Cyber Monday has become the internet’s version of Black Friday. If you are like me in any way, you aren’t really into waiting in long lines just to get into the store, let alone the ones where you are waiting to pay. If a large crowd of people all wanting the same thing at the same time isn’t for you, then maybe Cyber Monday is the way to go. … [Read more...] about CYBER MONDAY SHOPPING SAFETY TIPS
Last week we learned of two horrible fires in Augusta and Orrington. The first fire reported took the lives of four people and the second left a man critically injured. Investigators believe both fires could have been prevented. With Old Man Winter creeping in and our temperatures dropping, it is important to remember some basic steps so you and … [Read more...] about WOOD STOVE SAFETY
Hurricane Sandy is traveling quite quickly up the eastern seaboard, arriving here in less than 24 hours. While we won’t get the brunt of the storm we are sure to see power outages with high winds projected to reach 60mph. Have you taken the time to put together a power outage emergency kit? Below is a list of items that should be found your kit. … [Read more...] about POWER OUTAGE EMERGENCY KIT
This week is Fire Prevention Week. Originally started to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire in 1871, it is the longest running public health and safety observance on record. Each year has a theme and this year the theme is, Have 2 Ways Out. It is imperative that you and your family have a plan in place in the event of a fire. Wouldn’t it be even … [Read more...] about DO YOU HAVE TWO WAYS OUT?
John Wooden was most likely speaking of basketball when he said those words, but you can apply those words to just about any life event, including emergencies. The month of September has been dedicated to preparedness. Do you and your loved ones have a plan in the event of a disaster? Are you informed about emergencies that can happen in your … [Read more...] about FAILING TO PREPARE IS PREPARING TO FAIL
June is National Safety Month. This year’s message is Safety 24/7. Each week in June, the National Safety Council has set up a theme. The last week in June has been dedicated to safe driving. The goal is to raise awareness and educate the public. Road traffic increases during the summer months as people are heading to the beach among other … [Read more...] about KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE ROAD
Graduation is an exciting time for parents and their children. Wanting to claim their independence, college graduates may not return home to live. While you are checking off the list of all the things your child will need to move out into the world alone, be sure to have them obtain Maine renters insurance. A common misconception is that the … [Read more...] about RENTERS INSURANCE FOR THE GRADUATE
The question has been asked. Your parents have been told. Everyone is overjoyed with the great news. Now, onto planning your big day! Whether you want a Cinderella style wedding or something more intimate, it is important that you are prepared for any and all things. Obtaining wedding insurance should be on the top of your to do list. Disaster … [Read more...] about WEDDING INSURANCE-START OFF PROTECTED
Robin Williams once said “spring is nature’s way of saying Let’s Party!” Looking out a window will tell you, nature has definitely begun to party. Maine’s wildlife has also begun to party as well. Black bears are waking from a short nap. A mild winter and warm temperatures during the past few weeks roused the bears and they are hungry. During … [Read more...] about SPRINGS ARRIVAL AND HUNGRY BEARS
Planning a vacation is exciting and fun. It is also an investment. While you are having such fun planning, are you aware of some of the risks that can occur prior to a vacation and during? Most people don’t plan vacations thinking about all of the things that could go wrong, but there isn't anything wrong with being prepared. Travel insurance … [Read more...] about TRAVEL RISKS YOU CAN INSURE
Beginning January 3, 2012, all commercial drivers - including truck and bus drivers - are banned from using hand-held and push-to-talk cell phones while behind the wheel, affecting an estimated 4 million commercial drivers. The new rule from the Department of Transportation prohibits commercial motor vehicle drivers from holding, dialing, or … [Read more...] about Nationwide Cell Phone Ban
You won't hear this just anywhere, but in our office this very important task is managed by -- our receptionist. Actually (and this is quite surprising), most insurance agencies have no formal process in place for monitoring the financial ratings of the companies they represent. That means other agents can easily allow a ratings downgrade to … [Read more...] about Who Watches The Financial Ratings For Your Insurance Company?