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Tioga County COVID-19 Relief Block Grant

The Tioga County Commissioners have announced the grant application period is open for the Tioga County COVID-19 Relief Block Grant funds, effective August 3rd – August 17th. The intent of the grants is to assist qualifying businesses, organizations, and municipalities with financial relief for business disruptions and expenses incurred due to COVID-19. Funding Available Through the CARES Act and Act 24 of 2020 The CARES Act was signed into law by the President on March 27, 2020, and provides funding for a variety of programs intended to alleviate the impact of [...]

2020-08-05T15:44:59+00:00August 5th, 2020|

Why is my premium going up?

What causes your insurance premium to go up? This is an age-old question that we often face. The answer is not always so straight forward. There are many reasons that your insurance premiums can increase, some of them are specific to you and some are not. Some premium increases are the result of an across the board rate hike. These can happen your insurance carrier and the state department of insurance agree on a new rate plan for the year. Other premium increases are specific to you and factors such as your driving [...]

2020-06-29T18:53:48+00:00July 26th, 2020|

Heat Safety

Summer is a great time to get a lot of outside work done. For businesses in industries such as construction or agriculture, it can be their busiest time of year. However, it is also the hottest time of year. Every year, thousands of workers become sick from heat exposure. Heat illness can be deadly, but they are completely preventable. Employees who are exposed to these hot or humid conditions are at a high risk of heat illness. The risk increases if they are doing heavy work tasks or using bulky protective gear [...]

2020-07-24T21:58:40+00:00July 19th, 2020|

Watercraft Safety

Summer is a great time to take the family boat out on the lake for the afternoon. You can find a nice spot to relax, enjoy the water, and just soak up the sun. However, if you are not careful, you could cause an accident. In 2019, the United States Coast Guard reported more than 4,000 boating accidents. These accidents resulted in more than 600 deaths, 2,500 injuries, and $55 million in property damage. Staying safe and being prepared can be vital to a good time out on the lake! Wear A [...]

2020-07-24T21:58:17+00:00July 12th, 2020|

AS YOUR LANDSCAPING BUSINESS CHANGES… SO SHOULD YOUR INSURANCE COVERAGE.

By Stevens Lambert Landscaping can be a dangerous job with some hazardous working conditions. Landscapers are frequently using heavy equipment like backhoes and graders and other equipment with lots of moving parts like mower and chainsaw blades. Ad­ditionally, all this equipment and the trucks and trailers you use to get your tools to the jobsite can be very expensive. On top of those dangers and expenses, you may be digging in some­one’s yard, what if one of your employees accidentally damages a foundation or breaks a gas line? How do [...]

2020-07-24T21:57:37+00:00July 5th, 2020|

Don’t Open That Suspect Email!

It has happened to all of us, you are checking your daily emails and you see one that you did not recognize. It probably said something like “You have won a million dollars!” or “We need to confirm your bank details.” In most cases, these subject lines are the first sign of a phishing email. A phishing email is an attempt to obtain private information such as usernames and passwords or credit card information by pretending to be a trustworthy source. Unfortunately, these emails are becoming more and more prevalent, which is [...]

2020-06-29T14:35:51+00:00June 29th, 2020|

Summer Internship Tips

The time has come for summer internships. Summer internships are a great opportunity to dive into the professional world and really get a taste of what your future job might look like. We asked our employees what some advice was that they would give to anyone starting a summer internship and here are some of their tips for you. Create a Positive First Impression First impressions are everything. Make sure to show up on time and dress professionally according to the company’s dress code. If you are unsure of the [...]

2020-06-15T15:09:32+00:00June 15th, 2020|

Gannon Associates Insurance Helps United Way with COVID-19 Relief and Response Fund

Westfield Legacy of Caring Program Lends a Hand to Bradford County Community Bradford County, PA - May 27, 2020 – United Way of Bradford County was nominated by Gannon Associates Insurance to receive a grant to support their COVID-19 Relief and Response Fund as part of the Westfield Legacy of Caring program. At Westfield, it’s more than writing insurance policies, it’s about going above and beyond to help people and families grow and prosper. Lending a hand to friends and neighbors during times of need [...]

2020-06-10T14:06:52+00:00June 10th, 2020|

Long-Term Care Insurance: The Missing Retirement Puzzle Piece

Preparing for your retirement years can be a daunting task. Securing your income stream, updating estate planning documents, deciding where to live, and protecting assets you would like to leave to your family are all important actions to complete. In addition to these, a plan on how to handle a long-term care event should be included on this list. It is estimated that 70% of those aged 65 or older will have long-term care needs during their retirement years. No other event can disrupt a retirement plan more than a long-term [...]

2020-05-13T16:54:30+00:00May 13th, 2020|

Special Event Insurance

From marketing events to holiday parties, most businesses host events throughout the year. They can be a great way to connect with your staff and your community. A ton of planning goes into these events and you probably spend weeks on end making sure that every detail is perfect. You spend the entire day before setting up and getting everything ready and then comes the day of the event. What if something goes wrong? What if someone gets hurts and sues your business or external factors force you to cancel at the last [...]

2020-05-11T15:29:53+00:00May 11th, 2020|
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