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News, updates and useful tips about insurance products and the insurance industry. We also provide insights on community events, local news and information that affect your everyday life. Enjoy!

New Year Resolution 2021

With the new year, lots of us make "new year resolutions". A resolution is defined as "a firm decision to do or not to do something." Admittedly, it can be tough to get out of our own way and take the time to do things that will truly provide long-term benefits because change isn't always easy. It takes commitment, but the rewards can be great.

holiday safety

It's already been a challenging year, don't let your holiday happiness be marred by fire, theft, accidents or other disasters. Taking a few simple steps can help reduce seasonal hazards.

While those who live in the Northeast are considered a resilient bunch when it comes to enduring snowfall, facing the extreme conditions of a blizzard can prove dangerous to even the most seasoned dweller. And since you can never truly predict what Mother Nature has in store, the best defense against a blizzard is to...

holiday safety

At this festive time of year most of us have decked our halls to one degree or another and are planning holiday festivities. One thing that I really enjoy is driving around and seeing homes decorated with lights. Whether the display is big or small, it’s an outward sign of people sharing their holiday spirit with their neighbors and the community. As we celebrate the holidays with home decorating and increased entertaining, keep in mind that...

traveling on the road

In 2020, for many of us, how we celebrate the holidays will be quite different as we socially distance and celebrate in ways that will hopefully help us collectively get ahead of the coronavirus crisis. If you're traveling this over the holiday weekend, please be extra cautious and follow these safety tips. Following these tips during the holidays…and always…will help to keep you and others safe.

deer collisions

Increased deer activity during October thru December, their migration and mating season, cause a sharp increase in auto accidents involving deer. Deer-vehicle collisions are dangerous and costly. To avoid hitting a deer, follow these defensive driving tips.

winter weather home prep tips

Consider these simple steps to make your home safer, warmer and cheaper to live in. Ice, snow and wind can have devastating consequences on your home; fortunately, there are precautions you can take to avoid winter related damage. Keep in mind, the time to winterize is when the leaves begin to turn and not when the snow begins to fall.

hurricane preparedness

Hurricanes can shatter lives as well as damage property. Being prepared can help you, your family or your business minimize the impact of the storm. The best time to start is before the threat is imminent. Here's what you need to know.

4th of July Safety

The celebration of the birth of our nation on Independence Day often involves fireworks, backyard barbecues, boating, beaches and other outdoor fun. Although gatherings will be smaller and hopefully following social distancing guidelines, there are lots of reasons to celebrate despite the challenges of COVID-19, Whether it's July 4th or any other summer celebration, here are a few tips for keeping safe while you're having fun.

safe boating

Whether you're a new or experienced boating enthusiast or simply a novice passenger, this boating safety checklist can help you prepare for a safe and and fun day on the water.