Friday, October 31, 2014

Evacuation: The 10 Minute Challenge



Two families take the Ten Minute Challenge to see if they can evacuate their homes in just ten minutes. Erica and Jason Bish have prepared ahead of time and know what to pack and who will do it. Alex and Steve Gorman have not. The Insurance Information Institute says the key is to plan ahead. Gather insurance policies, wills and deeds, marriage licenses, home inventory and other financial documents in one place. Be sure to pack medicines, toiletries, and clothing for three days. Candysse Miller of the Insurance Information Network of California says families should ask themselves "If I had just ten minutes to get out, what would I take?"

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The i's on Insurance: The Claim Game: Homeowners



The I's on Insurance: The Claim Game, Homeowners," from the Insurance Information Institute (http://www.iii.org), opens the door to a whole new understanding of the claim-filing process. From understanding your policy documents to which records you should to keep to working with your Insurance Professionals, this short video is a helpful introduction that will take some of the stress out of filing a claim in the event that your house is damaged or burglarized.

As a homeowner, you know to expect the unexpected to happen. And when it does, knowing what to do when you file a homeowners insurance claim will help you get the best value from your coverage.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Protect Your Home Against An Earthquake



This video is from the Insurance Information Institute. For more information about insurance, go to the I.I.I. Website at http://www.iii.org

Monday, October 20, 2014

Fire Prevention



Elaine Nashashibi had just minutes to get out of their house when the smoke detector went off. Today she says smoke detectors are absolutely essential and should be checked regularly to be sure they are in good working order. Fire education expert Mary Marchone says the more smoke detectors you have in your home the more likely you will be able to escape a fire. According to the U.S. Fire Administration is that people are not taking proper care of battery operated smoke detectors which means many people think they are protected when they are not. The biggest mistake occurs when a homeowner removes a dead battery then fails to replace it for days, weeks or months.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Insurance for the Small Business Owner



From the Insurance Information Institute http://www.iii.org. A Business Owner Policy, or BOP, may be what your need as a small business owner. A BOP covers your business for property and liability and helps keep your assets safe. Learn more in this video produced by Russell Productions in NYC in association with the I.I.I. For more info on business insurance, check out the Insurance Information Institute at http://www.iii.org

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Driving With Trucks



Everyone knows that trucks drive differently than cars, but few know how to drive safely along side of a truck. Brian O'Neil, former president of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says in crashes between cars and trucks, the consequences for cars is often catastrophic. The Insurance Information Institute urges drivers to use car passing a truck, know where the blind spots are. Phyllis Schenberg, Government Accountability Office, says there were half a million crashes involving trucks in 1997 and 5,000 fatalities. Remember: The larger the truck, the bigger the blind spot and the more room they need to stop or turn.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Life Insurance Quiz



This video is from the Insurance Information Institute. For more information about insurance, go to the I.I.I. Website at http://www.iii.org

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Avoiding Insurance Mistakes: Five Tips



Five big mistakes to avoid when making decisions about your insurance. I.I.I. offers tips on how to save money and still properly protect yourself.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

The i's on Insurance: The Claim Game: Auto



Filing an auto insurance claim is never fun. But with these simple steps from the Insurance Information Institute (http://www.iii.org), you can save yourself a lot of time and trouble.

"The I's on Insurance: The Claim Game, Auto" will put you on the road to a satisfactory claim filing experience, giving you the basics on what you should know, what your policy covers and the most important information to record when you're in an accident.




"The Claim Game" will help you to get the most value from your auto insurance policy. And be sure to tune in to the other videos in "The I's on Insurance" series for helpful knowledge for drivers, homeowners/renters, and small business owners.