Protect The Things You Love, tips for collectors of wine.

If drinking wine is your passion, collecting wine can become an enjoyable hobby. Some people who enjoy wine also choose to begin as an investment opportunity. Either way, there are things to consider ensuring that your wine stays at its best in for both taste and value.   You Need Additional Insurance For Your Wine Collection If you are a...

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2022-04-28
By: MVAadmin

Accidents Happen! Suggestions to help business owners prevent slips, trips, and falls.

Accidents happen. One of the most common occurrences we see that affect our commercial customers are slip and fall accidents. Each year, millions of people are treated in emergency rooms related to injuries sustained in slips, trips, or falls. It’s smart for property owners to do what they can to prevent the possibility of injury before they occur. The top...

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2022-04-25
By: MVAadmin

Is It Time For A Little Business Spring Cleaning?

business spring cleaning tips

Spring cleaning may be something that brings to mind images of getting your home in tip-top shape, but since it also coincides with the end of the first quarter, it is also a great time for businesses to take a look at how they are doing and make any necessary adjustments. Below are a few things for you to consider....

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2022-03-31
By: MVAadmin

Inflation = Rising Insurance Rates

Over the course of the last year, our blog has provided a lot of information regarding the rise of insurance rates. We’ve done our best to keep you up to date on the industry trends and offer tips to help keep your individual rates as low as possible. Our obsession with perfecting our client’s insurance coverage is one of the...

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2022-03-28
By: MVAadmin

Investing Time Today Could Prevent Claims Tomorrow! Check Out Our Spring Maintenance Check List

We love working with our clients to be sure they have the best possible insurance coverage in place so that if the unexpected occurs, your home is covered. We also love to provide our friends with information that helps them do what they can to prevent common homeowners’ insurance claims. Investing a little time today could go a long way...

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2022-03-23
By: MVAadmin

Corporate Cyber Attacks Are More Common Than You Think – 9 Tips for Businesses

cyber attack tips

  Plan Ahead - The most important step an organization can take to protect themselves from a cyber breach is to have a solid response plan in place. Your incident-response plan needs to cover all the necessary steps a security team would take when an attack occurs. Planning helps you to make smart decisions during a stressful event such as...

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2022-02-24
By: MVAadmin

All For Love – A Guide To Insuring Your Jewelry

  Most conventional homeowner’s policies offer limited coverage for jewelry, and that limited coverage is subject to the policy deductible. For this reason, we recommend that valuable jewelry is covered under a Valuable Items Policy (also sometimes referred to as a Collections Policy or an Inland Marine Policy). There are two main types of jewelry coverage: Actual Cash Value allows...

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2022-02-22
By: MVAadmin

6 More Weeks Of Winter, It’s time to have a conversation about Ice Dams.

house with ice dams

We’ve been experiencing a pretty cold and snowy winter and now that our friendly neighborhood groundhog has predicted 6 more weeks of Winter, it is time to have a conversation about Ice Dams. When temperatures begin creeping above the freezing mark like they are this week and then dipping back down again, the environment is right for Ice Dams to...

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2022-02-03
By: MVAadmin

Do You Split Your Time Between Two Properties? Thoughts from your Insurance Advocate

multiple homes

Many of our clients own multiple properties and divide their time between two homes. It’s important to make sure that you have taken all the necessary precautions to ensure that your property is protected while you are away. Below are some thoughts we’d like you to consider so that you can prevent potential damage. Tend to your Heating and HVAC...

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2022-01-30
By: MVAadmin

Remember to Close and Contain. Why closing the doors behind you in the event of a fire can save lives.

close and contain fires

On January 9th a fire broke out in a Bronx apartment building that tragically took the lives of 19 people. When speaking about the cause of the fire, fire department officials said that open doors cause smoke to flood the stairwells which may have prevented residents from escaping. This echoed another tragic Bronx fire that occurred in 2017 leaving 13...

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2022-01-20
By: MVAadmin

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