Safety Tips

Wood and Pellet-Burning Stove Safety

If this coming winter’s temperatures are even half as cold as last year, we’ll once again be doing everything we can to stay warm. For this, many turn to alternative forms of heating such as fireplaces, space heaters, boilers, and traditional wood or pellet stoves.

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Prepare Your Roof for Winter—Ice Dam 101

In the record breaking winter of early 2015, many of us got an unwelcome introduction to the havoc ice dams can wreak. In case the next winter is just as harsh, there are preventative measures you can take to prepare for winter. Damage from ice dams

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Locally Grown Insurance

When people “buy local”, they do it for many reasons—the quality of the product, the reputation of the purveyor, the attention to craftsmanship and service.

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Cyber Security Tips for Small Business

While major data breaches make the national news, the vast majority of them occur within the small business community, and can cost a small business proportionally much more than the bigger companies. Here are some tips to help protect you and your business from cyber attacks. In

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IIHS Best Used Vehicles For Teens

Each year the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) releases its list of the best used cars for teen drivers. Research was conducted on a wide range of factors, including statistics on claims propensity and fatalities of teen drivers based on vehicle size and type.

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2015 IIHS Top Safety Picks

Cars keep getting safer and for 2015, the number of vehicles earning the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)’s Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick+ has increased from 39 to 71, indicating consumers now have more choices when shopping for a safe vehicle.

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When Physics Meets Biology

This video, published by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, discusses what happens to the human body in car crashes, and what works and doesn’t work to reduce injuries in real world crashes.

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Homeowners Insurance

This video explains what most policies cover (and don’t cover). Watch and learn about liability, additional living expenses and other coverages in your insurance policy. And discover that protecting your family’s home and belongings with a policy that balances your needs and budget doesn’t have to

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Lightning

Lightning can be a dangerous and destructive force of nature. The following video, from the Insurance Information Institute, debunks common myths and offers information that could save lives in the event of a thunderstorm.

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