Preparing Your Teen For Winter Driving

Winter driving can be intimidating for anyone, but it’s especially overwhelming for new drivers who may not be as comfortable behind the wheel. Snow and ice can make driving conditions dangerous and preparing your teen drivers properly could save their life. Having a conversation with your teen about the dangers of driving in winter weather is a great way to help prepare them. Share some of your own experience and some winter driving dos and don’ts such as: Do Take it slow. Traction is one of the biggest challenges when roads are icy [...]

2022-12-06T12:00:47+00:00December 6th, 2022|

Questions To Ask Before Signing A Lease

Congratulations! Finding a new apartment can be exciting. You have searched high and low, toured dozens of apartments, and finally found the perfect one. While you may have information such as the cost of rent and what utilities are included, some details may have been overlooked. Consider these important questions you may want to ask your potential landlord before signing your lease. Are there any move-in fees? Most apartments require more than just the first month’s rent in order to move in. Additional upfront costs can often include last month’s rent, security deposit, [...]

2022-12-06T12:00:46+00:00December 6th, 2022|

It’s Not Too Late To Review Your Group Coverage…

Another year has flown by!  With many group health plans renewing on January 1st, we’re running out of time to review your coverage options.  If it’s been a while since you’ve looked at your policies, there is still time to contact Gannon Associates Insurance for a review.  If you don’t currently offer health insurance to your employees but have been considering it, we may still have time to put a plan in place by January 1st.  If we can’t get things in place on 1/1/22 we can still get your new plan ready [...]

2022-12-05T12:01:18+00:00December 5th, 2022|

Things To Know When Renting An Apartment In The Winter

Winter brings with it plenty of situations with your apartment that may not concern you during the warmer months. When the snow falls and the temperature drops, questions regarding snow removal, heating, property maintenance, and parking come to mind. Here are some things you should know when it comes to renting an apartment during the winter months. Snow Removal. Who is responsible for shoveling the sidewalk and driveway? Are there any city or town ordinances you need to be worried about? Who provides rock salt? When it comes to snow removal and safety [...]

2022-11-27T12:13:32+00:00November 27th, 2022|

Thanksgiving Safety Tips

Thanksgiving is a much-anticipated holiday, with the promise of good food and quality time spent with family there is so much to be thankful for. However, if you’ve ever hosted the big meal, you know how much work and time goes into getting everything ready. Make the most of your holiday and stay safe this Thanksgiving with these helpful tips. Fire Safety Make sure your smoke alarms are working. Never leave cooking food unattended. If you must leave the kitchen, even for a short period of time, turn off the stove. Move items [...]

2022-11-06T12:04:45+00:00November 6th, 2022|

Preparing Your Home For Vacation

Summer is here and that means vacations are on the horizon! Whether you are going to a family beach trip or seeking thrills at your favorite amusement park, you don’t want your fun ruined by thoughts of what is going on at home. Give yourself some peace of mind by protecting your home from theft and damage while you are away. Here are some tips to help you prepare your home for your vacation: Appear Lived In. An empty house is an open invitation to intruders. Giving the appearance of activity in your [...]

2022-06-01T14:44:06+00:00June 26th, 2022|

Insurance Cuss Words?

When we were little, we learned quickly which words were not okay to say. Use one of those “four-letter” words and mom would throw you a disapproving look so quickly! Similarly, to the cuss words we learned when we were little, there are phrases in the insurance industry that when used will cause some disapproving looks… we will call these insurance cuss words. Insurance cuss words are those that misrepresent what the coverage actually protects. Examples of these include: Blanket Additional Insured All Risk Full Coverage Blanket Additional Insured. Typically, we hear this [...]

2022-06-01T14:32:15+00:00June 19th, 2022|

Errors and Omissions Insurance: Do You Need It?

Mistakes happen to everyone, even professionals. Whether you are a real estate agent and you forgot to include important details about a home to a buyer or a tax preparer who made a bad calculation… it can happen. However, if a mistake you or your business made causes a client to experience financial loss you could have a lawsuit on your hands. So how do you protect your business? Errors and Omissions Insurance. Errors and omissions insurance, also commonly referred to as E&O, is professional liability insurance that helps protect you from lawsuits [...]

2022-06-01T18:47:39+00:00June 19th, 2022|

How To Be A Responsible Pet Owner

Nothing is better than cuddling up with your favorite little kitten or playing with your beloved dog in the yard after a long day. However, there is a lot more that goes into raising a pet responsibly. Check out these tips to help you ensure you're taking care of your pet in a responsible way. Research, Research, Research. Not all animals have the same needs, but having a general understanding of your pet’s individual needs will help you better take care of them. Consider what type of food your pet needs or what [...]

2022-06-01T16:02:24+00:00June 19th, 2022|

Don’t Let Your Employees Drive Distracted

From restaurants with delivery drivers to corporate entities that give their staff vehicles to use when meeting clients, vehicles are driven by employees are an important piece to many businesses. However, relying on vehicles driven by staff exposes you to a huge threat… Distracted Driving. Actions like using a cell phone, fiddling with your GPS, or eating while driving can lead to a serious accident. Distracted driving is dangerous in ideal conditions but add in bad weather or traffic and it could be disastrous. It is important to have practices and policies in [...]

2022-06-01T18:29:33+00:00June 5th, 2022|
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