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Cyber Risk Management Practices

By Remmie Butchko , CIC Georgetown Insurance Service, Inc. Silver Spring, MD As I wrap up my 5-part series on cyber risk and awareness I wanted to conclude by covering one of the most important issues we all face in business and in our personal lives, which is managing the risks associated with E-Commerce. E-Commerce … Continue reading Cyber Risk Management Practices

Maryland – Have you updated your smoke alarms yet?

Maryland’s Updated Smoke Alarm Law On January 1st, Maryland rolled out a new smoke alarm law for residences. For homeowners, the new law will require the replacement of all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old (from the date of manufacture). In addition, homeowners must replace battery-only operated smoke alarms with units powered by … Continue reading Maryland – Have you updated your smoke alarms yet?

Insurance Trends to Look for in 2018

2017 has proven itself to be anything but predictable, and has certainly kept the insurance industry on its toes. As the year comes to an end and 2018 begins, we can’t help but wonder what the next twelve months may hold. While we can’t predict the future, here are five trends to keep an eye … Continue reading Insurance Trends to Look for in 2018

Making Sure Your Contractors are Insured – Part One

By Ben Simmons, Associate Georgetown Insurance Service, Inc. Silver Spring, MD Part of responsible homeownership is keeping your house maintained and updated. This often requires outside help and expertise. While we always encourage shopping and supporting local businesses, we do recommend that you take the time to carefully consider and vet any and all contractors … Continue reading Making Sure Your Contractors are Insured – Part One

Now Is the Time to Invest in EPLI

With accusations and harassment cases capturing headlines in 2017, it is not surprising a best practice for businesses and organizations is emerging: an investment in an Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI) Policy. Today, it makes sense for businesses to proactively protect themselves against the ever-growing possibility of a lawsuit. EPLI offers businesses protection against a … Continue reading Now Is the Time to Invest in EPLI

Five Reasons You Should Work with an Independent Agent

Buying a house or choosing where to rent is not a decision to take lightly. You will want to explore the area, check out different neighborhoods, and – obviously — tour the properties. All of this can be difficult if you don’t have a good realtor who has your best interests in mind. What would … Continue reading Five Reasons You Should Work with an Independent Agent

Should You Insure Your Volunteers?

By Kelli Tyler, CISR Georgetown Insurance Service, Inc. Silver Spring, MD Volunteers play an important role in many organizations in both the nonprofit and for profit arenas. Have you thought about what happens if your company’s volunteer (such an unpaid intern), gets injured on the job, assaults an employee, or sues you for discrimination? Would … Continue reading Should You Insure Your Volunteers?

Cyber Crime – How to Protect Yourself

By Remmie Butchko , CIC Georgetown Insurance Service, Inc. Silver Spring, MD We have all experienced the many ways technology has changed how we go about our daily lives. For the most part, technological advances have resulted in positive outcomes. Unfortunately, technological advances have also changed the way criminals steal, as well. Historically, Crime Insurance … Continue reading Cyber Crime – How to Protect Yourself