Category Archives: Personal Insurance

5 Renovations that can affect your Home Insurance

In the midst of a home renovation, the last thing on your mind might be discussing these renovations with your insurance agent. In reality, it should be one of the first things you do before beginning the renovation process. Renovations can affect the value of your home and liability issues. Here are five common home […]

Preparing for Spring Storms Series – Emergency Plan: Part 2 of 3

Storms can arrive quickly with little notice but we know that in the spring, thunderstorms, tornadoes, hail and flooding are real possibilities. In part one of our series, we discussed preventative measures to take around your home before spring storms hit. Like with any other extreme weather event, you should have a storm safety plan […]

Risks for Homeowners in the Sharing Economy

Similar to ridesharing, home-sharing is growing at a tremendous rate. With websites like Airbnb, more and more individuals are participating in property sharing. For those who feel comfortable with renting out their home while they are away, it is a quick, and easy way for travelers to access inexpensive and informal places to stay; however, as […]

Preparing for Spring Storms Series – Your Home: Part 1 of 3

April showers bring May flowers and often times, damage to your property. The spring storm season can bring severe weather including lightning, strong winds, tornadoes and hail. Over the next month, we’ll post a series of blogs to help you reduce the probability of having to file a storm-related claim. Part one of the series […]

5 Safety Tips for First-Time Flyers

Flying may seem as easy as driving for frequent flyers but for those who rarely fly, or who have never flown before, it can trigger anxiety. Large crowds, fear of safety and always-changing security regulations can make airports a high-stress place. The best way to ease the stress of flying for the first time is […]

Understanding Telematics Devices

You may be asking yourself, what is a telematics device? A telematics device is a system that can be installed in your car that records data about your driving habits, such as number of miles you drive, your speed, and how quickly you brake. Telematics devices are small enough to fit in your palm and […]

Smoke Detector Tips for Your Home

We all know that smoke detectors should be in every home but do you know how many and where they should be placed? Each home is different and the placement of smoke detectors depends on the layout and size of your house and the lifestyle you live. An inexpensive, small piece of hardware could save […]

Insuring Classic Vehicles: What’s it Worth?

Unlike vehicles today which depreciate with every mile added, classic cars gain value over the years. Regular car insurance is not sufficient to protect these precious collectibles from damage or loss which is why they require special insurance. As a classic car’s value appreciates, the insurance will need to be adjusted. Classic vehicles 25 years […]

Preventing 5 Common Home Threats

Home sweet home is the place you feel safe; at least that is the way it should be. The unfortunate reality is that most homes are vulnerable to safety and security risks. These risks require homeowners and renters to take additional steps to keep the home safe. Here are five common home threats and tips […]

The Insurance Implications of Ride-Sharing

Ride-sharing services, such as Uber and Lyft, have become one of the most popular ways to make extra money but there are potential implications that can arise without the right insurance coverage. Since transportation network companies (TNCs) like Uber and Lyft let you transport customers in your personal vehicle, there could be gaps in coverage […]

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