Insurance Tips

Which Home Alarms Do You Need?

Technology has made home alarms of all kinds — from security to smoke, radon to radiation — more accessible than ever. Many of them can be configured to work together, and some even alert you to trouble through your phone or other mobile device, so you can feel confident even when you’re out of the…

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Is It Time to Winterize Your RV?

So, you’re not a year-round RV-er, or, at least not yet. (One can dream!) Which means another RV season is coming to a close. With cool fall and winter weather on the way, now is the time to make sure your rig will be ready when spring returns and you can hit the road again….

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Connected Home: Here's How to Get Started

How would you like to have more control over your home? Increased security for you and your family? Better energy efficiency? Or just more enjoyment out of life? New technology can help you can achieve all of those things — for less money than you think, and with less frustration, too. You’ve undoubtedly heard about…

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Device Insurance: Cover Your Personal Electronics With the Policy You Already Have

It seems everyone these days has a smartphone. Or, a smart TV, a tablet or an ebook reader. Or, all of the above – and more. When you add it all up, you may find you have thousands and thousands of dollars tied up in technology. It’s a significant investment, and one your homeowners insurance…

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Help Your Dog Love Apartment Living

Apartment living can have many advantages: low maintenance, close to work and entertainment, and ease of changing residence. But, if you’re a dog owner, apartment living can present some difficulties. You probably won’t have your own yard for him to play in, and your inside space may be somewhat compact. However, with enough exercise, stimulation…

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How to Deal With Road Rage: 5 Dos and Don'ts

Have you ever noticed that, with roadway anger, it’s always the other guy’s fault? And, it very well could be. The thing is, you can’t control how other people drive. But, you can control how you respond to situations on the road that come across as inconsiderate or even hostile – yes, even when someone…

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Essential Driving Tips for Extreme Heat

The sun is shining, your shades are on and there’s nothing ahead but miles and miles of enjoyment. You love being behind the wheel on a nice warm day. But, as the temperatures rise so do your chances of encountering car trouble, bringing your joy ride to a screeching hot stop. To help keep you…

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10 Safety Tips for Your Summer Swims

When the sun is out and the weather’s warm, people flock to the water — whether it’s the beach, a lake, a river or a backyard pool. But, wherever there’s water, there’s also danger. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 10 people drown every day — and two of those…

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7 Travel Tips for Your Money and Identity

Travelers and tourists are a dream for thieves. They’re typically carrying plenty of cash and valuables. They often have smartphones full of personal information. And, they can easily get caught up in the sights and forget to be aware of their surroundings. While the threat of losing money, jewelry or a camera is bad enough,…

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Have Guns in Your House? 5 Things to Keep in Mind

The topic of guns can be very sensitive, but there’s one thing virtually everyone can agree on: Storing them safely is incredibly important, particularly in homes with children or even those where children occasionally visit. Fortunately, there are a number of things you can do to help ensure firearm safety at home – whether you…

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Don't Give Up the Ship! Protect Your Boat From Theft

Thousands of boats and personal watercraft are stolen each year in the U.S., according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau. But, even if your boat remains exactly where you left it, expensive items on board can present an inviting target for thieves as well. Luckily, protecting your valuables – along with your watercraft – isn’t…

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Keep Your Campsite - and Your Gear - Secure

Camping today is just a little different than it was, say, 20 or 30 years ago. Back then, you brought some gear, some food and some clothing – just enough to sustain you for a weekend or so in the outdoors. And, you left your electronics at home. (To be fair, it was much harder…

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Essential Safety Tips for Nighttime Boating

If you own a boat (or better yet, as the joke goes, you know someone who does), you’ve probably thought about spending some evenings on the water – especially in the summertime. It’s a great thought, of course. But, when you’re boating after dark, you need to think about staying safe, even as you enjoy…

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10 Ways to Update Your Home for Less Than a Mortgage Payment

It doesn’t take a massive remodel, or a big budget, to make your house feel a little more like home. Inside or out, small improvements can make a significant difference — and, whether you’re handy or not, you can handle most of them yourself. Don’t believe it? Just check out our list of ideas below,…

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Safety Tips for Summer Thrill Seekers

  The family summer vacation is a time-honored tradition, and it often includes a trip to one of our country’s incredible amusement parks. But, while the rides and other attractions at these parks are typically safe, it pays to be vigilant, particularly if you’re visiting with children. Here are some things to keep in mind…

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Disaster Planning for Pet Owners

A safe home, a regular routine, a soft bed – the things that bring you comfort bring your pet comfort, too. Which is why 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. Yes, your family emergency plan should include…

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Wedding Insurance: Say 'Yes,' Avoid Distress

You’ve fallen in love and plan to say, “I do.” Now your every waking moment is filled with visions of the dress, the rings, the flowers, the honeymoon and more. But, have you thought about insurance? No, it’s not romantic, but it is a practical way to gain some peace of mind. After all, what…

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