2021

TPC History: Fire Marks

August 11, 2021

Have you ever been walking around the city of Philadelphia and noticed some plaques or markers on the older buildings? Ever been curious what they are and what they represent? Well we got the answers for you!

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Spotlight On: Underwriting

August 5, 2021

In insurance, an underwriter evaluates and decides how much coverage a policyholder should receive, while evaluating risk (how likely they are to make a claim) and determining whether to insure the policyholder. Sometimes, the mind of an underwriter can seem like a mysterious place. But don’t worry! We asked one of our most senior underwriters some questions you might have asked yourself before.

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Flood: The More You Know, the Better

July 22, 2021

Another week has past and all over the world we are seeing an increase in Rain, storms and most importantly - flooding. Now is the time you should be questioning "Do I need to buy flood insurance?" Many homeowners struggle with this question. Others may know they have to buy this specialty policy but aren't sure what it will cover and how to ensure they have the right levels of coverage. No matter which category you find yourself in, discover a few answers to important questions you may have.

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Spotlight On: 1st Time Buyers

June 30, 2021

The housing market is booming right now and if you just bought a home, congratulations! However, homeownership comes with an unavoidable expense: home insurance. Disasters such as fire outbreaks and natural calamities like floods, hurricanes, and tornadoes can cause widespread damage to your property. The most important thing you can buy for your home? A home insurance policy. Discover three tips to increase and improve your home insurance coverage.

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The Philadelphia Contributionship’s Digital Archives

May 18, 2021

Over the years the records of The Philadelphia Contributionship have been used for multiple types of research. Homeowners seeking to restore their homes look to see if a survey existed; genealogists check to see where their ancestors lived. Scholars use them for even more varied purposes; architectural historians might look at the patterns of building, others might investigate the types of businesses that were insured and descriptions of the factories. Check out our most recent article about learn more about how we created a digital archives for the Company’s key documents and insurance surveys.

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Hurricane Preparation: 7 Important Steps to Follow

May 13, 2021

The National Weather Service has designated May 9-15 as National Hurricane Preparedness Week. And when it comes to natural disasters, nothing causes damage and destruction like a hurricane. It is important to know if you live in the path of a hurricane because as scary as it sounds, it’s nearly inevitable that you’ll experience some type of damage to your home or property. This is where working with your local agent and picking the correct policy and endorsements comes into play. With some basic preparation and a couple steps, you can help reduce the impact of the storm on your home and keep your family safe.

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Preventing Damage After Flood

April 30, 2021

Sometimes, even with all the preparation water can still find its way into your home. And something as small as an inch of water in the home can cause extensive - and expensive - water damage. The most dangerous issue that can be caused by water? Mold. And curious to find out the answer from the quiz we posted on our social media pages? Read the post to figure out how quickly mold can start growing after a flood!

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Spotlight on - Flood

April 23, 2021

This month’s Spotlight on is all about Flood Insurance – what is Flood Insurance, why you need it and how we at TPC can help you talk to your agent and understand the steps involved with getting Flood insurance. We worked our New Jersey Territory Manager, Paula Pacheco, and the National Flood Service to help break down all things Flood related.

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April 15, 1771 at The Philadelphia Contributionship

April 21, 2021

Ever wonder what a difference a day makes - or in this case 91,312 days -in the workings of The Philadelphia Contributionship? Well you are in luck! Our Archivist, Carol Smith, writes about what a meeting of members would have been like two hundred and fifty years ago in 1771.

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Top Workplace 2021

April 14, 2021

We are very pleased to announce that The Philadelphia Contributionship has once again been named as one of the Top Workplaces in the Philadelphia area! The list of Top Workplaces is published through The Philadelphia Inquirer and is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by employee engagement technology partner Energage LLC.

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