| Tips to Help Your Teen Avoid Distracted Driving
August 10 2016
It’s summertime, and that means another wave of new teenage drivers hitting the roads.
Summer Home Maintenance Tips
June 01 2016
After protecting your family and belongings from the harsh winter elements, your home needs some TLC.
Finding the Right Auto Insurance in Des Moines
December 18 2015
Independent insurance agents sell products from several different insurance providers, giving them the greatest flexibility in finding the right plan for you.
A Business Owners Policy Provides Convenient Peace of Mind
October 29 2015
A business owners policy, or BOP, protects your business from a variety of risks. It combines protection against most major property and liability risks into one package.
Covering Personal Belongings: Homeowners Insurance Options
February 10 2015
Valentine’s Day is approaching, which means jewelry is on the minds of many women (and some men). The average cost of an engagement ring in 2013 was $5,200. This is about the equivalent of a 65-inch LCD flatscreen TV. Do you have insurance to cover your belongings?
Alcohol Consumption in an Iowa Home
January 30 2015
There can be legal liability of over-serving alcohol in an Iowa home because Iowa does have a social host liability doctrine. In the past, the court has said that the consumption of alcoholic beverages causes accidents, not serving the alcohol.
November 19 2014
The kids are back in school and the next holiday is several weeks away, freeing time to brush up our homes and vehicles before winter. On average, last winter was colder and with more snowfall than previous years. You won’t want to be stuck doing these things this winter!
Winterizing Your Vehicle
November 04 2014
Do you have a car that isn’t a daily driver? Do you store your vehicle? By storing your vehicle for the winter, you can save normal wear and tear, plus reduce exposure to winter elements such as salts, slush and cold.
Time to Get Organized
April 29 2014
Have you done your Spring Cleaning yet? It's time to get organized! April is National Record and Information Management Month. The goal is to emphasize the importance of organization and backup records.
October 01 2013
On Trick-or-Treat nights around Iowa, increased pedestrian and vehicle traffic paired with weather changes and the distractions of costumes and candy can lead to more accidents.
Deer & Drivers in Iowa
October 01 2013
The number of deer killed on rural highways increased by about 5 percent in 2011, according to the Iowa DNR’s Trends in Iowa Wildlife Populations and Harvest, published October 2012.
Make Good Choices..Get Renter's Insurance
September 28 2013
As the season changes our mind shifts to football, fall weather and the holidays. Yet, things we have put on the back burner are still quite important. Let's redirect our attention to college.
Umbrella Insurance: Not Common Enough
June 25 2013
Is your house the Hangout House? Do you ever worry about injuries and the lawsuit risk swirling around us these days? Living a high-risk lifestyle such as having youthful drivers, active kids, and serving alcohol in your home can all increase the risk of lawsuits.
Exclusions of a Policy: Sump Pumps, Sewer Backup, Flood
May 30 2013
Most homeowner and business insurance policies do not cover sewer backup, flood and seepage. To alleviate the worry of dealing with flood or sewer backup damage and expenses, our companies suggest that you consider adding or endorsing coverage.