Amity Insurance Newsletter — September 27, 2016

Most Businesses Are Not Prepared For Hacking And Data Breaches
According to a recent survey conducted by the Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company, about 70 percent of businesses experienced one or more hacking incidents during the past year. More than 50 percent of business owners did not feel that they had spent enough money or trained enough personnel to address the growing security risks and evolving hacking techniques. Read More>>


Red Light Cameras Decrease Crash Frequency And Save Lives
Researchers at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that red light programs saved more than 1,000 people in over 75 cities across the United States. They warned that shutting these programs down would cost people their lives. Their research showed that fatal crashes from people running red lights increased by 30 percent in cities where the programs were discontinued.More>>


Vision Concerns for Aging Americans
As you age, your vision changes, but these changes don't have to negatively affect your lifestyle. With some helpful advice, both young people, and seniors, can protect their eyesight. More>>


Do You Have Insurance When You Drive For Uber or Rent Your Home?
Ride-sharing company Uber did not exist in 2008. In 2015, it earned a reported $1.5 billion in revenue. Airbnb, the online home-sharing marketplace founded in 2008, lists rentals in 34,000 cities. Smartphone applications enable people to make money giving rides, renting their homes, and even their personal possessions. However, their insurance may not protect them when something goes wrong.More>>