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We understand that knowledge is key to making informed decisions about your needs. We have provided this page as a resource tool to support our clients by providing valuable news articles on current insurance related topics as well as links to industry related sites. We trust that you will find this as informative and beneficial as we have.

Assurance Brokers is recognized as an expert in the insurance industry. Many times we are asked for opinions, and our professionals are published in industry-leading publications. On some occasions we also author and distribute white papers or informative letters to clients and referral sources. A select group of these items is presented below, along with additional articles of interest.

Severe Storm Season – Are You Prepared?

Knowing what to do in a weather event can minimize your injury or damage to your property.  One of the best ways to prepare is to gather an emergency supply kit.  These can be kept at home in your safe place, as well as in your car for winter driving. For nine additional ideas, keep […]

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A Tribute to Our Military

In the St. Louis area on Thursday, September 16th, thousands of Americans stood in solidarity to honor our fallen Marine, Lance Corporal Jared Schmitz.  Lance Cpl. Schmitz, along with Sgt. Johanny Rosario-Pichardo, Sgt. Nicole L. Gee, Staff Sgt. Darin T. Hoover, Cpl. Hunter Lopez, Cpl. Daegan W. Page, Cpt. Humberto A. Sanchez, Lance Cpl. David […]

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Materials Cost Continues to Climb

While the cost of lumber has seen a slight drop in price, other material costs are still skyrocketing. Natural gas is up 146.7%, petroleum is up 102.9% and steel mill products are up 108.6% on the year. Without an end in sight, companies need to assess these increases and plan successfully for future projects. A […]

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Lien Waivers: Make Sure You Know What You Are Signing

Be sure to know what type of lien waiver you are signing and how it can impact your bottom line if you sign the wrong one.  By spending the time to know what the documents mean, you can save yourself legal fees and financial distress.  Just because wording is changed in the title does not […]

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Lumber Prices Continue to Rise

Lumber prices continue to rise due to supply and demand.  Some construction projects have been delayed due to supply being so low.  As interest rates remain low, consumers are still buying new homes or investing in their own homes by doing renovations.  However, as the costs continue to increase Forbes is projecting that DIY consumers […]

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Underbilling and the Impact on Your Bottom Line

Bond companies review your Work in Progress to monitor how your business handles underbillings.  If not managed well, underbillings can impact your working capital, cash flow and even your income statement.  These suggestions can help you work towards eliminating your underbilling if it is becoming an issue for your company.

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Common Personal Insurance Mistakes to Avoid

Thinking outside the box when you make adjustments on your personal insurance could help save some money on your premiums.  One important insight would be to raise your deductible instead of lowering your amount of insurance.  Keep reading here, or contact Lou anytime at for more ideas on ways to save.

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Business Insurance News

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