Don’t Forget Your College Student’s Insurance Needs

With the start of the fall semester at colleges and universities in a few weeks, don’t forget to update your insurance needs so you and your child have the necessary coverage. For college students living in dorms, most homeowners policies will cover personal belongings up to a certain percentage (usually 10 percent) of the personal […]

Were You a Victim of the Equifax Data Breach? How to Claim Your Settlement

It’s been more than two years since Equifax, one of America’s three major credit reporting bureaus, suffered a major data breach, exposing the information of 143 million people. While we see a lot of data breaches, in this case, thieves made off with a dangerous amount of personal information, including social security numbers, addresses, birth […]

Mayday Mayday

You and your family are enjoying a leisurely Sunday afternoon boating on a large lake when flames suddenly appear in the engine compartment. Your teenage son grabs a bucket and begins hauling water out of the lake to throw on to the fire. Tell him to STOP! Water should never be used on a chemical […]

Reducing Your Risk of Summer Insurance Claims

To reduce your risks of insurance claims, be aware of these summertime hazards: BBQ grill fires – To reduce the risk of a cookout catastrophe, never place your grill near flammables and never leave it unattended. If using a charcoal grill, make sure the embers are completely extinguished before leaving it. Car accidents – Summertime […]

Ride Safely, Save Money

Motorcycle enthusiasts should take advantage of the Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Program, geared to motorcycle drivers of all levels. Classes are offered March through October at multiple training sites throughout Pennsylvania. Class schedules are posted approximately four to six weeks in advance. The program provides motorcycle safety training free of charge to any Pennsylvania resident with […]

Hoverboards may be too hot to handle

Remember the levitating skateboard used by Marty McFly in the 1989 movie, Back to the Future, Part 2? Now known as hoverboards, they are a hot commodity among teens and young adults. These two-wheeled boards propel themselves by using motors powered by Lithium-ion batteries. A rider steers them by shifting their weight while on the […]

The biggest threats to teen drivers

Whether it’s day or night, sunny or pouring rain, free of traffic or heavily congested, maneuvering the road as a driver requires attention, experience and a bit of luck. And while the risks that come with driving will always exist, they are somehow magnified when it’s summer … especially for teen drivers. Over the past […]

Call Before You Dig

What is 811? Are you a homeowner or contractor? Did you know that you are required to call the number ‘811’ before digging on any property so that you can be made aware of any underground lines (e.g. pipes, cables and associated utilities) buried in the area? Improper digging can lead to damage to underground […]

Imposter Scams on the Rise

For the first time, the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC’s) Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book, 2018 has identified imposter scams as the top consumer fraud complaint received in 2018. The driving factor beyond the growth of imposter scams is an increase in fraudsters falsely claiming to be from a government agency, such as the Internal Revenue […]

Rules for drivers sharing roads with trucks

With all the last-minute shopping leading up to the Christmas holiday,  we’re going to focus on keeping you safe by posting “rules” for drivers sharing roads with trucks.