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Archive for February, 2016

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Feb

As a business owner, a data breach can be disastrous — leading to stolen customer, business or employee data. According to Society Insurance, there are seven common reasons data breaches occur. A missing or stolen laptop computer containing personally identifiable information. Sending personally identifiable information to the wrong fax number, address or email. Accidentally posting personally identifiable information to a public website or public record. A compromised computer system or network due to a virus, spyware, insecure wi-fi network

22
Feb

Most of us do not want to think about life insurance, but it’s important we do. Life insurance is meant to help alleviate the financial burdens families face after the death of a loved one. Depending on the type of life insurance chosen, the coverage may help cover expenses such as: Funerals, burial and cremation Rent or mortgage payments Groceries and other living expenses Car payments Credit card debt Attorney’s fees, funeral director fees and other administrative fees associated with a

22
Feb

At the beginning of each year, Compass Insurance Services recommends you review your business coverage to ensure your policy is current. Ask yourself the following questions concerning the previous year to determine whether you need to update your coverage. Did you: Restructure your business? Sell or purchase new business items? Rename your business? Change the services you offer? Relocate? Close or open locations? If you own the building your business is located in, did you recently install security equipment? Add or remove business automobiles? Change

22
Feb

Across northcentral Wisconsin, thousands of people enjoy groomed snowmobile trails in winter. To keep you and your family safe, please keep the following snowmobiling safety tips in mind. Never drink and ride. Alcohol not only affects your ability to drive, it makes you more susceptible to hypothermia. Avoid driving on frozen lakes and rivers — drowning is one of the leading causes of snowmobile fatalities. If you do

22
Feb

As we head into the tail end of winter, many of us escape to warmer climes for a few days. Before you go, winterize the plumbing in your home to avoid catastrophic and costly water damage. If you are going to lower the temperature in your home while you’re away, set your thermostat at a reasonable temperature — no lower than 55 degrees. Under

22
Feb

Ask any business owner and they are likely to admit that one of the most challenging aspects of being an entrepreneur is tracking expenses. Picture a wad of receipts bursting from a wallet or stuffed into a large envelope with invoices and quarterly tax receipts — we’ve all been there. And every year, around tax time, we vow to do better next year. Our advice? Start now by combining “old” technologies with “new” technologies. First, the “old”

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Feb

  Jennifer Nelson recently joined COMPASS INSURANCE SERVICES as a Personal Lines Account Manager. Jennifer has 20 years of customer service experience and earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. As an Account Manager, Jennifer will assist clients with auto, homeowners, renters, personal umbrella, flood coverage and recreational vehicle insurance matters. Jennifer is active in the community as a volunteer with Junior Achievement and area schools.   Megan Boris also joined COMPASS INSURANCE SERVICES as