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How Homeowners Can Prepare for a Hurricane and Tackle the Damage it Might Bring

How Homeowners Can Prepare for a Hurricane and Tackle the Damage it Might Bring With the devastation of hurricane Harvey still fresh and more hurricanes building out in the ocean it is important as a homeowner to know how best to prepare for a hurricane and what you should do. To keep safe during a hurricane and other natural disasters it is Read More

Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Jose

Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Jose   We are deeply saddened by the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey and Irma.  Our Thoughts and Prayers are with those who have been affected and for those who are in the Path of Hurricane Jose.   For more information or answers to your insurance questions, contact us at Allan Block Read More

Get an Evacuation Plan Ready for Your Business

Get an Evacuation Plan Ready for Your Business Smell smoke? Feel the building starting to shake? Employees may start to panic in disaster situations. Having the right business insurance is important but creating an emergency action plan for your employees as well as your small business can help prevent injuries and potentially save lives. Read More

Leasing Office Equipment Isn’t Risk-Free

Leasing Office Equipment Isn’t Risk-Free Your business may need to lease equipment to fulfill a special or expanded contract or to serve a temporary role while you decide on a permanent purchase or await repair of items your company owns. In these cases, many companies turn to rental centers or equipment-leasing enterprises. Phones, Read More

How to Keep Your Child’s Identity Protected Online

How to Keep Your Child’s Identity Protected Online Many people are aware that in today’s digital age it is important to protect your identity but parents may not realize that their children face the same threats. Child identity theft can be particularly dangerous because their credit history is a blank slate. While you likely monitor your own Read More

Congratulations – Community Food Pantry of Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown

Community Food Pantry of Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown Margaret Black, Director of the Local Food Pantry and VP of Operations for Allan Block Insurance saw an opportunity for the Insurance Industry to support the local community food pantry.  Margaret’s nomination was reviewed and the Insurance Industry’s Charitable Foundation awarded $2500 to Read More

Your Cell Phone Number May Lead to you Being Scammed

Your Cell Phone Number May Lead to you Being Scammed If someone you just met asked you for your Social Security number, what would you do? Most likely you would tell them that it is none of their business. What about if someone asked you for your cell phone number? In today’s digital world your cell phone can be a goldmine of personal Read More

Do College Students Need Renters Insurance?

Do College Students Need Renters Insurance? Whether College students need renters insurance is dependent on where they are living. If the student is living at home or in on-campus housing they may be covered under their parent’s home or renters insurance. Many insurance policies include off premises theft coverage which would cover the student Read More

Contractual Risk Transfer: Frequently Asked Questions

Contractual Risk Transfer: Frequently Asked Questions Many businesses sign contracts that include contractual risk transfer but you may not actually know what this is. What is Contractual Risk Transfer? Contractual Risk Transfer is a non-insurance risk transfer mechanism that allows someone like a general contractor to transfer the risk to Read More

Tips for Adding a Teen Driver to Your Auto Insurance

Tips for Adding a Teen Driver to Your Auto Insurance It’s normal for parents to start worrying when their teens become old enough to drive but many parents may not be prepared for the financial shock of adding a teenager to your family auto insurance. While increases vary from state to state an annual analysis found that adding a single Read More