Safety Tips
Pool safety and insurance Article
Whether you plan to install a luxury, in-ground Olympic model or you're just inflating one for the kids, backyard pools and hot tubs have safety and insurance implications. Here's what you need to know.
Swimming pool safety Video
Lightning coverage and safety Article
Lightning can cause damage to your home and belongings—and can cause bodily harm. It's prudent to take steps to prevent the dangerous effects of lightning and to keep yourself and your family safe. Here are some things you can do.
Lightning safety: 10 myths—and the facts Article
“When thunder roars, go indoors!” is a truism that actually holds up. But much of what we think we know about lightning is fiction. Here are some common myths, along with the facts that will keep you and your loved ones safe in a storm.
Lawnmower Safety Article
Grilling safety and insurance Article
Millions of Americans safely enjoy outdoor barbecues, but accidents do happen. Ensure trouble-free summer cooking fun by maintaining your grill, using it safely and knowing what to do in case of emergency.
Grill safety Video
Shopping for a safe car Article
The more safely built the car you buy, the better the chances of your surviving an accident. Protect yourself and your passengers by understanding the factors that make a car safe and making your purchase accordingly.
Facts + Statistics: Distracted driving Fact & Statistic
Mitigation and Prevention
Protect Your Home Against Arson Video
Protecting your home from mold Article
Mold is destructive to your home and possessions—and the damage it causes generally isn't covered by homeowners insurance. Learn how to defend your home against mold.
Health safety following a flood Article
Protect your home from winter weather Article
Ice, snow and wind can have devastating consequences to your home—and to your household budget. Fortunately, there are precautions you can take to avoid the expense and inconvenience of winter damage—and even help you save on heating costs. Get started when the leaves begin to turn so your home is well prepared when the cold, harsh weather hits.
The homeowner's severe cold weather survival guide Article
Much of North America experiences periods of severely cold weather and is susceptible to snow and ice storms—extreme conditions that can inflict considerable damage on homes and create liability risks. Standard homeowners policies will cover most disasters that result from a freeze—but when the weather outside is frightful, it's better to minimize the potential risks. Here's how.
Tips to prevent dog bites Video
Dog bite prevention Video
Bicycle safety and insurance Article
Bicycling is increasingly popular, both as a sport and as a means of transportation. Whether you spent a few hundred or a few thousand dollars on your bike, whether you use it to commute to work or to cycle around the block with your kids, it's important to understand the rules of the bike lane and protect your financial investment with the proper insurance.
Bicycle safety Video
Backgrounders and Research
Facts + Statistics: Auto theft Fact & Statistic
Facts + Statistics: Identity theft and cybercrime Fact & Statistic
Making sure your home is properly covered for a disaster Article
For many people, their home is their greatest asset, so it is crucial to avoid being underinsured. To properly insure your home, it is important to ask your insurance professional four key questions.
Five Steps to preparing an effective evacuation plan Article
In the event of a sudden, catastrophic event, you may have just minutes to gather your family and get out of your house—possibly for good. What would you take? Where would you go? Planning ahead for the worst can help minimize the impact of a tragedy and may even save lives. This five-step plan can help get you and your family on the road to safety.
Including your pets in evacuation and disaster planning Article
To keep your family safe in a potential disaster, it's essential to have an evacuation plan—and that plan should include your pet. Since most public shelters exclude pets, keep your beloved animal safe and unharmed with this advice.
Am I Covered? Article
This brochure, based on the questions consumers most frequently ask, explains what is covered in a standard homeowners policy and what is not. Where gaps in coverage exist, it tells you how to fill them.
Contractor fraud awareness tips Video
Driving in Bad Weather Article
Avoid a deer-car collision Article
What to do at the scene of an accident Article
No one wants to get into a car crash. But being prepared and knowing what to do if you are involved in an accident can save lives, reduce injuries and make the claims process simpler and easier.
How to prevent auto theft and carjacking Article
Having your vehicle stolen is bad enough, but carjacking—having it taken while you're behind the wheel—is potentially dangerous, even lethal. Foil would-be car thieves and keep yourself safe with these precautions.
Road rage and auto insurance Article
Road rage incidents are not only dangerous, they are exempted from coverage by many auto insurance policies. Understand your risks and take precautionary measures to avoid being a victim—or a cause—of aggressive driving accidents.
Facts + Statistics: Alcohol-impaired driving Fact & Statistic
Background on: Motorcycle crashes Article