Tactics to discourage home thefts during the holidays

More than 1 million home burglaries are estimated to cost households roughly $3 billion in losses every year, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. But what you may not know is that December is one of the peak months for home thefts in many states. Since home burglaries are not a new phenomenon, the Insurance Center would like to pass on some widely accepted home security tips that can reduce your chances of a home burglary. “It is common sense to lock your front doors, but many h...
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Thanksgiving is a joyous time, and we want to keep you protected

Although turkeys have become centerpieces for most on Thanksgiving, the feathery bird has also gained a reputation for causing home fires when fried. Whether you fry your turkey or bake it for several hours, Insurance Center would like to warn homeowners that home cooking fires usually peak on Thanksgiving according to the U.S. Fire Administration. “Homeowners can prevent the majority of these fire by simply being attentive in the kitchen,” said Robert J. Sammon, president of Insurance Center...
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Look out for these November driving obstacles

Many Granite State residents already are experiencing snow this season, but snow flakes could be the least of your concerns for road conditions awaiting drivers in November. From the growing number of deer to darker days, The Insurance Center would like to remind motorists why comprehensive auto coverage is more important than ever. November can bring a variety of dangerous road conditions that even the most experienced drivers can find challenging. In order to protect your family from unexpe...
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Four tips for safe driving this fall

Wet leaves are as dangerous as driving in snowy conditions The shades of cherry colored leaves are definitely an attraction for drivers. While it’s mostly safe to take glimpses during scenic fall trips, drivers should be aware of the potential dangers for fall driving. “We wouldn’t think about it, fall being so beautiful, but when those falling leaves hit the roadway they can be very slick because it’s something between your tires and the road surface,” Lauren Fix of Car Care Council said,...
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These facts about flood insurance could save you thousands

You already know Harvey, Irma and Maria, but do you know Sandy, Bob, Gloria, and Diana? They’re the costliest hurricanes to hit the United States, with some of them costing billions in damages along the Northeastern seaboard. Floods are one of the major side effects of hurricanes that can leave homeowners in financial ruin. “It’s certainly something that can happen in New England. Obviously, it’s a tropical system, so it’s more common in the Southern states, but it can occur here,” Meteorolog...
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Peter Bickford Joins Insurance Center as Manager of Newport Office

The Insurance Center, Inc., an independent Trusted choice agency with offices in Claremont, Newport, and Keene, recently announced the addition of Peter Bickford as manager of its Newport office. Bickford brings over 17 years of experience as an insurance producer with a focus in personal lines insurance and life insurance with a specialization in group accounts.  In his new position, he will oversee a team of insurance agents to provide personal, commercial and life insurance products to the...
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Keep Your College Student Protected

As your child goes off to college, you want to make sure they stay safe and protected while they are away. The best way to ensure their safety is to secure the proper insurance coverage. When students head off to college, many parents often view this as an opportunity to save money by reducing their levels of insurance protection. Here at The Insurance Center, we believe it is our responsibility to educate you on how to best safeguard your family. Accidents can happen anytime, anywhere and we...
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10 Things Consumers Don’t Typically Know or Understand About Homeowner’s Insurance

Consumer Reports published an article recently about what consumers should know and understand about protecting their largest asset. We at Insurance Center want to make sure all our customers are clear on every aspect of their homeowner’s insurance. You May Be Paying Too Much: When it comes to shopping for homeowner’s insurance, a Trusted Choice independent agent from Insurance Center is the way to go. A Trusted Choice  agent can help you shop around and find the best price for you. Reviewi...
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Insuring Your Home-Based Business

Whether you’re running a part-time, seasonal or full-time business from your home, you’ll want to carefully consider your risks and insurance needs. Starting a business—even at home—can be a challenging venture, and having the right insurance can provide a financial safety net and peace of mind. Your insurance choices should, in part, be based on the type of business you operate. For instance, if you’re a sole practitioner home-based accountant, you’ll have very different insu...
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Several Factors Affect Your Auto Insurance Rates

Wondering why auto rates are going up? Unfortunately, even the safest drivers can be negatively affected by national trends, which is why you need to work with a trusted and experienced insurance agency. At The Insurance Center, our top priority is finding you optimum insurance protection at an affordable rate. To help educate you on the various factors that affect your insurance rate, we offer the following information to consider: Distracted driving leads to more claims - Texting and o...
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