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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

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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?

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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

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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 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

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HBC Honors September Anniversaries Of Teammates!

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What is Covered by Fire Insurance?

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Understand the Types of Coverage Provided by Fire Insurance Home fires are no joke. All it takes is a matter of seconds for a small flame to engulf a whole house and destroy everything it touches. Even if you’re careful with candles, take extra care in the kitchen, and routinely check electrical wiring, accidents happen. That is why it is so Read More

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How Students Can Save Money on Auto Insurance

Ways Students Lower Their Car Insurance Costs  Between textbooks and tuition fees, it’s likely that any student funds you have are quickly depleted each year. When you look at what you’re left with, you may find that there is little left for auto insurance. Fortunately, car coverage doesn’t have to cost the earth and you don’t have to turn to the Read More

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How to Use Public Wi-Fi Safely

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Stay Safe When Using Wi-Fi in Public Spaces With airports, hotels, restaurants, theatres, coffee shops, and dentist surgeries now offering free Wi-Fi access to visitors, using your tech to stay connected while on the go is easier than ever. While it is convenient, there is one thing you need to keep in mind while using these open networks: Read More


HBC Summer Blood Drive

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We are hosting a community blood drive on Monday, August 26th, 2019 from 9am to 3pm at our office in Sherman Oaks. Please see the flyer above for more info! Read More