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Keys to properly insuring your home

November 28 2018
To protect your home and your financial well-being in the event of a major fire or other disaster, you should regularly review and update your insurance. While many home policies adjust automatically to keep pace with increasing construction costs, it’s wise to complete a home replacement cost estimator every 5 years or anytime you make major alterations, additions or upgrades...

Do you really know what you have in your house? Tips for creating a home inventory

May 12 2016
Given our busy lives and how much stuff we all have, it can seem like an impossible task to put together an inventory of everything. But, doing so helps you can make sure that you’ve got enough insurance to cover your personal property, and if you experience a loss, you’ll be able to settle a claim quicker and be more likely to get reimbursed for what you have.

Get proper protection for your home business

January 12 2016
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.

Check your sump pump

April 03 2015
Do you have a sump pump in your basement? If yes, it’s important to perform regular maintenance checks to ensure that it’s working properly to keep your home dry and prevent damage from excess ground or rainwater. Periodic checking that your pump is functioning properly can reduce the chances of a failure at the worst possible moment....

What's your jewelry worth? When to update appraisals?

February 03 2015
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Many of us have given or received a gift of jewelry as a symbol of our love on special days like these. While it doesn’t necessarily make sense to specifically insure every piece of jewelry you own, it’s certainly wise if you have expensive pieces…especially if you wear them frequently. When you “schedule” a special piece of jewelry on your...

6 tips for burglar proofing your home

April 11 2014
US residences were burglarized nearly 1.6 million times in 2012, according to the latest Federal Bureau of Investigation studies. Proper home theft prevention ideas and techniques, however, can reduce the odds of a home burglary. Consider the following loss control techniques...

Hurricane Sandy one year later

October 30 2013
Over a dozen states were impacted by Hurricane Sandy, which caused an estimated $18.75 billion in insured property losses, excluding flood insurance claims covered by the National Flood Insurance Program. When you consider uninsured losses and the ongoing financial impacts, the economic implications from Hurricane Sandy will continue to be felt for many years...

Back-to-school college student insurance issues

August 18 2011
The beginning of the school year is just around the corner. When it comes to students living away from home, it’s also important to note that some home insurance policies have different language that adds age or full-time status limitations...