Category: Insurance Tips


  • Porch Safety: Should You Leave the Lights On?

    It seems like a no-brainer to leave the lights on outside your home to deter burglars while you’re away (or even while you’re asleep). But, does that really work? Or, is it just a waste of electricity — particularly this time of year, when the days are short? Those answers can differ depending on a […]

    December 18, 2020

  • How to avoid animal-vehicle collisions (and what to do if you can’t)

    About 2 million times every year, animals and cars collide on U.S. roadways — often causing serious and even fatal injuries to drivers and passengers, along with about $1 billion in damage. And these collisions spike in the fall and winter, thanks to migration and mating patterns as well as reduced visibility caused by shorter […]

    November 15, 2020

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    Don’t delay — start thinking about winterizing your RV today

    Unless you’re headed to a warmer climate for the winter — or you live in one already — fall is the time to start preparing your RV for winter (as long as you’re done using it for a while, that is). The elements can wreak havoc on your RV’s systems and exterior, but with these […]

    November 3, 2020

  • Why You Need Personal Offense Coverage

    In today’s digital world, slander and libel lawsuits are more common than you may think. Comments made in haste or anger on social media can have lasting and far-reaching effects on a person’s reputation or character, so it’s easier than ever to libel, slander, or invade a person’s privacy. Even if you apologize, you can […]

    October 8, 2020

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    10 Things to do to Prepare Your Home for Fall

    Fall is a wonderful time — if your home is ready for it. So enjoy the last few weeks of warmer weather, but do a little preventative maintenance while you’re at it. You’ll fix small problems before they become big, and big ones before they become catastrophes. Here are 10 tips to help: Look up. […]

    September 22, 2020

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    Keep Cool — While Keeping Your Energy Costs Down

    Two-thirds of households in America have air conditioners, according to the U.S. Department of Energy — and they spend a total $11 billion each year running them. Our guess is that most of those households (which may include yours!) wouldn’t mind spending a little less to keep their homes cool. Because as great as it […]

    September 4, 2020

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    Swimming and Summer are a Perfect Combination — but Make Sure to Include Safety

    When the sun is out and the weather gets warm, people flock to the water — whether it’s the beach, lakes, rivers or a backyard pool. But wherever there’s water, there’s also danger lurking beneath the surface, even if you don’t live in an area with alligators or other threats. That danger? Drowning. According to […]

    August 8, 2020

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    The Investment Every Homeowner Should Consider

    Water damage is one of the most common causes of home insurance claims. According to ISO, water damage claims are the second largest frequent insurance claim, following wind and hail damage. Claims due to water damage impacts 1 in 50 homeowners each year. The cost from these claims impacts all of our home insurance premiums. […]

    August 6, 2020

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    Protect Your Home from Water Damage

    Did you know? Water damage is the second-most frequently filed homeowners claim. Water damage is 5x more likely than theft, and 6x more likely than fire. One in 50 insured homes file a water damage or freezing claim each year. The average cost of a claim due to water damage or freezing is $9,633. 68% of water backup claims […]

    August 5, 2020

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    Water Damage- Know What to Do

    Water can do an enormous amount of damage very quickly. Most homeowners are not equipped to handle and mitigate the kind of damage and bacterial growth that water can cause in a very short time, and will need the professional help and guidance of a water mitigation/restoration company to minimize and thoroughly handle the damage. […]

    August 5, 2020