Preparing your home before leaving on vacation

March 2016
Vacations are supposed to be relaxing and worry-free. That's why it's important to secure your house before your trip so you don't have to worry about broken water connections, power surges and burglars.

Additional Coverages Keep You Afloat After A Flood

July 2015
Ongoing patterns of severe weather mean homeowners and business owners have experienced everything from record snowfalls and tornadoes to recurring storms with wind, hail, and record amounts of rainfall- all leading to a record number of flooded homes and businesses.

Replacement Cost for Your Home's Contents

July 2015
If you want to restore the comforts of your home in the event of a loss, it's best to choose replacement cost coverage on your household contents. It could be worth hundreds, even thousands of dollars to your family.

Your Insurance: There to see you through

June 2015
Take a step back, take a deep breath and marshal all your resources. This is good advice for virtually any aspect of life. But when you are facing the consequences of a disastrous and unexpected event, it becomes advice that may make the difference between recovery- getting on with your life- or carrying those consequences well into your future. Remember that after a disaster, your insurance agent and insurance company are there to see you through.

Inspect Your Deck

June 2015
There are roughly 40 million wood decks in use across the U.S., most of them between 10 and 15 years old, according to the North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA). While decks do not collapse every day, when they do, people can be injured or killed. You can help protect visitors to your home or business by keeping deck safety in mind.

Protect Your Home From This Week's Winter Blast

February 2015
Frozen pipes can wreak havoc and require costly repairs and cleanup. To help protect your pipes in this week's cold weather, keep these helpful tips in mind.

FACT or MYTH: Sharing on social media that I am away on vacation increases my risk for home burglary and theft.

April 2014
FACT! A burglary is a property crime occurring when a person enters or remains unlawfully in a home or building with the intent to commit a crime. It is a crime of opportunity. Sharing with others that you will be away from your home for an extended period creates a massive opportunity for criminals.

Ready Your Home for Spring Storms

March 2014
While it's true that itís difficult to predict Mother Nature, you can take steps ahead of time to prepare your home for spring storms, minimize property damage and keep your family safe. Use these tips to prepare for whatever Mother Nature has in store this season.

FACT or MYTH? You do not have to be a millionaire to be sued for a million dollars.

October 2013
FACT! Everyday individuals with adequate insurance coverage are sued for amounts that are both in excess of their personal liability coverage and also in excess of their personal wealth. Situations where such a lawsuit could occur are common and include, but are certainly not limited to, the following:

Managing Landlord-Tenant Risks

September 2013
Managing rental property can be a rewarding, yet risky business. In addition to many other responsibilities, you must ensure the property is a safe habitat, as you could be liable for lawsuits that arise because of injuries sustained. What steps are you taking to reduce the likelihood of lawsuits?