Why Homeowners Insurance Policies Exclude Some Dog Breeds

Homeowners insurance provides coverage for much more than damage to a house caused by a storm or a fire. It can also provide liability coverage if someone is injured on the policyholder’s property. One of the most common reasons why homeowners insurance companies pay liability claims is because of attacks by dogs. The Insurance Information [&hellip...

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How to Stay Safe When Traveling Abroad

Summer is a prime time for vacations. Every year, millions of Americans travel abroad. Visiting a foreign country is exciting, but it can also be dangerous. Here are some tips to help you stay safe if you travel abroad. What to Do Before Your Trip Before you go, you should buy travel insurance. This will […]

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How to Protect Yourself from Phishing Attacks

When you open an email that comes from a friend or family member, you probably assume that the sender really is who he or she claims to be and that the information contained in the message is true. However, cyber criminals often employ a tactic called phishing to trick unsuspecting people into handing over sensitive […]

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How to Avoid Pothole Damage

Cold winter temperatures and ice may be gone, but they can still cause problems for drivers across Connecticut. Potholes are often left dotting roads in the spring and summer. These holes can cause damage ranging from minor to serious and can sometimes be difficult to spot. Here are some tips on how to avoid potholes […]

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How to Protect Your Family from Dog Bites

Every year, millions of people are bitten by dogs. Over half of the victims are children. Most dogs are friendly if they are properly trained and exposed to people, but some may become aggressive if they are startled or frightened. Even a mild-mannered dog that is used to people can bite if it feels threatened. […]

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Create a Plan and Gather Supplies to Prepare for Severe Weather

Severe weather such as a hurricane, tornado, or blizzard can strike at any time of the year. Sometimes a storm is forecast days in advance and people have time to prepare, and at other times severe weather occurs without warning or is more serious than meteorologists predicted. If a severe storm strikes your area, you […]

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How to Protect Yourself and Others from Heat Stress

The weather is turning warmer in Connecticut, and soon summer will be here. Summer is an excellent time for trips to the beach, backyard barbecues, and outdoor adventures. It is also a time when people in some fields, such as construction and landscaping, spend all day working outdoors. Exposure to the heat can lead to […]

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Pool Safety Tips

Many families all over the United States open their backyard pools over Memorial Day weekend. Relaxing in a pool can be an excellent way to cool off on a hot summer day, but it can also be dangerous, particularly for children. Every year, over 200 young children die in backyard pools. Deaths and injuries can […]

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Grill Safety Tips for Your Memorial Day Barbecue

Memorial Day is coming up next Monday, May 29. The holiday marks the unofficial start of summer and is a time when families and friends gather in backyards for barbecues. Every year, thousands of people are injured when using grills. If you are planning to use a grill this Memorial Day or at any other […]

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How to Keep Children Safe in Bounce Houses

In the spring, many parents plan outdoor birthday parties for their children. Bounce houses are popular amusements that parents often rent for birthdays. They are also typically used at carnivals, fairs, and other types of events. If you are thinking about starting a business renting bounce houses, you need to follow some important safety rules. [&...

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