New Changes to the NFIP

Changes to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), through which homeowners obtain flood insurance, went into effect on April 1, 2016. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) believes that these changes will help homeowners by aligning insurance premiums with their area’s flood risk and by making more funds available for reimbursement in the event of…

Vehicle Recalls Reach a Record High

Fifty million vehicles operating in the United States have been recalled due to safety issues, but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that 25 percent of recalled vehicles are never repaired. That’s why it’s important to be proactive about vehicle recalls. There are two ways to determine if your vehicle has been recalled:…

Workplace Wellness

March is a time to focus on Workplace Wellness. At Deeley Insurance Group we have a wellness team. Although not mandatory, employees are encouraged to participate in the wellness activities and are rewarded for participation and progress. In January and February the team was challenged to log in daily to a fitness app and keep…

New Pool Regulations In Maryland

The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has been busy revamping the rules and regulations associated with swimming pools and spas. The new regulations have been open to comment for approximately a year. The final comments are coming in now. It is a bold endeavor to get the locally run health departments to have…

Automakers Collaborating to Improve Road Safety

The Department of Transportation is now collaborating with 18 automakers to explore new ideas and ways to promote road safety. The goal would be to reduce the number of recalls and lower the number of congressional hearings and law suits involving around the automotive industry. The automakers will be sharing traffic and safety data to…

Have you registered your drone?

So last evening while I was cooking dinner, someone knocked on the front door. Truthfully, I was a little surprised as it is rare for me to have unannounced visitors. It was my neighbor asking if he could borrow my ladder. It appears that he had crash-landed his drone on the neighbors roof and he…

Are you using smart devices to keep your home and family safe?

I need my smart phone to make daily tasks more convenient. And now, technology experts believe that “smart homes” can do the same thing for my house and my family. Electrical outlets, lightbulbs, smoke detectors and more, are now available with networking and sensor technology similar to smartphones. A smart device uses your home’s Wi-Fi…