1. Articles in category: Family

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    1. Our Top New Year's Resolutions for Insurance

      Our Top New Year's Resolutions for Insurance

      How are your New Years resolutions going? The new year is a great time to evaluate your family's insurance coverage and insurance needs. 

      This article in the Huffington Post is an excellent breakdown of what families should be looking at in the new year to ensure you're getting the most out of your various policies. 

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      In Ross' home state of Florida, for example, drivers can meet the ... “People often buy homeowners insurance based on their mortgage or what the ...

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    2. 5 Insider Tips for Finding Affordable Long-Term Care Insurance

      Protecting your family isn't just thinking about how to care for your children as they grow. You may also want to look toward the future and make a plan for the older members of your family. One area you should consider is how your family will handle the long-term care of an aging family. Will you or your parents require long-term care insurance as you age? Like many types of insurance, the earlier you start making a plan around long-term care insurance you'll likely be able to find better coverage at a better price.

      Learn more about long-term ...

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    3. A New Parent’s Guide to Life Insurance

      Is your family growing? If so, congratulations! There is so much to do to prepare for baby, from getting all the cute tiny clothes to making sure your family is financially ready for another member. 

      Life insurance can be an important part of your family's financial plan. Life insurance may seem cost-prohibitive or confusing, but it can be more affordable than you may have thought and often the benefits of a policy are attractive for young families. 

      Learn more about getting started with life insurance for your family on NerdWallet:

      The importance of having life insurance grows significantly when ...

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    4. 15 Financial Must-Dos to Prepare for a New Baby

      If your family is growing there are many things you'll want to do to prepare for a new baby. Several of those items are related to your finances, no doubt. This helpful list will give you an overview of what you can do to get ready for baby's arrival.

      Several of the items relate to your insurance policies. You'll want to give your agent a call to ensure that you'll have the right coverage in place once baby comes.

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      Preparing for parenthood isn’t just tiny clothes and heartwarming ultrasound photos; it ...

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    5. College checklist: Pack bags, review insurance (column)

      College checklist: Pack bags, review insurance (column)

      If your family has a child heading off to college, don't forget to think about how that will affect your insurance coverage. You'll want to look into whether your child's personal property is still covered under your homeowners insurance, just in case something happens at school. You'll also want to look into the best auto insurance coverage to suit your child's needs at school, as well as if your child has enough personal liability coverage.

      Because at the age of 18, living in a dorm, he was still on our car insurance, health insurance and ...

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    6. How to insure your college-bound student

      How to insure your college-bound student

      If you'll be sending your child off to college later this summer, you'll want to think about how you can protect your student while they're at school. This helpful article from InsuraMatch outlines how your existing insurance can help cover your student at school and where you might want to purchase supplemental coverage.

      From the diaper changing table to the college dorm room – it’s finally here – your son or daughter is heading off to get a degree and they’re no longer under your roof (well, at least for most of the year).

      Besides clothes, electronics ...

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    7. Here are some good reasons why you should get wedding insurance for your big day

      This article is a comprehensive and compelling outline of why wedding insurance could be a good idea for your and your future spouse, or even your child who is getting married. A wedding is an event with many different details and wedding insurance can help make sure that you won't face financial losses if something were to go wrong. 

      Read more on the Daily News:

      Wedding insurance is something most couples never think about. But there are lots of moving parts to a wedding and any number of things could go wrong. Ed Charlebois, vice president of personal insurance ...

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    8. Trustee Liability & E&O Insurance

      Trustee Liability & E&O Insurance

      These claims are on the rise and likely won't be slowing down any time soon.  Consider protecting yourself!

      Trustee liability claims are on the upswing, and trustees should have E&O insurance (professional liability or errors & omissions insurance) for protection. Trusts can be formed for many different purposes (see here, here and here), and the assets held can vary from liquid securities to fixed assets such as real estate. Trustees have a duty to the trust and its beneficiaries, and in some cases to third parties, increasing the magnitude and complexity of the exposure.

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    9. The Benefits of Having Life Insurance Coverage on Your Child

      It's not pleasant to think about, but this type of insurance could help your family, including your child, down the line (if it accumulates cash value!).

      Although it’s terrible to think about, the truth is that the unimaginable — losing a child — can happen. A parent may never fully recover from it emotionally.

      A child’s death also raises financial issues. Is that a reason to purchase life insurance on someone so young?

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    10. How To Get Your RV Road Ready For The 2016 Season

      How To Get Your RV Road Ready For The 2016 Season

      Does your family have an RV? Before you head out on your first trip read this guide to getting your RV road ready for the 2016 season!

      With spring finally arriving, it’s time for RV owners to dust off the cobwebs and prepare their vehicles for another three seasons on the road! Winter weather and conditions can be hard on your RV. After you get your vehicle uncovered and out of storage, use this checklist to get ready to roll out on your next adventure.

      Check for leaks

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    11. Is My Dog Bite Covered by Homeowners Insurance? —-Depends!

      Is My Dog Bite Covered by Homeowners Insurance? —-Depends!

      Your dog is a part of your family, it's tough to imagine that your dog could hurt someone. However, dog bites are not uncommon and they can be very expensive. Depending on the breed of dog you have, you may or may not be covered under your homeowners insurance. Be sure to talk to your insurance agent to ensure you have coverage.

      Finding out if you are covered can be a serious inquiry because damages for dog bites can be significant. Statistically, most dog bites occur to children.  Also, most dog bites occur to the hands and face.  More ...

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    12. Choosing a Safe Vehicle for Your Teen Driver

      Choosing a Safe Vehicle for Your Teen Driver

      Teens are the riskiest drivers out there, so it is important to choose a car with safety features to protect your teen. Added bonus: a safer car may mean savings on your family car insurance!

      Getting a driver license is a big deal for any teen, but it’s also a milestone that can cause anxiety for parents. Driving is a symbol of independence and your child’s first step on the road to adulthood. You survived the first 16 years of parenting, now it’s time to teach your teenager how to drive safely.

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    13. Family Auto Coverage under a Commercial Policy

      Family Auto Coverage under a Commercial Policy

      Personal and commercial auto insurance policies can't be combined. One won't cover a vehicle used for the purposes of the other, so make sure you have the right combination of coverage before using your work car with the family or your family car for work.

      Commercial auto policies are not designed to cover personal auto risks. Thus, autos you own individually should not be covered by your company's commercial auto policy. Rather, they should be insured under a personal auto policy. This rule has some exceptions, however, and this article will explain one of them.

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    14. Finding the Cheapest Car Insurance for Teens

      If you have a teen who will be learning to drive this spring, bookmark this article! Adding a teenage driver to your insurance can make your rates skyrocket, but there are ways to save!

      If you’ve ever had to buy car insurance for a teen, you know that coverage can be brutally expensive. It costs more than $1,500 per year on average to add a teen driver to a family policy, according to a NerdWallet study.

      Car insurance for teens is expensive because teen drivers represent a huge risk for car insurance companies.

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    15. The Most and Least Reliable Cars by Class

      The Most and Least Reliable Cars by Class

      If you're looking for a new family car, consult this list! Remember, the car you choose can affect your insurance rates.

      Whether you drive a family hauler, commuter car, or performance sedan, your goal is the same—to avoid the repair shop. This list is based on our Annual Auto Survey. Editor's Note: This article also appeared in the April 2016 issue of Consumer Reports magazine. For nearly 80 years, Consumer Reports has been testing products and advocating for a better, safer and more fair consumer market place. Click here for more information about Consumer Reports' mission.

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    16. 15 All-Weather Cars for Family Duty

      15 All-Weather Cars for Family Duty

      Keep your family safe and stylin' in these family car picks!

      In an automotive world that’s slowly being dominated by crossovers, choices are narrowing for families now that sedans, wagons, and minivans are starting to go out of style. However, that doesn’t mean you don’t have much choice when you refuse to jump onto the crossover bandwagon. A wide array of cars are available for those who want all-weather traction but don’t need the extra ground clearance.

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    17. 15 Family Friendly Alternatives to Crossovers/SUVs

      15 Family Friendly Alternatives to Crossovers/SUVs

      If you're looking for a new family car, check out these family friendly options.

      Crossovers/SUVs are synonymous with family cars these days, and their popularity has continued to grow every year. However, that doesn’t mean they’re the best solution. Other vehicles out there excel at family duty, especially when you don’t need the extra ground clearance. Unless you need to traverse an unpaved road, many alternatives can be your support vehicle for your family. Here 15 options instead of crossovers/SUVS.

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    18. Pet safety tips

      Pet safety tips

      Your pet is part of your family! Keep your pets safe with these helpful tips from Plymouth Rock!

      At Plymouth Rock, we’re interested in protecting every member of your family – including your pets! Whether it’s at home or on the go, we want to make sure they’re every bit as safe as you are.

      Traveling in the car

      If your pet is traveling in the car with you, it’s important you’ve properly secured your furry friend. For dogs, this means some sort of harness system, like a secured crate, or a seatbelt. Cats should ride ...

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    19. Avoid These Mistakes When Buying Commercial Auto Insurance!

      Avoid These Mistakes When Buying Commercial Auto Insurance!

      If you use your car for work, your personal car insurance policy oftentimes will not cover damages that occur when the car is being used for commercial purposes. Be sure to call your agent to determine how to best protect yourself.

      Many business owners assume that their personal auto policy will cover claims against their business. This assumption is incorrect.

      For one thing, the "Who Is An Insured" section of a personal policy includes the individual named in the policy and his or her family members. It does a not include a business entity other than a sole proprietorship. Secondly ...

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    20. Don't Leave for Vacation Without This Checklist!

      Don't Leave for Vacation Without This Checklist!

      If your family is going away for school vacation, this checklist can help you ensure that your home will be safe while you're gone!

      It's almost time for... VACATION! Schools across the country will be letting the kids out of a week of rest and relaxation - is your family headed somewhere fun? If you'll be traveling this vacation, don't forget about the things you're leaving behind. Before you leave for your vacation, it is important to take a few moments to ensure you've protected your home and belongings and that they'll stay protected ...

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