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The Hidden Risk Many Homeowners Ignore

If you’re like many homeowners, you may have received offers in the mail promoting protection plans for exterior utility lines or pipes. And if you’re like most consumers, you’re not quite sure if this protection is something you might actually need. Whose line is it anyway? The reality is that as a homeowner, exterior underground service and …

Ultimate Guide to Understanding Auto Insurance

When it comes to auto insurance, there are a lot of companies and coverage choices. How do you know who to trust and what’s essential? Some of the insurance terms like endorsements or comprehensive and collision coverage may also be a bit confusing. And what about those extras you can add on? Which ones do you need? We’ve pulled together …

Quick Ways to Spot Phishing Messages Targeting Your Business

Gone may be the days when phishing attempts were easy to identify. While malicious messages are nothing new, they’re becoming more sophisticated and harder to pick out from legitimate business communications. A few simple clicks in one of these emails can develop into a problem that spreads quickly across digital channels and devices, but there are …

Can You Guess Our Biggest Driving Distraction?

Of the more than 172,000 people killed in car crashes over the past five years, one in 10 were in crashes where at least one of the drivers involved was distracted. These statistics come from data analyzed by Erie Insurance housed in the Fatality Analysis Reporting System, a nationwide census of fatal motor vehicle traffic crashes maintained by the …

How to Help Your Home Recover from Winter

Winter is usually rough on homes. Between snow, ice, wind and freezing temperatures, you’ll want to invest some time in helping it get back to its pre-winter condition. Here are a few ways you can help your home recover from winter: Have your roof inspected. This is especially important if you notice any leaks or loose shingles or metal. The freezing …

9 Things You Should Never Do to Your Car

 by Amanda Prischak on December 28, 2015 You probably rely on your car every day to get you where you need to go. But how well can your car rely on you? There are some things you should never do to your car. Are you guilty of any of them? Check out the list below to find out—and learn what you can do to give your car the care it needs. 9 things to …

Drowsy Driving Among Young Drivers

The problem According to research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, one in five fatal crashes involves a drowsy driver, and drivers aged 16 to 24 are at the greatest risk for being involved in a drowsy driving crash. Between 2010 and 2015, more than 1,300 drivers aged 25 and younger were involved in fatal drowsy driving crashes in the United …

How to Prevent a Dryer Fire

Laundry is part of life’s weekly grind. But did you know that dryers cause roughly 15,500 home structure fires, 29 deaths, 400 injuries and $192 million in direct property loss each year? What’s more, most dryer fires happen in the winter. Get the lint out The most common cause of dryer fires is failure to do a thorough cleaning. Because a lint …

Buying Life Insurance for the First Time? Then Read These 8 Tips

Maybe you just got married. Or had your first child. Or started a business. Whatever the life event is, you are now buying life insurance for the first time. And that might intimidate and confuse you a little. Help ease your mind by reading the following advice for anyone who is buying life insurance for the first time. 1. Understand who (or what) you’re …

A Dozen Easy Ways to Keep Cold Air from Entering Your House

There’s nothing like returning to a warm home when it’s freezing outside. Yet cold air has many sneaky ways to follow you into your home. Fortunately, there are some easy ways to keep yours toasty all winter long. These 12 tips will help you keep cold air from entering your house. 1. Secure the sash locks along all the windows in your house to clamp …