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Know the truth about insurance

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Most people research major purchases such as houses, cars or electronics to assure they receive the best value for their money. It’s equally important to know what you’re getting when you buy insurance to protect your family and financial well-being.

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What’s included in a homeowner policy?

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homeowner-coverage

Homeowner insurance is much more than just coverage for your home and other structures. As a consumer, you need to know what your policy covers and protect yourself with enough coverage.

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How to protect yourself from fraud

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Whether you’re planning a much-anticipated remodeling project or facing repairs to fix damage from a storm, hiring a contractor can be a daunting and nerve-wracking task. While most contractors are trustworthy, some are guilty of taking advantage of vulnerable homeowners – especially when the repairs involve an insurance claim.

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International travel is back, but extra steps needed

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International travel is once again a possibility for many people. While it is always exciting to visit new countries, you must heed some key tips before visiting, and the global pandemic has added to the list.

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Aboard a WWII troop ship on Fourth of July

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July 2, 1944: an American soldier slowly walks the steep incline to board a ship for an extended voyage overseas. All around him the city of New York is alive with the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Kids run around the boardwalk chasing each other while the balloons wrapped around their wrists bobble and struggle to catch up. Young couples walk hand in hand as if they are the only two people on earth, unaware of large ships preparing to leave port.

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The hidden effect of COVID-19 on fleet safety

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If you’ve driven a motor vehicle since COVID-19 restrictions were initiated in March 2020, you’ve undoubtedly noticed fewer vehicles on the road. You might think this would result in a reduction in overall auto crash rates in general and fatality rates in particular. Unfortunately, it appears just the opposite is happening. While actual miles driven have declined, crash and fatality rates have increased.

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Help your home stand up to winter

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You can take steps to ensure your home is well prepared for winter weather – and that your family doesn’t get any colder than they want to be. Consider these suggestions for your comfort and safety.

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