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  • Why You Need Personal Offense Coverage

    In today’s digital world, slander and libel lawsuits are more common than you may think. Comments made in haste or anger on social media can have lasting and far-reaching effects on a person’s reputation or character, so it’s easier than ever to libel, slander, or invade a person’s privacy. Even if you apologize, you can […]

    October 8, 2020

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    10 Things to do to Prepare Your Home for Fall

    Fall is a wonderful time — if your home is ready for it. So enjoy the last few weeks of warmer weather, but do a little preventative maintenance while you’re at it. You’ll fix small problems before they become big, and big ones before they become catastrophes. Here are 10 tips to help: Look up. […]

    September 22, 2020

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    Keep Cool — While Keeping Your Energy Costs Down

    Two-thirds of households in America have air conditioners, according to the U.S. Department of Energy — and they spend a total $11 billion each year running them. Our guess is that most of those households (which may include yours!) wouldn’t mind spending a little less to keep their homes cool. Because as great as it […]

    September 4, 2020

  • Denied: These dog breeds are flagged by home insurers

    Insurance experts urge property owners to check with their carrier before bringing home one of these potentially problematic breeds. By Elana Ashanti Jefferson | September 01, 2020 Pit Bulls and Staffordshire Terriers   Although breed alone will not determine whether a dog is aggressive, tenacious Pit Bulls have often been linked to fatal attacks. (Photo: Shutterstock) […]

    September 1, 2020

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    Swimming and Summer are a Perfect Combination — but Make Sure to Include Safety

    When the sun is out and the weather gets warm, people flock to the water — whether it’s the beach, lakes, rivers or a backyard pool. But wherever there’s water, there’s also danger lurking beneath the surface, even if you don’t live in an area with alligators or other threats. That danger? Drowning. According to […]

    August 8, 2020

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    Tips for Power Tool Safety

    What would you do without power tools? Well, you’d probably take on fewer home-improvement projects — and probably have a lot more calluses on your hands. Thankfully, you don’t have to do without. But you do have to use tools safely, if you want to do good work and keep all of your fingers and […]

    July 21, 2020

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    What is water backup coverage and why is it important?

    Water damage can be disastrous to your home. Imagine discovering that your entire basement is filled with brown water and sewage from a backed-up water main or other pipe. It’s not only disgusting and potentially dangerous, it’s also expensive. On average, most water backup claims cost $5,000-$10,000 to repair. Water backup coverage is optional coverage […]

    July 8, 2020

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    How to Update your Home — Without Spending Thousands

    It doesn’t take a massive remodel, or a big budget, to make your house feel a little more like home to you. Inside or out, small improvements can make a significant difference — and whether you’re handy or not, you can handle most of them yourself. Don’t believe it? Just check out our list of […]

    June 8, 2020

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    7 Facts About Teachers That Might Surprise You

    “What really makes a teacher is love … for it is love that transforms the social duty of the educator into the higher consciousness of a mission.” Almost everyone has a story about a teacher who inspired them—the one who made learning fun, ignited a passion for a specific topic, or even pushed students hard […]

    May 4, 2020

  • COVID-19: Safe at Home Refund- Auto-Owners Update

    April 15, 2020   Bulletin No.  20-D-76 ALL STATES   Dear Auto-Owners Agent and CSR:   RE: SAFE AT HOME REFUND   INTRODUCTION   Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Auto-Owners Insurance will be refunding up to 15% of Private Passenger Auto premiums for the months of April and May 2020.  This refund is pending regulatory […]

    April 22, 2020