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9 Essential Steps to Identity Theft Protections

By Gary Sorenson, Insurance Brokers of Minnesota | May 1, 2017

I just wanted to share this blog post from “The Hartford Steam Boiler” with you on how to protect against identity theft as it’s a HUGE issue! Your personal information is everywhere. No one can guarantee you will never be a victim of identity theft, but you can reduce your risk. By managing your personal information wisely, being aware of threats and educating yourself, you can help guard against identity theft. Here are nine simple steps you can take to reduce the risk of your information being stolen and misused. Guard your...

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Be on Your Guard for Slips and Falls all Winter Long

By Gary Sorenson, Insurance Brokers of Minnesota | April 24, 2017

People in Minnesota don’t have the luxury of staying inside when the temperature drops below zero or there’s a foot of fresh-fallen snow on the ground. It’s easy to get develop a routine – bundle up in your parka, boots, hat, gloves and scarf before heading out the door. This routine may protect you from the wind chill, but don’t get too comfortable. With the increased risk of slips and falls in the winter, you need to stay on your guard every time you step outside. Snow and ice in...

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How to Safely Navigate Icy Roads

By Gary Sorenson, Insurance Brokers of Minnesota | January 1, 2017

With winter weather in full swing you might encounter some snow packed and icy roads during winter season here in Minnesota. Let’s take a look at how you can keep yourself, your family and your vehicle safe when the roads become hazardous due to extreme weather. Preparation is key The first step in making sure you are safe on the roads this winter, is to ensure that your vehicle is prepared for icy roads. U.S. News & World Report, an online news magazine, suggests all vehicle owners follow several best...

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Four Commercial Auto Endorsements Every Insured Should Consider

By Gary Sorenson, Insurance Brokers of Minnesota | August 21, 2016

Regardless of the industry or state of operation, the following four endorsements alter the availability of coverage for exposures common to most insureds: Employees as Insureds This endorsement closes these gaps and seeming inequities by altering the definition of “Who is an Insured” to include an employee while using an auto the “you” (the named insured) does not own, hire or borrow while it is being used on the named insured’s behalf. This extends insured status to the employee while using his personal vehicle on company (the named insured’s) business....

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Auto Insurance: Why This News is Important to You as a Consumer!

By Gary Sorenson, Insurance Brokers of Minnesota | October 1, 2015

The auto insurance marketplace has changed. Claims frequency and the average cost of settling auto claims are rising, leading to higher loss costs and future auto insurance rates for insurance companies’ existing customers. These are industry-wide and countrywide issues, impacting all drivers. They are also reflected in the rate increases being taken by some of our largest insurance companies in the US. There are several reasons for this.  Among them are: An improving economy and lower gas prices have contributed to a significant increase in the number of miles driven. Miles driven have...

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Create a Safe Driver Culture in your Business or Home

By Gary Sorenson, Insurance Brokers of Minnesota | May 3, 2015

Being a business owner involves a lot of responsibility. When you have commercial autos, you become responsible for the safety of your drivers and other road users. That can be a lot to take on, so the best way to deal with it is to share the responsibility. To create a culture where everybody shares the need to do the right thing. That’s especially important for driving. If you can create a safe driving culture in your business, you make everyone responsible for road safety. So how do you create...

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