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Do You Know What Boxing Day Is?

boxing day Have you ever looked at your calendar and wondered why the day after Christmas is marked as Boxing Day? No, it has nothing to do with Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield. Many people in the United States and other parts of the world may not know much about the holiday that our friends “across the pond” celebrate. However, from an economic standpoint, this holiday may be pretty important for everyone to know about. £2.7 billion were spent in 2013 on Boxing Day in the United Kingdom alone. Do I have your attention now? Continue reading

The Top 5 Places to Visit in 2015

Top 5It’s time to start asking your employer for more vacation time! There are countless cities and countries around the world that everyone should make a point to see in their life, but there’s only so much time and money that a person has. So thanks to Trip Advisor, MHG Insurance Brokers has put together a list of the top 5 destinations that you should visit in 2015. Happy travels! Continue reading

How Do I Protect My Business from Cyber Breach?

Cyber Breach BusinessCan you guess what the biggest threat to your business is? No, it’s not looting, and definitely not slander, it’s Cyber Breach! Years ago, a big topic was identity theft, and people having their credit cards compromised. As those issues are still common today, there is a much larger issue at hand. If a company has a breach, millions of customers could be at risk instantly, whereas before, people had their private information breached one by one. Can we go back to the old days?

Companies have begun investing heavily in security and creating in-house security teams to protect themselves from having their private information hacked. With millions of people affected by cyber breach across the world, it has become a common issue for businesses. 43% of companies had a data breach in the past year, and 47% of U.S. adults had their personal information exposed. Continue reading

Tips Everyone Should Follow When Traveling Abroad

Travel Insurance ChecklistDid you know that taking at least one trip a year, reduces your risk of heart disease by 30%? With a statistic like that, how can you not already have your bags packed?! Before you rush out to book your next trip, be sure to use our checklist below when making any decisions about travel insurance, as well as traveling abroad. Traveling abroad can create some of life’s greatest experiences. Seeing other countries, cultures, and people can create memories that can be shared for a lifetime. In order to ensure that those memories are happy ones, travel insurance should be on the top of your list before you book that flight.

Having an emergency while you’re abroad can be a scary experience for many reasons. You are far from home, in a country that you do not know much about, and may not know where to go in the event of an emergency. Maybe you don’t speak the language which could make it impossible to try and get assistance from a local. You don’t have the family/ friend support that you do at home. Travel Insurance should provide you with the proper coverage to protect from an array of unplanned events that can really ruin a trip. Continue reading

Save Time and Money with these Holiday Travel Tips

Holiday Travel TipsIt’s the Holiday Season! Many people pack their bags and head to the airport, drive cross country, even get on a cruise. The offices are closed, businesses aren’t as busy (except for retail of course), and people want to take a break from the stress of the daily grind, to relax and get ready for the year to come. And there are those who travel to see their family, friends, and loved ones. It really is a busy time of year for the travel industry, and if you aren’t an experienced traveler, you could face some headaches of your own trying get to where you’re going through all of the craziness. Where will you be traveling? Are you traveling to a family holiday, or a nice getaway? Please comment below, as we would like to share some travel tips to help make your travels this holiday season as stress-free as possible. Continue reading

How has the Affordable Care Act changed your Doctor Visits?

Affordable Care Act Doctor VisitsGenerally speaking, no one likes going to the doctor. From the hassle of trying to get away from work to wasting time sitting in the waiting room, waiting to be called, it certainly can be a frustrating, stressful experience. And even if you have a great rapport with your doctor, who likes to talk about embarrassing things that may be happening to their body?! I haven’t even mentioned having to get a shot, yikes! So has the Affordable Care Act affected your doctor’s visits at all? Yes it has, and in more ways than one for some. Continue reading

MHG Insurance Brokers Hires Madelaine Acosta as Account Executive for Business Insurance Division

Madelaine AcostaFORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA (December 2, 2014) – MHG Insurance Brokers announced today that Madelaine Acosta has joined the company’s Business Insurance Division as Account Executive. Acosta will be quoting Workers’ Comp, Marine General Liability, General Liability and Commercial Auto inquiries to new U.S. clients, in addition to providing support to current clients.

Acosta has worked in the insurance industry in South Florida for over 8 years. Prior to joining MHG she owned a small insurance agency, specializing in multi-million dollar coverage policies for luxury yachts circumnavigating the globe. Acosta also has experience quoting and binding Business Liability, Auto and Homeowners policies. Continue reading

5 Reasons why it’s Great to be an Expat

Why it's Great to be an Expat Have you ever jumped out of a plane? Climbed a mountain? Gone scuba diving? Relocating to a new country can evoke many of the same feelings and emotions. But, isn’t that what life is all about? Living it to the fullest? The fear and excitement of the unknown? That’s why it’s great to be an expat! An expat, otherwise known as an expatriate, is someone who lives outside of their native country. Did you know there are a staggering 50.5 million expats living and working around the world?  That number is expected to increase to 56+ million by 2017! Maybe you’ve been considering packing your bags and moving halfway across the world for your dream job, but aren’t quite sure if you’re ready to uproot your life. So for those that are on the fence, MHG would like to share some advice from our own expats that will hopefully encourage you to jump and take that leap of faith. Continue reading

Yacht Crew: Urgency or Emergency?

Urgency or Emergency?When you get sick or injured, taking prompt and appropriate steps often determines how quickly (or slowly) you recover from the condition. However, this does not mean that the best course of action is to always head to the nearest hospital Emergency Room (if you are ashore) or to declare SOS, simply because you need a tissue. With regard to your health insurance and also in an effort to get prompt care, Urgent Care facilities are often the best place to go, if you aren’t going in an ambulance. In contrast, sickness or injury onboard, no matter how minor it may seem, should be treated with the utmost care and as an emergency. Some of the most common mistakes that are made regardless of where they happen include: Continue reading

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Diabetes Awareness MonthDid you know that 1 in every 10 people have diabetes? That’s a whopping 29.1 million people in the United States living with diabetes, and the alarming statistic is that 8 million of those people may not even know they have it! Diabetes is very common and is becoming more and more prevalent, while in many cases it could have been prevented. So in recognition of Diabetes Awareness Month, MHG Insurance Brokers would like to help get a grip on this epidemic, and share a few important points that may help you or a loved one, prevent, diagnose, or treat this disease. Continue reading

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