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Category: Homeowners Insurance

Preventing Frozen Pipes



Sub-zero temps have arrived, and these extreme temperature fluctuations are a recipe for pipe bursts. Forest Agency has assembled some helpful information on how to prevent frozen pipes, and what to do if pipes freeze or burst. What Causes Frozen Pipes? The water inside pipes can freeze when outdoor temperatures drop below freezing. As freezing […]

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Life Events that Affect Your Insurance Needs

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As we age and reach different milestones in our lives, our insurance needs change. Contact Forest Agency right away if you’re affected by any of the following life events that might affect your insurance needs: New home ownership Purchasing a new home is a big investment–one that you’ll want to protect. Before purchasing a home, […]

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’tis the Season… for Holiday Fire Safety



Don’t Get Burned this Holiday Season According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Christmas tree fires caused $14.8 million in direct property damage between 2011-2015.  On average, one out of every 32 reported home Christmas tree fires resulted in a death.  Thankfully, our friends at Belfor Property Restoration have compiled a list of holiday […]

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The Complications of Condo Coverage

  You’ve taken the plunge and opted for condo life.  Now that the papers are signed, it seems like everything is taken care of for you—building maintenance, roof repairs, landscaping, insurance, etc.  It’s time to relax because everything is covered, right? Not quite.  While the insurance policy provided by the condo association covers the building […]

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Preparing your boat for spring launch

May means the arrival of spring in the Midwest, and if you are a boat or watercraft owner, you likely are looking forward to getting into the water!  Our friends at ACE Private Risk Services passed along a few tips on getting your vessel back afloat after a long winter. BEFORE LAUNCH Inspect the bottom:  Do a […]

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How to get insurance for your new drone

Millions of drones are expected to land under Christmas trees this year, according to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Piloting a drone might sound like child’s play, but before you take flight, be sure to contact your insurance professional. Recently, the FAA mandated registration for most drones, and issued guidelines on their use. But what happens in the event of […]

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What to do if You Have Water Damage Due to a Winter Storm

When we think of winter storms, our minds go to snow globe images, and snuggling up in front of a fire, with board games and warm cocoa.  But the truth is, winter weather can cause real damage to your home and other properties. According to the Insurance Information Institute, “Winter storms caused an estimated $3.5 […]

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