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  • Five Ways to Protect Your Personal Electronic Data

    Online data breaches are just an unfortunate fact of life now—as the New York Times put it, you might as well assume that your personal information has been taken, because cyberattacks happen all the time. That’s why we recommend Safeco’s identity-recovery coverage, available for just $1 a month for our homeowners customers. It’s best if you […]

    October 2, 2018

  • Kids Are Heading Back to School — Let’s Keep Them Safe

    The end of summer means many things, such as cooler weather, shorter days and … the start of football is here! But most important, it means kids are headed back to school. And that means we all should be extra careful on the roads, in school zones and around buses. Don’t forget to watch for […]

    September 14, 2018

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    Let’s Keep Our Lawns – and Ourselves – Safe

    For many of our neighbors, summer means more than sunshine and vacations. It also means working in the yard – often with tools that can be dangerous if not used properly. Each year about 400,000 people are treated for injuries from lawn and garden tools, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Don’t […]

    August 20, 2018

  • Why Water Backup Coverage Is So Important

    Donna leads a busy life – home is often just a place to lay her head after a crazy day. Over the course of a couple months, she noticed that her sinks were taking a long time to drain and her toilet wasn’t flushing like it should. “I’ll add it to my to-do list,” she […]

    July 16, 2018

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    6 Tips for Getting to Work on Two Wheels

    Did you know that hundreds of thousands of people in the United States commute to work by bicycle, according to the U.S. Census Bureau? That’s a lot of cars off the road each day, a lot of gasoline saved and a ton of calories burned. Maybe you’re a bicycle commuter already — or maybe you want […]

    July 16, 2018

  • Sinkhole Damage – Would Your Home Policy Respond?

    Sinkholes have been appearing more and more frequently in the news – but what exactly are they? Sinkholes occur when water seeps through the ground and eats away at the rock beneath it, until the surface of the ground collapses. Limestone is a very common type of rock under a sinkhole because it is soft […]

    July 11, 2018

  • The Importance of Loan Gap Insurance

    Doug has been scoping out new cars for a while. He finally decides that he would rather lease a vehicle than buy one; lower monthly payments and the ability to switch things up in a couple years with a different vehicle are attractive prospects to him and many others. After all, as of 2016, 31% […]

    July 6, 2018

  • Rent-to-Own Homes: Know Your Responsibility

    You’re ready to settle down – now you need a house. Not everyone has the money for a down payment or the best credit score, though. A growing number of people are finding rent-to-own homes to be a good solution for them. A “rent/lease-to-own” or “lease-option” are agreements entered into in which you pay monthly […]

    July 5, 2018

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    Essential Safety Tips for Nighttime Boating

    If you own a boat (or better yet, as the joke goes, you know someone with a boat), you’ve probably thought about spending some evenings on the water — especially in the summertime. It’s a great thought, of course. But, when you’re boating after dark, you need to think about staying safe, even as you […]

    June 28, 2018

  • Love Your Car? Get OEM Coverage!

    You’re a Ford guy. You’ve always loved them. You appreciate the quality and the great design. After a recent accident, your car goes in for repairs; you assume that the replacement parts will be “Ford” original. Unfortunately, your insurance isn’t going to cover original equipment manufacturers parts (OEM parts). Instead, they will be using after-market, […]

    June 26, 2018