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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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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Don’t Wait – Prep Your Property for the Cold Weather Today!

By | Central, cleaning gutters, cold weather, Home, Insurance, Personal, personal property, Prevention, Risk Management, roof inspection, Weather, weather-poof, winter preparation

The thought of doing outdoor work in the cold weather isn’t overly appealing. With summer winding down and some cooler weather in store, it’s time to start thinking about that to-do list to make sure you don’t have any unexpected…

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Not All Home Insurance Lives Under One Roof

By | add-ons, Central, Claims, Education, equipment breakdown, flood insurance, Home, home insurance, homeowner policy, homeowners insurance, Insurance, Personal, Personal Cyber Protection, Prevention, Risk Management, utility line coverage

While much of the insurance industry is attempting to commoditize insurance protection with cute commercials and a focus on price – rather than coverage and claims service – Central has taken the opposite approach and continues to offer innovative solu…

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Equifax Data Breach Anniversary: Why It’s Time to Check Your Identity Defenses

By | Business, Central, credit monitoring, data breach, data compromise, Education, equifax data breach, identity fraud, Insurance, Personal, Prevention, protect, protecting your data, Risk Management, Technology, Two-Factor Authentication

Greater than 50%. Those are the odds your important personally identifying information (PII) was exposed in the 2017 Equifax data breach. You are forgiven, if the September 2017 announcement of the breach now seems like ancient history, but it’s critic…

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