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Fourth of July Safety

 

Fourth of July is right around the corner!!  There are over $35 million a year in fire damages nationally due to fireworks and decorations associated with fireworks. Additionally, thousands of people rush to emergency rooms each year from injuries caused by fireworks.  Even though most of these incidents occur at home,

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National Insurance Awareness Day 2013

 

June 28, 2013 is National Insurance Awareness Day.  This is the perfect time to look over your current insurance portfolios, from personal insurance to commercial insurance.  Often times we purchase insurance policies and never look at them again to see if coverages need to be updated.  Here are a few tips for updating your insurance policies:

Personal Auto Insurance

Do you still have the same auto policy purchased after you bought your first house? 

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Owner of Fatal Bus Crash in 2008 Faces Federal Charges

 

The owner of a Houston bus company has been indicted on federal charges resulting from the 2008 Texas crash that killed 17 people.  Angel de la Torre has been charged with making false statements on federal forms and other offenses resulting from the crash in Sherman, Texas.  On May 30,

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Texas Windstorm Association Expecting a Surplus

 

According to the statement the nonprofit made to a state House panel on June 17, The Texas Windstorm Association (TWIA) is expecting a surplus in its finances by the end of the year.  Pete Gise, TWIA’s controller, said that the organization is expecting its first surplus by the end of the year,

Texas Windstorm Association Expecting a Surplus

 

According to the statement the nonprofit made to a state House panel on June 17, The Texas Windstorm Association (TWIA) is expecting a surplus in its finances by the end of the year.  Pete Gise, TWIA’s controller, said that the organization is expecting its first surplus by the end of the year,

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Non-Profit Survey Finds Non-Profits Are Underinsured

 

A survey conducted by Crystal & Co. found that the majority of non-profits are underinsured against risks.  Crystal and Co. is a worldwide risk and insurance advisory service.  The types of non-profit organizations that were surveyed include:  human services, community service, educational, and religious organizations. 

One of the key findings was that 22 percent of these organizations have a dedicated risk manager. 

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FEMA Denies Aid for Rebuilding Town Devastated by Fertilizer Blast

 

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will not provide aid to help the Texas town devastated by the fertilizer explosion.  FEMA’s administrator wrote a letter to Texas Governor Rick Perry on June 10 stating that even though the agency made payments to individuals who were affected by the blast,

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Blue Cross Blue Shield & Memorial Hermann Contract


Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
and the Memorial Hermann Healthcare System are having contractual issues.  Unless the two companies can reach an agreement, Memorial Hermann’s participation in the provider networks will end July 1.  According to Burt Marshall, BBCBS’ president, the companies have been in contract negotiations for the past several months.

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