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Preparing Your Home for Winter = Savings on Home Insurance

Even though the winter season is still a few months away, now is the best time to start thinking about winterizing your home to prevent future damage and costly homeowners insurance claims. The fall weather is ideal for preparing your home against any hardships the seasonal elements may cause in the future. Here are some precautions you can take now to get ready for winter: Insulating Properly Adding insulation is an excellent way to protect your home during winter. It may seem a bit expensive, but you’ll save a

What You Need to Know About Texas Workers Compensation

While most states require virtually all employers to carry workers compensation insurance, it’s handled a bit differently in Texas. The Texas workers´ compensation system is the method by which covered workers are compensated for work-related injuries or illnesses. An employer´s insurance company or certified self-insurance plan pays scheduled benefits for work-related injuries, even if the injured worker´s negligence contributed to the accident. Although Texas law does not require workers´ compensation in most cases,

Fall Home Inventory Tips

As the leaves begin to turn and we clean up the yard to prepare for colder weather, it is time to put some fall and winter projects on the “to do” list. Have you considered adding a home inventory to your fall project list? Now is a great time to spend some time indoors, get organized, and make a detailed inventory of your belongings. No one wants to think about the consequences of a major loss of property. But if you do a little work now, the process will be far less stressful and the outcome much more satisfactory if