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The difference between bid bonds and payment bonds

 October 19, 2021     UFG Insurance    Surety  Read Time: 5 min
From whom they protect, to bond claims and general cost, there’s a difference between bid bonds and payment bonds. Here’s what you need to know.
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5 tips to help grow your independent contractor business

 March 18, 2020     UFG Insurance    Business   Surety 
Here are five effective tips to help grow your independent contractor business.
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Follow these simple tips to spot email scams

 March 10, 2020     UFG Insurance    Business   Personal  Read Time: 4 min
Here’s the know-how you need to show hackers who’s boss.
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The basics of homeowners insurance coverage

 March 4, 2020     UFG Insurance    Personal  Read Time: 4 min
Purchasing a home can be overwhelming, let alone reviewing insurance documents. This blog on the basics of homeowners insurance coverage.
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The 5 most common small business insurance claims

 February 28, 2020     UFG Insurance    Business 
If you're a small business owner, it's important to understand frequent insurance claims that occur. Learn more about five of the most common.
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Top safety tips when using space heaters

 February 19, 2020     UFG Insurance    Personal  Read Time: 5 min
Although convenient, space heaters can be a hazard over the winter months. Here are must-read, top safety tips when using space heaters.
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Insurance Day on the Hill: An event that’s “Worth It”

 February 17, 2020     UFG Insurance    We are UFG 
Worth It campaign against distracted driving makes an appearance at Iowa's Insurance Day on the Hill.
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3 ideas for safer online shopping

 February 13, 2020     UFG Insurance    Personal  Read Time: 4 min
Don’t let cybercriminals steal your thunder. Keep these three ideas in mind for safer online shopping.
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Here’s the scoop on umbrella insurance

 February 7, 2020     UFG Insurance    Business   Personal  Read Time: 4 min
Don’t let bad luck leave you all wet. Keep your assets from being washed away with umbrella insurance.
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3 claims examples that will make manufacturers want E&O insurance

 January 30, 2020     UFG Insurance    Business 
Defective materials and faulty workmanship can mess up a manufacturer’s day. Here are examples that will make manufacturers want E&O coverage.
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5 things to do after a car accident

 January 8, 2020     UFG Insurance    Auto 
From big collisions to small fender-benders, emotions can run high after a car crash. Here are 5 things to help you remember what to do after an auto accident.
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3 Keys to Establishing a Surety Relationship

 January 6, 2020     UFG Insurance    Surety 
Contractors have enough to worry about. But if you’re considering pursuing projects requiring surety bonds, the first step is to build a surety relationship that will benefit you for years to come.
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The surety claim process: What you need to know

 December 31, 2019     UFG Insurance    Surety 
Did you receive a claim on your surety bond? Don’t worry, it’s not the end of the world. Here, we discuss what you need to know in the surety claim process.
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