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June 2019
Wildfire Season Is Heating Up

After last years devastating wildfire season, there actually is some positive news on the wildfire front. So far in 2019, w ildfire activity in the US  is the lowest of the past 10 years, partly due to the very wet spring most of the nation has experienced. In fact, this year through May has been the wettest on record in 125 years of data for the contiguous United States. 

Even though this news does make one hopeful for an uneventful wildfire season, summer is just around the corner and conditions will become more and more favorable for wildfires. 
 
According to the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC),the above-average fire potential in June is limited to the edges of the contiguous U.S., including parts of Georgia and South Carolina, southern Arizona, the California Coast Range, and far western Washington. As the season progresses, the wildfire 'hot spots' do shift throughout the country (see below maps). 

If you live or work in an area that is prone to wildfires, it is imperative that you design and implement a wildfire mitigation plan. Being proactive will give you the best chance of protecting your employees, maintaining the continuance of your operations and minimizing financial losses.

Coverage Corner
 
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HIRED AND NON-OWNED AUTO INSURANCE

Many organizations assume that if they don't own a company vehicle, they don't need auto coverage. This is a very common misconception.

Simply put, Hired and Non-owned Auto Insurance is for vehicles that an organization uses but does not own.  If you lease, hire, rent or have employees using their personal vehicles to conduct company business, it's vital to include Hired & Non-Owned Auto Insurance in your risk management arsenal.

Contact Hawley & Associates for more information!  
Welcoming Susan Byrd!
Susan is the newest member of our Hawley family, and she has taken on the vital role of Assistant Account Manager. She is already making a positive impact on our operations and supplies unwavering support to our account management team.

She came to H&A with a strong background and has 23 years of Sr. Administrative experience.  She is proficient in all the "little details", and is always ready and willing to do what ever is necessary to get the job done.  

Welcome to the team, Susan!
In This Issue
QUARTERLY QUOTE
There is nothing
more beautiful than someone who goes out of their way to make life  beautiful for others .

-Mandy Hale

5 Most Common Summertime Insurance Claims
 
1. BBQ Grill Fires

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) states that between 2013-2017, grills contributed to an average of 10,200 house fires, 10 civilian deaths, 160 reported injuries and $123 million in direct property damage. July is the peak month for grill fires. Children under 5 accounted for an average of 38% of contact-type burns per year.

2. Boating Accidents
 
In 2015, the US Coast Guard, counted 4,158 accidents that involved 626 deaths, 2,613 injuries and approximately $42 million dollars of damage to property as a result of recreational boating accidents.
 
3. Car Accidents

July and August are the two deadliest months for car accidents and vehicular-related deaths and injuries, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The number of car crashes has steadily risen each year, undoubtedly due to distracted driving.
 
4. Drownings

From 2005-2014, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) reported an average of 3,536 fatal unintentional drownings (non-boating related) annually in the US. About one in five people who die from drowning are children 14 and younger.
 
5. Home Burglary & Assaults

The Bureau of Justice Statistics states that 
household larceny, burglary victimization and aggravated assault rates tend to be higher in the summer than during any other season of the ye ar.
Hawley "Happenings"
Friends of COF Training Services
Benefit Golf Tournament - Spring Hill, KS.
June 6th, 2019
 
COF Training Services, Inc. recently celebrated its 50th anniversary of providing services to people who are intellectually and/or developmentally disabled living in Coffey County and Osage County and Franklin County, in Kansas.

On June 6th, 2019, they held their annual "Friends of COF" Benefit Golf Tournament.  It was held at the beautiful Sycamore Ridge Golf Course in Springhill, Kansas. We were so excited to sponsor the event and actually attend and play in the tournament!  

Pictured from Hawley & Associates: (from left to right) Carla Beinhoff (CFO of COF) and Sandy Zuck (Account Manager of H&A)
Sarah Hawley Graduates with BA Degree 
from Seattle Pacific University
June 8th, 2019

Sarah Hawley, daughter of Phil Hawley (President of H&A) achieved a major life accomplishment by graduating with her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Administration from Seattle Pacific University on June 8th, 2019.
 
Phil Hawley has four children. His son, Josh, has a rewarding career in the seafood industry.  His other son, Zach, graduated from the Le Cordon Bleu culinary school and his other daughter Rachel is nipping at her sisters heels and is ready to graduate college next year. 

Sarah, go out into the world and do well, but most importantly, go out into the world and do good!

Congratulations!
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