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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!

frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions about insurance coverage and service related to the coronavirus.

new year resolution

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.

winter driving tips

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.

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.

christmas tree safety

A Christmas tree is often a central part of holiday decoration. Some people cut down their own tree, others get theirs from a local side of the road stand and others have opted for artificial. While beautiful, Christmas trees can also pose a serious fire hazard, so be sure to follow safety guidelines...

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...

driving safety

The Thanksgiving holiday and weekend are among the busiest travel days of the year and as a result some of the most dangerous for potential accidents. If you're going to be on the roads this holiday, even if it's just travelling a short distance, be extra cautious. It's always good to go over a list of safety tips to prep your vehicle and for road safety.

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.

Trick or Treat! No doubt you'll be hearing that a few times on this spookiest of days. Whether you go all out personally or just enjoy others getting into the spirit, here are 10 tips to keep trick or treating and Halloween fun and safe for everyone.

Halloween isn’t just for kids. All you have to do is drive around and see the decorations, and you know that Halloween is right up there with Christmas when it comes to getting into the holiday spirit…pun intended. Insurance may not come to mind as you're planning your costumes or decorating your home, but there are certain risks involved especially if you are...