Why home and auto insurance rates are rising in 2022

Thanks to an unusual convergence of market trends, ushered in by the pandemic and other disruptive events, you may see a bigger change to the cost of your home and auto insurance than usual when it comes time to renew your policies this year. Insurance rates are based on what an insurer thinks it will…

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Insurance terms, explained

Insurance terms, explained Med Pay? PIP? Dec pages Med Pay? PIP? Dec pages? Insurance terms, explained With all kinds of different coverages for all kinds of different needs, insurance can be very confusing. And to make it even more challenging, at times it probably seems like insurance websites and policy documents are written in a…

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File a Claim with the Safeco Mobile App

Easily file claims with Safeco’s Take the pain out of your claim. Easily send photos, text with your claims rep, schedule repairs and more in the Safeco mobile app. Download Safeco Mobile for Apple iOS (http://spr.ly/6188GHRRs) or Android (http://spr.ly/6189GHRRt) today to smooth the experience at claim time. This has been re-posted from it’s original author…

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What is water backup coverage and why is it important?

What is water backup coverage and why Water damage can be disastrous to your home. Imagine discovering that your entire basement is filled with brown water and sewage from a backed-up water main or other pipe. It’s not only disgusting and potentially dangerous, it’s also expensive. On average, most water backup claims cost $5,000-$10,000 to…

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Own a Home? Here are Two Policy Options You Should Know About

Own a Home? Own a Home? Here are Two Policy Options If you have a homeowners policy, you probably expect it to cover all the costs of rebuilding your house in case it’s damaged or destroyed by a covered hazard. But are you certain you have enough coverage? Read about two common situations you may…

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How condo insurance differs from home insurance

How Condo Insurance differs from Know What You Own Before You Buy Condo Insurance Coverage A condominium is different from a house or an apartment – you own part of a building or a property, but not all of it. Insurance for condominium owners is different, too. Just like homeowners and renters, people who own…

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Why You Need Service Line Coverage

Service Line Coverage Why you Let’s spare a moment for something most of us use every day yet probably take for granted: our service lines. We rely on them for access to water, electricity, gas, Internet connection, and more, but only think about them when service is interrupted. And when that happens, you may be…

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Articles4 Ways to Lower Your Skin Cancer Risk May 9, 2022May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Here are 4 ways you can help to lower your risk of skin cancer while enjoying the sun safely. Warm spring weather is the perfect antidote to the cabin fever that winter often inspires, especially the idea of getting…

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Vehicle-Animal Collisions

Vehicle-Animal Collisions Steering Steering Clear of Wildlife America’s roads are full of cars — but often, they’re also full of wildlife. That’s why an estimated 2 million vehicle-animal collisions happen each year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.   Fall and winter constitute the most dangerous periods for these incidents. Visibility is reduced, thanks to…

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Three ways to lower your carbon footprint for Earth Day (and beyond)

Three ways to lower your carbon footprint for Earth Day On April 22, the 50th annual Earth Day is expected to include more than 1 billion people in nearly 200 countries taking part in what the Earth Day Network calls “the largest civic-focused day of action in the world.” Since the first Earth Day in…

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