What Happens If My Apartment Was Destroyed and I Didn’t Have Renters Insurance?

According to the Insurance Information Institute, just 37 percent of renters have renters insurance. That leaves a large majority, 63 percent, of people who rent without protection from potential disasters. If you don’t have a renters policy, here’s a look at what might happen if your Vermont apartment is ever destroyed.

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Does My Motorcycle Insurance Cover Custom Work and Aftermarket Parts?

Many motorcycle owners in Vermont trick out their bike with accessories, aftermarket parts and custom work. They may install parts themselves, or they might hire someone to do work that makes their bike truly unique. If you’ve had aftermarket parts put on your bike or custom work done to it, you’ll want to make sure these modifications are covered by your motorcycle insurance policy.

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Does My Business Need More Commercial Auto Insurance With a Fleet of Vehicles?

When purchasing, upgrading or expanding a fleet of vehicles, a business’ commercial auto insurance needs change. If you run a Vermont business that’s recently invested in or is about to purchase a fleet of vehicles, here are some changes you may want to make to your business’ commercial auto policy.

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How Can Shared Workspaces in Vermont Affect Your Business Owners Policy?

Vermont professionals who use shared coworking spaces are frequently still exposed to a variety of potential risks. If you run a business in the state that uses a common office, kitchen, art studio or woodshop, here’s why you might still want to protect your business with a business owners policy.

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What Would Happen If I Canceled the Homeowners Insurance on My Vermont House?

Homeowners in Vermont generally aren’t required by state law to have homeowners insurance, but it’s a smart and wise move to keep a house insured. If you were to cancel the homeowners policy on your home, here’s what might happen.

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How to Winterize Your Car

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Does My Vermont Car Insurance Cover Driving for a Rideshare Service?

Ridesharing has quickly become a mainstream way for people to get around. It’s also become a viable means for drivers throughout Vermont to earn extra money. Before driving for a ridesharing service, however, Vermont drivers should first check their car insurance to make sure they’ll be properly protected. In some cases, drivers might need to purchase additional coverage. 

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3 Reasons Vermont Business Owners Should Have General Liability Insurance

General liability insurance is a common commercial insurance that many businesses in Vermont purchase. It’s included in most business owners policies and commercial package policies, and it can be purchased as a stand-alone policy. Not all businesses, however, have this form of insurance. If you run a business that doesn’t already have general liability coverage, here are three reasons why you may want to get it.

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Why Most Car Dealerships Think Surety Bonds are the Best Option

In order to receive a dealership’s certificate of registration from Vermont’s Commissioner of Motor Vehicles, dealerships must show the state they have funds available to settle any successful claims of fraud filed against them. Even though there are several ways to prove that funds are available, many car dealerships in the state use surety bonds. Here’s why dealers usually use bonds, instead of the other options.

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3 Business Interruption Insurance Policies to Save Vermont Businesses

Business interruption insurance helps businesses cover unexpected losses of income that are caused by covered incidents. As is the case with most insurances, there are several different types of business interruption coverages. Here’s a look at three available coverages that Vermont businesses, depending on the nature of their operations, may want.

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5 Incidents Where Liquor Liability Insurance Can Protect Vermont Businesses

Most businesses in Vermont that sell alcohol to consumers should have liquor liability insurance. This insurance helps protect businesses from alcohol-related accidents they’re held responsible for. Here are five examples of incidents that liquor liability coverage might offer protection against. (Specific coverages vary, and depend on a particular policy’s terms and conditions.)

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A Guide to Surety Bond Basics for Small Businesses in Vermont

Surety bonds are used in a variety of situations to provide businesses, governments or individuals with guarantees. The type of surety bond that’s purchased depends on what the bond is being used for. Here are four common types of surety bonds that businesses in Vermont might come across.

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Do I Need Comprehensive Coverage for My Car Insurance?

When purchasing car insurance in Bradford, Vermont, drivers have several optional coverages to consider. One option coverage that many drivers select is comprehensive coverage. Here’s how to decide whether this coverage makes sense for you.

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Does Contractors Insurance Cover Rented Equipment?

While many contractors purchase at least some of the equipment they use, there are situations when it makes sense for a contractor to rent or lease equipment instead of buying it. For instance, renting equipment can help reduce startup costs so new contractors can invest their capital towards other uses. Additionally, both new and established contractors sometimes need a specialized piece of equipment for a one-off project, and renting it is much less expensive than purchasing the equipment. Whatever a contractor's reason for renting equipment is, any contractor that rents or leases equipment should make sure their contractors insurance policy covers the rented equipment.

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Does Workers Compensation Insurance Cover Traveling Employees?

Most businesses that are legally required to have workers compensation insurance can choose any policy that meets Vermont’s requirement. Businesses that have workers who travel to other states, however, need a policy that extends coverage to the states in which the company’s employees travel. If you have a business in the area but send employees to other states, here’s how to find a workers compensation policy that will protect your employees when they’re outside Vermont.

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Why to Check Your Condo Insurance for Loss Assessments Protection

Condominium owners generally aren’t held personally liable for accidents that happen in their building’s common areas. They can, however, end up being financially responsible for any accidents that their association is held liable for. If you own a condominium in Bradford, Vermont, make sure your personal condo insurance policy provides protection against this potential risk. The coverage to look for is loss assessment coverage.

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Do I Need Homeowners or Landlord Insurance for Renting Out My Home?

When purchasing insurance for a residential building, it’s important to get the right type of insurance. If you don’t, you may one day find that your building wasn’t as well protected as you thought. If you’re getting a place in Waitsfield, Vermont, you’ll probably want either a homeowners insurance policy or a landlord insurance policy. Here’s a look at these two types of insurance.

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What to Know About the New Safeco Insurance Mobile App

Modern society is a mobile society. Because you’re always on the go, you need insurance that can go with you. Safeco has been a leader in the insurance industry since 1923, and with their new mobile app is continuing its forward-thinking approach to insurance.

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Independent Agents Offer Many Fayston, VT Homeowners Insurance Quotes

It’s no secret that shopping around and comparing prices is one of the best ways to save on almost any product, from a new screwdriver to a new car. When purchasing homeowners insurance, it’s a little more difficult to accurately compare different companies’ offerings on your own than it is to evaluate different screwdrivers or, even, different cars. An independent insurance agent, however, can help you easily compare homeowners policies from every insurer serving Fayston, VT.

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Some New Haven, VT Homeowners Insurance May Not Include the In-Laws

In-law apartments provide independence while maintaining a close proximity. In doing so, they sometimes blur the lines between immediate and extended family -- especially from an insurance perspective. If you have a home in New Haven, Vermont, and your parents live in an in-law apartment attached to your house, your homeowners insurance policy might provide coverage for them and their belongings.

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