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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9 Electrical Safety Tips to Help Protect Homes and Businesses

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Electrical Safety Tips for Home and Business

Every year, electrical equipment, wiring, appliances and tools cause injuries and fires at both homes and workplaces. Paying close attention to the condition of electrical equipment and taking appropriate and prompt action to correct electrical problems can help to ensure your safety and the safety of those around you. Below are guidelines to help identify and reduce electrical hazards. Read more

Promoting Rail Grade Crossing Safety

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Promoting Rail Grade Crossing Safety

On the evening of February 3, 2015, a driver of a Mercedes SUV passed through the hamlet of Valhalla, NY, in Westchester County, twenty miles north of the Bronx. For reasons unknown, possibly to avoid a traffic jam, she strayed from her normal route. The skies were clear and visibility was good for a typical winter night. On the darkened road, with only three other cars in sight, she found herself facing the tracks of the Metro North rail line. Read more

How to Prepare for—and Recover From—Disasters

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Disaster Strategy Commercial Property Owners

Commercial property owners don’t want to find themselves at a loss in the event of disaster. Anything from a flood or hurricane to an act of terror or cyber-attack, can destroy a business. While most of these events are out of a business owner’s control, having adequate insurance coverage is critical. But it’s just the beginning. A disaster strategy plan that covers the bases from preparedness to recovery is a crucial piece of the puzzle that can help a business owner protect their assets if the unthinkable happens. Read more

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