Tying the Knot? Special Event Insurance for Your Special Day

Special event insurance protects the wedding party should some kind of natural disaster strike, but also in case the pastor fail to show up.

Ahhh, summer. It has us thinking of warmer, longer days, getting outdoors and, of course, weddings. It also has us thinking about the cost of weddings. Did you know the typical American wedding includes about 140 guests and costs over $35,000? That price tag, it should be noted, includes the cost of wedding bands, but… Read more »

On the Rise: Thefts of Autos with Keys Left Inside

The National Insurance Crime Bureau says nearly 230,000 auto thefts occurred because drivers left their keys in their vehicles — a 56% increase since 2015. 

There’s a lot we don’t and can’t control in life, but sometimes, we’re definitely responsible for some of the misery that visits us. Want a good example? How about when our car is stolen right outside our homes or at a convenience store – after we’ve left the keys in the ignition and with the… Read more »

8 Travel Safety Tips for the Season Ahead

Nearly 100 million U.S. adults are planning to take a family vacation in 2019. If you’re among them, keep yourself safe with these eight travel safety tips.

Summer is around the corner, but travel season this year is already well on its way, thanks to the strong dollar and a solid U.S. economy. Nearly 100 million — four in 10 U.S. adults — are planning to take a family vacation in 2019, according to a recent AAA survey. With more disposable income,… Read more »

Planning a Trip? Here’s How to Insure Your Jewelry Before You Go

Assume you own a really nice diamond ring and are planning a big trip this summer but cannot stand the idea of leaving your jewelry behind. What do you do?

You might want to ask the grandparents about this one: Remember the phenomenal Taylor-Burton diamond, the 69-carat, pear-cut diamond bought by the actors Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor in 1969? Well, of course, you don’t, but that’s one more reason to cherish those grandparents of yours, right? In case they can’t remember either, believe me… Read more »

Distracted Driving Shows No Sign of Slowing

Nearly eight in 10 people are on the phone while driving and 30 percent admit to having been in a near-miss because they were driving while distracted.

Do you know what personal-injury lawyers do nowadays after they’ve been hired to represent someone you might have injured in an automobile accident? They get a copy of your cell phone records. And too often, those records will show you were using that phone while driving, leaving you open to a negligence claim that just… Read more »

Tips for Thawing Frozen Water Pipes

Got frozen water pipes? Here are a few tips on ways you can prevent them from bursting in winter, especially if you live in an older home.

For a lot of us, it’s been a colder and wetter than usual February. If you haven’t yet, this would be a good time to take steps to prevent your home’s pipes from freezing and bursting, especially if you live in an older home. We all know (or should know) to open your kitchen cabinets,… Read more »

7 Ways to Help Keep Your Teen Drivers Safe

Teen drivers are getting back behind the wheel. Here are seven ways that the experts recommends will help you keep them safe.

Remember all those stories a few years ago about how American teenagers had seemingly lost their interest in driving? Well, brace yourself, because the latest Federal Highway Administration figures suggest they’re getting back behind the wheel. The share of U.S. 16-year-olds with driver’s licenses fell from 46.2% in 1983 to 24.5% in 2014. But the… Read more »

Insuring Expensive Holiday Gifts: How to Make Sure You’re Covered

Standard homeowners insurance policies include coverage for jewelry. However, many policies comes with limit that won't cover truly expensive holiday gifts.

Splurging on your loved ones. It’s as much of a holiday tradition as caroling and sleigh rides. But if you’re really going big, say a 10-carat ring, a valuable piece of art or a full-length mink, the next thing you’ll want to do after picking out your holiday gift is to call your insurance broker…. Read more »