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Which Disasters Are Covered by Home Insurance?

17October,2019
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Understand What Your Home Insurance Policy Can Cover An important consideration when buying a home or reviewing your homeowners insurance policy is whether your insurance covers natural disasters, such as hurricanes or earthquakes. While standard home insurance policies may cover a wide variety of situations, it doesn’t cover everything. Be aware Read More

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How to Outsmart Pickpockets

10October,2019
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Don’t Be the Next Pickpocket Victim  From the drive-by grab to the bump and lift, pickpockets have countless cunning techniques up their sleeves. Today’s thieves aren’t always easy to spot and often work in teams. Unfortunately for travelers, they’re found all over the world. One moment of not paying attention to your surroundings is all it takes Read More

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HBC Honors October Anniversaries Of Teammates!

3October,2019
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When an Electric Scooter Crashes, Who is Responsible?

26September,2019
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Who is Liable When There’s an Electric Scooter Accident? Electric scooters are a new method of transportation. However, we’ve all seen reports about head injuries, traffic accidents, and even deaths that are a result of electric scooters. Although we hope this isn’t a situation you ever have to face, what happens when there’s an electric scooter Read More

HBC Blood Drive

20September,2019
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A couple weeks ago, we hosted a blood drive to help Cedars-Sinai Hospital and their blood donor efforts. We would like to thank everyone who donated, including our special friend, Pervez Delawalla from VegaNext, who visited the office and joined us in our effort. We collected 23 pints of blood and had a great day overall! Read More

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How to Prepare Your Pets for Earthquakes

Earthquake Preparedness Tips for Pets Living in California, an area prone to earthquakes, means you may constantly know that lingering feeling that the “big one” could happen at any time with little to no warning. While you may know what to do when an earthquake hits, what about your pets? The best course of action is to have a plan in place to Read More

New Requirements for Sexual Harassment Training Effective 1-1-19 under SB 1343

16September,2019
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The new law is simple: California employers (those with five or more employees) must provide harassment prevention training to all employees. Prior to this new law, California employers had to train just their managers—typically about 25% of the workforce. Under the new law, they need to increase their effort and focus to 100% of the Read More

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If a Tree Falls, Who is Responsible?

12September,2019
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If a Tree Falls, Who is Responsible? Many people have one or more types of trees on their property. Trees provide shade and complement landscaping nicely, but they can also cause major disputes if they fall over. If you ever wonder who is responsible for a tree falling on your or a neighbor’s property, read on. Scenario 1: My neighbor’s tree Read More

Wildfire Protection and Mitigation in Southern California

9September,2019
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In August, members of AIG Private Client Group’s Wildfire Protection Unit did a presentation for Hoffman Brown staff on wildfire protection and mitigation.  This was very timely information as we approach Southern California wildfire season.  Check out this link to the Department of Homeland Security’s Ready.gov/Wildfire website which has Read More

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Should Every Person Be Listed on My Auto Insurance Policy?

Who Should Be Listed on Your Car Insurance Policy? Your auto insurance is determined, partly, by the drivers listed on your policy. When you are filling out an application for auto insurance, you will be given the option of choosing to add more drivers. But who exactly should be listed on your policy? Generally speaking, everyone living in Read More