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In addition to the health and safety dangers of sub-zero temperatures, blinding snowstorms and inconspicuous ice sheets, winter weather can also be incredibly dangerous to your home. Homeowners must consider a number of winter weather issues, including legal liabilities to watch out for and knowing whether your homeowners insurance policy has you covered. READ MORE >>

p>About 10% of all fatal accidents between the years of 2011 and 2015 happened in inclement weather.  In the northeast that number jumps up to 15%, with about 3% happening in snow. With weather reports claiming there will be more snow this winter, drivers should be ready. READ MORE >>

Homeowners policies typically cover the average dog bite claim, but you’ll need an umbrella policy to protect you if your dog causes a more serious injury. Dog bites accounted for more than one-third of all homeowners insurance liability claim dollars paid out in 2012, costing insurers more than $489 million, according to the Insurance Information Institute and State Farm. READ MORE >>

A home inventory of your belongings for insurance purposes is a relatively inexpensive way to make any future claims go smoother. Creating a home inventory for insurance doesn’t need to be complicated. All you really need is a pencil and paper. READ MORE >>

The exercise equipment gathering dust in Americans' bedrooms and basements is a familiar sign of the way New Year's resolutions often are quickly abandoned. But a few resolutions you'll not only want to make but also stick with involve being more prudent about insurance. READ MORE >>

Before you start decorating your home for the holidays, it's a good idea to take the time to educate yourself about Christmas light safety. Holiday lights can add a festive touch to your home inside and out, as long as they are used as directed, observing all necessary safety precautions. READ MORE >>

Candles, lights and decorations are an essential part of the holiday season. Unfortunately, they also increase the risk of fire and injury. Each year fires occurring during the holiday season injure nearly 3,000 individuals and cause over $900 million in damage.* READ MORE >>

Although Christmas tree fires are not common, when they do occur, they are more likely to be serious. Carefully decorating your home can help make your holidays safer. Video: Watch this NFPA video for help creating the holiday atmosphere you love, and the security of knowing you’re keeping yourself and your family and friends safer from fire. READ MORE >>

The busy holiday season provides numerous chances for crimes of opportunity. From robberies to identity theft, criminals are looking for ways to steal your gifts, credit card information, cars and anything else they can take easily. Safety starts at home READ MORE >>

With millions of Americans traveling to see family and friends for the Thanksgiving holiday, remember to take a few steps to prepare your home so that you avoid returning to a big mess and an insurance claim, says the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI). READ MORE >>

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