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Protecting Your Home: Understanding Your Home Insurance Policy

As a homeowner, one of the most important aspects of your home isn’t something you use daily. And it isn’t something flashy you show off to friends. It’s your homeowners insurance policy, and it protects you in more...

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Keep your home in tip-top shape with these spring home maintenance tips

Depending on where you live, spring may have sprung. For some of us in the Midwest, we’re still waiting. No matter where you live, weather can cause damage to your home. Bonnie Pesch, senior personal lines underwriter...

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Protect yourself from Carbon Monoxide at Home and at Work

Every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hundreds of people in the U.S. die from carbon-monoxide (CO) poisoning-and the invisible, odorless gas sickens thousands more. The numbers seem...

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Do I Need to Tell My Insurance Company If My Dog Bites Someone?

You probably don’t think your dog would ever bite someone, let alone cause a serious injury. But dog bites are more common than you might realize-4.5 million occur every year in the U.S., according to the Centers for...

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Insuring Jewelry: How to Know if Your Coverage is Enough

A ring from a loved one. A bracelet handed down through generations. A watch or necklace marking a special occasion. Every reason you treasure a piece of fine jewelry is a reason it should be insured. However, calling...

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Five Key Factors in Selecting a Workers’ Compensation Carrier

It's no secret independent insurance agents love to shop for their clients. Think of them as the best gift-givers around! When it comes to shopping for Workers' Compensation insurance, your agent's job is to find a...

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Condo or Con-don't? What you need to know about Condo Insurance

- - You’ve taken the plunge and opted for condo life. Now that the papers are signed, it seems like everything is taken care of for you-building maintenance, roof repairs, landscaping, insurance, etc. It’s time to...

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Tips to Stay Safe During Snowmobile Season

If you live or vacation where the weather gets cold and the snow starts falling, some people are content to cozy up next to the fire with a good book and concentrate on staying warm. For others, though, it’s time to...

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Renters Insurance: Yes, you really do need it!

With renters insurance, your stuff is protected no matter where it is. Do you rent an apartment, condo or home or you have a college student that rent an apartment? Are the personal belongings in the apartment...

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Winter Ice Safety

The following ice safety tips can help keep you safe this winter. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recommends the following ice thickness: 2 inches or less ................... STAY OFF! 4 inches ........

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