Category: Insurance Tips


  • teacher standing in front of a classroom

    7 Facts About Teachers That Might Surprise You

    “What really makes a teacher is love … for it is love that transforms the social duty of the educator into the higher consciousness of a mission.” Almost everyone has a story about a teacher who inspired them—the one who made learning fun, ignited a passion for a specific topic, or even pushed students hard […]

    May 4, 2020

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    I Just Bought a New Car. What Insurance Coverage Do I Need?

    Congratulations! After weeks of research, comparing makes and models, and taking test drives you finally bought that brand-new car you wanted. But before you take that well-deserved road trip, check one more item off your list: the right car insurance. While some auto coverage options are essential whatever the age of your car, new vehicles […]

    April 8, 2020

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    Keep Your Pets Safe in a Disaster

    A safe home, a regular routine, a soft bed – the things that bring you comfort bring your pet comfort, too. It’s so important to give some advance thought to how you’d handle your pet responsibilities during and after a disastrous storm or other event. Your family emergency plan should include considerations for Fluffy or […]

    March 18, 2020

  • Is My Friend Covered While Driving My Car?

    There’s a long list of reasons why someone else might need to drive your car, and we’re often asked whether that “someone else” is covered by the owner’s insurance in the event of an accident. The short answer is, yes, they are! Typically, auto insurance coverage follows the car, not the driver. Therefore, your insurance […]

    February 24, 2020

  • bird on electric line

    Why You Need Service Line Coverage

    Let’s spare a moment for something most of us use every day yet probably take for granted: our service lines. We rely on them for access to water, electricity, gas, Internet connection, and more, but only think about them when service is interrupted. And when that happens, you may be surprised by what your basic […]

    February 20, 2020

  • Location, Location, Location: How Your Address Might Be Impacting Your Insurance Premiums

    Most people probably aren’t considering their home address as a price factor when they shop for car insurance, but in fact, it plays a big part in determining your premium. Think about it: where you live is where you do most of your driving, parking, filling, washing, servicing…you get the picture. So it’s also statistically […]

    February 10, 2020

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    Stay Safe on (and off) the Road This Winter With These Items for Your Car

    You keep your home stocked with supplies to use in case of emergency. (Right?) What about your car? During winter, extreme weather and road conditions can lead to all kinds of trouble when you’re traveling — crashes, getting stuck, getting lost. And cold temperatures make those situations even more dangerous than usual. So keep a […]

    February 6, 2020

  • Raise the (Health of Your) Roof

    What’s a house without a roof? Well, in Washington, we’d wager it’s more like a pool with rooms. Many people don’t think about the importance of having a healthy roof until they’re dealing with the unfortunate and costly consequences of a failed one. Here are three primary suspects in the demise of a roof, and […]

    January 30, 2020

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    What to Consider When Choosing Auto Insurance

    Carrying a minimum amount of auto insurance is required by state laws, so you can’t legally drive without it. Yet while the minimum amount keeps your premiums lower, it can also put you at great risk if you have an accident. And after an accident is not the time to find out you’re underinsured. When […]

    January 13, 2020

  • Danger Carbon Monoxide

    5 Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips

    Every year, unintentional carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning (not linked to fires) sends 20,000 people to the emergency room and causes more than 4,000 hospitalizations. And, you might consider them the fortunate ones. CO also is responsible for more than 400 deaths in America each year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. […]

    January 2, 2020