Severe storms containing high wind, hail, and lightning, can knock out power quickly. If this happens at your home, are you prepared?Read More
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.Read More
Nothing puts a damper on a family outing quite like stop-and-go traffic. Budding excitement and anticipation all but disappear when orange “Road Construction” signs and flashing arrows indicate changing traffic patterns and delays. If you’re proactive, however, there are ways to limit the Road Construction Blues this summer. These tips can help you brave road construction season and enjoy all the fun things you planned.Read More
As the temperatures begin to rise, severe storms start to make headlines around the nation. When I was growing up, I remember the weather myth that you should keep your windows cracked if a tornado is in your area to equalize the pressure. Is this true or a myth?Read More
Bicycling is growing in popularity. It’s easier on your joints, reduces stress, and can be enjoyed for a lifetime. Due to federal funding, there are more bike trails and street lanes than ever before. These upgrades allow for safer rides with your family and safer commutes to work.Read More
Are you renting a car for spring break or a summer trip? I’ve found the rental car experience is seldom an enjoyable one. Everyone is in a hurry to get their cars and go. In addition, the rental car staff always makes me question whether I’m doing the right thing by declining their coverage.Read More
For years, my wife has filed our taxes online without any issues. This year was no different. However, tax fraud and breaches have consistently made the nightly news. Last week, my cousin and her husband found out that somebody tried to file taxes using their information.
IDT 911 and West Bend have collaborated to provide our insureds with the option to buy insurance coverage to protect them against identity theft. IDT 911 has written an article titled, “3 Ways to Protect against Tax Identity Theft”Read More
If you live in an area of the country that experiences cold and snow, signs of spring are a welcome sight. This is also the time of year many families put the finishing touches on their spring break trips. After surviving another winter, this is like a rite of passage.
While spring break and other vacations throughout the year are exciting, for many people there’s always a bit of nervousness. For me the nervousness is around flying. I know flying is a safe and efficient way to travel. However, what about that unexpected turbulence?Read More
Our homeowner’s policies are very important because they provide coverage for our personal property. Did you know, however, that there are some limitations to that coverage? Did you also know that if you have a loss, there’s a good chance you’ll be responsible for paying your deductible? Bonnie Pesch, veteran Personal Lines underwriter will talk about the benefits of scheduling your property.