Welcome to Acadia Insurance's blog, Closer Matters.

Closer Matters. Its meaning resonates from the core of Acadia's culture. We believe that we need to be close to our customers in order to deliver the best products and service possible. It means having a local physical presence so we can respond quickly to customer needs. And, it means having a real understanding of the communities and businesses that we serve so we can provide the best possible insurance solution.

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3 Top Trends to Watch in Commercial Green Construction

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commercial green construction trends

Commercial construction is going green. The market for sustainable products, practices, and processes in the building industry is being bolstered by public awareness and supported by increased legislation—and it’s creating new opportunities for construction companies who are eager to meet the rising demands from customers for eco-friendly building materials and techniques. Read more

Social Engineering Fraud: An Old Con Is Becoming a New Threat

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Social Engineering Fraud

Today’s businesses have a lot to handle in securing their assets against the threat of data breaches and cyber crime. However, a surprisingly low tech and highly successful form of cyber attack is on the rise: Social Engineering Fraud. There is no antivirus for this cyber threat because it targets your people directly. A criminal will apply social pressure to prey on the good nature of your employees to take money out of your company’s pocket. Read more

Take a Deep Breath: Protecting Your Employees from Industrial Respiratory Hazards

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Employee Respiratory Protection

Whether you’re in construction, welding, agriculture, or any other industry whose workers are exposed to insufficient oxygen environments or potentially toxic airborne agents, you’re required to protect your employees from respiratory hazards. Yet, research shows that not nearly enough employers are taking heed—and many are failing to provide sufficient training and respiratory protection. Read more

Guidelines to Encourage and Enforce Employees’ Mobile Safety Behind the Wheel

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employee mobile driving safety

Connected mobile devices are with your employees around the clock – and in their cars on company time. Whether they’re mounted to the dash, clipped to the air vent, or stashed in a computer bag, smart phones and tablets are always an arm’s length away and at-the-ready to deliver e-mail updates, instant messages, or a phone call from the boss. But if a mobile device distraction causes an accident, your company can be liable and has a great deal to lose. Read more

How to Help Protect Your Business from Privacy Breaches and Cyber Crime

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How to Help Protect Your Business from Privacy Breaches and Cyber Crime

Data breaches at big corporations make for big headlines. It’s a familiar story: A corporation gets hacked or mishandles customer data resulting in millions in damages. While the threat may seem far from home, small and mid-sized businesses are growing targets for cyber crime. And there’s a lot at stake. In 2014, the mean annual cost of cyber crime per US organizations experiencing cyber attacks was $12.7 million.[1]

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