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Driving in winter? Be prepared and stay safe

January 03 2019
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.

New Year's resolutions...are you committed?

January 01 2019
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.

Protect yourself before, during & after a blizzard

December 21 2018
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...

5 tips for disaster-free festivities

December 12 2018
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

December 05 2018
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 tips

December 01 2018
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...

Safe travels on Thanksgiving

November 19 2018
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.

Avoid a deer-car collision

November 15 2018
Deer-vehicle collisions are dangerous and costly so, though collision with an animal is covered under the comprehensive portion of your auto insurance policy, it's always preferable to avoid an accident in the first place. To avoid hitting a deer, use these defensive driving tips

Home winter weather preparation tips

November 01 2018
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.

Deer collision risk peaks in November and December

October 29 2018
The risk for deer collisions is 3 times greater during the months of November and December according to the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) statistics. Increased deer activity during their migration and mating season cause a sharp increase in auto accidents involving deer.