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From monthly archives: December 2011

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Christmas Tree Fire Safety

With the holidays around the corner, everyone is in a jolly good mood, but nothing brings a mood down more than an unexpected disaster. Studies show more than 200 house fires start with Christmas trees each year. Protect your home and family with these following tips. If you have an artificial tree, make sure it’s labeled by the manufacturer as fire retardant. For real trees, choose a tree with fresh needles.  Make sure they don’t fall off when touched. Trees should be at least three feet away from any heat source. Don’t forget to add water daily! Dryness is a big reason for tree fires. When lighting the tree, make sure you check the label of the lights. Some lights are designated only for indoor or outdoor use, not both. Never use lit candles to decorate your Christmas tree. Get rid of the tree when it begins dropping needles. Dried trees should be left in the home, garage or outside against the home. As always, be sure to turn off Christmas tree lights before leaving your home or going to bed. ...

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The Importance of Home Inventory

In the event of an emergency, having an up-to-date home inventory can help you get your insurance claim settled faster. Here are a few tips to help you get started on your home inventory. • GET STARTED! Creating a list of everything in your home may seem like an intimidating task but once you get started, it’ll become easier to add to your list. Start with the most recent purchases and then work backwards from there. • Check with your insurance agent on valuable items such as jewelry, art work and collectibles. These items may increase in value over time or they may need to be insured separately. • Document your inventory with pictures or videos. On the back of photos, make notes about the item. If you choose the video route, do a walkthrough of your property while describing the contents. • Store your inventory in a safe place. Having an inventory is just the first step. You need to be able to get to it in case of an emergency. • Always update your inventory whenever you make big purchases. For more ...

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Florida Peninsula Insurance Company Recognized at CSC Connect 2011 Conference in Nashville

BOCA RATON, Fla – Florida Peninsula Insurance Company (FPI), one of the top 10 largest homeowners insurance companies in Florida, was honored recently at CSC’s 2011 Connect for Property and Casualty (P&C) Awards, which acknowledged P&C insurance carriers and self-insured companies that have advanced innovation and improved efficiency in their operations using CSC’s products and services.  FPI received the Business Process Outsourcing “Well Connected Product Award,” and was recognized as a nominee in several categories including Industry Leadership, Innovation Community, and Technical Excellence. According to CSC, FPI worked with the company to enhance Agency Link by adding a new tab to the new business and endorsement quoting screens so that agents could easily attach documents using the Media Management C.0 release. Once an application is submitted, the documents are forwarded immediately to underwriting for review. Since introducing this enhancement, the company has received numerous compliments from its ...

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Florida Peninsula Insurance Company Proud Sponsors of Upcoming MS Foundation Silver Anniversary Gala in Hollywood

HOLLYWOOD/BOCA RATON, FLA. – Florida Peninsula Insurance Company, one of the top 10 largest homeowners insurance companies in the state, has teamed up with the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation as one of the sponsors for its December 3, 2011 Silver Anniversary Gala, which will be held at the Hollywood Beach Marriott.  The gala celebrates the MS Foundation's 25 years of dedicated service to the MS community. Guests will be treated to a night of dinner and dancing, including a cocktail hour and silent auction. Nationally renowned MS neurologist Ben Wade Thrower, MD will also be recognized as the event’s “Guest of Honor” for his many years of work in MS research. The Hollywood Beach Marriott is located at 2501 N. Ocean Dr., Hollywood, FL 33019. For more information on the MS Foundation visit the foundation's website. Florida Peninsula Insurance Company and its employees are passionately committed to giving back to the local community, and participating in South Florida events. The company recently provided 40 T ...

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