Personal Risk Management

Can Your Business Function Without Electricity?

Recently, 40,000 vacationers were forced off the Outer Banks, the popular North Carolina vacation spot, due to lack of power. The power outage was caused when a construction company accidentally severed both the main power line and the back-up power line to several of the islands within the Outer Banks....

Autumn is Right around the Corner

Jon Barron

Jon Barron

Branch Manager at Merriam Insurance Agency
For over 30 years, Jon has been a results-driven leader and entrepreneur. From work flow efficiency to customer service, the results improve the bottom line. As a risk management consultant and insurance broker, Jon identifies inefficiencies, gaps, and areas for cost-savings beyond the insurance policy... and it all contributes to your bottom line.


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Colorado Springs, CO 80918

(719) 488-3206 Direct

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Like many of us, I love autumn. The crisp apples in early September remind us that the leaves will soon be changing. Along with the beauty of the season, we should take the time to ensure that the spaces in which we live, work and play are a safe environment,...

Pruning!

Jon Barron

Jon Barron

Branch Manager at Merriam Insurance Agency
For over 30 years, Jon has been a results-driven leader and entrepreneur. From work flow efficiency to customer service, the results improve the bottom line. As a risk management consultant and insurance broker, Jon identifies inefficiencies, gaps, and areas for cost-savings beyond the insurance policy... and it all contributes to your bottom line.


Branch Manager:
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

(719) 488-3206 Direct

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I love pruning trees & shrubs. Once I get started, I’ll keep going until my blisters have blisters, leaving my hands sore and tired for days. Regardless, the satisfaction of whipping nature into submission is inexplicable. My first real pruning efforts were not appreciated. I pruned the top 10 feet...

Why Do You Ask Who Else Lives with Me?

People love to argue with me. “It’s because you’re always WRONG,” my little brother would holler at me. Many insurance customers feel the same way. “Why do you care who else lives at my house? I’m the only one who drives my car.” I am asked this question more frequently...

Driving on Inn Business? What You Need to Know

Due to the nature of most inn-keeping business models, owning a vehicle is not a key asset. Most innkeepers, however, personally own a vehicle and insure it under their personal car insurance. This is fine, except that every innkeeper I have ever spoken with drives his or her personal car for inn business....

Auto Insurance covers more than you think!

Do you drive your own car for work or volunteer activities? If your answer is yes, how does your insurance work in the event of an accident? It could be argued that the only reason you were on the road at that time is because you were representing that work...

Two Tips to Avoid Water Flooding Your Home

Do you know of someone who had water gushing into their house, damaging the floors, furniture, and electronics? Or maybe someone who returned from a weekend away, only to find their basement full of water? Has this happened to you? It is possible if you aren’t prepared. In just a few...

Do you own an older building?

If you answered YES, there is some important information you should know. In most parts of the United States, buildings are older than the people who use them. Right around the corner from my apartment in Schenectady, NY is one of the oldest residential neighborhoods in the country, known as...

Want to use a drone for your next event?

What happens if the drone malfunctions mid-flight and damages overhead wires or a building? What if it injures a spectator while landing? What if someone alleges you invaded their privacy? All of these issues can potentially be protected by your insurance policy—but you need to ask permission. We’ve approached some...