The Federal Bureau of Investigation reports that there are over 2 million burglaries per year in the United States. Nearly two-thirds of these burglaries occur in residences. Approximately 30 percent of all burglaries happen through an open or unlocked window or door. A home burglary occurs every 13 seconds in America.
Running a business out of your home changes the loss exposures and characteristics of your residence as far as your homeowners insurance company is concerned. Your homeowners policy will cover losses to the property caused by perils such as fire, wind, lightning, and theft. And the liability portion will pay if someone is hurt on your premises. But if you run a home business, any loss associated with that business may be your problem unless you obtain additional protection.
Auto policies have a variety of exclusions and conditions that limit coverage in certain circumstances. “Regular use” and “business use” are two coverage issues that you should understand...
The Internet is a marvelous tool for staying in touch and learning new things, but it's important for kids to stay safe and exercise precautions when using it. In particular, children and teenagers can be unaware of online risks, such as the danger of libeling a third party or cyberbullying.
Insurance consumers are constantly looking for ways to save on their personal lines insurance costs. Some of these ways are smart; some, not so much. Learn why increasing your insurance policy deductible can be a smart way to save money while maintaining excellent coverage.
With winter fast approaching, now is the time to properly safeguard your home from the harsh elements of this season. These steps can lessen your chances of a loss to your home due to inclement weather.
The NHTSA reports that an estimated 421,000 people were injured in auto accidents in 2012 involving a distracted driver, a 9 percent increase from the prior year. And 31 percent of American drivers ages 18-64 reported that they had read or sent text messages while driving at least once within the 30 days prior to the survey.
Automobile crashes causing injuries and property damage occur at the highest rates in cities. One study reports that approximately 43 percent of auto accidents are intersection-related incidents. The following intersection safety tips are ones for you to consider...
New Hampshire is the latest state to establish a no use of hand-held electronic devices law effective July 1, 2015. This means no use of hand-held electronic devices capable of providing voice or data communication while driving or temporarily halted in traffic for a stop sign or traffic signal or other momentary delays. This includes cell phones, GPS, tablets, iPods, iPads or other devices that require data entry.
We just learned via the Massachusetts Association of Insurance Agents (MAIA) that the Massachusetts Senate was successful in adding an amendment to its version of the 2016 State Budget that would increase the Property Damage Threshold for Minor and Major accidents. If the language survives the budget conference committee, the new threshold for Minor Accidents will be $1,001 and the threshold for Major Accidents will be $5,001.