Can Boating Help Us Be Our Better Selves?

“Being on the water, provides a sense of calm and clarity,” says Ellsworth Buck, Vice President of GreatFlorida Insurance, Florida’s leading independent boat insurance agency. In his book, Blue Mind, …

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Food Recalls: Products to Avoid

Over the last two months, U.S. health officials have issued several warnings regarding certain foods associated with foodborne illnesses. “While food poisoning might just seem like something you have to …

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Living with Your HOA

62 million Americans are in a homeowners association (HOA), according to the Community Associations Institute. That translates into, 24 percent of U.S. homes belonging to community associations. “Most homeowners don’t …

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Lowering a Teen Drivers Auto Insurance

A new driver in the family is exciting. However, it can also be the source of stress. Aside from safety concerns, car insurance costs increase significantly. Teen crash rates are …

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Algae Plagues Florida Beaches and Waterways

“Fishing, tourism and public health are vulnerable to algae this year in Florida”, observes Ellsworth Buck, Vice President of GreatFlorida Insurance, Florida’s leading independent boat insurance company. Red Tide A …

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How to Cool Your Car Down Quickly

The interior of a parked car in Florida averages 150 degrees, according to researchers at the University of Central Florida. “Every driver in Florida is familiar with the intense heat …

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Make Independence Day unforgettable-in a good way

On July 4th people across the country express their American patriotism by celebrating Independence Day.  A quick history refresher- On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was officially adopted, …

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Americans express concern with self-driving cars

More than 90 percent of car accidents are caused by human error. In other words, an autonomous vehicle would prevent most car accidents. However, despite the idea of safer roads, …

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New Florida Law Stops Overpaying for Prescriptions

“Even with health insurance, prescription medicine is sky rocketing,” observes Ellsworth Buck, Vice President of GreatFlorida Insurance. Thankfully, change is coming. A Florida law beginning July 1 may save you …

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Changes this hurricane season

Following the devastation of last year’s hurricane season, lawmakers promised many changes. However, as this year’s storm season begins, only a few changes are on the books. “After billions in …

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