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New York Rules that Auto Insurance Rates Can’t be Based on Driver’s Level of Education

By Auto Insurance

New York says goodbye to Auto Insurance Rates being based on driver’s education Could New York auto insurance rates get smarter? The New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) has finalized a regulation aimed to protect New York drivers from being unfairly discriminated against. The regulation centers around insurance carriers that were using a driver’s level of education or occupation data when determining an auto insurance rate. After a multi-year investigation, the DFS came to a couple conclusions. Education played no role in determining whether someone was a better driver. The risk of loss was not higher regardless of a…

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don't let frozen pipes in syracuse new york happen to you

Have you heard that one about the exploding pipe?

By claims, Homeowners Insurance

We choose to live this way. Maybe that’s the problem. We could all band together and begin the mass exodus out of Syracuse. Perhaps the northeast altogether? When the average high temperature resembles a pro-golfer’s score through 3 holes, things get tempting. Alas, we will forge on and swear to never complain about the heat in August. In the meantime, let’s be sure to keep the heat on and run the water. Bursting pipes and water damage are some of the most frequent claims in the wintertime. While a standard home insurance policy will provide coverage for such a claim,…

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Example of a an employee getting injured and needing workers comp

What does workers comp insurance do?

By Business Insurance

Question 100 in 100 Insurance Questions in 100 Days Video Series! Workers’ Compensation is typically the largest part of a business’s insurance expense. It applies to workers who are injured or become ill due to their job function or environment. It also compensates for lost wages. The wages are replaced up to a certain percentage amount. There is a seven-day waiting period in order to do that. It is not the same as short-term disability. Short-term disability covers for injuries and sicknesses that occur away from one’s employer. Workers’ Compensation also covers unlimited amounts of medical expenses that happen and…

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War Insurance

Are Acts of Terror or War covered on home and auto policies?

By Auto Insurance, Homeowners Insurance

Question 99 in 100 Insurance Questions in 100 Days Video Series! War Insurance? An act of terror. An act of war. They are not the same. One will be insured while the other will not. If you have a homeowners or auto insurance policy or any other sort of insurance policy that protects your property, if an act of war were to occur within the United States causing damage to any of your things, then you would not be covered. Acts of war are not at all included in a home or auto insurance policy. Anything caused via that particular…

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How does Co-insurance work?

By Business Insurance

Question #96 in 100 Insurance Questions in 100 Days Video Series Coinsurance on a commercial insurance policy in New York can have a serious impact on any partial or total loss. This is a critical element in the insurance policy that can not be overlooked. Please review this video explanation so that you do not get caught blindsided.

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What is Mechanical & Electrical Breakdown Insurance?

By Business Insurance

Question 93 in 100 Insurance Questions in 100 Days Video Series! Restaurant refrigeration suddenly ceases up and quits overnight due to a power surge. Equipment is damaged, food is spoiled, and you have to close for 3-days.  You’ve lost income, your staff has lost pay, inventory must be replaced, and the refrigeration needs replacing. Typical business insurance policy…what happens? Watch this brief video explanation to learn more.

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