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How Much Liability Insurance Is Enough?

How much liability insurance is enough? $1,000,000 is an awful lot of money, right? That certainly seems that most people would be comfortable with these limits but should they be? Since every individual and business is unique, it can be hard to conceptualize possible scenarios where a large liability loss would occur. 

What to do in the Event of a Claim

Experiencing a loss to your property or worse yet, bodily injury or death is a very stressful time. It may be difficult to know what your next steps are after making sure everyone involved is okay or being treated by emergency responders. Here are a few tips to help guide you through a loss and claim process whether it is ...

How Does the Increase in Cost of Construction Impact Your Insurance?

By now, you are most likely well aware of the rising costs of construction materials. These rising costs have been noted but many individuals and business owners may not be fully considering its implications on insurance policies. According to an Associated Builders and Contactors analysis, lumber prices have risen by 73% since April of 2020. Lumber isn't the only construction material ...

Important Dates for OSHA Recordkeeping

Each year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires certain employers to submit information from their OSHA Form 300A electronically in in addition to displaying the forms in a prominent place at the worksite.  Failure to meet comply with these recordkeeping requirements and deadlines can result in OSHA penalties and more detailed recordkeeping. Let's take a closer look at these important ...

COVID-19 Updates and Agency Accessibility

Coronavirus Updates - Office Closures and Accessibility COVID-19 is presenting historic challenges for all citizens of the world and we are here ready to help.  While executive actions have been taken to reduce the spread of the virus, we understand that this has directly impacted the individuals and businesses who have placed their trust in Top O' Michigan. 

Auto Insurance Reform Bill Passed

Michigan Lawmakers Pass Auto Insurance Reform Bill After more than four decades under the current no-fault system, Michigan is about to see major reform for the first time since the No-Fault Automobile Insurance Law took effect in 1973.  Last week, Governor Whitmer signed a bill into law that contains a number of sweeping changes to the No Fault Act. While ...

The Cheapest Auto Insurance Could Be an Expensive Mistake

The Dangers of Buying Insurance Only on Price Insurance is an essential investment that helps by providing critical financial protection in the event of accidents, fire, theft, injury/death and more.  The other side of this is that many view it as a pricey investment each year but it is more affordable than paying these costs out of pocket.  Depending on ...

The Home-Sharing Basics

What You Should Know Before Home-Sharing? By now, you have probably heard of the popularity in ride-sharing (Uber, Lyft) and home-sharing (Airbnb).   Maybe you have even considered joining one of these home-sharing websites to earn some extra money.  However, there are a number of risks that homeowners should be aware of before entering into any of these activities.  

Who's the Boss After a Loss?

Your Duties After a Loss As insurance professionals, we're in the business to pay claims.  After all, that is why individuals, families and business owners invest money each year - to manage the risks that face them.  An insurance policy is called a "conditional contract".  This means that if the insured does X , the insurer will do Y (protect ...

Back to School - Insurance with Kids Away at College

School is Back in Session!   School is back in session and many people have kids going off to college.  That means a lot of changes can go on with your insurance policies, what coverage is extended and what insurance policies you can put in place to help protect your family. 

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