Peabody Insurance Blog


Free Movie this Weekend!

Jan 27, 2015

FREE movie night! Sponsored by Peabody Insurance Agency Join us for the movie "Radio" (PG13) Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015 at 7:00PM In the auditorium at Karl Richter Community Center of Holly Concessions will be available.     ... Read more...

Winter Driving and Skid Prevention

Jan 22, 2015

“Driving in the winter can be dangerous. Knowing how to drive safely can be a lifesaver” Brenda Boomer | bboomer@peabodyinc.com One of the most dangerous winter driving hazards is skidding. If it happens at a high speed, the result can be deadly. But most skids can be avoided by simply adjusting to driving conditions and knowing how to recover from a skid. Skids are most likely to occur on curves and turns, so slow down ahead of time to prepare for them. Then, when in the curve, accelerate slowly and steer steadily with no abrupt change in direction and, especially, no abrupt braking.... Read more...

Cyber Risks and Liabilities

Jan 13, 2015

“Is your business safe from Cyber Threats? This newsletter will give you information to consider. Please call us with your Cyber Liability questions.” Wendy Light | wlight@peabodyinc.com All About the Sony Hack Sony Pictures Entertainment was hacked in late November by a group called the Guardians of Peace. The hackers stole a significant amount of data off of Sony’s servers, including employee conversations through email and other documents, executive salaries, and copies of unreleased Sony movies. Sony’s network was down for a few days as administrators worked to assess the damage. ... Read more...

Protect Your Home While You Are Away

Jan 13, 2015

“Planning a mid-winter get-away? This article may give you some new ideas for keeping your home safe while you are away.” Teresa Taylor | ttaylor@peabodyinc.com Unfortunately, no one is completely immune from theft. Whether you’re looking to protect your home while you are away on vacation or simply away at work, your first line of defense is to thwart burglars. Home Protection Tips Contact your local police department to request that an officer visits your home to evaluate how secure it is and offer some improvements. Keep your shrubs, trees and other foliage short and well-gro... Read more...

Winter Driving - Skid Prevention

Jan 12, 2015

“There have been some serious pile-ups so far this season.  Being prepared can help you avoid an accident! Share this with your kids!” Danielle Allen | dallen@peabodyinc.com One of the most dangerous winter driving hazards is skidding. If it happens at a high speed, the result can be deadly. But most skids can be avoided by simply adjusting to driving conditions and knowing how to recover from a skid. Skids are most likely to occur on curves and turns, so slow down ahead of time to prepare for them. Then, when in the curve, accelerate slowly and steer steadily with no abrupt change in... Read more...

Four Components of Cyber Risk Management

Nov 10, 2014

“These are four practical steps to help you manage your cyber risks.” Brenda Boomer | bboomer@peabodyinc.com If your company stores data and information digitally, you should have a cyber risk management program that addresses prevention, disclosure, crisis management and insurance coverage in the event of a data breach. Good cyber risk management requires the planning and execution of all four of these components. Develop Strategies to Prevent a Data Breach Your data breach prevention strategies may include encrypting all devices used by your employees, such as laptops, tablets and ... Read more...

Why Do I Need Business Interruption Insurance

Nov 10, 2014

“Business Interruption coverage helps to keep you afloat while you recover from a claim. This is an actual case to show you how it works.” Jo Wood | jwood@peabodyinc.com Originally established for the manufacturing industry, Business Interruption Insurance has evolved into an essential risk transfer tool for all industries. Coverage provides resources that aid in recovery and can help get a company back on its feet quickly. A small business owner ‘s restaurant in Mississippi was devastated by Hurricane Katrina, leaving her with a blown-out ceiling, massive equipment damage and an unsa... Read more...