HWP Insurance Blog

Is your business protected from cyber exposure?

Posted by Jeff Greene

Thu, Apr 20, 2017 @ 11:24 AM


From managing intellectual property to maintaining an email server to protecting the personal information of clients—cyber risk is deeply woven into the fabric of modern-day business. The first step in managing this risk is understanding your specific exposures. Learn more about your cyber exposure by completing the cyber risk scorecard available to download below.

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Topics: cyber liability risk, cyber insurance, cyber risk

HWP Insurance CEO Edward Bonifant Celebrates 30th Year at Agency

Posted by HWP Insurance

Mon, Apr 03, 2017 @ 03:28 PM

Edward Bonifant, CEO and manager of the Employee Benefits Division celebrated his 30th year with HWP Insurance on April 2, 2017.  Ed began his career at HWP Insurance in 1987 when he was hired to start up the Employee Benefits Division of the agency.  Under Ed’s direction, the division has grown to represent 30% of the agency’s annual sales.  In 2004, Ed became an agency principal and was named CEO in 2014.  “Ed’s vision to the future and commitment to upholding the agency’s founding principles of integrity; respect and global awareness are the cornerstone of HWP’s success,” stated agency president, Mike Cauley.  Since Ed and Mike became managing partners in 2004, the agency has tripled in size, expanded offerings in self-funded healthcare, human resources benchmarking and quadrupled carrier representation in their three major business segments – employee benefits, commercial insurance and personal insurance.

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Topics: employee benefits, Ed Bonifant

Is your business protected from cyber exposure?

Posted by Michael Cauley

Thu, Mar 16, 2017 @ 06:00 AM


From managing intellectual property to maintaining an email server to protecting the personal information of clients—cyber risk is deeply woven into the fabric of modern-day business. The first step in managing this risk is understanding your specific exposures. Learn more about your cyber exposure by completing the cyber risk scorecard available to download below.

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Topics: cyber insurance

What the Annapolis Yacht Club Fire Can Teach Your About Watercraft and Yacht Insurance

Posted by Jeff Greene

Wed, Jan 13, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

On December 12, 2015, a disasterous fire gutted the Annapolis Yacht Club, just hours before the annual Parade of Lights, one of the most popular events in America's Sailing Capital. The second and third floors of the building of the yacht club were damaged by the blaze that took 90 firefighters nearly two hours to control. Oil paintings, wooden models of sailing ships and trophies were among the items destroyed in the fire.

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Topics: Yacht Insurance

6 Lessons to Teach Your Teen Driver for a Safer 2016

Posted by Barbara Beavers

Wed, Jan 06, 2016 @ 08:30 AM

Your heart is thumping and your palms are sweating. Your teen is newly licensed, and you’ve handed over the keys. For the umpteenth time you utter the words, “Be careful,” while thinking about those all-too-common and less-than-stellar teen driving statistics.

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Topics: teen driver

Christmas Gift Insurance: Do You Need It?

Posted by Barbara Beavers

Wed, Dec 30, 2015 @ 08:30 AM

The average American planned to spend an estimated $830 on Christmas presents in 2015, so there's a good chance you received some expensive gifts this past holiday season.
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Topics: homeowners insurance

How to Lower Your Teen Driver Insurance Cost

Posted by Barbara Beavers

Wed, Dec 23, 2015 @ 09:30 AM

As much as we love them, being a parent of a teenager is a challenge... to put it mildly. Not only are they spending these formative years before they leave the nest testing boundaries, parents also have the added worry of finally handing over their keys to freedom - car keys, that is.

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Topics: teen driver

Annapolis Yacht Club Fire: 3 Insurance Lessons for Small Businesses

Posted by Jeff Greene

Wed, Dec 16, 2015 @ 11:39 AM

Disaster struck the Annapolis Yacht Club on the afternoon of December 12, as flames blazed through the second and third floors of the main clubhouse. Five fire crews battled the fire to bring it under control, resulting in two firefighters suffering injuries. One civilian also had to be taken to hospital.

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Topics: small business, small business insurance, liability insurance

"Does My Small Business Need Cyber Insurance?"

Posted by Jeff Greene

Fri, Dec 04, 2015 @ 03:34 PM

The risk of cyber attack is a significant threat to all modern businesses. In recent years, many seemingly secure organizations - from the federal government to consumer-driven businesses like Target - have been hit by cyber attacks that not only compromised data, but also their reputation.

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Topics: small business, cyber insurance

What Kind of Insurance Do I Need for a Company Car?

Posted by Barbara Beavers

Wed, Nov 25, 2015 @ 04:30 PM

You might assume that your personal auto insurance policy covers the company car you use for work, but that assumption is likely incorrect. Personal auto insurance generally does not cover vehicles that are owned by your employer but made available for your use. Your employer’s insurance should cover the car while you are using it for work, but there can be gaps in the coverage that can leave you without protection. For that reason, you may want to consider adding coverage for your company car to your personal auto insurance policy.

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Topics: small business, auto insurance, car insurance

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