This time of year is filled with activity and excitement. As families and friends prepare for the holidays and gather to celebrate, certain risks can be heightened or new ones can be introduced. The National Safety Council (NSC) offers these tips to help keep you and your family safe and injury-free throughout the holiday season.
For a unique twist on a favorite holiday classic, review NSC’s The 12 Days of Safety.
For holiday safety tips prepared especially with children in mind, check out this list from Safe Kids Worldwide.
Staying healthy is just as important as avoiding injury, as the weather, sicknesses, and stress of the season can wreak havoc on our physical and emotional well-being. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers guidance on a wide-range of holiday health and safety topics.
Winter officially begins with the Winter Solstice on December 21 at 4:23pm CT. The Winter Solstice occurs when the earth’s axial tilt is the farthest away from the sun. This results in the shortest day and longest night of the year.
For many, the start of winter brings back wonderful memories of snow days off from school, sledding, snowball fights, making snow angels, and building forts and snowmen. The possibilities for making new family memories are endless this winter, but it’s important to make sure your kids are protected.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has compiled a list of valuable safety tips to help keep kids safe and warm in winter. While this list focuses on children, many of the tips could apply to adults as well. Check out the list to learn more about what to wear, hypothermia, frostbite, and winter sports and activities.
If you’re a West Bend policyholder who’s been affected by storms in Christian County, Illinois in late November/early December 2018, we want to address questions you may have related to your insurance coverage.
Please direct your questions about insurance claims or coverage to West Bend's Claims Department. Click here for contact information.
West Bend understands policyholders in affected areas may have difficulty paying insurance premiums during this time and will be flexible for customers living in those disaster areas. If you have questions about your policy premiums or need an extension, our Accounting Department can help you. You may contact West Bend's Accounting Department at 1-800-236-5002 between 8:00am and 4:30pm CST.
The Illinois State Insurance Department has issued a bulletin related to the storms in Christian County. West Bend is doing its utmost to comply with these requests and directives. If you live in Illinois and would like more information, please click here.
Disclaimer: West Bend is making every effort to intercept notices for policyholders in the affected disaster areas. We acknowledge that we may not be able to intercept every notice.