Don’t Let Your Summer Boat Fun Be Pirated: Boat and PWC Safety

boatSeveral years ago growing up in the picturesque Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York, my father and I got into the family car and drove out to the storage facility where we kept our boat over the winter. Picking up that old blue and white motorboat and getting it ready to go into the water was always the first real sign that summer was approaching and the long New York winters were finally over. Except when we got there, the boat was missing. Gone. Someone had hitched our trailer with our boat on it to their truck and taken off with it.  My dad called the local sheriff’s office and our family’s insurance agent to report it.

Earth Day and Going “Green” with Your Homeowners Insurance

earthday"I recognize the right and duty of this generation to develop and use the natural resources of our land; but I do not recognize the right to waste them, or to rob, by wasteful use, the generations that come after us." – Theodore Roosevelt
With Earth Day on April 22nd, Roosevelt’s call for responsible use of resources remains as relevant today as when he wrote it over a century ago, and many Americans are taking up the call as part of the “green” movement, particularly in the areas of construction and building. Whether you’re building a new home or are interested in retrofitting your home to be a “green” home, it’s important to recognize how taking these steps to make your home more environmentally friendly may require some special “green” insurance to protect them.

Spring Forward: Spring Cleaning and Safety Updates

Spring CleanTemperatures are getting warmer and now that it’s spring, it’s time for spring cleaning and making spring time repairs around the house. Taking care of our homes is important, so take a moment to understand how taking care of things around the house can impact your insurance with these spring time tips:

Flood Safety Awareness Week

floodMarch 12-16th is Flood Safety Awareness Week, and as we move from winter into spring the risks of flooding can go up, and it’s not just those in high risk flood zones who are vulnerable. Here’s some information on evaluating your flood risk and how you can protect your home with flood insurance.

Your Building in Winter

building snowWinter brings the threat of freezing temperatures and harsh conditions to much of the U.S. Some places are well beyond the threat; it’s going to freeze—there’s no way around it. Such conditions pose unique hazards to commercial building owners. Following is some information on common winter threats and how they are addressed by commercial property insurance.

End-of-Summer Tips for Staying Safe on the Water

boatAs the summer winds down and the warm days dwindle many people will be spending time out on the water. Whether you’re taking the boat out for a weekend or renting jet skis on a summer vacation, it’s important to remember the risks of boating and other water sports. The following tips will help keep you safe on the water and be prepared in the event of an accident.

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