Winter weather is on its way. Schools around our area have already announced closings and the grocery shelves are bare in preparation for the winter storm. We thought now would be a great time to review safety tips for driving on ice and snow. Of course, it's always best to stay in if there is ice on the roads, but if you must get out, here are a few tips.
Motorists be aware - It's Deer Season, and November is the prime month for Deer Collisions... Proceed with Caution!
It turns out those deer crossing signs on the side of the road are well worth paying attention to.
Thanks to seasonal analysis, November has been determined as the riskiest month for motorists in areas with established deer populations.
If you hit a deer, your insurance company will almost certainly be involved. It's those auto insurance companies that are able to provide the best information, and those reports are eye-opening this year because of the Covid-19 pandemic that affected just about everything in the past year and a half.
During the 12-month period between July 2020 and June 2021, an estimated 2.1 million deer-vehicle collisions occurred across U.S. roads. That's 7.2% more than in the previous 12 months.
There are several key times each year when people spend time shopping in stores and online for the perfect gifts for their loved ones, or themselves. While it is easy to get caught up in the fun of it all, it is important to remember that with increased purchasing comes a heightened risk of theft. Thieves on the prowl throughout the holiday season are on the lookout for packages left in your car or outside your home.
Recent claim data shows that, on average, more thefts occur on Black Friday than any other day of the year. Not only that, but personal identity theft can also increase this time of year. Claim data also shows that theft claims increase in April, likely due to people spending their tax refunds. Whether it is tax season or holiday season, be sure to take the necessary actions to help protect yourself. Follow these steps while checking things off your shopping list.
Read more: How to Protect Yourself from Package Theft and ID Fraud
It's a situation many of us have found ourselves in: you're at the rental car counter, checking in to pick up a vehicle you booked months ago. But before you can check out, you've got a question to answer: are you buying supplemental insurance coverage, or will you decline it and wonder if you should have taken it?
To be fair, it's not a question with an easy answer. There are many factors to consider before choosing whether to accept or decline additional rental car coverage. But looking into it ahead of time, learning about what to expect and having a good understanding of car insurance – as well as your own personal policy – can help make your decision easier.
Not sure if you should hand over the extra cash for coverage? Here are a few details to keep in mind, so you can help protect yourself without wasting money.
Even if you are excited to be moving to a new home, to a different state or country, or to start a new job, moving signals significant change and can cause anxiety for many of us. Moving can be especially overwhelming if you wait until the last minute. This day-by-day guide and checklist can help you pare down, prioritize and pack your possessions. Keep in mind, these tips are simply suggestions to help you prepare to make your move. Be sure to call your insurance company to discuss any changes that might be needed to your policies. Click here to download the printable moving checklist.