Thursday, September 29, 2016

Insuring Expensive Items in Your Home

Dr. Hartwig of the Insurance Information Institute ( explains how to properly insure all of your possessions. While a standard homeowners policy covers you for most things in your home, luxury goods such as fine jewelry and furs, antiques, artwork, and other expensive items need special policies. To insure these types of items, contact your insurance agent and get an umbrella policy for them.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Is an Annuity Right for You?

This video is from the Insurance Information Institute. For more information about insurance, go to the I.I.I. Website at

Friday, September 23, 2016

The i's on Insurance: Auto Coverage: You're in the Driver's Seat

Car Insurance is something every driver needs, but how much do you really know about your auto coverage? '

Tune in to "Auto Coverage: You're in the Driver's Seat to know more about the different types of automobile insurance, get helpful tips on responsible driving and even learn how to reduce your auto rates by getting the right coverage for your needs.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

What Kind Of Cook Are You In The Kitchen?

The Campus Fire Safety “What Kind of Cook Are You in the Kitchen?” Quiz & Sweepstakes helps raise awareness among college-aged students who live in on- and off-campus housing about the dangers of cooking fires. Through this interactive quiz, recognize unsafe practices and learn appropriate ways to cook meals that will reduce the risk for injury and damage caused by fire.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Protect What You Value Most: Ask For Home Fire Sprinklers

NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative and the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition have produced this whiteboard video underscoring the enormity of North America's home fire problem and necessity of home fire sprinklers in eliminating fire deaths and injuries at home.

You have the power to protect what you value most. When building a new home, ask for home fire sprinklers.

For more information, visit

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Congress Back From Vacay & NFIB Is There | NFIB’s Week In Small Business

This week (9.9.2016) in small business, Congress is back after a 7-week recess, and lawmakers are facing a busy September before they head to the campaign trail in October. Congress must pass a short-term spending bill before October 1 to keep the government running. They did find time to hear NFIB Florida member Walter Carpenter testify before the House Ways and Means Committee, providing an employer’s perspective on the unemployment insurance system. Lastly, NFIB's August Jobs Report says job creation among small firms was negative for the third month in a row. Full economic report on Tuesday, September 13.

Thursday, September 8, 2016


This is an earthquake of at least 5.5! At the mid-America earthquake center you can see what would happen if the ground beneath you started to shake! You might be surprised that so many things inside the home can be destroyed, even kill you, even though the structure of the home stays intact. "The risk of an earthquake is real" says Jeanne Salvatore, senior vice president, Insurance Information Institute. Earthquakes are not covered by homeowners insurance, you need separate insurance to cover earthquakes. The Institute for Business and Home Safety says there are easy and inexpensive steps you can take inside your home to make it safer. Anchor bookcases and filing cabinets to the wall. Install ledge barriers on shelves. Put heavy things lower. Harvy Ryland, President of the Institute for Business and Home Safety ( says earthquakes injure and kill people, destroy their homes and steal their jobs. The tragedy is that we know how to reduce injuries to families and their homes, and we are not doing it.

For more information about insurance, go to the I.I.I. Web site at

Monday, September 5, 2016

Labor Day Party Ideas

Ideas for outdoor summer parties. Plus, recipes using fruits and herbs from your garden.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Small Business Owners Are Drowning in Regulations

Unprecedented regulatory burdens are not only crushing small business—they’re hurting the entire country.