Posts tagged personal insurance
Safeguarding Your Valuables

According to the Jewelers Security Alliance, reports of grab and run thefts increased from 301 in 2015 to 420 in 2016, a 40% increase. The average grab and run loss in 2016 was $7,664. With Valentine’s Day approaching, February can bring both—the romance and the ROBBERIES. Well-known Hollywood figures that have reported having hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of valuables stolen include John Stamos’ fiance Caitlin McHugh, Hilary Duff, Alanis Morissette and Simon Cowell to name a few. With people regularly posting schedules and other agendas online we are the peak of vulnerability. Criminals have (almost) an exact idea of people valuables and possessions, and when homes could potentially be empty.

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Protect Yourself from Cyber Crime

Identity fraud is one of the fastest growing types crime in the U.S. and it can be devastating. When your identity is stolen, it usually takes a fair amount of time and money, and a considerable amount of frustration, to make sure the fraud is contained and you don’t suffer any more adverse consequences.

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Insurance Myths That Are Costing You Money

Insurance is necessary for our everyday lives but it can be pretty confusing if you're not a trained professional in the industry. You may start hearing what you should and shouldn't buy, but some of the advice surrounding insurance could end up costing you money because it's not based on facts. To help you debunk the rumors and improve your bottom line, we've come up with the top myths surrounding home, life, and auto insurance.

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Top 10 Smart Home Technology Features

Technology is playing a major impact on every corner of consumers' lives. Technology is also helping consumers in their everyday lives, especially in their homes. Coldwell Banker conducted a survey among American buyers and released a list of the most important smart home technology features. These are 10 examples of top picks: ​​​​​​​

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Important Steps to Follow after a Car Accident

Research shows there are an average of 10 million vehicle accidents in the United States annually. They range from major accidents to small fender benders. In the event a car accident it is important to know what the proper steps to follow. Individuals who know how to react in severe accidents can help save their own lives, the lives of passengers and the lives of people in other vehicles involved. This may also help reduce insurance liabilities in some cases.

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What's New in Car Safety Technology

If you're a safety-minded driver and it's been a while since you've looked at new cars, you're going to be pleasantly surprised. When it comes to automotive safety and technology, it's not your father's Oldsmobile. The Industry, responding to consumer and regulatory pressure, has come up with loads of innovative safety features well beyond the dual airbag and the anti-lock brakes of a generation ago. Here is an overview of some of the latest auto safety innovations now coming as standard features on newer cars.

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What Homeowners Need to Know to Properly Winterize their Homes

With the winter months approaching, homeowners should start securing their homes for protection against wind, snow, ice and other harsh winter elements. Hail, rain and wind are among the most common causes of damage to homes during the colder months. SIA Group has compiled a list of safety tips for protecting your home this winter.

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Does a Homeowners Insurance Policy Cover a Home Business?

With the Internet and technology expanding every day, more and more people are building home businesses. However, a homeowners policy will not cover the risks of these businesses in most cases. The only hope homeowners have of receiving any compensation is if their policies have special endorsements.

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Use Technology to Make a Home Inventory

We purchase insurance to protect us from what might happen. Hopefully, we go through life, never having to make a claim against our homeowner's or auto insurance policies. We know that the monthly or annual fee is in our best interest, even as we hope to never need its services. Taking home inventory should be just as important.

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