6 Wildfire Evacuation Preparation Tips

The 2017 wildfire season was one of the most devastating on record, and totaled  more than $18 billion in damages. While wildfire season often occurs during the summer, a wildfire could start at any time if the conditions are right. With how unpredictable and fast the wildfires are, surviving begins with being prepared to evacuate. Here are 6 evacuation tips to keep in mind when fire, or any natural disaster threatens.

1.  Know where to go. Have a destination in mind, and know how to get there. Let family and friends know your plans and how to reach you. Don’t just rely on your GPS, take a map as well. Keep the car fueled and ready to go.
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6 Simple Steps Can Help Minimize Your Exposure to Wildfires

Wildfire risk used to be seasonal, but in many states, it is now a year-round risk. Brush and forest fires cause extensive damage every year, and it’s not just the Western part of the country. Any home situated on the edge of grasslands, or near brush or trees, is vulnerable. Taking the following steps can reduce a home’s vulnerability to any exterior fire. Continue reading “6 Simple Steps Can Help Minimize Your Exposure to Wildfires”

Is Your Motorcycle Coverage a Perfect Fit?

Not all bikes are the same. Insurance isn’t all the same, either.
Picking good motorcycle insurance is more than just choosing between comp and collision or liability-only. Here are four questions to ask yourself about coverages and options before you switch to a new policy or renew your current one.

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Your Collector Car & Hurricanes: What You Should Know

August and September are prime months for hurricanes. Your state’s emergency management agency, or the local Red Cross office, can provide detailed emergency planning information for your life and home. But what about your special car? Here’s some advice.

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Rethink The Word “Valuables”

Cash and jewelry aren’t the only items on thief’s must-have list. There are a lot of “soft” targets you may not have considered, too. Check out this list and do your best to secure anything that’s easily targeted – inside and out! Continue reading “Rethink The Word “Valuables””

Dos and Don’ts to Safeguarding Your Home While on Vacation

“We live on the most boring street in the whole United States of America, where nothing even remotely dangerous will ever happen.”

– Buzz McCallister, Home Alone

Over the course of this summer, half of the American population are setting their emails to “out-of-office,” packing their bags and embarking on vacations. While you’re jotting down a list to remember everything from sunscreen to passports, we have prepared a list that will help prep your home for security while you are away. Even if you think you “live on the most boring street in the whole United States,” following these tips will help you feel better about leaving your home. Continue reading “Dos and Don’ts to Safeguarding Your Home While on Vacation”

American Modern Offers Customers New Digital Video Solution To Help Resolve Losses

American Modern Insurance Group® today announced a new digital technology that allows customers to use a mobile device to virtually connect with their claims adjuster that could help to more quickly resolve a loss. This digital video solution is available to customers with any personal or commercial lines insurance policy offered by the company. Use of this solution may help avoid the need for a traditional onsite inspection or it may supplement the onsite inspection.

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Stay Free (from Danger!) this 4th of July. The Final Part.

The 4th of July is a wonderful time for family, friends, fun, freedom, and fireworks. But, outdoor grills, pyrotechnics, and unattended homes can create dangerous situations. The final part of the 4th of July Safety Series combines all of the safety tips we shared throughout the week.  Keep them in mind to have a fun and safe Independence Day.

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Stay Free (from Danger!) this 4th of July. Part 4: Grill Safety.

4th of July is a wonderful time for family, friends, fun, freedom, and fireworks. But, outdoor grills, pyrotechnics, and unattended homes can also create dangerous situations. This week, we are sharing various safety tips to ensure your Independence Day is both fun and safe.  Part 4 is focused on grill safety!

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Stay Free (from Danger!) this 4th of July. Part 3: Sun Safety.

4th of July is a wonderful time for family, friends, fun, freedom, and fireworks. But, outdoor grills, pyrotechnics, and unattended homes can also create dangerous situations. This week, we are sharing various safety tips to ensure your Independence Day is both fun and safe.  Part 3 is all about sun safety!

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