Keep Your Gifts Under Wraps and Away from Holiday Thieves

By | Central, Claims, Education, holiday safety tips, holiday shopping, holiday thieves, Insurance, parking lot safety, Personal, Prevention, Risk Management, Safety Tips, theft losses

With Christmas just around the corner, many have already started shopping a lot, which also means spending a lot! The malls are more crowded with folks buying last minute gifts for family and friends. ‘Tis the season to be jolly,…

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It’s Time to Wake Up and Avoid Drowsy Driving

By | Accident, Auto, Central, driving safety tips, drowsy driving, Education, impaired driving, Insurance, Liability, Personal, personal accident, prevent accidents, Prevention

The holiday season is in full swing, which means a significant rise in travel for holiday parties and family gatherings. Considering the increase in vehicles on the roads, it is even more critical that safe driving practices are followed going…

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Protect Your Most Cherished Gifts from Identity Theft

By | Central, Claims, Education, Holiday, holiday safety tips, Home, identity fraud, identity theft, Insurance, Personal, phishing, Prevention, privacy settings, Risk Management, Social Media, social media profile, stolen credit card, stolen identity, Technology

The holidays are about so much more than exchanging presents…it’s a time to reflect on precious gifts in our lives. Family and friends gather around tables or in front of the fireplace laughing, remembering, and cherishing time together. This hol…

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Shop But Don’t Drop (Your Coverages) – How to Avoid Black Friday Claims

By | Black Friday, Black Friday shopping, Central, Claims, Education, Financial, identity theft, Insurance, Liability, Personal, Prevention, Saving Money, theft losses

Every year, my family and I look forward to our Thanksgiving traditions. We eat Thanksgiving dinner, watch TV, eat more Thanksgiving dinner, and then start making our Black Friday plans. We research all of the big deals, and then start…

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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: How to Prevent the Silent Killer

By | Auto, carbon monoxide, carbon monoxide poisoning, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Central, Education, Home, Insurance, Liability, Personal, Risk Management, Safety Tips, winterizing your home

According to the National Safety Council, more than 400 Americans die from unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning each year.  Carbon monoxide is called the silent killer because it’s odorless, colorless, tasteless, and can easily go undetected. When t…

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Parents Must Be Firewall for Young Online Users

By | Communication, cyber criminals, cyber hygiene, CyberScout, Education, Employees, Home, Insurance, National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Personal, Personal Cyber Protection, Risk Management, Technology

Parents, do you break out in a cold sweat when you see your child surfing the internet? Do you worry about what sites they’re visiting or who’s interacting with them? Is your teen or tween’s smartphone use a cause for…

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Teach Your Kids Cyber Hygiene (and Freeze Their Credit)

By | Central, credit freeze, cyber hygiene, Education, Home, Insurance, malware attack, National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Personal, phishing, Risk Management, Technology

Just in time for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the Identity Theft Resource Center in conjunction with CyberScout has released a survey entitled “Social Media Habits and You.” The survey focuses on how parents and guardians monitor their kids’…

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As Your Life Changes, So Should Your Insurance Policy

By | Central, Education, exposure changes, Financial, Home, homeowner policy, homeowners policy, Household Inventory, Insurance, Liability, life event, major life changes, Personal

One of the most exciting times in life is purchasing a new home, whether it’s your first starter home or your final retirement home.  It’s an investment of money, but more importantly, it’s a commitment to family, life, and love. Purchasing the a…

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Make Road Safety a Top Priority This Harvest Season

By | Accident, Auto, auto accident, Central, driving safety tips, Education, farming equipment, farming season, Harvest Season, Insurance, Personal, Prevention, road safety tips, Weather

With farmers in and out of fields for harvest season, it’s important for everyone to do their part to help keep our farmers and motorists safe. One study by the University of Iowa indicates that equipment-related accidents in the nine…

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