Category Archives: Personal Insurance

How to Avoid Homeowners’ Claims Series: Part 2 of 3

In the first blog of this series, we discussed potential water hazards in your home and how to check and fix them. The purpose of this three part series is to remind homeowners that many loses are preventable and if they could have been avoided, insurance may not pay for damage, so we will move […]

How to Avoid Homeowners’ Claims Series: Part 1 of 3

When you think of homeowners’ insurance claim, it is likely associated with a natural disaster. In reality though, many losses are preventable and if they could’ve been avoided with proper maintenance, insurance may not pay for the damages.  Over the next month, we’ll post a series of blogs to help you reduce the probability of […]

Preparing your Furnace for Winter

The bitter winter months are here. Everyone wants to stay warm and comfortable in their home by turning up the heat yet they want to save money as well. Although heating can be expensive, it is necessary to keep warm. To stay warm and save money this winter, follow these six steps: Change your thermostat […]

Tips to Ensure a Safe New Year

With New Year’s Eve coming up, it is one of the most heavily celebrated nights of the year. It is easy to forget right from wrong once the bubbly is popped and the drinking begins; that is why it is important to arrange for safe transportation before you start your night. In today’s tech era, […]

Tips to Safely Navigate Winter Roads

Driving in the winter can be scary and cause anxiety, especially when it snows and freezes. Winter weather is unavoidable, but being in control and prepared for the weather can give you peace of mind when driving treacherous roads. Remember to remain calm and follow these three tips when the snow hits the roads: Steering: […]

Commonly Misunderstood Insurance Terminology

Shopping for insurance can be daunting especially when you are unfamiliar with the terminology used in the wide variety of policy options. You probably recognize the frequently used terms, such as “premium” or “deductible,” but do you understand the less common, yet equally important, terms such as limit, schedule, medical payments coverage, replacement cost versus […]

Tips to Avoid a Holiday Party Mishap

The holidays are a wonderful opportunity to get together with friends and family to celebrate. At a time where generosity fills the air, it may surprise you that it also comes with risks. If you host a holiday party when a mishap occurs, you may be liable and could be sued. Here are a few […]

How to Prevent Fire Hazards During the Holidays

According to the National Fire Protection Association, 47,000 fires occur during the winter holidays, costing $554 million in property damage. Why the increase during the holiday months? There are simply more fire hazards at this time of year including fireplaces, Christmas trees, candles, holiday lights and decorations. All of these holiday favorites leave your home […]

Tips to Prevent Property Theft over the Holidays

How the Grinch Stole Christmas is a made-up, Dr. Seuss tale but the stealing scenario can be a reality during the holiday season. At a time of hustle and bustle, spending time with family, shopping and running around, you may be leaving yourself open to potential risk. There a few simple tips that you can […]

How to Protect Your Identity this Holiday Season

‘Tis the season for shopping and buying gifts for loved ones. As many get excited for the holidays, others are waiting to take advantage of what should be, a joyful season. Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in America, accounting for 15 million victims a year. Don’t let identity theft ruin your holiday season […]

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