Entries by Carol LaCombe

Summer Home Maintenance Tips

Summer is finally here, and it’s a perfect time to catch up on home maintenance tasks, both inside and outside of the house. Putting in a little elbow grease now goes a long way toward future house upkeep–making that well-deserved rest even more enjoyable. These summer maintenance tips will help keep your home looking great […]

Regulations Issued to Implement Ban on Surprise Billing

On July 1, 2021, the Departments of Labor (DOL), Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Treasury (Departments) jointly released interim final rules outlining certain requirements related to surprise billing. These rules implement certain provisions of the No Surprises Act, which is a ban on surprise medical bills effective in 2022 that was enacted as […]

Cyber Risks and Liabilities

Ransomware Considerations for Board Members Organizations of all sizes and sectors are facing increased cybersecurity risks. Specifically, ransomware attacks—which leverage malware to compromise a victim’s data and demand them to make a large payment to recover it—have quickly become a rising threat across industry lines. In fact, recent research found that these types of attacks […]

5 Steps to a Midyear Financial Review

Summer is the perfect time for barbeques, but it’s also good opportunity to take the pulse of your saving and spending plan with a midyear financial checkup. With the first part of the year in the rearview mirror, a quick look at your monthly budget can yield valuable insight into whether you’re on track to […]

Saving for Retirement: Are you Ready?

Presented by: Matt Clayson Will I have enough money to retire? It’s a common question and one that has increased in magnitude lately — especially for people in their 40s and 50s. Indeed a MassMutual study in 2018 found that the greatest worry for those on the edge of retirement was not having enough money […]

This Old House, Needs Some Updates

  Staring at the same four walls for the past year may have triggered you to start thinking about making some changes. Many of us have taken the opportunity to tackle home projects this past year. In 2020, Farmers Insurance surveyed homeowners and found that 62% of those polled are planning renovation or maintenance on […]

Allergies: Seasonal Relief

Days are growing longer, warmer weather is creeping in and as the seasons change, so will your allergy symptoms. You can combat your allergic reactions with these seasonal tips. Spring Mold growth blooms indoors and outdoors with spring rains. As flowers, trees, weeds and grasses begin to blossom, allergies will follow. Spring-cleaning activities can stir […]

Protecting Your Valuable Articles

It is beginning to look a lot like… Diamonds, art, and shiny new golf clubs! We hope you had a safe and happy holiday season.  Post-holiday season is a great time to consider coverage for your shiny new ring, a beautiful new piece of artwork, your new DSLR camera, Callaway golf clubs, or Steinway grand […]