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Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Advises Preparation for Winter Weather

Great tips not only for our Pennsylvania families, but for any families in states where winter weather has arrived. Be sure to check on your policies and your assets – you’ll want to ensure you have proper coverage and that you’ve adequately prepared your home and car for winter weather.

Read more on the Insurance Journal to learn what the Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner recommends:

Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller has advised consumers to plan ahead and review their homeowners and auto insurance policies as winter weather conditions like snow, sleet and ice become more frequent. “Winter is coming, and it is important that you …

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10 Smart Insurance Resolutions for 2017

Great tips from the folks at NerdWallet to help you ensure that your insurance is in top shape for the new year ahead. These practical tips can help you make the most of your existing insurance policies as well as help you reduce your risk throughout the year. Less risk could mean fewer claims filed!

Read more on NerdWallet:

Insurance is a financial safety net for when life just doesn’t go your way, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore it when things are going well. Here are 10 things you can do in 2017 to strengthen your net and avoid common insurance claims. 1. Make a home inventory After a fire or natural…

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How to conduct a year-end insurance review

If your family put off reviewing your insurance at the end of the year, that’s okay! Take some time now to review your coverage to be sure that you have the right policies in place to protect your loved ones and your assets.

Learn more on The Week:

Use this insurance checklist as a starting point to review your policies and … Discount status — Auto insurance is particularly filled with potential …

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10 smart insurance resolutions for 2017

Who’s already making progress on your New Year’s resolution? Do I hear crickets?

These 10 smart insurance-related resolutions should get added to your list. They won’t take much time and they’ll help you ensure you have the coverage you need going into a new year. Some of these are as easy as making small, safer changes to your usual routine (easy peasy!).

Start your year well protected with these 10 resolutions from USA TODAY:

The key to making a claim is understanding your policy. For auto and home insurance , look for the policy’s declarations page. For health insurance, …

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5 Questions to Know What Insurance Coverage You Need in Retirement

If someone in your family is nearing retirement, you may be wondering how your insurance needs will change. Getting your insurance in order at the start will help protect your family throughout retirement. 

Learn more about insurance in retirement on The Street:

It’s a myth that auto insurance costs rise after retirement. Without exception, younger drivers pay more for car insurance than any other demographic.

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Ho, ho … oh, no! Home insurance can cover that holiday disaster

The holiday season brings a lot of fun, but it also brings risks into your home that are not as common at other points throughout the year. Lights, trees, gifts and guests all bring joy, but they can also bring damage to your home. 

Risk management, however small, is essential for a happy holiday season. With these quick tips from USAToday and your existing coverage, you’ll be prepared for whatever comes your way this holiday season.

Behind their charming facades, our homes hide an inner holiday Grinch. Flickering candles? Fire hazard. Snow-dusted walkway? Think slip and fall.

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What Hobbyists Should Know About Drone Insurance

Christmas is just around the corner and if you’ve got a drone on your list, make sure that you have the right coverage for your new device. Since the personal drone market is new and evolving, risk around the use of drones for personal use is still being understood.

One thing is for sure, if you or a family member get a drone for Christmas this year, make sure you have adequate coverage! Give your agent a call or read on in the Insurance Journal for the latest on drone insurance:

If a drone is on your holiday shopping list, be sure to check your insurance coverage before you crack open that instruction manual and take flight. Damage from a drone is a bit more complicated than handing your kid a …

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The Ins and Outs of Condo Insurance

Condo insurance can be tricky to understand – it’s not quite like homeowners insurance, but not quite like renters insurance either. This article from Nerd Wallet can help your family better understand areas where you may already be covered by your homeowners association’s master policy, as well as the areas where you will need to get your own coverage. 

Unlike homeowners, condo dwellers don’t own the building they live in or the land it sits on. Your condo or homeowners association (HOA) will carry a master policy to insure the building and pay for accidents that occur on outside property or in common areas. However, your HOA might not pay to repair the inside…

The article The Ins and Outs of Condo Insurance originally appeared on NerdWallet.

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What To Do When Switching Insurance

Some great tips from Mercury Insurance on how to smoothly transition from one insurer to another. There are many reasons why you may decide to switch insurers. Whatever your reason, read on to learn more about how to make the switch easy!

Shopping to make sure you are getting a good deal on your insurance isn’t the only reason why you might consider switching to another carrier. For example, you may have changed jobs and become eligible for a group discount through a different insurer.

Or perhaps, you are dissatisfied with the service your current insurer provides. Bundling is another reason—some insurers offer multiple product lines and extend discounts to policyholders who combine all of their policies with a single insurer.

Read the source article at Mercury Insurance Group