Archive for December, 2016

IIHS Awards Top Safety Picks for 2017 Vehicles

Friday, December 23rd, 2016
IIHS Top Safety Picks

If you’re planning on purchasing a car this year, consider choosing one that’s won a Top Safety award!

Every year, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) chooses several new vehicles as TOP SAFETY PICK and TOP SAFETY PICK+ winners. This year, IIHS has chosen 44 vehicles for the TOP SAFETY PICK designation and 38 for the TOP SAFETY PICK+ designation. (more…)

How to Keep Your Home Safe While You Are Traveling for the Holidays

Friday, December 16th, 2016
traveling for the holidays

There are many ways to keep your home safe when you’re not there.

Going home for the holidays doesn’t always mean staying at your home, so how can you make sure that your property stays safe while you are traveling for the holidays? Here are some easy steps to take to secure your home while you’re off visiting your other home! (more…)

How to Handle a House Fire

Thursday, December 8th, 2016
firemen fighting house fire

Do you know what to do if your home catches fire?

Do you know what to do in the event of a house fire? Most people think of fire emergencies as something that only happens to other people. It can often seem that way, right up until tragedy strikes. Make sure that you’re prepared if you ever find yourself in this dire situation.

Make a Plan

Before disaster hits, your family should have an emergency plan. Knowing what to do in the event of a house fire will help you to keep your cool and ensure that everyone stays safe. Here are a few things you can do now to make sure you and your family are prepared: (more…)

How Does Auto Insurance Cover Parking Lot Accidents?

Friday, December 2nd, 2016
parking lot accidents

An accident in a parking lot may leave you calling your insurance company and asking what to do.

It’s the holiday season! Shoppers are out and about, buying gifts for their loved ones. With so many people hitting up stores, there’s a greater chance that you’ll experience an accident in a parking lot. If this happens to you, you’ll probably be wondering how your insurance covers parking lot accidents.

If you damage someone else’s car–even if it’s just a scratch–you hold responsibility. Likewise, if someone damages your car, they will be responsible to pay for the damage. Unfortunately, many people do not leave a note when they damage another vehicle. This is classified as a hit-and-run. If you come back to a dented or scratched car with no note, the best you can do is ask around for witnesses or ask the store to see security camera footage. This can help you to find the culprit. (more…)