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Eleven tips to avoid or handle hydroplaning

Posted by Scott Stueber on Jul 7, 2015 1:03:00 PM

During the summer, weather patterns can change quickly, bringing in torrential downpours. As a result, visibility can be significantly reduced and large amounts of rainwater can collect on our roadways.

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Outdoor tips to keep your family safe this summer

Posted by Scott Stueber on Jun 30, 2015 8:36:00 AM

With July 4 upon us, many families have plans or are making plans for a weekend getaway or vacation. Whether you’re a veteran or a beginner, here are some safety tips for camping, boating, riding an ATV, or using fireworks.

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Fire pit safety tips

Posted by Scott Stueber on Jun 23, 2015 9:56:50 AM

Ahhh ... summer! Warmer days and cooler nights. At this time of the year, it’s fun to end the day by sitting around a campfire with relaxing conversation and delicious s’mores. Fire pits, however, can be dangerous. Theresa Meyer, West Bend senior personal lines underwriter, recommends keeping these safety tips in mind.

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Ten safety tips to enjoy summer with your pet

Posted by Scott Stueber on Jun 16, 2015 10:45:48 AM

With warmer temperatures upon us, more time is spent outdoors with our pets. If you walk or drive through your neighborhood, more than likely you’ll see pets on a walk or playing with the kids in the front yard. They also get excited and like to be included in the family vacation or a weekend getaway.

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Six tips for planning a successful graduation party

Posted by Scott Stueber on Jun 9, 2015 10:02:18 AM

If your son or daughter is graduating from high school, this time of year is very hectic. Not only do you have many high school obligations, you may also have college obligations that must be addressed. Oh, and don’t forget the graduation party.

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Protect your watercraft and enjoy your summer!

Posted by Scott Stueber on Jun 2, 2015 1:30:00 PM

Is your boat out of storage? Maybe you bought a new watercraft? Now that boating season is here, it’s important to make sure your investment is properly protected before you take it out on the water. Kim Bechler, West Bend’s senior underwriter, explains what you should consider when deciding how to best insure your boat.

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Flood Insurance: What’s covered and what’s not

Posted by Scott Stueber on May 26, 2015 12:31:32 PM

The news media spends countless hours reporting the devastation and destruction severe weather causes. Think of all the images you’ve seen in the last year for tornadoes, floods, blizzards, ice storms etc. Now pick which one you think creates the most damage.

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Veterans: Through the Eyes of a Child

Posted by Scott Stueber on May 19, 2015 9:26:00 AM

Many consider Memorial Day the “unofficial” start to summer. Memorial Day festivities include camping trips, cookouts with family and friends, parades and watching the Indy 500.

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Is your family prepared for a power outage?

Posted by Scott Stueber on May 12, 2015 8:43:00 AM

Severe storms containing high wind, hail, and lightning, can knock out power quickly. If this happens at your home, are you prepared?

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Auto coverage gaps for grown children not living with you

Posted by Scott Stueber on May 5, 2015 1:39:00 PM

Parents often want to continue to help their grown children by providing them with a vehicle and/or insurance coverage even after that child has permanently moved out of the household and is no longer a dependent. While the intent is commendable, keeping an adult child and the vehicle he or she drives on your policy could be disastrous. West Bend’s senior underwriter Amy Justman explains why.

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