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Water Damage: Are You Covered?

An Independent Agent Explains: How Your Home Insurance May Cover You for Water Damage   Four-year-olds, they do the darndest things, such as stuffing tissue down the sink in the guest bathroom (true story). And, if it’s not something happening inside your home, it’s something happening outside, such as water pooling in your yard, coming […]

What to Do If Your Car Breaks Down

  Follow some of these steps if your vehicle breaks down, and take extra precaution if you are in a busy intersection or on a highway. Getting out of the car at a busy intersection or on a highway to change a tire or check damage from a fender bender is probably one of the […]

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5 Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips

CO: Why It’s Dangerous and How to Protect Yourself  Every year, unintentional carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning (not linked to fires) sends 20,000 people to the emergency room and causes more than 4,000 hospitalizations. And, you might consider them the fortunate ones. CO also is responsible for more than 400 deaths in America each year, according […]

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How to Protect Your Car From Theft

  Technology has helped to change auto theft in significant ways. Engine immobilizers, audible alarms and vehicle recovery systems have made cars harder to steal and easier to recover. Today’s thefts are often the product of opportunity, with would-be thieves looking for unsuspecting drivers who leave their cars unattended. While motor vehicle theft rates have […]

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3 Misconceptions That Can Put Your Home at Risk

The neighborhood, the amenities, the square footage – you carefully considered everything about your home before purchasing it. So carefully that perhaps your insurance policy was just an afterthought. However, a home is one of the most valuable purchases you’ll make in life, so it only makes sense to protect it with adequate insurance coverage. […]

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What Is Distracted Driving?

Distracted driving is any activity that could divert your attention away from the main task of driving.1It is something that is both dangerous and disturbingly common. In fact, drivers spend more than half of their time focused on things other than driving.2 You may be surprised to learn that cell phones and texting are just part of […]

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Identity Protection Tips for Tax Season

Tax Time is Prime Time for Identity Theft                   What’s the most important number for you this tax season? The amount of your refund? The amount you owe? The number of hours spent poring over all the other numbers? All of those are pretty important. But, none […]

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Spring Home Maintenance Tips

  Milder days offer a prime opportunity for spring cleaning and home maintenance. After a long winter, be sure to spend some time on preventive measures that will help maintain your home and property all year long. From cleaning out your gutters and checking for dead trees and branches, to cleaning and inspecting your home […]

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5 Ways You’re Using Your Heat Inefficiently

Cut Your Winter Energy Costs With the Help of These Tips With winter upon us, you’ve probably got the heat cranked up at least part of the time. Or, maybe you’re using your fireplace, portable space heaters — and a lot of blankets. Hey, you’re just trying to stay warm, right? But, are you getting […]

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Winter Home Maintenance Tips

Preparing your home for winter is an important annual ritual for homeowners. For instance, did you know that adding insulation in your attic before winter arrives can help prevent ice dams this winter? And do not forget that tuning up your heating system now can help prevent more costly emergency repairs at the height of a […]

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