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Looking to hire domestic help? Consider the risks and best practices

The financial consequences of being sued can be very serious for high-net-worth individuals and families who have more assets at risk. We recommend liability umbrella coverage for typical families with assets over $300,000. Because high-net-worth individuals often face complicated liabilities and have a lot to lose, they should have an in-depth conversation with their agents about what limit would be best for their needs. 

Could the California wildfires affect your insurance costs and availability?

The short answer is yes, they could. You would think that wildfires on the coast would have a regional impact, but events like this can have repercussions on the entire insurance market, even here in the Midwest. To recoup income from damages in one part of the country, national insurance companies tend to increase insurance rates in other states. Ongoing losses from the wildfires in California are putting pressure on insurers, and it’s only a matter of time before that cost transfers to the insureds.

Prepare for flooding this spring

You’ve seen the headlines about record flooding and weather forecasts warning us to be prepared. As the snow melts and ground thaws, how serious is the risk, and what should you do to protect your property and family? Aside from insurance, there are other ways you can prevent your basement from suffering water damage. Take the following steps to prevent loss of property and valuables.