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Category: Personal Insurance

Understanding What Your Home Insurance Policy Covers

Understanding your home insurance policy and what it covers is essential but easier said than done. Insurance contracts are written in a legal language unfamiliar to most of us. To understand your coverage, you may want to get help from a local insurance agent. You need to know what is covered – hopefully long before you need to file a claim. You likely have homeowners'...

The Start of It All

Inspiration comes from the strangest of places and often from those places we least expect.  Sometimes in helping a loved one through a crisis, one finds not only a great sense of meaning, but also a calling.  Sometimes seeing the worst that life can muster ends up bringing out the best in us. That was the case for Scott Johnston. Scott vividly remembers the day...

How to Travel Safely with Travel Insurance

Planning a trip? We all look forward to trips to other states or countries or enjoying a cruise. You may not consider “What if something goes wrong?” but life can throw a curveball, and travel insurance can save the day when it does. What is Vacation Travel Insurance? Vacation travel insurance protects you when you visit another state or country. It is structured to help...

Monitored Driving

In 1998, Progressive Insurance became the first automotive carrier to use what’s called telematics to track its policyholders’ driving habits, and other major insurers followed suit. According to The Idaho National Laboratory, telematics are defined as a “combination of computer science, telecommunications,and vehicles, with the goal of controlling a vehicle or collecting vehicle data.”  Many car insurers offer policyholders the opportunity to have a telematics...

Home Renovations That Can Affect Your Insurance

Renovating your home can enhance your living environment and increase the value of your property. Home renovations can be chaotic at first, with debris from demolitions piling up. While looking forward to an improved home environment, you need to be aware of some types of home renovations that could affect your insurance coverage. Pools A pool can significantly enhance the value of your home and...