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Insurers Extend Time for 2017 CA Wildfire Victims

12December,2019
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The Latest About the 2017 Wildfire Claims   Since October 2019, twenty-six insurance agencies have agreed to extend the time limits for the 2017 wildfire survivors to access their additional living expense benefits. The companies represent a majority of the total losses from the incredibly destructive and distressing wildfires in 2017 that Read More

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Hosting for the Holidays? Remember to Review Your Insurance

Prepare for a Safe Holiday This Season   Parties are the highlight of the holidays. It’s fun to get together with friends and family to celebrate the festive season. If you’re planning a gathering, you know there is much preparation to do – from food and drink to decorations and music. The last thing on your mind may be your homeowners Read More

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5 Questions to Ask During Your Annual Insurance Review

21November,2019
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Ask Yourself These Important Insurance Review Questions Insurance policy reviews are incredibly important. They may not sound exciting, but an annual review could potentially save you hundreds of dollars. If your family, home, or career status has changed since you last reviewed or took out the policies, then it’s time to update your coverage so Read More

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Important: Burglary Alert

7November,2019
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Westside Community Alert: Increased Number of Break-Ins Westside communities should take note that there are has been an increased number of attempted and successful burglaries in the area. The suspects typically knock or ring the doorbell to verify if anyone is home. When there is no answer, the suspects will enter the side or rear of the Read More

home fire What is Covered by Fire Insurance?

What is Covered by Fire Insurance?

29August,2019
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Understand the Types of Coverage Provided by Fire Insurance Home fires are no joke. All it takes is a matter of seconds for a small flame to engulf a whole house and destroy everything it touches. Even if you’re careful with candles, take extra care in the kitchen, and routinely check electrical wiring, accidents happen. That is why it is so Read More

Fire Prevention Safety Tips for the Holiday Season

Fire Prevention Safety Tips for the Holiday Season

11December,2018
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Stay safe over the festive period with these fire safety tips. The holidays are filled with festivities, presents, decorations, Christmas trees, holiday candles, and more. Although this is one of the most wonderful times of year, it comes with a high fire risk. All the dry garland, colorful decorations, holiday lights, and candles could result in Read More

6 Mistakes to Avoid When Testing Electricity

6 Mistakes to Avoid When Testing Electricity

13September,2018
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Do not make these errors when testing electricity. Whether you’re a homeowner who likes a bit of DIY or a trainee engineer, you should take extra care and caution when handling electrics. You may know from experience that sometimes too much haste and not enough planning can lead to shortcuts or skipping the basic safety practices. It is at this Read More

Dog Bite Statistics and Prevention

Dog Bite Claims Cost Insurers $700 Million

21June,2018
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Dog-related losses account for one-third of homeowner liability claim costs. Current trends in the filing of homeowner insurance claims indicate that dog bite incidents and injuries are increasingly accounting for a greater portion of those claims filed and paid out. According to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.), dog bites and other Read More

Avoid Insurance Claims with Spring Cleaning

Avoid Insurance Claims with Spring Cleaning

15March,2018
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Home maintenance tips to help prevent costly insurance claims. Spring is almost here! The nights are getting lighter and the temperatures are rising. At this time of year, many homeowners have the urge to spring clean their properties to blow away the cobwebs from winter and get it ready for the warmer seasons ahead. It’s also a good time to take Read More

Fire Season in California

It’s Fire Season in California – Remember These Escape Planning Tips

6November,2017
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What you need to know about how to evacuate a burning building.   Do you know how to escape from your home during a fire? California is still in fire season now that the temperatures continue to remain high, despite summer being over. Experts say that people have as little as two minutes to safely evacuate a typical home fire from the time the Read More

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