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Make Sure Your Pets Travel Well for the Holidays

The holiday season is here - time to eat good food and join together with loved ones. If you are gearing up to travel and have pets at home, you're probably considering their holiday options: perhaps a dog sitter, cat...

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The Weather Outside? Frightful.

And a (managed, intentional, well-controlled, safe) fire would be delightful, but many of us need to be out and about regardless of what falls from the sky so remember this as the sleet and ice descend: Allow extra...

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A Thought for General Contractors

A recent article in Risk & Insurance Magazine highlighted various insurance carriers' approach to recouping losses from catastrophe, and that made me think about errors & ommissions coverage for general...

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Time to talk about your wind/hail deductible.

The entire Midwest experienced high wind this weekend, and today our thoughts are with those who suffered through tornadoes. That said, we've met homeowners who don't know the difference between a percentage and flat...

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First Snow!

The weather forecast calls for the possibility of snow tonight, so we thought we'd remind you when you're driving tonight to be careful, slow down, and check to see if your auto policy has roadside assistance coverage --...

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Make Football Season Fun and Safe

Finally, we're welcoming fall, that eagerly anticipated season when we get to enjoy cooler temps, colorful leaves and, of course, football season in Missouri. Football brings with it a whole host of seasonal activities...

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A Different Season Means Different Dangers For Motorcyclists

Fall is a wonderful time to be outside on your bike, thanks to the crisp, cool weather and changing colors of the landscape. Staying safe on the road in autumn requires some special precautions, however. Because we at...

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A Minister Serves as an Example of Temporary Total Disability

This is from Risk & Insurance magazine (an office favorite), and immediately caught our attention considering our affiliation with the Insurance Board. A claims adjuster describes having to investigate a minister...

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Back to School Safety Reminders

The end of summer in Missouri means many things, such as cooler weather, shorter days and ... the start of football! But most important, it means kids are headed back to school. And that means we all should be extra...

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A Great Primer for Homeowners

We've been passing this article from the National Association of Homebuilders around the office this morning -- it's a clear, jargon-free introduction to homeowners coverage that spells out what you have, what you...

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Mysterious Disappearance

Mysterious disappearance is, simply, when property disappears without explanation. You can't find your watch. Nothing else is missing, but the watch you leave on your dresser is most certainly gone. That's mysterious...

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Burglary and Robbery

When my friend saw me he said he couldn't believe he was robbed. Robbed, I said. Wow, are you OK? Yeah, I'm fine, he said. I wasn't home at the time. Oh, so you were burglarized, I said. That's what the detective said!...

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Flood Insurance - What You Should Know

You've probably heard this horror story before - someone loses a home due to a flood and learns after the fact that standard homeowners insurance doesn't cover flood damage. At CW Rea we want you to be educated about...

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Paperless Proof of Car Insurance Starts August 28!

After August 28th, when you need to show proof of car insurance all you'll need is your phone -- with the passing of Missouri House Bill 322, electronic documents are allowable in place of paper documents. Your proof...

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When Things go BOOM in the Night - Fireworks Safety

For most of us, the Fourth of July is a time to enjoy the company of family and friends, to have fun and create memories - whether at home or away. But for some families, the holiday can spin out of control. Each year,...

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Do You Own a Classic Car of the Future?

There's nothing quite like driving a speedy, shiny classic car that turns heads and starts conversations. In fact, the beauty and elegance of old collectibles - like the 1964 Aston Martin DB5, the 1963 Corvette Sting...

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A Time to Celebrate Mothers

As the second Sunday of May nears, it's time to think of ways to celebrate mothers - although, of course, that's a worthy pursuit at any time of year! At CW Rea, we thought it would be fun to give you a little of the...

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