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Hot Weather Safety Tips for Older Adults Tools and Tips Hot weather can be dangerous, especially for older adults. Every summer, nearly 200 Americans die of health problems caused by high heat and humidity—and most of them are 50 or older. Hot weather is more likely to cause health problems for older adults for a […]

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Does your child need insurance while away at college?

With computers, TVs, printers, PDAs and MP3 players being shipped off to school, it is more important than ever that students and their parents purchase the appropriate insurance protection. Theft can be a major concern on college campuses; according to U.S. Department of Education there were about 40,000 thefts in 2006. And campus fires are […]

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We are Moving….

We are growing and need a larger space.   Please make note of our new address: ABM Insurance & Benefit Services, Inc. 333 N Sam Houston Pkwy #750 Houston, TX  77060 We will be in our new office 08/01/2015.  Our phone numbers and other contact information remain the same.   If you have questions, please call us […]

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Labor Department’s 6-Part Test for Classifying Employees, Independent Contractors

The U.S. Department of Labor has issued a blog post with new guidance on classifying workers as employees or independent contractors under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA), an issue that has attracted renewed attention in the on-demand economy. Misclassification of employees as independent contractors is increasing, “in part reflecting larger restructuring of business […]

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Beneftis for Sam Sex Couples and Domestic Partners

Until recently, laws on same-sex marriage varied from state to state. On June, 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges that the Constitution guarantees same-sex couples the right to marry. The Supreme Court held that every state must allow marriages between two people of the same sex and must also recognize […]

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Texas Case Highlights Tensions Over Telemedicine

By David Warren | June 15, 2015 A federal judge has determined claims made by the Texas Medical Board in adopting new telemedicine rules were “suspect” and barred the rules from taking effect until a civil trial can be held. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman hinges largely on a revised rule the […]

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10 Things to Know About Personal & Commercial Umbrella Insurance

A personal umbrella provides an additional layer of liability coverage above and beyond the liability limit in auto and homeowner policies. Coverage starts at $1 million and goes up from there. —Bill Gatewood, corporate vice president and director of personal insurance at Burns & Wilcox The personal umbrella policy is extremely undersold. The vast majority […]

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Hurricane Season Insurance Checklist

HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE REVIEW You probably make a checklist for performing home repairs, a shopping list before hitting the grocery store, or perhaps a to-do list for work assignments—but do you have a checklist for reviewing your insurance coverage? The start of hurricane season is right around the corner (June 1 – November 30). So now’s […]

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Texas Insurance Trade Group: Beware of July 4 Driving

Texas Insurance Trade Group: Beware of July 4 Driving Traffic records dating back 30 years continually list July 4 as the deadliest day to travel on our roadways, the Insurance Council of Texas reports. With July 4 landing on a Saturday this year, the mix of summer travel, the weekend, a holiday and alcohol could […]

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When Dogs Bite, Home Insurers Pay Average $32,000

Max, Bella and their canine comrades cause more than one-third of all home insurance claims, adding $530 million a year to insurance costs. And while the number of claims is down, the cost of the average claim from dog bites and other injuries is on the rise, according to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) and […]

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