With Winter Here, Keep Heating Safety Tips in Mind

Even before winter officially arrived, it probably took only a few chilly nights to get you to reach for your thermostat. No matter when you decide to put your home heating system back in action, be mindful that heating equipment ranks second only to cooking among the leading causes of house fires. The good news…

Auto Accident Checklist: Be Prepared So You Don’t Have to Panic

No one is at their best in the aftermath of an accident. Even a minor fender-bender can leave you irritated, stressed out, shaken up and possibly injured. You can relieve some of the pressure in this unhappy environment by having a prepared checklist for what to do. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help ensure that…

Can Your Insurance Coverage Brave Halloween’s Hauntings?

Scrumptious confections in orange- and black-hued packaging now line store shelves and witchy lawn ornaments are beginning to make their annual appearances in many neighborhoods. But before you plan the perfect costume, make celebrating safely a priority.   More than ghosts, ghouls and goblins combined, having to file a home or auto insurance claim can…

Are You Cyber Savvy? 3 Ways to Protect Yourself Online

Every 60 seconds in the United States, more than 2 million search requests pass through Google, 3,600 images are uploaded to Instagram and roughly 200 million emails are sent.   While web activity has become second nature, we don’t always make protecting our information a priority.   Be Socially Secure on the Web   In…

Nifty Apps and Devices for Safer, Stress-Free Summer Travel

Before you pull out the beach garb and head out of town for some much-needed R&R this summer, check out these apps and devices. Designed to keep the anxiety of traveling at a minimum, the following apps and devices on the market today can help streamline your travel planning process and keep you safe on…

Home Security Apps Help Users Stay Connected and Protected

Thanks to mobile apps designed specifically for home security, many homeowners have found that being on the go doesn’t have to mean being out of touch. The continuing improvement of wireless communication networks has added a new dimension to home security — namely, you don’t have to be at home to interact with your alarm system….

Heads Up: Keep Your Eyes and Mind On the Road

  The next time you’re riding as a passenger in a vehicle, take a moment to observe the drivers around you. Chances are, you’ll see one or more of them eating, fixing their hair or replying to an email when their undivided attention should be on the road. Distracted driving is a growing epidemic in…

Technology and the Roadways: Drive Smart, Reduce Your Risk of a Collision

  Traffic congestion in 2015 caused drivers to use more than 3 billion extra gallons of gas and confined commuters to their cars for an additional 7 billion hours, according to the 2015 Urban Mobility Scorecard. What’s the collective cost of this unnecessary fuel use and extra time spent behind the wheel? A hefty $160…

Have a Happy (and Safe) New Year’s Eve!

  Whip out the party hats, confetti, and noisemakers. New Year’s Eve is on the horizon, which means that it’s almost time to ring in 2016 with loved ones. New Year’s Eve is one of the most celebrated nights of the year. And it’s often a celebration that involves lots of alcoholic beverages, which makes…