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Essential safety tips for sharing the road with motorcycles

Posted by Scott Stueber on Jun 13, 2017 10:15:37 AM

Another sign that warm weather is here is the roar of a motorcycle as it drives down your street. It's always been my dream to own a motorcycle. A new motorcycle was going to be a gift to myself when I turned 30, then 40, and now it will have to wait until 50.

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Tick invasion: What you need to know

Posted by Scott Stueber on Jun 6, 2017 10:44:55 AM

It's been reported in the news that the 2017 tick season is going to be worse than usual. If you're wondering why they're anticipating such a bad season, there's some supporting evidence.

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Tips to keep you safe Memorial Day through Labor Day

Posted by Scott Stueber on May 30, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start to summer. The school year is winding down and vacation plans are being made. Sunny days and warm weather allow us to spend quality time with family and friends. Here's a collection of safety tips that can help you, your family, pets, and others enjoy the summer season.

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A blanket can be soothing after a devastating home loss

Posted by Scott Stueber on May 23, 2017 10:39:00 AM

Losing a home to a fire or tornado is a devastating life-changing event. If your home were destroyed, would you have enough coverage on your homeowner’s policy? Many policies provide a specific percentage of coverage based on the value of your home’s contents (clothes, TVs, appliances, etc.), other structures (garages and sheds), and additional living expenses (expenses like rent you must temporarily pay because your home isn’t livable). It's hard to know what coverage amount is right for you. Nick Unger, personal lines senior underwriter, will explain the benefits of blanket coverage.

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How to Safeguard Your Roof From Hazardous Weather

Posted by Scott Stueber on May 16, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Nothing puts you on edge like a big storm. Whether it’s pounding rain and crashing thunder or a blizzard that knocks out the power for days, nasty weather can have you questioning your family’s fundamental security—and the steadfastness of the home that keeps you safe.

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Eleven simple tips for using your lawn mower safely

Posted by Scott Stueber on May 9, 2017 10:31:14 AM

While operating a lawn mower is a common task this time of year, it can be dangerous. Flying debris, moving and hot parts, and errors in judgment can quickly lead to serious injury.

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Is there an unknown fire hazard in your electrical panel?

Posted by Scott Stueber on May 2, 2017 10:06:28 AM

The electrical load on a household has significantly increased in the last 50 years. Today most people have at least one computer, several televisions, gaming systems, cell phones … all requiring electricity. According to the US Census Bureau, more than half the homes in the US were constructed before 1970, before many of these modern conveniences were invented. Amy Justman, personal lines senior underwriter, will explain if your house is at risk.

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Prevent garage hazards from harming your family

Posted by Scott Stueber on Apr 25, 2017 10:00:00 AM

With nicer weather on the way, we'll start seeing a flurry of activity in our neighborhoods. Neighbors will begin walking/running, grilling out, and starting yard cleanup to deal with what Mother Nature left behind.

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Car Infotainment Centers: Safety Feature or Distraction?

Posted by Scott Stueber on Apr 18, 2017 9:19:50 AM

On your drive home from work, are you reviewing your evening activities on your calendar, texting your friend, or speaking with your spouse on the phone? If so, you're being a distracted driver which can be deadly.

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Storm damage to your trees or shrubs - Is there coverage?

Posted by Scott Stueber on Apr 11, 2017 9:15:50 AM

Picture this. You're outside in your yard enjoying a beautiful spring day. As you feel the warm, gentle wind start to get a little stronger, you notice dark clouds approaching. Now the trees begin to sway with the strong gusts of wind. Before you know it, you hear loud crackling sounds and some of the trees in your yard snap and hit the ground. The storm quickly passes, but leaves a trail of damage behind. Nancy Arndt, personal lines senior underwriter, will explain what your insurance policy may cover.

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