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Winter Storms Ahead: Are You Ready?

We admit it: As insurance pros, our picture of winter isn’t exactly cozy. Winter storms mean traffic snarls, hillsides turning to sheets of ice, and cars sliding around like hockey pucks. Cold temperatures can cause pipes to burst, frost swells and other damage. Heating your home with fireplaces and holiday lighting can increase the risk of fire. A picture-perfect winter requires a few precautions Here are a few of our top tips to help reduce weather-related hassles this winter. Winter-proof your car with good snow tires or chains, new wiper blades, antifreeze, and emergency road supplies. Keep your attic cool to help prevent ice dams. Insulate the attic floor and make sure it is well-ventil

Do You Need Rental Car Insurance?

Maybe you’ve been here before. You’ve just come off the plane, picked up your baggage and gone to the rental car counter. You’re tired from the flight, about to begin an ambitious vacation or a challenging business project. And, this is the point at which you’re asked, “Do you want insurance with that?” Most travelers, facing that question from the rental representative, have the vague notion that they don’t really need to buy rental car insurance – which somehow is covered already. With just enough doubt in their minds, and the need to make a quick decision, perhaps they buy it just to be safe. So, which is it? Do you need to buy rental car insurance or not? Truth be told, there isn’t a one

 

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