Category: Personal Insurance

Licensed, bonded, insured: What it means to you.

Don’t hesitate to ask your contractor for credentials. You have decided to build or remodel your home or business. This is a big step, both financially and emotionally. Choosing the right contractor to complete this project is also a big decision. Hiring the wrong contractor can lead to cost overruns, delays, substandard work and sometimes even litigation over disputes regarding the timing, quality or cost... Read Article

Heat Exhaustion: What It Is And How To Treat It

If this past spring is any indication of what this summer will be like, the season could be a real scorcher. April was a record-setting month for the United States and the world, as it was the 17th warmest April on record for the lower 48 states and the 4th warmest ever across the globe, according to temperature data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. One... Read Article

More Auto Recalls-Ford Issues Two Safety Recalls

One of the nation's Big Three automakers is recalling hundreds of thousands of vehicles due to issues that put drivers' safety at risk. Ford Motor Company recently issued two recalls, one involving power steering and the other for a fuel leak. For the former, approximately 423,000 vehicles - including 2011-2013 Taurus, Flex, Lincoln MKS and MKZ? models, among others - are being recalled because the power-assisted... Read Article

5 Of The Safest Cars From 2014

When it comes right down to it, in the automotive world, nothing is more important than safety. Every year, the Highway Loss Data Institute and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety select the Top Safety Picks for various classes of vehicles. Recently, the Global New Car Assessment Programme - a government agency that evaluates car designs - has called on automakers to be even more mindful of implementing the... Read Article

AAA: Distracted Driving For Teens A Bigger Problem Than Thought

  WASHINGTON — Distractions — especially talking with passengers and using cellphones — play a far greater role in car crashes involving teen drivers than has been previously understood, according to compelling new evidence cited by safety researchers. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety analyzed nearly 1,700 videos that capture the actions of teen drivers in the moments before a crash. It found that distractions... Read Article