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Drones must be registered…but do I need insurance?

According to Bloomberg, owners of consumer drones will have to begin registering with the U.S. government starting next week under a policy issued in time for the expected holiday shopping rush (read the full report here).  Only the smallest toys will be exempt from tracking by the Federal Aviation Agency.  Every consumer who owns a […]

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Travel Checklist for Snowbirds

If you are a snowbird heading south for the winter, there are several key things you should do to help protect your vacant home. Taking these steps can help protect your home from theft, water damage, heating or electrical system malfunctions and other possible threats while you are away. Forward your mail and stop newspaper delivery […]

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Forest Agency Launches Sock Drive for Housing Forward

Did you know that the single most needed item for the homeless clients of Housing Forward is new grey or black socks?    Housing Forward, Forest Agency’s Charity of the Quarter, provides temporary shelter and services for the homeless in Chicago’s Western suburbs.  This Holiday Season Forest Agency is collecting new socks (and while we are at […]

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Real-World Case Study: Tween’s Halloween Fireworks Caper Causes Fire and Leaves Parents to Blame

Anyone who has teens or tweens (or has been one) knows that their judgment is not always sound. This story from our friends at PersonalUmbrella.com shows that sometimes these kids’ antics can lead to costly consequences for their parents. Zack couldn’t believe his luck: Discovering leftover Fourth of July fireworks in the garage just in […]

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Oh, Deer–Drivers Beware!

The number of deer-related auto collisions is on the increase again this year, with an estimated 1.25 million auto-deer collision claims occuring since June 2014 according to State Farm Insurance. October and November are the months during which you are most likely to encounter a deer in your headlights, and with more people traveling the […]

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A Surprising Way to Lower Workers Comp Claims at Your Business

It has long been suspected that companies that offer their employees voluntary accident and disability insurance experience lower their workers comp claims and overall costs.  A recent nationwide survey of 945 businesses nationwide, confirms this to be true. Aflac’s “Impact of Voluntary Accident Insurance and Voluntary Disability Insurance on Workers’ Compensation Claims and Worker Absenteeism Study, […]

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Five Tips for Fire Pit Safety

Autumn is in the air! The days remain warm, but the nights are getting cooler and cooler. This is a great time to end the day by sitting around a campfire with relaxing conversation and delicious s’mores. Portable fire pits have become very popular. However, they can be dangerous. Our friends at West Bend Mutual Insurance have shared these […]

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