Insuring your college-bound student

Insuring your college-bound student

Posted in General, Auto, Home, Life

If you have a son or daughter heading off for college, you’re probably thinking about dorm supplies and textbooks — not insurance. Unfortunately, that oversight could end up costing you or your child big bucks. Follow these guidelines to make sure your coverage is in A+ shape before move-in day.

Finding a trustworthy contractor

Finding a trustworthy contractor

Posted in Home

While the majority of home repair contractors are honest and reputable, unfortunately there are people and businesses who prey on consumers after a disaster.  Follow these tips when talking with potential contractors.

Insurance 101 for new business owners

Insurance 101 for new business owners

Posted in Business

If you’re thinking about starting a small business, you know a thing or two about taking risks. But at the same time, it’s smart business to limit your risks however and wherever you can. That’s where business insurance — and solid advice from your independent agent — come into play. 

How to prepare for an earthquake

How to prepare for an earthquake

Posted in Home

Many homeowners are surprised to find out that their home is susceptible to earthquake damage, as earthquake zones are spread throughout the Midwest and eastern portions of the United States. There are steps you can take to reduce the likelihood that your home and personal property are damaged by an earthquake.

Winter home preparation

The do’s and don’ts of winter home prep

Posted in Home

From preventing ice dams and frozen pipes to maintaining sidewalks and chimneys, these tips can help you begin to prepare your home for the cold months ahead.

Man reviewing loss prevention document

Video: Contractor loss prevention

Posted in Business

It’s more important than ever for employers to place a strong emphasis on creating a safe and profitable work environment. This is especially true for contractors. Get five quick tips to prevent losses and keep work sites safe.