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Swingle Collins Loss Control Powered by STC

Swingle Collins & Associates, backed by the experts at Safety, Training & Compliance (STC), is proud to announce our new Loss Control services. 

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Insurance for Amazon Delivery Service Providers (DSP)

Swingle Collins offers comprehensive risk management and employee benefits plans for Delivery Service Partners (DSPs). Securing the proper insurance is only part of the equation. 

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Winter Prep — Frozen Pipes, Fires, and Roof Collapse

It’s never too early to prepare your home for winter weather. Here are a few precautions that can prevent or reduce the likelihood of damages and claims. 

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What to do During a Car Accident

Your car collides with another vehicle. You're scared and shaken up. Do you know what to do next?

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Lasting Lessons from the 2019 Dallas Tornado: The Right Insurer, Right Coverage and Right Agency Matter

There are a lot of myths about tornados, among them that they only hit rural areas. That’s obviously false. Just as false, is the myth that all insurance policies and all insurance agencies are the same. 

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Replacement Cost vs. Market Value: Are You Covered?

Determining the correct coverage limit is critical when obtaining homeowners insurance. Unfortunately, it is among the most misunderstood aspects of personal insurance portfolios, leaving many unsuspecting homeowners underinsured and over-exposed. 

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Let’s Talk Tesla

Are you considering Elon Musk’s recently developed insurance program for your Tesla?  

You may want to keep reading.  

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Pursuing a Preeminent Risk Advisor

It's fair to say that in today's economic climate, many companies across the industry are left wanting more from the performance they're receiving from their risk advisors. Much of this concern revolves around a perception of brokers who are reactive instead of proactive, unwilling to think outside the box, failing to properly analyze their clients' risk factors and financial situations, and have no meaningful market relationships. 

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Ordinance or Law: The Increased Cost of a Claim You May Not Be Aware Of

Ordinance or Law refers to any loss or increased costs of a loss caused by regulations or code requirements in the construction or repair of a damaged building. But how much can regulations increase the cost of construction? How often do these codes change? And how much can it affect claim coverage?   

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Preparing Unoccupied or Vacant Property for the Winter Months

Most property owners may believe they have coverage for physical damage while their building is empty, but what do they mean by empty? Is the building vacant or unoccupied?

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The Coronavirus and It’s Impact on Your Business

We’ve all seen the news about how to prepare yourself and your family for the coronavirus, but how can you prepare and protect your business?

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Employment Practices Liability: Wage and Hour | What Restaurateurs Need to Know

Restaurant owners face many risks in their standard day-to-day operations. With lawsuits having doubled in the past decade, how can restaurant owners protect themselves and their business?

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Directors & Liability Insurance: What Is It? Do I Need It?

There are common misconceptions that we hear when business owners decline D&O coverage.

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Fun in the Sun

Ready for your summer vacation? This year’s vacation may look a little different from the vacations you have enjoyed in the past.

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Swingle Collins & Associates Among Top 100 Property/Casualty Agencies for Fifth Consecutive Year

This annual report ranks agencies by total revenue and is comprised only of agencies whose business is primarily retail, not wholesale.

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Why Your Business Needs Crime Insurance

You trust your employees. You rarely keep customer data on hand. You have strict protocols for both customers and employees to prevent theft. Why does your business need crime insurance?  

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When Icy Temperatures Become a Fire Hazard

Ironically, freezing temperatures can be a fire hazard for a commercial property. As pipes freeze over, fire sprinklers tend to malfunction. Learn what precautions you can take to reduce the risk of your sprinkler pipes bursting.

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Hunting and Ranching Insurance Explained

With rural homes and family ranches come unique risks and exposures. The proper coverage is fundamental in protecting your personal property and liability, especially when it comes to complex risks such as hunting leases and shared property, firearms, or recreational vehicles. 

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