Make your Beach Day SAFE!

Ahh – The beach!  We love the water, the sand, the sun and the family time to unwind and have FUN! Staying safe at the beach is very important. Weather and water conditions can change rapidly.  In the blink of an eye someone could be caught in a rip-current. Be sure...

Hiring a Contractor for Home Updates

 If you own a home, chances are at some point you will need to hire someone to do repair work.  At Bender Hatch Insurance, we know that hiring a contractor or handyman to perform work on your home often comes with risks. Below are nine things for you to consider...

Grilling Tips for Safety

As the weather warms and summer returns, it’s time to GRILL!   There are risks that come along with grilling, regardless of which type of grill you are using. Every year, 7,000 Americans are injured while using barbecue grills. It's usually a case of good products...

Top Five Dangers to Your House

There are many common myths about potential dangers in and around the home that can keep some homeowners up at night. However, the gap between myth and fact can make all the difference when it comes to reducing risk in your house. So what does the data tell us are the...

Restaurant Reopening

Here are some tips to prevent an accident or loss that could interrupt or delay your getting back to business: Exterior Ensure an exterior inspection is conducted of your building or leased space for roof/siding damage and safe walking/driving surfaces, including...

Office, Retail, and Salon Reopening

Here are some tips to prevent an accident or loss that could interrupt or delay your getting back to business: Exterior Ensure an exterior inspection is conducted of your building or leased space for roof/siding damage and safe walking/driving surfaces, including...

Commercial Auto Insurance On The Rise

Whether you are transporting tools to a worksite or delivering food to customers – companies of all kinds rely on safe and functioning vehicles to serve their customers. If you are using a vehicle for your business, commercial auto insurance is a must! However, there...

5 Defensive Driving Tips to Reduce Accidents & Save Lives, Time and Money:

1. Reduce Speed & Observe the Posted Speed Limit at All Times a. The National Safety Council® Defensive Driving Division reminds drivers that "Exceeding the posted speed limit or driving at an unsafe speed is the most common error in fatal accidents." 2. Wear Your...

Cost of Flood Insurance Rises, Along With Worries

MIAMI - Sharp increases in federal flood insurance rates are distressing coastal homeowners from Hawaii to New England and are starting to hurt property values and housing sales in areas just beginning to recover from the recession, according to residents and...

Water Detection Devices

Consider installing water detection devices in your home. These systems can detect even small amounts of water. They can be wired into a centrally monitored alarm system that will send a signal to notify you in the event of a leak. These systems may also entitle you...