type of information had been compromised. Once it has been determined that you have been a victim of a cyber attack, the costs will begin to surface and become very real. If your business relies on computers and the internet and the attack has left your systems inoperable, then the costs start to build immediately.

Why Are Healthcare Records So Valuable To Cyber Thieves?

The reason healthcare records are so valuable to cyber thieves is quite simple: health records never die. Unlike credit cards which can be cancelled and replaced quickly after a breach, you cannot cancel your health records. They are with you forever. Health records are the gift that keeps on giving which is why their street value to a hacker is many times the value of a credit card number.

Two Ways Tax Scammers Might Target You

This week we share with you a blog shared with us from our friends at Central Insurance which was created and offered by the Federal Trade Commission.  This is something we don't necessarily think about, but should, now that it is officially Tax season.    

How To Prepare For A Winter Power Outage

With a massive blizzard bearing down on the northeast, I thought it might be a good time to share some tips on how to prepare for a power outage in the cold weather. High winds and 2 feet of snow means downed power lines, falling trees, and more. Listed below are some tips to help you prepare for Mother Nature’s fury.
• Put fresh batteries in all flashlights and portable radios and place them all in a central location for easy access. Also charge your electronics in advance of the storm.

Broken Crystal Balls and Exit Planning

I remember a conversation I had about 10 years ago with a successful business owner.  I remember this gentleman fondly.  He took the time to help mentor a young and eager insurance professional.  He shared great stories with me and often a 15 minute meeting could turn into hours of laughter, sharing of failures and successes, and pearls of wisdom.