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If you live in a 100-year floodplain and have a mortgage, you don’t have to wonder if you need flood insurance – it’s required as a condition of your loan. If flood insurance is not required as a condition of your mortgage, you’re not obligated to carry it. READ MORE >>

Fire is the most expensive cause of homeowner insurance claims, accounting for nearly a quarter of total costs, according to a recent study from Travelers. The Insurance Information Institute reports that the average fire claim cost was $39,791 in 2010-2014. READ MORE >>

Freezing temperatures can result in damage to your home, especially if you’re not prepared. Frozen pipes and ice dams are two common perils that can cause thousands in damage for homeowners, but are fairly easy to protect against. Freezing Pipes READ MORE >>

Pipes burst, toilets overflow, washing machine hoses break… water damage can be a homeowner’s worst nightmare, and too often these things happen when we are away at work or on vacation—making a bad situation a really expensive one! READ MORE >>

Whether it's a collection of baseball cards or your grandmother's pearl necklace, your collectibles or valuables are priceless to you. Because they're so important, don't take for granted that your homeowners policy will adequately cover your valuable items for loss. READ MORE >>

The Benjamin Franklin proverb "an ounce of preventions worth a pound of cure" is as relevant today as it was when Franklin made the statement. This truism can be applied to many facets of life, including insurance! Because insurance is the transfer of risk from on entity to another, preventing losses is beneficial for both parties involved. READ MORE >>


What To Do When A Tornado Strikes Roughly a quarter of the way through the 2015 hurricane season, the period has gone pretty much as the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration's expected. READ MORE >>

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