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    Protecting Your Home: Understanding Your Home Insurance Policy

    As a homeowner, one of the most important aspects of your home isn’t something you use daily. And it isn’t something flashy you show off to friends. It’s your homeowners insurance policy, and it protects you in more ways than you may think, helping you rebuild your home or repair damage that results from a […]

    April 16, 2018

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    Prepare for Warmer Weather with These Home Maintenance Tips

    “No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.” That’s a quote from author Hal Borland — but another favorite saying might be even more appropriate for this time of year: “Be prepared.” After all, warmer weather brings plenty of risk to go with its beauty. If you aren’t ready, you could find yourself with […]

    March 22, 2018

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    Do I Need to Tell My Insurance Company If My Dog Bites Someone?

    You probably don’t think your dog would ever bite someone, let alone cause a serious injury. But dog bites are more common than you might realize—4.5 million occur every year in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And most victims are young children. Those injuries also have a bigger impact […]

    March 8, 2018

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    Considering Joining a Car-Sharing Service? Four Things You Should Know

    Today, as car sharing has grown in popularity (well over a million people are members of various services in the U.S., according to the Transportation Sustainability Research Center (TSRC)), the number of options has grown, too. You can borrow a company-owned car (think Zipcar or Car2Go) for a few hours at a time or for […]

    February 19, 2018

  • Fireman’s Forum: What’s My Life Worth?

    It’s 4:45 am when the red light goes on and the electronic voice dispatch blares out our unit assignment for “difficulty breathing”. I pop out of bed and run downstairs with a distinct sense of urgency, I hop on the truck with the rest of my crew and off we go with lights and sirens. My experience with […]

    February 19, 2018

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    Protect yourself from Carbon Monoxide—at Home and Work

    Every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hundreds of people in the U.S. die from carbon-monoxide (CO) poisoning—and the invisible, odorless gas sickens thousands more. The numbers seem even more tragic when you consider that most of these deaths and illnesses are preventable. Here are tips from the Consumer Product Safety […]

    February 5, 2018

  • Fireman’s Forum: Beauty and Brawn

    It’s like a classic fairytale, the gorgeous young beautician meets the brawny fireman, they get married and live happily ever after. Well, that’s sort of how our story goes, only she was an esthetician who left the salon world to pursue motherhood and a startup insurance company, and he was a geeky insurance agent who […]

    January 31, 2018

  • Fireman’s Forum: The Sneaky Deductible Troll

    He’s lurking in the dark damp corner, beneath your home just waiting to take a big bite out of your family’s budget. He’s the Deductible Troll and he’s getting bigger and fatter every year. Did your State Farm agent inform you that your trusted homeowner’s policy has a percentage deductible? Did he explain that every year […]

    January 26, 2018

  • Fireman’s Forum: 5 Ways to Make Sure This Epic Flu Doesn’t Hit You!

    By Kyle Borg, Professional Firefighter/Insurance Agency Principal January 17, 2018 By now you’ve seen it and heard it all over the news, and more than likely somebody you love has already been stricken by this horrible,terrible, nasty flu. In one shift we transported 20 patients with flulike symptoms, just our truck alone. Our station had […]

    January 17, 2018

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    How to Keep Your Trees Healthy — and Upright

    They’re trees. And as with so many things in life, proper maintenance is critical. Keeping your trees healthy will allow you to continue to enjoy them and their benefits — one of which is providing enough oxygen for four people every day! Maintenance also will reduce the risk of a tree falling on your home […]

    January 16, 2018