Thinking Thursday – Winter Risks Flyer

Thinking Thursday – Winter Risks Flyer

In this edition:

TIC Annual Halloween Office Costume Contest Monday October 31

TIC ready to launch American Modern in next few weeks!

Save the Date! Training update to be held November 9; will you join us live in Anchorage or via Zoom?

Winter Risks Flyer

Cyber Definition of the Week: Rootkit

TIC 2023 Calendar Survey: Yes or No?

And of course…Halloween Dad Jokes!

October Out of Office

Jessica: 10/25-31

Chameng: 10/25-28

TIC Closed from noon-1:00 pm 10/31/2022 for Halloween potluck/judging of costumes


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Cyber word/definitions of the week:

Rootkit:  Another kind of malware that allows cybercriminals to remotely control your computer. Rootkits are especially damaging because they are hard to detect, making it likely that this type of malware could live on your computer for a long time.

Rootkit malware is a collection of software designed to give malicious actors control of a computer network or application. Once activated, the malicious program sets up a backdoor exploit and may deliver additional malware, such as ransomware, bots, keyloggers or trojans. Rootkits may remain in place for years because they are hard to detect, due in part to their ability to block some antivirus software and malware scanner software.

2022/2023 Winter Flyer

The snow melted but we know it’s coming back, so it’s time to talk about WINTER RISKS! We write those! Here’s a list of just some of the great winter risks we write…including special events! Check out this Winter Risks Sheet. If you don’t see something, ask your underwriter! There is a good chance it’s on our website or we can find it for you.

It’s about to get…Personal. 

We will be working with American Modern in the next few weeks! We will send out an announcement when we are ready to go live, so stay tuned.

Save the Date! On Wednesday, November 9th, we are trying to decide if we are going to host an in-person networking opportunity to introduce our new updated personal lines product Aegis with our Personal Lines team and their representatives in Anchorage, or if we should just do a Zoom meeting introduction, or a combo of both? So we need your help! Please vote below and let us know what you would like us to do! 

Will you attend a live event from 2-4pm with appetizers and beverages?

Would you only do a Zoom Meeting?

TIC 2023 Calendars

In the past, we sent paper calendars to your office. We didn’t send them last year because everyone was still working from home. But some of you missed the calendars! So now we need to know..

Do you want us to create and send you a TIC 2023 Nature Calendar?

Reading Rewards are either a $10 Starbucks card or a $10 donation to the charity of your choice!

Dawn recognized her risk last week! If you see your risk below, you can choose to send a $10 to the donation of your choice or receive a gift card to Starbucks. To claim your Reading Reward, email:

Dad Halloween Jokes!

Why don’t mummies take time off? They’re afraid to unwind.

Why did the headless horseman go into business? He wanted to get ahead in life.

What kind of music do mummies like listening to on Halloween? Wrap music.

Why don’t mummies have friends? Because they’re too wrapped up in themselves.

Why couldn’t the mummy go to school with the witch? He couldn’t spell.

How do mummies tell their future? They read their horror-scope.

Where does a mummy go on vacation? The Dead Sea.

What do you call Ryan Gosling in a mummy costume? Ryan Gauzeling

What do you call a mummy covered in chocolate and nuts? A Pharaoh Roche.

Why did the vampire read the newspaper? He heard it had great circulation.

How do vampires get around on Halloween? On blood vessels.

What’s it like to be kissed by a vampire? It’s a pain in the neck.

What’s it called when a vampire has trouble with his house? A grave problem.

How can you tell when a vampire has been in a bakery? All the jelly has been sucked out of the jelly doughnuts.

What do you get when you cross a vampire and a snowman? Frostbite.

TIC Halloween Costume Contest

Our annual TIC Halloween contest is back! Time to roll out your favorite costumes for fun and prizes and the all important bragging-rights!

Submit your office group picture by NOON on Monday October 31! Best office Halloween winner will be announced in a special email on Monday afternoon.

GRAND PRIZE: We will pay for your office to go to lunch, plus, the ever-important BRAGGING RIGHTS with THE TIC rotating gold-pan trophy for being the winners of the TIC Best Halloween Office Costume. Get started today! Here’s a pix of Chris, Sara and Jaime from a Sports-Themed Cocktail Party in Fairbanks a few years ago.

Angela Mink Korver