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Every 30 minutes a child in the U.S. is injured as a result of a TV or furniture tip-over incident.

Every 30 minutes a child in the U.S. is injured as a result of a TV or furniture tip-over incident. The Anchor It! campaign is the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) call to action to educate parents and caregivers […]

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What to Do When an Earthquake Strikes

There is no way to predict when or where an earthquake will strike. It can happen any time of year, any time of day and in any kind of weather. For those of us who live in earthquake-prone areas of […]

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Electric Shock Drowning: A Hidden and Deadly Threat to Swimmers

You probably know not to use a hair dryer or other electrical appliance when taking a bath, due to the potential risk of electric shock or even electrocution. But you may not realize that a boat or marina that is […]

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Insuring Your Valuables (Scheduled Personal Property)

Most of us own some type of valuable personal property – a collection of baseball cards, an engagement ring, a family heirloom just to name a few. A standard homeowners policy offers only limited coverage, if any, for the protection […]

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Central teenSMART Driver Safety Program

They were once in a car seat…now they’re in the driver’s seat. Your teen driver can legally operate a 4,000 pound machine without your supervision! Watch this video to learn more about TeenSMART, an interactive program designed to educate teen […]

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It’s Not Easy Being Green

Green home construction is fraught with challenges, including increased costs and the potential for bigger losses. Environmentally friendly home building and renovations are on the rise. People are incorporating solar panels and low-volatile organic materials into their houses, and they’re […]

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Staying Focused Behind the Wheel

April is becoming known for a series of increased enforcement efforts tied to Distracted Driving Month.The designation by the National Safety Council is designed to increase awareness about the potential dangers of distracted driving, and increased enforcement efforts are taking place in New […]

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Turning the Tide on Flood Risk

Beachfront and coastal properties sit on prime acreage. However, along with the beautiful views and direct access to the beach comes the serious risk of flooding. Fortunately for high-net-worth homeowners with these properties, there is a vibrant private flood insurance […]

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Haboobs: Blizzards of the Southwest

Haboobs may sound funny, but they are no laughing matter. The giant dust storms that engulf entire cities in the Southwest can cause damage in and around homes and health problems for those directly exposed to them. One such dust storm (the […]

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Domestic Employees in Overtime

Stronger enforcement of wage and hour laws is increasing the complexity and potential penalties for families with household employees. Starting in January of 2014, for example, California will require overtime pay for broad categories of domestic employees who work more […]

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