December 2, 2016

You don't want to be stranded on a road, without an emergency car kit.  Here are some things that you will want to put in your trunk:

Cat Litter, Jumper Cables, Water, Power Bars, Blanket, Flares, First Aid Kit, Flash Light and Batteries, Inflated spare tire, Jack and Lug Wrench, Clean Wraps, Sun Screen with Send Help, and an Emergency Triangle.

Hopefully you will need this kit, but if you do, we want you to be prepared.

November 23, 2016

Support our location businesses this weekend with Small Business Saturday.  Stop by your local hardware store, bakery, cleaner, grocery, main street stores.  They keep our local economy going.  Please support them this weekend.

November 18, 2016

Computer Security Day - observed on the last day of November encourages us to be diligent in keeping our computers secure.  Make sure you: 

install antivirus software software on your computer is up to date strong passwords passwords are not shared or written down password is required to log into your computer  home wireless network is secure back up your data log off computer when not in use

Take some time to review this list and make sure you are secure between now and the last day of November.

November 11, 2016

Did you know that an estimated 12.8 million Americans of all ages need assistance from others to carry out everyday activities?  Approximately 40% are working-age adults 18 6o 64 and 57% are persons aged 65 and older.

How do you plan for your future care needs?  Consider long-term care insurance.  November is LTC Awareness Month and no matter what your health is now, the younger you are, the healthier you are, can not only affect your premiums, but you may be entitled to discounts.  And finally you will be eligible for a tax-deduction.

Find out more about LTC today.

November 4, 2016

Get ready to change the clocks.  Sunday, November 6th, is when you turn back the clock by an hour -- So we lose that precious hour of sleep

October 28, 2016

Halloween is a great time for children and parents alike.  But, it is important to be safe.  Before shopping for that last minute costume this weekend, take a look at these safety tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics. 

Pick costumes that are bright and reflective Masks should not impede or block eye sight Make sure wigs are flame resistant When it comes to the pumpkins, have your children draw the faces and then you can do the cutting Restrain pets so they do not jump or bit a trick-or-treater.

Because pedestrian injuries are the most common injuries to children on Halloween, remind Trick-or-Treaters:

Stay in a group and communicate where they will be going. Remember reflective tape for costumes and trick-or-treat bags. Carry a cellphone for quick communication. Remain on well-lit streets and always use the sidewalk. If no sidewalk is available, walk at the far edge of the roadway facing traffic. Never cut across yards or use alleys. Only cross the street as a group in established crosswalks (as recognized by local custom). Never cross between parked cars or out driveways. Don't assume the right of way. Motorists may have trouble seeing Trick-or-Treaters. Just because one car stops, doesn't mean others will! Law enforcement authorities should be notified immediately of any suspicious or unlawful activity.

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October 21, 2016

Did you know one in four people have experienced identity theft? And that once every two seconds someone is a victor of identity theft? Thieves take over and open new accounts, file fake tax returns, rent or buy properties, just to name a few.

Now is the time to consider identity theft insurance to protect your good name and financial reputation.

Let's discuss how identity theft protection can work for you.

October 14, 2016

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States (other than skin cancer). But millions of women are surviving the disease thanks in part to early detection and improvements in treatment.  So take the time to schedule a mammogram and click here to read the risk factors for breast cancer.  Do all to protect yourself - you deserve it.

Source: American Cancer Society

 

October 10, 2016

Here are some fall road tips to avoid an accident:

Wildlife is most active at dusk and dawn, according to the Colorado Parks Department, and the limited light during these times makes it more difficult for drivers to see animals in the road. Plan drives during daylight hours to reduce the risk of animal collision. Busy school zones and streets popular with trick-or-treaters make it even more important to remain vigilant while driving. When possible, avoid driving through these areas or consider walking or biking to school or other fall activities. Use the middle lane if you’re on a multilane road when possible. This will give you more time to spot an animal that is trying to cross ahead of you. Portions of your route to work could convert to school zones during certain hours of the day. Obey all posted speed limits, watch for children in the street and pay extra attention around school buses. It’s illegal in all 50 states to pass a bus that is loading or unloading children on an undivided roadway.

If you hit an animal, pull over and call local law enforcement. They can direct you to your next step. In some states, there are special requirements regarding animal collisions. Once home, check with your department of motor vehicles to make sure you’ve covered all your bases

Source: Farmers 

September 16, 2016

During the month of September, consider adding life insurance to your insurance portfolio.  There are key life stages of events that trigger the need for life insurance:

Married or Getting Married Parent or About to Become a Parent A Homeowner Changing Jobs Retired or Planning for Retirement Single providing financial support for aging parents or siblings

Download this brochure from the Life Happens Organization to find out more about life insurance.

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