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.
Packed with family gatherings and vacations, December has always been a busy travel month. Each year millions of Americans take to the friendly skies to reach their travel destinations. According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, U.S. based airlines carried more than 70 million passengers in December 2017.
While holiday travel and anticipation of family, friends, and adventures is exciting, the preparation and actual travel process can be stressful and overwhelming. If you’re traveling by airplane this holiday season, check out this holiday season travel survival guide from cheapflights.com. You’ll find lots of useful information on booking your trip, packing, traveling with gifts, what to do before you leave home, and navigating the airport.
Traveling with children introduces additional challenges and logistics to consider. The American Academy of Pediatrics has these air travel tips to help make your trip as safe and stress-free as possible for the entire family.
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.