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10 Things To Know About Seasonal Risks

Christmas accounted for the least number of vehicle thefts – 1,225 – in 2014 out of the top 10 holidays ranked by the number of stolen vehicles, according to the Insurance Information Institute. New Year’s day had the...

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9 Steps to Gym Safety

his post was authored by Elizabeth Crim, an On-site Early Intervention Specialist with ATI Worksite Solutions in Indianapolis. Before your workout: Be sure you are well hydrated. Drink 17-20 oz. of water or a sports...

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Safety Around Animals

Safety Around Animals - This article pertains to safety around domestic animals like dogs or cats. Do you work in a field like horse stables, petting zoos, sleigh rides, horse riding, or childrens discovery farms? You...

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10 Firearm Safety Tips

Do you own a hunting club, archery range, rifle/pistol range, trap, skeet or sporting clay course? Schatz and Associates now offers insurance for your business or organization. Go to www.ischatz.net or contact Patrick...

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Safety Tips For Working In Hot Weather

As summer approaches and the days get longer, the dangers of working outside during hot weather also increases. Knowing how to work safely in hot weather can help prevent heat stress injuries and heat stroke....

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Keys to Boating Safety

Summer is coming fast. With warm weather comes fun times at the beach and on the boat. Brush up on your boating safety knowledge with these tips from Society Insurance. 1. Wear a Life Jacket So, why is wearing a life...

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Motorcycle Safety Tips

Riding a motorcycle can be a lot of fun, but it's important to learn good habits so you can do it safely. It may sound like a great idea to just jump on a bike and go cruising, but if you don't know what you're doing...

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Auto Coverage Gaps for Children Who Don't Live at Home

Parents often want to continue to help their grown children by providing them with a vehicle and/or insurance coverage even after that child has permanently moved out of the household and is no longer a dependent....

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Three Tips For Construction Season

Nothing puts a damper on a family outing quite like stop-and-go traffic. Budding excitement and anticipation all but disappear when orange "Road Construction" signs and flashing arrows indicate changing traffic patterns...

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Distracted Driving: Staying Safe on the Road [Infographic]


How Long Can You Wait to File a Homeowner's Insurance Claim?

How long can an insured wait to file a homeowner's claim with the insurance company? This question is not asked often, but it can have serious financial consequences if you don't understand the implications of timely...

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Spring Home Maintenance

When springtime rolls around in Illinois, almost everyone thinks of cleaning. That’s fine (we probably all need to do a little more of that, after all), but there’s something even more important to keep in mind: home...

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What Every Single Parent Should Know About Life Insurance

There is no denying that it is difficult being a single parent. Though it can be highly rewarding, juggling work, child-rearing, bill-paying and other responsibilities can sometimes be overwhelming. If you...

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6 Reasons You May Get Turned Down for Life Insurance

The most common reason that people get declined for life insurance coverage is because they have a specific health condition, but it isn't the only reason. I'd like to cover the top ones and let you know what your...

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Questions Expecting Moms Have About Life Insurance

If you are expecting a child and are considering life insurance, the first thing I have to say is-smart move! But if this is your first time looking for coverage, you may have questions. Here are some typical ones I've...

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Primary, Supplemental, and Secondary Insurance

You may already know this, but you are entitled to have health insurance coverage under more than one plan. In fact, you are entitled to have a healthcare plan with more than one insurance company. When you have more...

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Tips For First Time Home Owners

Most people look forward to owning their own home one day. However, many people do not realize that a lot of work goes into being a homeowner. Fortunately, there are several things that you can do to make it easier to...

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How Do I Report My Health Insurance on My Tax Return?

If you believe the headlines, sorting out the Affordable Care Act (commonly referred to as "Obamacare") is going to be the single worst moment of your 2015 tax filing season. That might be true for some taxpayers. But...

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