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  • Keeping Your Home Safe While You Travel

    Here are some smart “insider tips” from industry professionals and everyday travelers we interviewed that cover the preparation of your home while you are on vacation. The House: Main Rooms Have a friend, family member or trusted neighbor check on your house. Give the person your house keys and security codes (if necessary). WHN TIP […]

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  • Travel Insurance: What You Need to Know

    Travel insurance is like other insurance: you may be reimbursed if the unexpected occurs. Talk to your insurance agent about what areas are covered under your current homeowners (or other insurance) policy before purchasing travel insurance. What is Travel Insurance? Travel insurance is similar to homeowners or car insurance. If a hurricane or blizzard prevents […]

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  • Car Theft —8 Prevention Tips While Traveling

    If you drive with your windows open, keep personal items off the seat and out of reach. Keep loose change in an enclosed change holder or an ashtray you can close. If you drive with the roof down or sunroof open, close them before parking. Shopping? Buy the most valuable items last, if possible, and […]

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  • After the Accident: Insurance Claims

    WHN TIP – Accident File: When you get home, make an “accident file”. This will include all of your notes, contact information, messages and other pertinent information. This can be an envelope, file folder, binder – whatever works best for you. At home, write down exactly what happened. Include all of the information you and witnesses […]

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  • Renting a Car

    We’ve talked with rental car agencies, car insurance agents, people who rent cars—and rented a few cars ourselves—to prepare this handy guide to help you through the rental car process. Insurance Options Review your auto insurance policy. According to the Insurance Information Institute, if you have comprehensive and collision coverage, your personal insurance policy will likely […]

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  • 20 Items for Your Emergency Entertainment Kit

    What do you do with the kids when: the power goes out? you’re stuck at the airport? you’re stranded in your car during a snowstorm? you’ve been evacuated to a temporary shelter due to a natural disaster? for whatever reason, your kids are without their usual toys and diversions? If you’re not prepared, children will […]

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  • Top 14 Car Theft Prevention Tips

    This information is from the Austin, Texas Police Department, the San Jose Police Department, National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Lock Your Car and Take Your Keys. Nearly 7% of all stolen vehicles had the keys in them. Completely close all vehicle windows when parking. Worried about heat? Park in the shade. Never […]

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  • 10 Tips to Prevent Car Theft When You Travel

    Keep car thieves from taking your car by following these tips from the City of Austin, Texas. If you drive with your windows down, keep personal items off the seat and out of reach. Keep loose change in an enclosed change holder or an ashtray you can close. If you drive with the roof down or […]

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  • 21 Tips for Preventing Carjacking

    “Carjacking” is stealing a car by threat or use of force. Here are some helpful tips to deter car theft. Walking to Your Car Have your keys out in your hand, ready to enter your car. Walk confidently and with a purpose. Pay attention. If possible, walk with someone else. When approaching your car, be […]

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  • 3 Types of Anti-Theft Vehicle Devices

    The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) has solutions for all sorts of theft; this is NCIB’s advice on anti-theft for cars. These prices are guidelines; find a solution that best fits your budget. Download the NICB fact sheet on anti-theft devices or visit the NICB site for additional theft solutions. Warning Devices A visible or audible […]

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