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Keep Pets Happy and Safe on Vacation

Jan 11 2019 You’re not just imagining it—a lot of people are traveling with their pets these days. According to a TripAdvisor survey of more than 1,000 travelers, 53% of those responding said they take their pets on... more

Insuring Jewelry: How to Know if Your Coverage is Enough

Nov 6 2018 A ring from a loved one. A bracelet handed down through generations. A watch or necklace marking a special occasion. Every reason you treasure a piece of fine jewelry is a reason it should be insured. However,... more

Five Common (and Potentially Costly) Homeowner Mistakes

Nov 6 2018 Owning a home is usually a great experience. But it can also be a hassle, especially when unexpected issues pop up-whether you have a minor breakdown or a major catastrophe, it’s almost certainly going to... more

Protecting Your Home: Understanding Your Home Insurance Policy

Jun 21 2018 As a homeowner, one of the most important aspects of your home isn’t something you use daily. And it isn’t something flashy you show off to friends. It’s your homeowners insurance policy, and it protects you... more

Summer Driving Tips

Jun 1 2018 Summer’s almost here. The sun will come out of hiding, and people will, too. As crowds swell at the beach, in parks, and even on roadways, it all makes for some challenging driving conditions. More people are... more

Do I Need to Tell My Insurance Company If My Dog Bites Someone?

Jun 1 2018 You probably don’t think your dog would ever bite someone, let alone cause a serious injury. But dog bites are more common than you might realize-4.5 million occur every year in the U.S., according to the... more

Tips for Buying a Safe Car

Mar 5 2018 You’ve heard all the talk about driverless cars - but unfortunately, we’re still years away from living in a world where you just tell your car where to go, kick back and relax with a book (or, more likely,... more

How to Lower Your Auto Insurance Bill

Dec 11 2017 It’s easy to lower your insurance costs - especially if you have a great driving record, or don’t mind having higher deductibles. Who doesn’t want to pay less for car insurance? Billions of dollars are spent... more

Why Today’s Homes Burn Faster

Dec 5 2017 From building materials to furnishings, many of the things in your home likely aren’t as flame-resistant as those from yesteryear. A fire in a modern home is a “perfect storm,” according to safety consulting... more

Your Home Maintenance Checklist for Fall

Sep 20 2017 Fall brings more than just changing leaves and shorter days. In many areas, it also comes with a shift in weather conditions that can have a serious impact on your home. And, don’t forget, winter is right... more

Love Bites – Get Umbrella Coverage

Sep 14 2017 In today’s economy, everyone is pinching pennies. So why worry about umbrella coverage? Shouldn’t a home and auto policy leave you adequately covered? Unfortunately, we live in a world of lawsuits. Large... more

Want a Safer Home? Consider these Inexpensive Fixes

Sep 14 2017 Home improvement: It’s a never-ending process for many people, and for those of us who aren’t necessarily handy, it can be a hassle, too. But there are plenty of simple maintenance tasks and other improvements... more

Help Your Dog Love Apartment Living

Aug 2 2017 Apartment living can have many advantages: low maintenance, close to work and entertainment, and ease of changing residence. But, if you’re a dog owner, apartment living can present some difficulties. You... more

Heavy Rain? Be on the Lookout for Heavy Damage

Aug 2 2017 Your home protects you from the elements, but heavy rains can weaken that protection. With a little maintenance and a lot of vigilance, it’s not hard to stay safe and dry. Spring rainstorms are a fact of life... more

Teen Driving Safety

Mar 27 2017 Talking to Your Teen About Safe Driving When teens begin to drive, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the National Safety Council, the sobering statistics start to pile... more

Car Shopping With Safety in Mind

Mar 11 2017 You’ve heard all the talk about driverless cars. Yet we’re still years away from living in a world where you can just tell your car where to go and then kick back and relax with a book or your phone. Even... more

7 Driving Habits That Are Bad for Your Car

Jan 12 2017 No matter how safe you are behind the wheel, you’ve probably done things like: Shift into drive while the car is still rolling backward. Ride the brakes on steep hills. Roll into the gas station on empty.... more

What Should Go in Your Home Safe (or Safe-Deposit Box)?

Jan 4 2017 2017 is here! This is a perfect time of year to revisit the important documents and other items you have in your home safe and in that safe-deposit box at the bank.What documents do you need to keep? What can... more

Burglary Prevention: Should You Leave the Lights On?

Dec 8 2016 It seems like a no-brainer to leave the lights on outside your home to deter burglars while you’re away (or even while you’re asleep). But does that really work? Or is it just a waste of electricity —... more

Device Insurance: Cover Your Personal Electronics With the Policy You Already Have

Nov 26 2016 The Holiday season is in full swing. The most desired items are for a Personal Electronic Device such as: a smartphone, or a smart TV, a tablet, or an ebook reader......EVEN all of the above! Many households... more

Which Home Alarms Do You Need?

Nov 9 2016 Technology has made home alarms of all kinds — from security to smoke, radon to radiation — more accessible than ever. Many of them can be configured to work together, and some even alert you to trouble... more

How to Deal With Road Rage

Sep 29 2016 Have you ever noticed that, with roadway anger, it’s always the other guy’s fault? And, it very well could be. The thing is, you can’t control how other people drive. But, you can control how you respond to... more

The Type of Fire Extinguisher Every Home Should Have

Aug 2 2016 A fire is a fire, and a fire extinguisher is a fire extinguisher, right? Well, not quite. There are actually different types of fires and different types of extinguishers that respond best to each one. So,... more

Safety Tips for Summer Thrill Seekers

Jul 12 2016 The family summer vacation is a time-honored tradition, and it often includes a trip to one of our country’s incredible amusement parks. But, while the rides and other attractions at these parks are typically... more

Keep Cool While Keeping Your Energy Costs Down

May 1 2016 Finally(!), Summer is just around the corner! Now is the time to make sure our homes are ready for the warmer weather. Here are some tips to keep cool this summer while keeping your energy costs down:Two... more

Navigate Rainy Roadways With Care

Apr 10 2016 It’s just rain — how much impact can it really have on your driving? The answer: a lot. You’re likely to experience lower visibility, reduced traction and increased difficulty in handling your car both during ... more

Identity Protection Tips for Tax Season

Mar 30 2016 What’s the most important number for you this tax season? The amount of your refund? The amount you owe? The number of hours spent poring over all the other numbers? All of those are pretty important, but none... more

What to Do After a Car Accident in Winter

Feb 8 2016 Freezing temperatures, gusts of wind, patches of ice – winter can be a horrible time to be on the road, especially if you’re on vacation and aren’t used to driving in winter conditions. And, it’s an even worse... more

How to Avoid Animal-Vehicle Collisions

Feb 1 2016 About 2 million times every year, animals and cars collide on U.S. roadways — often causing serious and even fatal injuries to drivers and passengers, along with about $1 billion in damage, according to the U.... more

Thrifty Security: Burglar-Proof Your Home for the Holidays

Dec 22 2015 It's not unusual, when you set out on that holiday trip, to look back at the house a little nervously. Sure, you remembered to lock the doors, but just how secure are things? What might happen while you're... more

4 Ways to Help All Children Have a Great School Year

Oct 12 2015 Schools have been open for well over a month already!, and, if you have school-age children, your household is likely bustling with activity. There are other households and school districts in your community,... more

Insurance Group USA is Growing

Mar 3 2015 The Next Phase of Providing YOU with the Best Options and Solutions is Underway. As we start the Journey to Celebrate our 100th Anniversary, Insurance Group USA & Doerfler Insurance are Opening another... more



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