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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
We are excited to open the 2017 application for Grange Insurance Association’s annual academic scholarships, which we proudly offer to students attending accredited institutions of higher education. We recognize and accept any school offering courses resulting in a certificate or degree toward a profession, such as community college, state or private four-year institutions, and technical institutes.
Summer months, specifically July and August, are when the majority of house burglaries occur. However, the threat of a summer break in should not prevent you from enjoying an upcoming trip. Here are a few home security tips to protect your house while you’re out of town for summer vacation.
We would argue that summers in the West are some of the most beautiful in the United States. From Washington to Wyoming, summer is a great time for all kinds of celebrations. But traditional summer activities, like pool parties and Fourth of July fireworks, each come with their own dangers.
Since 1965, Grange Insurance Association has supported education by awarding students in California, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming with academic and vocational scholarships. We are proud to carry on a tradition that strengthens the communities in which we live and work.
April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, a time when drivers across the nation are encouraged to recommit to safe driving practices and educate themselves about the dangers of distracted driving. Our goal is to help Grange Insurance Association policyholders, and other members of the community, to seize this opportunity to make our roads as safe as possible.