What is Replacement Cost on Contents and Building?

When buying insurance or shopping around for policies, you’ll come across many terms that might seem foreign to you. At least in the concept of buying insurance. One of those terms is “replacement cost.” You need to take the time to learn about this one because it’s an important term to understand. Whether you’re insuring […]

Does My Insurance Policy Cover HVAC Failure?

Your home’s HVAC system helps keep your family comfortable inside its walls regardless of what’s going on outside. In the summer, a properly functioning HVAC system will keep your family cool and comfortable. During the winter, it will keep you cozy and warm. When your HVAC system isn’t functioning properly, though, things can get very […]

Winter Safety Tips for Wood and Gas Burning Fireplaces

After a full day of sled riding or building a snowman with the kids or shoveling the driveway and sidewalk, there is nothing like coming out of the cold, making some hot chocolate and warming up in front of your cozy fireplace. However, your fireplace, whether it is a wood burning or a gas fireplace, […]

Will My Policy Premium Stay the Same Every Year?

Because so many things can change in a year, it’s important to review your policy annually to determine which, if any, changes you need to make in coverage. These are some of the things that can affect your policy premiums from year to year. Claims The unfortunate reality is that insurance is a business of […]

Don’t Forget to Insure That Special Gift This Holiday Season

Tis the season for gift giving. Some gifts put a much larger dent in your wallet than others. That is why it’s so important to make sure you get the right kind of insurance to help you protect your investment in costlier holiday gifts. Fortunately, there are several avenues available to you. Depending on the […]

7 Tips to Keep Your Kids Safe Around the Pool

Backyard swimming pools make summer fun possible for many families. In some instances, it’s the only escape from sometimes oppressive summer heat. Unfortunately, the American Red Cross reports that nearly 200 children drown each year in backyard swimming pools. These tips can help keep your children, and others, safe if you have a backyard swimming […]

What New College Graduates Need to Know About Insurance

You’ve just graduated college and the world is at your feet. Before you go out into the world, it’s important to learn a few key facts about insurance and your need for it. This guide will walk you through three of the most common types of insurance you’re likely to need: Health Insurance Renters Insurance Auto […]

How To Create a Home Inventory & Why It’s Important

If there was a fire, flood, or another disaster, would you know all the possessions you had? Chances are, you wouldn’t. That’s why a home inventory list is important, whether you live in a single-family home, condo, or apartment. It will help you determine your losses and make your insurance claim settle faster, according to […]

6 Home Fire Safety and Prevention Tips

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports that in 2016 there were more than 1,342,000 fires reported in the U.S. resulting in 3,390 civilian deaths and approximately $10.6 billion worth of property damage. These numbers equate to a home structure fire reported every 90 seconds in the U.S. and one civilian death every two hours […]

7 Steps To Prepare Your Home for Hurricane Season

Hazardous weather impacts New York and New Jersey residents frequently — including hurricanes.  In fact, the Insurance Information Institute’s reports that homes in the states of New York and New Jersey had property damage because of one of the three most costly hurricanes in the U.S. Many people have already experienced the impact of flooding, […]

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