Play Hard, Not Hurt: Safety Tips for School Sports

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As summer turns to fall, more than 7 million young people take to their school playing fields, dreaming of athletic glory. Without some advance planning and common-sense precautions, though, those dreams can quickly sour. More than a million injuries related to high school sports occur each year, according to the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA). Here are some tips for …

My homeowners’ policy covers that?

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Most homeowners purchase a standard homeowners’ insurance policy and rarely take the time to read it after they receive it from their agent. They may skim it to determine what kind of coverage exists if their contents are lost or stolen, or if their hot water heater leaks, but most don’t give it a thorough review. The Insurance Information Institute …

Do Your Home-Sharing Clients Understand Their Coverage Gaps?

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Airbnb currently boasts more than 2 million home rental listings in 34,000 cities throughout 191 countries. HomeAway is close behind with 1.2 million in 190. That’s more lodging than any hotel chain in the world. But while the enormous popularity of home sharing is undeniable, at least one aspect of the disruptive trend poses major concerns: insurance coverage—or lack thereof. …

Many trees and shrubs are in full bloom and could be hiding spots for thieves. Consider these home security tips to help keep you, your family and your possessions safer.

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Did you know that a burglary happens every 16 seconds in the U.S., according to the FBI? Your home is one of your most valuable possessions, along with everything inside. It is a place you want to feel safe and secure from the potential dangers of the outside world. Employing and engaging in some basic best practices around home security …

Vendor Problems Top the List of Travelers Wedding Insurance Claims

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The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) has announced the findings of its recent analysis of wedding insurance claims from 2011–2015, which identified that problems with vendors amounted to 30 percent of claim payments for all of the wedding claims. Wedding venues going bankrupt, photographers failing to deliver the photos as promised and DJs not showing up for the reception were …

Smart home tech can help prevent/detect a fire in your home and help minimize damage with early notification. Here are some new smart home technologies to help you

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A handful of complementary smart devices could help prevent and/or detect a fire in your home, while minimizing even more serious damage by notifying you earlier. While traditional smoke detectors are designed to alert people inside the home of a fire so everyone can evacuate safely, some of the following smart devices can also provide alerts to you on your …

Tips for Handling a Tire Blowout

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For many drivers, there is nothing more frightening or potentially dangerous than a tire blowout at almost any speed. While the number of tire-related crashes has dropped dramatically since 2008, when all new vehicles were required to have automatic tire pressure monitoring systems, these numbers still remain high. The stats do not lie, as tire blowouts and flats result in …

Summer Home Maintenance Tips

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For many, there is no better time of the year than summertime to be outside in the yard enjoying the weather and sunshine. Warm temperatures and longer days make the perfect backdrop for picnicking, barbecuing or just enjoying drinks and snacks on the deck or patio. Your home in the summer should be a source of enjoyment, both inside and …

AAA: Americans Will Take More Trips than Ever This Independence Day Weekend

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Fourth of July travel volume will be highest on record with 43 million Americans traveling, five million more than Memorial Day ORLANDO, Fla. (June 27, 2016) – AAA projects nearly 43 million Americans will travel this Independence Day weekend. This represents the highest fourth of July travel volume on record and five million more travelers compared to Memorial Day weekend. …