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The Cost of Glory: The Risks Athletes Need to Know

Posted by Parker Beauchamp on Apr 29, 2016

Note: A version of this post originally appeared on The Huffington Post. It was also updated on April 29, 2016 to include information regarding the 2016 NFL draft.

Student athletes spend years perfecting their skills on and off the field with hopes that they will be offered the dream of a lifetime: A scholarship to play college football. In other words, it’s the golden ticket they need to take their sports career to the next level, and potentially hit it big — by making “it” (and millions of dollars) playing in the NFL.

However, the haze of fame and popularity that surrounds most A-list players often overshadows an important reality: They must surround themselves with a team of trusted advisors

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Topics: Risk Management

INGUARD Recommits to Sponsorship of Free Movies for Children at 13-24 Drive In

Posted by INGUARD Team on Apr 26, 2016

WABASH, IN (April 26, 2016) — For the third year in a row, INGUARD, an insurance and risk management firm headquartered in Wabash, Indiana, is the proud sponsor of free summer movies for children 12 and under at the 13-24 Drive In. To-date, INGUARD has sponsored the admission of 13,673 children at the 13-24 Drive In.

“The 13-24 Drive In is a nostalgic landmark in the region,” said Parker Beauchamp, CEO of INGUARD. “I have incredible childhood memories that took place at that theater, and want to provide all children in our community with an opportunity to have that same experience.”

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Topics: INGUARD News, Community Investment

BYOD in the Workplace: Benefits, Risks and Insurance Implications

Posted by Parker Beauchamp on Apr 20, 2016

The global market for Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is expected to reach $181.39 billion by 2017. BYOD policies can be a great way to increase worker satisfaction and convenience, and 74% of organizations are either utilizing this trend or plan to in the future.

As BYOD continues to expand, employers must ensure they are properly protecting themselves and their employees against associated risks. This includes having the right insurance coverage.

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Topics: Business Insurance, Risk Management

What Quicken Loans' Rocket Mortgage Service Means for Insurance

Posted by Parker Beauchamp on Apr 13, 2016

Pixabay_rocket-703760-edited.jpgQuicken Loans has reinvented the mortgage process with its new Rocket Mortgage service. The service uses a combination of algorithms and advanced technology to provide consumers with a faster, easier way to get approved for mortgages, straight from their phones—all within an eight-minute timeframe.

This type of product has implications for the insurance industry that can’t be ignored. Consumers want products and services that are convenient, quick and painless, and they want them now. Rocket Mortgage does just that.

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Topics: Insurance News & Trends

How Wedding Insurance Can Protect Your Big Day

Posted by Parker Beauchamp on Apr 06, 2016

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Wedding season is quickly approaching, which means couples are buckling down to sort out the final arrangements for their big day. From picking a venue to finding the right dress and coordinating transportation, there are many details that go into making your wedding picture perfect.

In the U.S., the average wedding costs $26,444. And expenses can add up quickly (e.g. flowers, food and drinks), so why risk losing your investments when you put so much time, effort and money into planning this milestone event?

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Topics: Personal Insurance