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Making sure your home is properly covered for a disaster

September 01 2016
For most people, their home is their greatest asset, so it's crucial to avoid being underinsured. To protect their investment from disasters, homeowners should update their insurance regularly to include improvements, major purchases and increased rebuilding costs. Here are four key questions to ask your insurer.

Insuring a leased car

August 11 2016
If you lease a car, you still need to buy your own auto insurance policy. The auto dealer or bank that is financing the car will require you to buy collision and comprehensive coverage. You will need to buy these coverages in addition to the others that may be mandatroy in your state, such as auto liability insurance. The leasing company may also require "gap" insurance.

Summer storm resources to help mitigate risks

August 11 2016
During summer, a wide variety of severe weather conditions can occur including hailstorms, thunderstorms, high winds, flooding, lightning and even tornadoes. There are steps you can take to help mitigate damage.

Pokémon Go app takes millions of players to exciting new worlds; Insurance can help make those worlds (and this one) safer

July 19 2016
Pokémon Go, a mobile app that allows users to hunt virtually for Pokémon in the real great outdoors, has taken the world by storm, amassing more users than Twitter in just a few days. However, like most cultural phenomena, Pokémon Go has also spawned unintended consequences, such as injuries and property damage resulting from distracted users—fortunately, most of these are covered by insurance

Covering losses with business interruption insurance

July 08 2016
Standard property insurance covers physical damage and losses—furniture destroyed in a fire, a storm-damaged office building or stolen equipment. This coverage can help you pay the costs of rebuilding or replacing damaged property. But what about losses resulting from your business’s inability to operate because of property damage? For this type of loss, you’ll need business interruption insurance, also known as business income insurance.

Motorcycles: properly insuring your bike

June 24 2016
Spring, summer and fall are motorcycle season. It’s common for cyclists to remove coverage in the winter and add it back in the spring when the weather gets good. Just remember you should never drive your bike even once without ensuring your coverage is up to date. It’s also a good idea to take an in-depth look at your coverage periodically because you might change bikes, change riding habits or buy special equipment and all those things can impact your coverage needs. Here are some areas to consider.

Flood insurance: Hurricane & storm claims Q&A, part 3

June 20 2016
When you think of flooding, you may think strictly of rivers or bodies of water. Did you know that: •Homeowners are 4 times more likely to sustain a loss from a flood than a fire. •25 percent of all flood insurance claims are filed in low- to moderate-risk areas. Here are some common questions that we get about floods...