Tag Archives: homeowners

Lightning Safety: Myths vs. Facts

With 1,800 thunderstorms in progress at any given time on Earth, it’s important to be able to sort out the myths from the facts when it comes to lightning safety. And keep in mind that…

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Oroville Dam Crisis Highlights Importance Of Flood Insurance, Preparedness

ACRAMENTO, CA, February 14, 2017 —Homeowners and businesses in California’s Butte, Sutter and Yuba counties who have flood insurance will be covered if the Lake Oroville Dam’s auxiliary spillway fails, according to the Insurance Information…

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Tornadoes and Thunderstorms

TORNADOES A tornado is a violently rotating column of air that extends from a thunderstorm and comes into contact with the ground, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). In an average year…

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Six Tips To Help Seniors Prepare For A Disaster; September Is National Disaster Preparedness Month

Senior citizens who plan ahead for natural disasters have the best chance of remaining safe--both physically and financially, according to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.). While planning for a disaster is important for everyone, it…

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Dog Bites Accounted For More Than One-Third Of All Homeowners Liability Payouts Last Year

Dog bites (and other dog-related injuries) accounted for more than one-third of all homeowners insurance liability claim dollars paid out in 2015, costing in excess of $570 million, according to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.)…

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How to Save Money on Your Homeowners Insurance

The price you pay for your homeowners insurance can vary by hundreds of dollars, depending on the size of your house and the insurance company you buy your policy from. Here are some ways to…

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Coverage 101: Insuring College Students’ Possessions Away From Home

Coverage 101: Minor Steps Can Prevent Major Headaches When Insuring College Students’ Possessions Away From Home Review Homeowners, Renters and Auto Policies Before Heading Off to Campus AUGUST 17, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York…

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Insurance 101 – Insuring Your Valuables (Scheduled Personal Property)

Most of us own some type of valuable personal property - a collection of baseball cards, an engagement ring, a family heirloom just to name a few. A standard homeowners policy offers only limited coverage,…

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Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind, But Not Out Of Coverage; Tips For Choosing A Safe Self-Storage Facility

While self-storage units may be a useful way to de-clutter your home, having the right insurance coverage is the best way to financially protect your belongings—no matter where they are, according to the Insurance Information…

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Number of Renters Is On The Rise—But Few Of Them Have Insurance

In Many U.S. Cities Where Renters Outnumber Homeowners, Disaster Risk is High SEPTEMBER 22, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York Press Office: (212) 346-5500; media@iii.org NEW YORK, September 22, 2014 — The number of renters…

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