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5 Myths About Flood Insurance for Your Home

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Floods can spell disaster if you don't have the right type of insurance coverage. Many people have the mistaken impression that they already have flood insurance or don't need it at all because they aren't near a water source or flood plain. These myths can prove to be costly if you don't have the type of flood insurance you need to be fully Read More

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5 Most Important Electrical Safety Tips for Homeowners

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Inexperienced people handling electricity can be very dangerous. That's why you must practice caution when working on home projects involving wiring, which is best handled by an experienced electrician. Electrical Safety Rules Your home's electrical system must function properly for your appliances to work. Electricity moves through conductors Read More

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When Is Renters Insurance Tax Deductible? What You Need to Know

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If you’re wondering whether renters insurance is tax-deductible, keep in mind that how you use your covered rental is the determining factor. Your policy should most likely cover personal property and liability for injuries. Additionally, it will compensate for any temporary living costs brought on by a covered event. However, unless you use the Read More

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CalSavers 101: California’s New Retirement Savings Program

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CalSavers is a qualified retirement plan that allows millions of workers in the private sector to save for their future. This program is available to workers whose employers don’t offer a workplace retirement plan are self-employed are looking for ways to save for their retirement CalSavers doesn’t mandatorily require employees’ Read More


Does Your Insurance Cover E-Bikes and Scooters?

Scooters and e-bikes are an excellent means of transport for those who wish to get to places a little faster while saving on money. E-bikes are particularly fun, and if you'd like to incorporate exercise into your daily routine, riding these gets you closer to your fitness goals. However, electric bike insurance isn't something that many people Read More


How Personal Cyber Insurance Can Protect You from Growing Cyberattacks

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Since the onset of COVID-19, cyberattacks have been on the rise sharply. The FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) received 791,790 reports of such incidences in 2020. This figure is 69.4% higher than the total suspected cyberattack complaints reported to the IC3 the previous year. While you may be using the most advanced cybersecurity Read More

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How to Prepare Your Pets for Earthquakes

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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


Personal Safety App: SafeON

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Looking for a hands-free app that has your back? Read on! At Hoffman Brown Company, we are regularly looking for creative ways on how to advise our customers to stay safe. From useful safety tips to quality insurance, we are looking out for you. Recently, we discovered a new app that helps individuals take care of each other: SafeON. We are Read More

Holiday Safety Tips

Holiday Safety Tips

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LAPD-approved safety tips for the holiday season. The holidays are a special time of year. Whether you are out holiday shopping, decking the halls or driving winter roads, it is important to be aware of certain safety precautions. To keep your holiday and festivities running smoothly, check out these holiday safety tips from the LAPD Crime Read More

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Safe Practices For School-Aged Children

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Run through these important practices with your children to protect them. By the time your child reaches middle school, he or she will likely know to look both ways before crossing the road and to not wander off with strangers. Even so, as older children become more independent, they become less inclined to listen to mom and dad’s advice. For Read More

COVID-19 Update:

The Coronavirus, officially COVID-19, has become a global health emergency. One of the measures Hoffman Brown Company has taken to keep our CLIENTS and Teammates safe was to design a complete 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 being of service.