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Educating your children about insurance before they leave for college

August 28 , 2019

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Attending college is an exciting time for children. Whether it’s deciding where to go, what to major in or figuring the finances, there are a lot of decisions to think about. Before they leave the nest, here are three things to consider when it comes to having the right insurance policy.

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Five things to consider before switching car insurance

July 17 , 2019

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Switching your car insurance policy can save you hundreds of dollars a year. But, make sure you consider these things before you make the switch to a different insurance company.

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Do rock chip claims impact my auto insurance rates?

June 26 , 2019

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We’ve all seen the tents in parking lots claiming, “Free rock chip repair!” But, there is a hidden cost somewhere. Some insurance companies will pay the people at the tent to inject an epoxy into the chip in hopes that it doesn’t run and turn into a non-repairable crack. After all, the insurance company clearly sees that $40 is better than the $250 to have the windshield replaced.

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Renter's insurance helps protect more than just your personal items

May 01 , 2019

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If you’re like two out of every three people who rent a home, apartment or other dwelling, you don’t carry a renters insurance policy. The reason for not carrying renters insurance varies, but it’s important to understand that your landlord is not responsible for your personal belongings if they are damaged, stolen or otherwise. You alone are responsible for your things, so protecting them with a renters insurance policy is wise.

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Five common places to check for water damage before it happens

April 10 , 2019

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Sooner or later, a water source in your home will fail. Water damage is one of the most common home insurance claims, and the average cost of these claims in a year is more than $9,000. Water damage can be avoided, but knowing what signs to look for is important.

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Do you know what determines your car insurance rate?

March 06 , 2019

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How to protect yourself from a dog bite claim

February 06 , 2019

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According to the Insurance Information Institute, over $400 million is paid out for dog bite claims each year by insurance companies. While that may seem like a lot, there is an estimated $600 million that is in excess of the home insurance policy limits. Protecting yourself with sufficient limits, as well as considering an umbrella insurance policy, could help you avoid out-of-pocket expenses should your pooch bite someone.

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Updating your insurance needs for the New Year

January 16 , 2019

GettyImages-2019 New YearA lot happens over the course of a year. You can have life changes – some great, some small and some relate directly to your insurance. Do you know when you should call your insurance agent and let him or her know that a fill-in-the-blank-life-change has happened?

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Make home security your top priority

December 12 , 2018

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Sewer backup prevention and homeowners insurance

November 28 , 2018

GettyImages-Ceiling LeakWant to avoid throwing money down the drain? Then pay attention to your drains. Sewer backups can cause serious – and seriously expensive – problems, including flooded basements, severe property damage, unpleasant odors and even dangerous health hazards. Fortunately, a little precaution can help you mitigate the risk.

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