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Why Do I Need Separate Flood/Earthquake Insurance?

27February,2020
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Why Homeowners Should Consider Getting Additional Property Coverage   A number of disasters are covered by your homeowners insurance. However, every policy has its limits. Most standard homeowners insurance policies exclude flood and earthquake damage because they are considered mass-destruction events. Did you know that if you live in a flood Read More

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Identity Theft Protection After Death

20February,2020
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Death Doesn’t Mean the End of Identity Theft   Believe it or not, but identity theft against the deceased is a real danger. Unfortunately, identity theft is often the last thing on a grieving person’s mind – and what’s exactly what identity thieves hope for when they target a deceased person’s identity. In the midst of the pain of losing a Read More

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8 Ways to Improve Your Daily Car Commute

13February,2020
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Simple Steps to Enjoy Your Everyday Drive   It’s estimated that over 76 percent of Americans drive alone to work every day, while another 9 percent carpool with someone else. It’s true – commuting can be a drag, but it can also be dangerous if you get distracted or become complacent. To help, we’ve put a few tips together to help you have a Read More

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3 Financial To-Dos When You Get Engaged

6February,2020
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Money Moves to Make Before Marriage   Valentine’s Day is right around the corner – Are you planning on popping the question to your loved one? Perhaps you got engaged over the holidays. Either way, congratulations! While newly engaged couples are often in an eternal state of bliss, it’s worth sparing a moment to think about finances. Although Read More

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HBC Honors February Anniversaries Of Teammates!

3February,2020
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Are Your Kids Safely Using Social Media? Essential Tips To Prepare Parents and Kids

Keep Your Kids Safe on Social Media   Most teens use some form of social media today, whether it’s Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, or all four and more. Social media can be a great place where children are entertained, engaged, and even educated. Yet, there are many risks involved with children using these sites. Kids don’t always make Read More

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How to Keep Your Personal Information Secure When Using Smart Home Devices

Protect Your Data When Using Smart Home Tech   We use our smartphones and tablets for everything from banking to sharing photos. Generally, we know how to keep them pretty secure. However, security may not be at the front of our mind when it comes to devices like smart thermostats and home security systems. After all, their purpose is to keep Read More

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Tips for Avoiding Online Scams

16January,2020
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Don’t Fall Victim to an Online Scam   The internet has made it incredibly easy for us to work, shop, and bank online. While we can purchase anything from groceries and gifts, it’s worth being cautious when shopping online. Hackers are becoming smarter as they stay up to date with the latest internet buying trends. To avoid falling victim to an Read More

Congratulations to Alex Rosenfeld and Ryan Surina

16January,2020
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Congratulations to Alex Rosenfeld (right), newly elected President of the Insurance Brokers Association of the San Fernando Valley and to Ryan Surina (left) newly elected Board Member. Your Hoffman Brown Company teammates are very proud of you and appreciate your representation in our local trade association. Read More

OSHA 300A Posting Reminder

14January,2020
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It's that time of year when employers are required to tally the number of entries on their “Log of Work-related Injuries and Illnesses” (OSHA Form 300), and post the “Summary of Work-related Injuries and Illnesses” (OSHA Form 300A) in a prominent location. The OSHA Summary Form 300A is required to be posted in the workplace beginning Feb. 1, Read More

COVID-19 Update:

The Coronavirus, officially COVID-19, has become a global health emergency. One of the measures Hoffman Brown Company is taking to keep our clients and Teammates safe is designing a completely virtual work environment. For the foreseeable future, our colleagues will be conducting business virtually to avoid any disruption in our ability to serve you. These measures are based on the CDC’s guidance and will evolve with the situation. Please know that we are fully functional, available and look forward to be of service.COVID-19 Resource Center