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    1. 10 Smart Insurance Resolutions for 2017

      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!

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      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 ...

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    2. How to conduct a year-end insurance review

      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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    3. 10 smart insurance resolutions for 2017

      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 ...

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    4. Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Advises Preparation for Winter Weather

      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 ...

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    5. 5 Questions to Know What Insurance Coverage You Need in Retirement

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

      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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    7. What Hobbyists Should Know About Drone Insurance

      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 ...

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    8. 5 Types Of Insurance You Shouldn'T Waste Your Money On

      5 Types Of Insurance You Shouldn'T Waste Your Money On

      Of course this site is a dedicated insurance advocate, but we are also realistic! There are some types of coverage that don't make sense for the average consumer. This article outlines some coverage you may not need, thanks to coverage from other plans or the unlikeliness of incurring a claim. 

      While this article is helpful, it should not take the place of real insurance advice from an agent who understands your financial and family situation. If you have questions, give your agent a call to discuss your family's specific insurance needs.

      Just about anyone who has rented a ...

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    9. The Ins and Outs of Condo Insurance

      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 ...

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    10. How to Find the Best Travel Insurance

      How to Find the Best Travel Insurance

      With the holidays and new year approaching, your family may be looking to take a trip or two. Before you hit the road or head to the airport, you may want to consider travel insurance to help protect your trip.

      Travel insurance can offer several different coverages to protect you and your family as you travel. Most people are familiar with the trip cancelation aspect of travel insurance, but there are other features that could be valuable for your family.

      NerdWallet breaks down this coverage to help your family understand how travel insurance works:

      There’s nothing like travel to ...

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    11. 5 Football Tailgating Blunders Insurance Will Pay For

      5 Football Tailgating Blunders Insurance Will Pay For

      If you come from a family of football fans, this article is a good read. If you'll be tailgating this football season, you may be opening yourself up to risk. Will your insurance cover those risks?

      Tailgating is lots of fun for the whole family, but all the fun and the grill could cause damage to your car. Here's some tips on what might be covered under your existing insurance policies from NerdWallet:

      Football tailgates offer fans a chance to escape the weekly grind and cut loose in the name of bone-crunching tackles and char-grilled meats. But nothing ...

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    12. What To Do When Switching Insurance

      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 ...

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    13. Insurance Infographics, eBooks, and More

      Insurance Infographics, eBooks, and More

      Check out these fantastic resources from our friends from Encharter Insurance! They've rounded up a whole resource library of infographics, eBooks, posts and more to hep you learn more about what your insurance can help cover, as well as tips to ensure you're getting the best coverage for your situation. Whether it's thinking about how having a baby might affect your insurance to how to prepare for a safe holiday season, their library has all sorts of materials to help you learn more quickly!

      Choosing the right insurance policy can be made a little easier when you ...

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    14. Don’t Skimp on Your Insurance

      Sometimes insurance can feel like another expense for your family on an already tight budget. However, insurance can be a lifesaver if ever your family were to need the coverage it provides. This piece, originally posted on NerdWallet, breaks down what types of insurance are important for families to consider and examines the repercussions of skimping on your insurance.

      Skimping on your coverage may not be the most effective way to save money on your insurance policies. Being underinsured could mean the insurance you're paying so much for isn't able to do what you need it to do ...

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    15. Where Your Business Property Is & Isn’t Covered, According to Your Insurance

      Getting commercial property insurance for your business is a no-brainer, but the things your policy doesn't cover aren't as obvious to most small business owners. If you depend on commercial property insurance to protect your business, make sure to reach out to your agent for clarity on what your policy does and does not cover. There could be certain types of damage that are excluded or if your property is in transit often, it may not be covered while on the move.

      Learn more about what limitations you should be aware of on Insureon:

      Commercial Property Insurance is ...

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    16. 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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    17. Live in a Flood Zone? Make Sure You Have This

      Live in a Flood Zone? Make Sure You Have This

      Flooding and insurance can be tricky. Some policies will cover flood damage, others won't. Some coverage you can purchase any time you need it, some require a waiting period before the policy can go into effect.

      If your area is susceptible to flooding, you'll want to know the ins and outs of your policies to ensure you have adequate protection in the event of a flood. Read on on About to learn about some common nuances to flood coverage:

      It may surprise you; car insurance does cover flood damage to cars, as long as you have selected the ...

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    18. Find the Best Umbrella Insurance

      Accidents can happen, which is why your family may want to consider an umbrella insurance policy. Umbrella insurance can help protect you financially from situations where you are found legally liable for damages. Whether it's a dog bite or unintentional property damage, umbrella insurance could provide valuable protection for your family.

      Learn more about how your family can find the best umbrella insurance for your needs on NerdWallet:

      Nobody’s perfect. That’s why you buy liability insurance: You can avoid financial ruin if you accidentally cause major injuries or property damage to others. Problem is, your insurance isn ...

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    19. This Umbrella Protects You From Much More Than Rain

      This Umbrella Protects You From Much More Than Rain

      Should your family consider purchasing an umbrella insurance policy?

      Umbrella insurance is an excess liability insurance policy that protects you above and beyond the limits  on your homeowners, auto, watercraft or other personal insurance policies. Umbrella insurance is designed to give you added liability protection for lawsuits, and claims that rise against you. It is an inexpensive way to protect your financial future or established assets.

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    20. Condo Insurance You Need That Your Condo Association Doesn’t Cover

      Condo Insurance You Need That Your Condo Association Doesn’t Cover

      If your family lives in a condo, make sure you have the right coverage to protect your living space!

      Buying a condominium can include a fair amount of shared space, including lawns, recreational facilities and common walls. That’s a lot of areas to insure, and it can be confusing knowing which type of coverage you’ll need that doesn’t overlap with your condo association’s insurance policy.

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    21. The Three Times RV Insurance is Required

      The Three Times RV Insurance is Required

      Hoping to head out on some trips in the family RV this summer? Don't forget the insurance... especially when it's required by law:

      A new RV can be great family fun, but do you know if insurance is required or if insurance is optional for your RV? A lot of variables come into play when it comes to RVs and insurance. Laws can vary based on what type of RV you own making it very confusing. Let’s take a look at some examples of why you might need RV insurance and why you might not need it.

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