Useful Tips

Why did my auto insurance increase?

Posted by on May 21, 2012 at 6:00 am

Written by:Chris Taylor Written on:May 20, 2012 Will unpaid parking tickets or accidents cause your premiums to rise? Upon receipt of a letter or an invoice that shows that you’ll be paying more for your premiums from now on, it’s natural to ask yourself: why did my auto insurance increase? The answer can lie in […]

What to do after an automobile accident

Posted by on March 8, 2012 at 6:33 am

Each year, thousands of people are involved in traffic accidents during the Memorial Day Weekend. If you are one of these unfortunate people, will you know what to do in the aftermath of a collision? How you react can prevent further injuries, reduce costs and accelerate the clean-up and repair process. The Consumer Protection Association […]

Is your dog’s breed too aggressive to be covered by your homeowners’ insurance?

Posted by on January 8, 2012 at 7:35 am

For many years, dog owners and insurance companies have been battling it out over claims because some insurers maintain a restricted list of breeds that will not be covered by homeowners’ insurance due to a perception of their tendencies toward aggression. Since it is technically possible for a dog of any breed to bite hard […]

Focus on Fire Safety: Holiday Fire Safety

Posted by on December 23, 2011 at 12:17 pm

Decorating homes and businesses is a long-standing tradition around the holiday season. Unfortunately, these same decorations may increase your chances of fire. Based on data from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), an estimated 240 home fires involving Christmas trees and another 150 home fires involving holiday lights and […]

Happy Thanksgiving but keep it safe!

Posted by on November 23, 2011 at 8:11 am

Please be cautious and follow precautions when using social media this holiday season: – Turn off automatic locating functions. Most social media sites with geo-location and tracking functionalities have options to turn them off. – Review your privacy settings. Make sure you understand who you are broadcasting your information to each time you post. If […]

Being Ready For A Disaster Can Save Lives, Protect Property

Posted by on November 11, 2011 at 10:16 am

Being Ready For A Disaster Can Save Lives, Protect Property Release Date: November 10, 2011 Release Number: 4031-060 ALBANY, N.Y. – It is an ancient bit of wisdom: Hope for the best, but plan for the worst. The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the New York Office of Emergency Management are joining to remind the […]

Winterization Tips for Classic Cars

Posted by on October 27, 2011 at 10:10 am

For those classic car owners who live in more dramatic climates, it’s time to put their cars to bed for the winter. We’ve put together some steps to help your customers do it right. Feel free to pass this information on to anyone who may benefit. 1. Top off your levels. Fill your gas tank […]

October is Fire-Safety Month

Posted by on October 21, 2011 at 2:01 pm

General Fire Safety & Protection Tips 1) Make sure all family members know what to do in case of a fire. Draw out a floor plan and make everyone identify at least two different ways of escaping each area of the house. 2) Choose a safe meeting place outside the house so everyone can be […]

Smart Phone App Available for Missing Children Emergencies

Posted by on September 14, 2011 at 2:46 pm

When a child goes missing, your ability to act fast can often help reduce the extent of damage or injury. The sooner the authorities are notified and have a detailed description, the better the chances of a safe return. Recently, the FBI has developed and released a new smartphone app to assist parents in their […]

One in seven drivers have no insurance

Posted by on September 13, 2011 at 8:57 am

Uninsured drivers