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Can I Pay My Insurance Bill Online?

What are two things everyone can agree that they are always looking to do? Save money and make their life easier. When it comes to your insurance, we like to help you do both whenever we can. One of your best options when it comes to online payments is Electronic Fund Transfers (EFT). This allows for your insurance payments to...Read More

Featured Partner of the Week:We Care Computers

Is there anything worse than your computer breaking or crashing all together? You need your computer for way too much to go too long without it. When it comes to your photos, work, and other documents, we understand that you can’t afford to lose them. Want immediate, friendly computer service in Connecticut? We Care Computers is here for you! Stop...Read More

Is there anything worse than your computer breaking or crashing all together? You need your computer for way too much to go too long without it. When it comes to your photos, work, and other documents, we understand that you can’t afford to lose them. Want immediate, friendly computer service in Connecticut? We Care Computers is here for you! Stop by their West Hartford location at 2437 Albany Ave or give them a call at 860-836-4191.

We Care Computers can help you with your small business or personal computer needs. They have the ability to help you with your PC-Windows and Mac computers. Anything from a slow machine, to laptop repair, to a variety of bug and virus issues, We Care Computers has the answers! If you’re computer has already crashed, they may even be able to help you with date recovery. Need emergency care? They can help you with that as well.

We Care Computers is pretty much your one-stop shop for computer repair for your home and business computers. If you’re looking for not just repairs, but maybe a little help with computers for your employees, they offer computer tutoring! They can also install business software systems and can do wireless networking for your company. As a small business owner, this could really help get your business up and running.

We know how difficult it is to be a small business owner, that’s why we can help you with great Connecticut Business Insurance. Check out our blog for more featured partners!

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I Just Got Engaged…Now What?

The holidays just passed and Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, making this time of year a popular time for marriage proposals. Whether your boyfriend proposed in front of the family and the tree or you just proposed to your girlfriend at midnight on New Year’s Eve, this blog is for you! Getting engaged is one of the most important moments...Read More

The holidays just passed and Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, making this time of year a popular time for marriage proposals. Whether your boyfriend proposed in front of the family and the tree or you just proposed to your girlfriend at midnight on New Year’s Eve, this blog is for you! Getting engaged is one of the most important moments of your life, the start to your life with the one you love. Unfortunately it can also be very stressful, you may be asking yourself “I got engaged…Now what?” While we can’t help you set the date or pick out the floral arrangement, we can give you some great advice on an important detail: the ring!

When you think of the diamond ring of your dreams you know that you want to have it forever. Not only because of the monetary value, but the sentimental value as well. This is what makes getting a Jewelry Floater for your engagement ring so important! Sure, you have insurance for your personal belongings on your Connecticut Home Insurance or Renters Insurance, but this special item may require specialty insurance. This is the start of the rest of your life and a lot of planning and stress for a wedding so take care of insuring your engagement ring now!

Questions about what your Connecticut Home insurance covers? Give our agents a call and see f they recommend a specialty policy for your new ring. The best way to know that you’re covered if something should happen to your new prized possession is to ask your agent directly!

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Snapchat for Marketing

First off, you may be wondering what Snapchat is. It is the latest, buzzed about app for mobile phones that allows users, primarily those between the ages of 12 and 25 to send photos. So what’s the big deal? Well the images you send to fellow Snapchat users only appear for a max of 10 seconds and then disappear. With the addition...Read More

First off, you may be wondering what Snapchat is. It is the latest, buzzed about app for mobile phones that allows users, primarily those between the ages of 12 and 25 to send photos. So what’s the big deal? Well the images you send to fellow Snapchat users only appear for a max of 10 seconds and then disappear. With the addition of now being able to send videos, and lots of buzz on if these images really do disappear; many are wondering what’s next for Snapchat.

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What’s next for Snapchat may be the involvement of marketers, including coupons via the application. 16 Handles, a New York City frozen yogurt chain, began using Snapchat for a promotion with coupons that self destruct in 10 seconds. 16 Handles came up with a program where you could snap a photo of you and your friends eating at one of their locations and send it to them. In return you will get a Snapchat of a coupon, but there is a catch! You only have 10 seconds to have that coupon scanned at the register, making things a little tougher. Do you think this could work for your business?

Now that Snapchat has the video ability, there is also a possibility to send mini commercials to users, something that has also been tested. Not a lot of testing has been done for marketing on Snapchat, but it may just be the next big thing. So what is your take on Snapchat? Some say it’s a fad and others think it has potential to be the next Instagram. If Snapchat isn’t the next move for advertising, what do you think the first new platform will be in 2013?

Brittany

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Tips to Avoid Break-Ins While You’re on Vacation

This weather has me thinking two things; number one is that it is going to be harder to keep my New Year’s Resolution to go to the gym than I thought and number two is that it may be time to plan a vacation! I can’t exactly help you get motivated in the cold weather to drag yourself to the gym, but...Read More

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This weather has me thinking two things; number one is that it is going to be harder to keep my New Year’s Resolution to go to the gym than I thought and number two is that it may be time to plan a vacation! I can’t exactly help you get motivated in the cold weather to drag yourself to the gym, but I may be able to help you with your vacation. Whether you already have one planned or are currently planning one, don’t forget to have a plan for your empty house while you’re away. What do I mean? You don’t want to come home to find your home broken into and unfortunately there are certain signs that can lead to break-ins while you’re on vacation.

Here are some tips on what to do to your home to make it less obvious to robbers that no one is home:

Lighting. Leave some outdoor lights on, especially around the entry ways of your home, to give it an occupied appearance. You may also want to leave a couple lights on or maybe even a TV inside your home.

Answering Machine.   A telephone ringing for a long time many times through the day and night is an indicator that the home is empty so try to set it to only ring a couple times. Definitely don’t set your machine to have a message indicating you are away on vacation!

Keys and Locks.  Are you guilty of hiding keys in mailboxes or under door mats? These are places robbers have caught on to; leave a key with a neighbor instead.

Doors and windows. ALL doors should be locked.  Even those doors leading from the garage to the house or the basement door, make it as difficult as possible to get in. All windows, including second story windows, should all be locked as well.

Identity Theft.  While away on vacation secure any important valuables, credit cards, etc. in a safe or safe deposit box.  Make it hard for a criminal to find what he is looking for.  You could also leave important documents like this (and other valuables) with a trusted friend or family member while away.

Inform a Neighbor.  Let a neighbor know of your absence and have them keep an eye on your house. Things like bringing in your mail/newspapers daily can help your home look more lived
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Firearms in the Home. Secure any firearms you have in your home in a safe or some other location that will be difficult to find them.

Car in the Driveway.  Leave a car in the driveway or maybe ask one of your neighbors or friends to park a car in your driveway while away.  This will give the appearance of someone being home.

Now, you can enjoy your vacation knowing your home is safer from break-ins. What else can you do to protect your home? New Jersey Home Insurance of course! If you are in need a new home insurance policy or want to update your current policy, give our agents a call. They are ready to help you get a policy that is right for your needs (and budget).

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