Buying a Home? 5 Insurance Considerations to Make

Mar 24 2017
Whether you’re shopping for your first home or your third, there’s no doubt that buying a home is a major life event. With so much to consider, many homebuyers wait to think about homeowners insurance until after they’ve signed on the dotted line. However, it’s important to contemplate how your future home insurance policy will be shaped by the homes you’re looking at. To help you through the house hunting process, our insurance experts have gathered together 5 important insurance tips for homebuyers.

Infographic: The Big 5 of Auto Insurance

Mar 02 2017
Between trips to work, school, and everyday errands, many of us spend a significant amount of time in our cars, which is why it’s important to protect yourself, your family, and your vehicle with auto insurance. This infographic can help you learn more about the 5 major types of auto insurance and offer tips for getting the most out of each type of coverage.

7 Things You Might Not Know About Farm Insurance

Feb 24 2017
Whether you are thinking about selling produce from your garden at the local farmers market or making your farm your full-time job, it is important to make sure that you understand the ins and outs of farm insurance coverage. Our insurance experts share 7 things that you might not already know about farm insurance policies.

Teen Driver Safety: 6 Tips for Parents

Jan 16 2017
One of the most anticipated rites of passage for teenagers is obtaining a driver's license. But this exciting life event also presents many risks for teens — and even more worries for parents. Especially when you consider that motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among 15 to 20-year-olds.

Collision vs. Comprehensive Car Insurance

Dec 29 2016
Our vehicles are a vital part of our everyday lives. We work hard for them and they work hard for us. So it’s only natural that we want to protect them. When it comes to ensuring your vehicle is well protected in California, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming, or anywhere else in the Western United States, there are a few options to consider, including comprehensive and collision insurance.

Ready for Anything: Tips for Disaster Preparedness in the West

Nov 22 2016
From breathtaking mountain ranges, to sweeping ocean views, and lush green forests spanning as far as the eye can see, the West has no shortage of natural beauty. Unfortunately, the Western United States also offers the greatest variety of natural disaster risks in the entire country. While natural disasters by nature are often unexpected, the right combination of insurance coverage and a disaster plan can help you and your family recover quickly in the aftermath of a disaster. To assist you, our insurance experts have compiled a list of common natural disaster risks in the West, as well as tips for creating your own disaster plan.

Oh Deer!: Avoiding Deer-Car Collisions

Oct 26 2016
As you head out on the roads this fall, it is important to keep an eye out for other drivers, slick roads, as well as other hazards, like deer. Each year, the majority of deer-vehicle collisions happen between October and December, which is deer mating and migration season. While deer are generally not aggressive, it is important that drivers in the Western United States appreciate that deer pose a very legitimate threat to cars on the road.

Insurance and Home Remodels: 5 Things to Consider

Oct 06 2016
If you own a home, it is likely that you will make changes or improvements at some point during the course of your home ownership. Whether you are making small improvements or more major changes, it is important to understand how your homeowner's insurance coverage is impacted by a remodel. We discuss five important points to consider before construction begins.

Study Up: Insurance Tips for College Students

Sep 21 2016
With rising tuition costs, hard-to-find housing on and off campus, and the high cost of textbooks, sending a child off to college involves a flurry of financial considerations. With your son or daughter moving out and moving on to this new stage in life, college insurance may not be the first thing on your mind. However, we recommend protecting yourself financially at every stage of life, and that includes college students.

For Business or Pleasure?: Insurance Tips for Home-Sharing and Ride-Sharing

Sep 14 2016
“Sharing Economy” businesses, such as Uber and Airbnb, are engaging eager business-minded individuals across the globe at a rapid rate. These “gigs” have grown in popularity due to their ability to help people earn a few extra dollars at their convenience. As demand for these user-friendly home and ride-sharing services increases, the insurance industry is striving to understand the potential gaps in coverage that customers could experience.


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