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Car Insurance

Heavy snow pummels many parts of the country

Heavy snow pummels many parts of the country

November 19, 2014

Vehicle crashes between two or more drivers caused by snowy and slippery roads are covered by liability insurance. A car that crashes into an object ...Full Story »

Four key steps to take after a car accident

Four key steps to take after a car accident

November 13, 2014

The Insurance Information Institute offers four easy steps to take after being in a car accident to make the process run smoothly ...Full Story »

National Teen Driver Safety Week

National Teen Driver Safety Week

October 23, 2014

Other major contributing factors to the higher crash risk of young drivers are night driving and teen passengers. Teenagers are involved in more motor vehicle ...Full Story »

FEMA highlights importance of winter weather preparedness

FEMA highlights importance of winter weather preparedness

October 23, 2014

With the winter season approaching, FEMA reminds individuals to be prepared for the extreme cold and winter storms ...Full Story »

Health Insurance

Can wireless phones cause cancer?

Can wireless phones cause cancer?

January 20, 2015

But as the use of cell phone increase, will health problems such as cancer be associated with them as some believe in more studies. The ...Story »

The deathly consequences of alcohol poisoning

The deathly consequences of alcohol poisoning

January 12, 2015

Excessive alcohol consumption can skyrocket health insurance costs and could even lead to alcohol poisoning, which is leading cause of death in the United States ...Full Story »

Encouraging news about Ebola

Encouraging news about Ebola

January 12, 2015

Travelers from Mali will no longer be required to undergo enhanced screening and monitoring when entering the United States, nor will they be required to ...Full Story »

An avocado a day may help keep bad cholesterol at bay

An avocado a day may help keep bad cholesterol at bay

January 7, 2015

Researchers evaluated the effect avocados had on traditional and novel cardiovascular risk factors by replacing saturated fatty acids from an average American diet with unsaturated ...Full Story »

Home Insurance

Remembering Chicago blizzard as Juno arrives

Remembering Chicago blizzard as Juno arrives

January 26, 2015

Homes that were scarce on oil to fuel furnaces were in trouble since oil trucks could not get through. Trucks carried oil through heavy pipes ...Full Story »

Dried out Christmas trees are a post-holiday fire hazard

Dried out Christmas trees are a post-holiday fire hazard

December 31, 2014

By Emily Miller With the holiday season coming to a close and the New Year fast approaching, it is important to make sure your home ...Full Story »

Insurance tips for smash and grab robberies

Insurance tips for smash and grab robberies

December 10, 2014

Onlookers paused to take pictures of the store front as police taped off the scene. The Grand Caravan came to rest a short distance from ...Full Story »

Insurance losses from winter storms in 2014 likely to reach $2.5 billion

Insurance losses from winter storms in 2014 likely to reach $2.5 billion

November 25, 2014

In fact, insurance data give us another way to describe just how cold last winter was and how cold it’s likely to be this year ...Full Story »

Renters Insurance

Few renters actually purchase insurance

Few renters actually purchase insurance

September 24, 2014

According to Pew Research, home ownership has fallen over the past decade in major cities such as New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Houston, renters ...Full Story »

Back to school: College students add renters insurance to the list

Back to school: College students add renters insurance to the list

August 8, 2014

Renters insurance covers many of the expensive items that students typically take with them to an apartment on a college campus. It’s always good advice ...Full Story »

Should you rent or own?

Should you rent or own?

July 1, 2014

Generally, a renter puts up a nonrefundable deposit with an agreed date at which he has the option to purchase; buying at the end of ...Full Story »

Purchase a renters insurance policy

Purchase a renters insurance policy

January 2, 2014

Renters insurance is truly a valuable commodity of protection ...Full Story »

Pet Insurance

Disaster planning for your pets and livestock

Disaster planning for your pets and livestock

December 15, 2014

It is important to understand what your homeowners insurance provides and how that coverage applies to your pet ...Full Story »

Why pet insurance is a good investment

Why pet insurance is a good investment

November 28, 2014

Pet insurance - much like health insurance - is used to cover the costs of medical expenses but is often overlooked by pet owners ...Full Story »

Ten tips to keep your pets safe on Halloween

Ten tips to keep your pets safe on Halloween

October 22, 2014

Pumpkins are not toxic but can cause stomach upset. Do not leave a candle lit pumpkin where a pet can easily knock it over with ...Full Story »

Calif. to increase consumer protection for pet insurance

Calif. to increase consumer protection for pet insurance

October 3, 2014

This week the state of California signed a new law into effect that will add consumer protection for pet insurance and will help consumers better ...Full Story »

Business Insurance

Nine California consumer insurance protection bills signed into law

Nine California consumer insurance protection bills signed into law

January 5, 2015

A bill that adds protections for small businesses has already taken effect and five other consumer protection bills will be implemented January 1, ...Story »

NAIC begins 2015 budget approval process

NAIC begins 2015 budget approval process

October 10, 2014

The NAIC is committed to protecting insurance consumers and providing our members with the tools and resources they need to effectively regulate companies ...Full Story »

Tech support scams are increasing

Tech support scams are increasing

August 11, 2014

Once they have you on the phone, they often try to gain your trust by pretending to be associated with well-known companies or confusing you ...Full Story »

Summer update for amusement parks

Summer update for amusement parks

August 6, 2014

The US amusement park industry generates over 12 billion in revenue and provides jobs to over 500,000 seasonal employees ...Full Story »

Off-Road & Snowmobile

Boat thefts fell in 2011, but jet skis are still a favored target

Boat thefts fell in 2011, but jet skis are still a favored target

July 30, 2012

The number of watercraft stolen in the U.S. fell from 2010 to 2011, according to an annual report by the National Insurance Crime Bureau on ...Full Story »

Hunting and fishing insurance covers field and stream risks

July 27, 2012

No one can guarantee that an outdoors man will come home with a large mouth bass or an eight-point buck, but with hunting insurance they’ll ...Full Story »

Should you get snowmobile insurance coverage?

January 7, 2012

Though consumers may enjoy a number of recreational activities during the winter, some are more dangerous than others, which could prompt people to make sure ...Full Story »

Travel Insurance

What you need to know about travel insurance

What you need to know about travel insurance

January 22, 2015

It is important to know all aspects of travel insurance before purchasing a policy that could help minimize the financial risk of your next vacation. ...Full Story »

Benefits of purchasing travel insurance

December 26, 2014

By Emily Miller It is common knowledge that the big ticket items for any vacation generally includes the plane ticket, hotel, possibly a rental car ...Full Story »

10 mistakes to avoid when booking a cruise

September 29, 2014

Booking a cruise can be a daunting task but following these ten tips can help ease the burden ...Full Story »

Advise for surviving holiday travel this Labor Day

August 29, 2014

Holidays mean increased travel – and with it, increased danger. Recent reports highlights that Labor Day is the second most dangerous time to travel ...Full Story »

Identity Theft

Central Valley scammers targeting seniors

Central Valley scammers targeting seniors

November 24, 2014

Evidence obtained during the investigation revealed that Steen enticed his senior victims to make him the trustee on their trusts or executor of their wills, ...Full Story »

VA launches new identity theft website, toll-free help line

August 13, 2014

In light of recent events, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has undergone substantial changes to better aid veterans and their beneficiaries ...Full Story »

Military Consumer Protection Day is July 16th

July 11, 2014

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 is the second annual Military Consumer Protection Day, which is geared towards protecting military servicemembers and their families ...Full Story »

Scam artists are still on the rise

April 18, 2014

While fast-growing online commerce has benefited consumers with greater choice and convenience, the survey indicates that, as of 2011, the Internet was also the place ...Full Story »

How to avoid identity theft

April 24, 2013

In an increasingly online and interconnected world, identity thieves have a lot of tools they can use to ply someone out of their crucial information ...Full Story »

How to respond to an identity theft: a step-by-step approach

April 24, 2013

Whether it’s a quick run on a credit or debit card, a lost wallet or a full-scale identity theft, responding to such a crime requires ...Full Story »

Stupid criminals never seem to give up on insurance fraud

March 25, 2013

The allure of insurance fraud must seem like a quick and easy way to get some cash, so it’s understandable why it never goes away. ...Full Story »

Identity theft rose in 2012

December 27, 2012

Cases of identity theft and fraud in the U.S. rose by 13 percent in 2012 as 11.6 million Americans became victims, even as the dollar ...Full Story »

Ability to detect a con artist declines as people get older

December 6, 2012

Part of the reason older people are more susceptible to fraud is they lose the ability to spot a dishonest face. Researchers at the University ...Full Story »

Wallets and purses still key sources for identity thieves

November 29, 2012

Despite increased adoption of online shopping, mobile payment and banking apps, offline methods are the top known causes of identity fraud. According to a new ...Full Story »

Long-Term Care

Alzheimer’s awareness: Not today, my old friend

Alzheimer’s awareness: Not today, my old friend

October 23, 2014

And for individuals with Alzheimer's disease having sufficient long-term care insurance is a major concern. ...Full Story »

Huntington’s Disease is on the rise

June 18, 2014

Experts estimate that about one out of every 10,000 people have Huntington's Disease ...Full Story »

Middle-income America not ready for critical illness costs

May 9, 2013

A full 90 percent of middle-income Americans are not ready for the financial hardship posed by a critical illness diagnosis. They don’t have enough savings ...Full Story »

Americans don’t like to think about long-term care needs

April 30, 2013

A survey of Americans above age 40 underestimate their potential need for long-term care but it’s also something they don’t like to think about. According ...Full Story »

Disability Insurance

United States ranks #1 in anxiety disorders

United States ranks #1 in anxiety disorders

January 31, 2014

Approximately 40 million American adults ages 18 and older—or 18.1 percent of the adult population—suffer from an anxiety disorder, according to new figures from the ...Full Story »

What are the key elements of disability insurance?

January 8, 2014

Disability insurance comes in several different packages. Check with a financial planner or insurance specialist for the best option ...Full Story »

Study finds women more at risk for disability

July 5, 2012

Women are most at risk both physically and financially when it comes to disability but may not be prepared for it, according to a study ...Full Story »

Survey says Americans unaware of disability insurance needs

May 29, 2012

In a national survey of nearly 1,200 employees, the Consumer Federation of America and Unum learned that workers know little about group disability insurance, even ...Full Story »

Scooter & Motorcycle

Buying Dad a motorcycle and what about insurance?

Buying Dad a motorcycle and what about insurance?

June 13, 2014

Motorcycle insurance covers bodily injury, comprehensive collision, medical payments and even replacement of parts. Roadside assistance is available in many policies just like car insurance. ...Full Story »

Insurance coverage for scooters

April 18, 2012

With gas prices skyrocketing and environmental concerns rising, more people are forgoing gas-guzzling muscle cars and SUVs for the sporty and less expensive scooters and ...Full Story »

Top 10 “Crazy” motorcycle and auto insurance claims

July 7, 2011

Not all auto insurance claims that come across an adjuster’s or investigator’s desk are typical and mundane. There’s always the scammer to watch out for—some ...Full Story »