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Help prevent common household fires

Using our claim data, we have developed a list of the most common causes of fire-related losses as well as some things you can do to help prevent them. Faulty Wiring and Outlets Are One of the Top Causes of House Fires....

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Is a Home Improvement Project Covered by Insurance?

There are a lot of things you usually do before kicking off a remodeling project. Whether you're planning a home addition or want to improve your existing space, you might start by browsing blogs and building Pinterest...

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What is NJ Homeowners Insurance?

What is NJ Homeowners Insurance? Your home is the center of your daily life, and likely your most valuable asset. When your home is damaged or destroyed, you need your claim settled by an insurance company that...

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Let it blow: 5 steps to make your home resistant to high winds and hurricanes

According to the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA), May is National Building Safety Month. It's especially timely as many in the Midwest and southern Plains face the task of rebuilding homes and property...

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Inspect your deck: 5 inspection and safety tips for homeowners

Sadly, injuries and deaths from deck collapses are not uncommon. Just this past April, eight students attending Ohio's Cedarville University were injured when a second-floor deck collapsed during a gathering at a home....

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How to Protect Your Home and Finances From Spring and Summer Storms

Some simple steps can make a big difference in protecting your home from wind, hail and water damage. According to Travelers insurance claim data from 2012 to 2014, damage from hail, windstorms and sewer backup occurs...

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Don’t make these 3 insurance coverage mistakes in 2015’s tornado season

In addition to being prepared with food and water stockpiles and a first aid kit, the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) advises homeowners, business owners and renters to avoid these common...

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The 7 types of homes that are hard to insure

The home of your dreams may be a nightmare to insure if it's built in a disaster-prone area, is above a certain age or has a checkered claims history. It doesn't necessarily mean you can't find homeownersinsurance...

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Flood Insurance Rates To Increase April 1 for Thousands of Homes Along U.S. Coastline

Originally published on http://www.weather.com/ The surge that's scheduled to hit the American coastline Wednesday isn't coming from a hurricane, but it could still leave a feeling of helplessness in its wake. Flood...

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The big freeze: 5 signs your pipes are frozen and how to thaw them

The pervasive deep freeze that has blanketed much of the U.S. is causing a host of problems for homeowners - everything from where to put several feet of snow when shoveling to preventing ice dams and leaks on snow-...

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Snow, ice and frozen pipes: Are you covered? The 6 things every homeowner needs to know

With most of the United States in a deep freeze and record breaking snow totals in New England, homeowners are beginning to feel like the residents of the fictional kingdom of Arendelle, stuck in eternal winter, as in...

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Let the sun shine in! How going solar could affect your insurance coverage

Solar panels can help cut your energy costs. As energy rates continue to climb and more people are concerned about climate change, adding solar energy to homes and businesses seems to be a more viable option. And...

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Make Home Safety a Priority While You’re Away

Regardless of where you travel to or how you spend your time away, you need to ensure your house stays safe while you're gone. A house left empty can be an opportunity for burglars, so before you pack your bags, prepare...

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