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…

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Insurance In the Digital Age

In an age when debit cards trump carrying cash and your smartphone houses your address book, email, daily news and photo album, having anything on paper is nearly obsolete. So it’s not surprising that insurance providers are jumping on the paperless bandwagon.   When a police officer pulls you over about that burned out headlight…

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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…

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cyber security

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…

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Hurricane between Florida and Cuba

Outsmart Mother Nature: Insurance Tips to Prepare for Hurricane Season

Hurricanes, capable of causing billions of dollars in losses, are among the most catastrophic forms of weather, according to the Insurance Information Institute (III). In 2012, Hurricane Sandy – the second costliest hurricane to hit the United States since 1900 – pummeled more than a dozen East Coast states with heavy rainfall and winds exceeding…

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How Can Homeowners Protect Themselves From Earthquake Threat?

Although states in the western and central U.S. are generally more vulnerable, earthquakes can happen in any state for a variety of reasons. Whatever the cause or region of the country, many of the basics of earthquake insurance remain unchanged, including: Homeowners, business owners and renters may be able to buy a separate policy for…

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Camping Tent by Mountain Lake

5 Apps and Products Outdoor Enthusiasts Will Love

For many nature lovers, summer is the perfect season for countless ventures – hiking, kayaking, camping and everything in between.   Before you head out to enjoy the sunshine and fresh air, check out these apps and products. Designed to enhance your outdoor excursion, they can help make your time exploring easier and safer.  …

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To Stage or Not to Stage? Tips to Prepare Your Home to Sell

  Selling your home can feel like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. If your goal is to quickly sell for asking price or possibly more, consider staging your home. According to Barb Schwarz, president of the International Association of Home Staging Professionals, staging is “preparing your home for a sale so…

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