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June is National Safety Month

Created by the National Security Council (NSC), this annual campaign observed each June, focuses on reducing the leading causes of injury and death in our homes, workplaces, and communities, as well as on the roads.

Each year, four relevant safety topics are selected and one is highlighted each week of the month. This year’s topics include emergency preparedness, wellness, falls, and driving. These tip sheets provide great information on each of the weekly focuses.

Week 1: Emergency Preparedness – Prepare for the Unexpected

Week 2: Wellness – Prioritize Your Wellness

Week 3: Falls – Prevent Slips, Trips and Falls

Week 4: Driving – Always Drive Safe

NSC encourages everyone to identify and implement at least one change that improves safety this June. Here are their simple suggestions related to each of the weekly topics. If you’re already doing these things, try to come up with something that’s new for you.

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Protect yourself from identity theft

Did you know identity thieves target victims of virtually every age ... from young children to senior citizens? In this age of electronic communication, no one is safe.

Many victims of identity theft, like those whose physical possessions are stolen, feel violated and uneasy. Identity theft resolution can be emotionally taxing, time consuming, and potentially expensive. It's difficult to know where to begin or how to navigate through the maze created by legal, financial, and credit institutions.

West Bend Home and Highway® policyholders have a solution to the problems identity theft can cause. It’s the Identity Protection Program and it’s available to you for a nominal additional premium. With the program, you get:

  • Access to identity protection services that can help you avoid identity theft in a variety of situations, like when you're traveling, relocating, getting married, or after a disaster.
  • Rapid and effective one-on-one assistance to help resolve identity theft-related problems.
  • $30,000 in expense reimbursement coverage for costs such as attorney fees, lost wages, and long-distance phone charges.

West Bend's Identity Protection Program provides access to comprehensive identity protection services for a variety of life situations, including, Email Compromise Assist, Social Media Compromise Assist, Phish Assist, Device Compromise Assist, and Breach Assist. In addition, West Bend’s Identity Protection Program provides valuable services for all stages of life.

Talk to your Official Supplier of The Silver Lining® to find out how you can add this valuable service to your Home and Highway policy!


Boating Safety

It’s boating season across the U.S. and many water enthusiasts are out fishing, skiing, and enjoying the summer on the water. An estimated 74 million Americans engage in recreational boating activities each year. Unfortunately, these enjoyable activities result in many injuries, and even deaths. According to a recent report from the U.S. Coast Guard, in 2017 they counted 4,291 accidents that involved 658 deaths, 2,629 injuries, and approximately $46 million of property damage.

Many of these accidents were preventable. According to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, the four leading causes of accidents are operator inexperience, inattention, recklessness, and speeding. They’ve shared these basic tips to help keep boaters safe.

To learn more about boating safety, visit discoverboating.com. There you’ll find information on life jackets, boating education courses, boating with kids, boating with pets, as well as more tips, a boating safety quiz, and pre-departure and semi-annual maintenance checklists.

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