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Cyber Liability Coverage

Did you know that any business connected to the Internet, even for a short amount of time, is at risk of exposing sensitive information? The costs related to a data breach – regulatory compliance, lawsuits and even the loss of customers – can put a small or medium-sized company out of business. Yet 95 percent of small business owners do not have cyber liability coverage. Where does your business stand?

Why Your Business Needs Cyber Liability Coverage

  • You are legally responsible. Most companies handle data and personal information on a daily basis. If any of that data were to become public […]
By |November 18th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Cyber Liability Coverage

Meyer Insurance Awards Scholarships

Meyer Insurance awarded three area students with scholarships to go towards their college education. Applicants needed to be children of Meyer Insurance clients and priority was given to those wanting to enter the insurance and/or business field.

Danielle B., Kaitlyn B. and Ryan C. each received a scholarship from Meyer Insurance. The agency plans to offer the scholarships again in 2017.

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By |September 8th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Meyer Insurance Awards Scholarships

Life Insurance – Plan Now to Protect Your Future

Did you know approximately 40% of Americans don’t have life insurance? But life insurance is more than just paying for funeral expenses; it is an important tool in protecting your assets and your family’s financial future. It can also help make an already difficult time a little easier.

Who needs life insurance? Everyone! Young or old, kids or no kids – life insurance serves an important purpose for all stages of life. There are a wide variety of life insurance options available. Our partner, Pekin Insurance, offers another tool to help you plan your financial future – life insurance with […]

By |August 24th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Life Insurance – Plan Now to Protect Your Future

Are You Prepared?, Part Two

This blog post is part two of two (read part one here) that is dedicated to helping you be prepared for the unexpected. Now that you’ve reviewed your insurance coverage the next step in being prepared is making sure you are protecting you, your family and your assets.

Potential Risk of a Coverage Gap

Your homeowner’s insurance policy typically includes coverage for most major disasters, such as fire, lightening, wind, hail, tornadoes, etc.; but there are some losses that are not covered. Sewer back-up, earthquake and flood losses are not typically included.

Sewer back-up and earthquake coverage can be added to your […]

By |August 5th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Are You Prepared?, Part Two

Are You Prepared?

It may seem like a contradiction to prepare for something unexpected, but it can be done. Emergencies or disasters occur at anytime or anywhere. Some happen seasonally, allowing time for preparation, while others occur without warning. Essential services could be disrupted by a disaster forcing you to rely initially on your own resources after an emergency.

Being prepared may mean the difference between getting back to life quickly, having a claim denied or paying more than you thought. This blog post is part one of two that is dedicated to helping you be prepared for the unexpected.

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By |August 3rd, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Are You Prepared?

Does Volunteering Your Time Mean Volunteering Your Insurance?

Millions of Americans donate time—their most valuable asset—to serve as a volunteer board member on non-profits, booster clubs, churches, PTAs and civic organizations, just to name a few. The decisions these folks make can have a dramatic impact on their respective organization—and not always for the better. If a volunteer endeavor goes bad, would a volunteer board member have coverage against a lawsuit under his or her homeowner’s policy?

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By |June 29th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Does Volunteering Your Time Mean Volunteering Your Insurance?

Three Important Reasons to Have Renters Insurance

Every dollar you take home is important and you do your best to spend it wisely. When purchasing a house, most people borrow from a bank and are required by the lender to buy insurance. However, when you rent, that check and balance system isn’t in place to remind you of the risks of being uninsured. In fact, an Insurance Information Institute (III) poll completed in 2014 showed that only 37 percent who rent a house or apartment are insured.

Did you know that if you rent, your landlord’s insurance will only cover the costs for damage to the building and […]

By |February 16th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Three Important Reasons to Have Renters Insurance

Kris Rasmussen Joins Meyer Insurance

Meyer Insurance is excited to welcome Kris Rasmussen, CIC/CPCU/ARM, to its team of insurance agents. Her focus is working on the agency’s commercial business. Before joining Meyer Insurance, Kris was the Tourism Promotions Director for the Sauk Prairie Chamber of Commerce.

Insurance is in Kris’s blood. At the age of 12, she began working at her father’s insurance agency in New Richmond, WI. After graduating from UW Madison, she worked at General Casualty, Wisconsin Mutual and Society Insurance. She is a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC), Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), and Associate in Risk Management (ARM), and has been active in […]

By |February 9th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Kris Rasmussen Joins Meyer Insurance

What To Do After an Accident

No one plans to be involved in a car accident. But they do happen and it is important to be prepared. Often times we get two completely different stories of the circumstances surrounding an accident. Even if one driver confesses to the other driver it was his/her fault, sometimes, as soon as the police arrive, the individual won’t tell the the correct information and says the other party was at fault.

We want our clients to know what to do in case of an accident. Always take photos from multiple angles before moving the vehicles, even if you’re blocking traffic (always […]

By |February 4th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on What To Do After an Accident

When You Use Your Car or Home for Extra Income

Using assets you already own – your car or home – can seem like an easy way to earn some extra income. However, if you aren’t careful it can also be a huge liability if you don’t take the time to understand the insurance implications. If you are looking to rent out your home (or part of it) or drive for a ride sharing service, here are some things to consider.

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While many of the companies (Uber, Airbnb, etc.) offer some insurance coverage, it is not a replacement for insurance on your car, home or apartment. Not having insurance can […]

By |January 26th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on When You Use Your Car or Home for Extra Income

Home and Business Finance Tips

Whether you’re managing your personal finances or those of a small business, the New Year is a good time to review, make a few simple changes and set a plan. A 2015 survey commissioned by Fifth Third Bank revealed Americans have limited financial knowledge and stability. Of those surveyed, only 55.8% knew what a credit score measures and 60% didn’t have enough savings to survive for at least six months.

Are you doing everything you can to set yourself up for financial success? Start by checking out these five tips:

Have a plan, set some goals

  • For your home — before you develop […]
By |January 18th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Home and Business Finance Tips

Six Ways to Protect Your Business from Cyber Attacks 

In today’s online environment, even Fortune 500 companies aren’t exempt from cyber-crime, but they aren’t the only target. Are you aware of your risks?

The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) states that companies with less than 100 employees lose approximately $155,000 every year as a result of fraud. Small businesses are often at greater risk resulting from less security across the business, such as inadequate network and computer security or lack of background checks in the hiring process. Companies and government organizations worldwide are focusing on cybersecurity as a critical priority. Here are six tips to protect your business assets […]

By |January 13th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Six Ways to Protect Your Business from Cyber Attacks