The biggest threats to teen drivers

Whether it’s day or night, sunny or pouring rain, free of traffic or heavily congested, maneuvering the road as a driver requires attention, experience and a bit of luck. And while the risks that come with driving will always exist, they are somehow magnified when it’s summer … especially for teen drivers. Over the past […]

E. R. Munro and Company Celebrates Anniversary

On June 5, 1885, E. R. Munro and Company was founded. We’re proud to have served our clients and the companies that we represent for the past 134 years. Thank you for believing in us.

Call Before You Dig

What is 811? Are you a homeowner or contractor? Did you know that you are required to call the number ‘811’ before digging on any property so that you can be made aware of any underground lines (e.g. pipes, cables and associated utilities) buried in the area? Improper digging can lead to damage to underground […]

Attention Allegheny County Attorneys – Probate Bonds Available

E. R. Munro and Company in downtown Pittsburgh, represents excellent surety companies ready to deliver a full range of coverage on probate and judicial bonds. From administrator, conservator, executor, trustee and personal representative bonds, to replevin, temporary restraining order and other bonds, E. R. Munro and Company delivers top-notch bonding services. For more information on […]

Imposter Scams on the Rise

For the first time, the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC’s) Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book, 2018 has identified imposter scams as the top consumer fraud complaint received in 2018. The driving factor beyond the growth of imposter scams is an increase in fraudsters falsely claiming to be from a government agency, such as the Internal Revenue […]

Home Insurance Fraud Scheme Dismantled in Florida

An insurance fraud scheme in Miami-Dade – the type of scam that leads to increased insurance premiums for all consumers – has been dismantled, according to officials. Nine people have been arrested over the $600,000 Miami-Dade homeowners insurance fraud scheme. The arrests were the result of a year-long fraud investigation named “Operation Rubicon.” “Arrests include […]

Protecting Your Valuables From Flooding

A flood can strike anywhere. Dramatic weather patterns and land development are reducing the earth’s capacity for water absorption and increasing the risk of floods – even for homes that aren’t near water. Here are a few tips for how to keep water out of your basement or home and away from your valuables. Make […]

Yes, you live in a flood zone

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). If you don’t have flood insurance, this should be the year to seriously consider buying it. Floods are the most common and destructive natural disaster in the United States and have affected all 50 states in the past five years. According to […]

Dog Bites Down in 2018, Claims Increase Among Children Under 1 Year

Every year, more than 4.5 million Americans are bitten by dogs with 800,000 of these bites serious enough to require medical care. Over the past year, the number of dog bite claims has decreased by nine percent and the amount paid has decreased by seven percent, according to the Insurance Information Institute. However, the number […]

Protecting Yourself When Buying a Used Vehicle From a Private Owner

You’ve found the perfect vehicle that’s for sale by a private owner. The price is right and you’re anxious to get the deal done. Save yourself some headaches down the road and before handing over your cash, get the VIN number first and run a check. The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) allows people to […]