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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!

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.

With the June start of hurricane season, it's a good time to check your homeowners or renters insurance—and this handy list from the Insurance Information Institute will make it easy to be sure you’re well-prepared in case a storm comes your way.

The celebration of the birth of our nation on Independence Day often involves fireworks, backyard barbecues, boating, beaches and other outdoor fun. Whether it's July 4th or any other summer celebration, here are a few tips for keeping safe while you're having fun.

Pool safety

Whether you have a luxury in-ground pool, or plan to blow up an inflatable kiddie pool, it is important to consider the safety implications. Consider these steps if you own or are considering purchasing a pool or spa.

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.

Every year, millions of Americans safely enjoy outdoor barbecues, but accidents do happen. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, about 5,700 grill fires take place on residential property every year. The best way to enjoy a summer of outdoor barbecues is to take steps to prevent accidents, including maintaining your grill and using it safely.

Snow, sleet, ice and below freezing temperatures all have an effect on driving conditions. During winter, safety depends on driver performance in winter hazards, good vehicle maintenance—and common sense. These tips will help you and your car weather the winter.

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.

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...

Don't let this happy time of year be marred by fire, theft, accidents and other disasters. Taking a few simple steps, and having the right insurance coverage can reduce these seasonal hazards. Start with these five safety tips.