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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

  • COVID-19: Nationwide Update

    View as a webpage Valued Partner, Life has changed, for you, for me, and for our members. As much of the country has moved to staying at home, customers with our innovative, usage-based auto insurance products will soon see their rates reflect the changes in their driving behaviors. To ensure as many people as possible […]

    April 22, 2020

  • Travelers Insurance Co. COVID-19 Response

    Press Release Travelers Announces Stay-at-Home Auto Premium Credit Program Company Release – 4/8/2020 2:35 PM ET Personal auto insurance customers will receive a 15% credit on April and May auto premiums, expanding the company’s COVID-19 relief efforts NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)– The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) today announced it is giving U.S. personal auto insurance customers a […]

    April 14, 2020

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    I Just Bought a New Car. What Insurance Coverage Do I Need?

    Congratulations! After weeks of research, comparing makes and models, and taking test drives you finally bought that brand-new car you wanted. But before you take that well-deserved road trip, check one more item off your list: the right car insurance. While some auto coverage options are essential whatever the age of your car, new vehicles […]

    April 8, 2020

  • COVID-19: Auto-Owners Update

      COVID-19: Special Personal Auto Premium Refund Program 04/07/2020 Auto-Owners recognizes people are driving less during this COVID-19 crisis. We plan to announce a special COVID-19 premium refund program in the near future to assist personal auto customers. More to come…  

    April 7, 2020

  • COVID-19: A Message from Safeco

    Taking care of our customers, employees and agents is a top priority for Safeco. We recognize the uncertainty and financial challenges many of our joint customers are facing as the nation bands together to slow the spread of the coronavirus. To help Safeco customers, we have taken the following actions: Personal Auto Customer Relief Refund […]

    April 7, 2020