Category: Insurance Tips


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    Protecting Your Home: Understanding Your Home Insurance Policy

    As a homeowner, one of the most important aspects of your home isn’t something you use daily. And it isn’t something flashy you show off to friends. It’s your homeowners insurance policy, and it protects you in more ways than you may think, helping you rebuild your home or repair damage that results from a […]

    April 16, 2018

  • Driving: It Pays to Pay Attention

    There are a lot of reasons to take driving seriously, and yet so many drivers these days are distracted. April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and we wanted to take the opportunity to remind you that safe driving is an activity that requires constant focus. Distractions come in many forms – a backseat temper […]

    April 12, 2018

  • So You’ve Got A Teen Driver…

    Kids grow up fast. It seems like just yesterday you were watching your child take their first steps – and now you’re watching them take their first drive in the family car. Getting a driver’s license is a big milestone for teenagers, but it’s perhaps a bigger one for parents. Not only is your little […]

    March 29, 2018

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    Prepare for Warmer Weather with These Home Maintenance Tips

    “No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.” That’s a quote from author Hal Borland — but another favorite saying might be even more appropriate for this time of year: “Be prepared.” After all, warmer weather brings plenty of risk to go with its beauty. If you aren’t ready, you could find yourself with […]

    March 22, 2018

  • Life Insurance – Your Most Important Policy

    Wills, funerals, life insurance – they’re not exactly uplifting dinner conversation, but they’re important nonetheless. Would your death leave your loved ones high and dry? About 40% of Americans don’t have life insurance, but nearly everyone should. Life insurance guarantees money for your dependents to replace sudden lost income, funeral expenses, and more in the […]

    March 13, 2018

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    Do I Need to Tell My Insurance Company If My Dog Bites Someone?

    You probably don’t think your dog would ever bite someone, let alone cause a serious injury. But dog bites are more common than you might realize—4.5 million occur every year in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And most victims are young children. Those injuries also have a bigger impact […]

    March 8, 2018

  • FHA Loans Put Home Ownership Within Reach

    If you’ve never owned a home before, the buying process can be beyond daunting. Do you have enough money for a down payment? How much do you really have to put down, anyway? Is your credit score high enough? Will the fine print of your mortgage agreement leave you with empty pockets? FHA loans, backed […]

    February 23, 2018

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    Considering Joining a Car-Sharing Service? Four Things You Should Know

    Today, as car sharing has grown in popularity (well over a million people are members of various services in the U.S., according to the Transportation Sustainability Research Center (TSRC)), the number of options has grown, too. You can borrow a company-owned car (think Zipcar or Car2Go) for a few hours at a time or for […]

    February 19, 2018

  • Don’t Flush Your Money Down the Drain

    If there’s a water leak in your home, it’s costing you. Whether it’s causing damage to your home or just your water bill, a leak in the house is best identified and fixed quickly. The most common types of leaks can be repaired by the homeowner at minimal cost, but only if they’re found before […]

    February 7, 2018

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    Protect yourself from Carbon Monoxide—at Home and Work

    Every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hundreds of people in the U.S. die from carbon-monoxide (CO) poisoning—and the invisible, odorless gas sickens thousands more. The numbers seem even more tragic when you consider that most of these deaths and illnesses are preventable. Here are tips from the Consumer Product Safety […]

    February 5, 2018