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Go out and play, but keep one eye toward home security

April 16, 2015

By George Grossenbaugh
The Cincinnati Insurance Company
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Make sure windows have a secure lock.

Good weather gives you opportunities to get out of the house and enjoy the outdoors. It also gives some unscrupulous people the opportunity they are looking for to burglarize your home or car and take your valuable possessions. You cannot prevent 100 percent of the thefts, but there are steps you can take to minimize the potential problem. Read More »

Call before you dig – 811 nationwide

March 30, 2015

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Know the potential dangers before you dig.

The snow has melted, the temperatures are moderating, and it’s time to get started on that springtime project list: planting a tree, installing a fence or building a new deck. Perhaps you’ve even made arrangements to rent that post-hole digger, and you’re all ready to go, right?

Well, not so quick. Make sure you haven’t forgotten an important factor before you contemplate digging: underground utilities.

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Schultheis Insurance Wins “Agency of the Territory” Award

February 12, 2015

Schultheis Insurance Wins “Agency of the Territory” AwardEvansville, Ind. – Schultheis Insurance, an Evansville, Indiana-based independent agency, has received the Agency of the Territory award from the Accident Fund Insurance Company of America.

Accident Fund Insurance Company specializes in Workers’ Compensation policies for business in states located primarily in the Southeast and Midwest. The Agency of the Territory award is conferred upon one agency in each territory based upon three Workers’ Compensation performance metrics: business growth, customer loyalty, and claim cost minimization. In 2014, Schultheis Insurance earned the award for the state of Indiana.

“We extremely honored to be recognized by Accident Fund Insurance of America for our efforts on behalf of businesses in the Tri-State area,” said Brett Schultheis, President. “Moreover, we honored by the trust that our customers continue to place in us to provide the most suitable Workers’ Compensation policies for their particular needs and to hold the line on costs.”

 

 

Attention Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Customers: Data Compromise Alert

February 6, 2015

By ANTHEM FACTS
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“Members who may have been impacted by the cyber attack against us should be aware of scam email campaigns targeting current and former members.  These scams, designed to capture personal information (known as “phishing”) are designed to appear as if they are from our company and the emails include a “click here” link for credit monitoring. Our company DID NOT send these emails.

  • DO NOT click on any links in email.
  • DO NOT reply to the email or reach out to the senders in any way.
  • DO NOT supply any information on the website that may open, if you clicked on a link in email.
  • DO NOT open any attachments that arrive with email.

We are not calling members regarding the cyber attack and are not asking for credit card information or social security numbers over the phone.”

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Attention Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Customers: Data Compromise Alert

February 5, 2015

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As one of the largest policy writers for Anthem Insurance in the Midwest, Schultheis Insurance wants to notify any affected individuals that a very sophisticated IT attack on Anthem’s systems has compromised insured parties’ personal information and data.

According to Anthem’s announcement, the compromised information may include “names, birthdays, medical IDs/social security numbers, street addresses, email addresses and employment information, including income data.” As far as is known at this time, neither credit card nor medical information has been compromised.

At Schultheis, we’re very concerned about the data breach. However, it is important to note that our information systems are completely separate from Anthem’s, and we are currently working with Anthem to uncover any affected customers along with steps to protect them.

Anthem has set up a website to allow those persons possibly affected by the breach to obtain more information: www.anthemfacts.com. Current or former members of Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield are also encouraged to call (877) 263-7995 to speak directly to an Anthem customer service representative.

Schultheis Insurance will continue to closely monitor the extent of the data compromise, and keep our customers posted with information as it becomes available.