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Can I own a home without homeowners insurance?

Unlike driving a car, you can legally own a home without homeowners insurance. But, if you have bought your home and financed the purchase with a mortgage, your lender will most likely require you to get homeowners insurance coverage. That’s because lenders need to protect their investment in your home in case your house burns … More

Wildfire Prevention & Preparation

Summer has arrived, and as the brush dries out and temperatures rise, so does the risk of wildfire. Year after year, devastating fires take their toll on Californians, and you never know when they will strike again, but if there’s one thing we do know, it’s that a little preparation can go a long way. … More

What Type of Insurance Do I Need If I’m Renting Out My Home?

Vacation Home? Income Property? Here’s How to Cover It There are many reasons you might want to rent out your home on either a short- or long-term basis. Depending on the rental scenario, your standard homeowners policy may not cover losses incurred while your home is rented out, and you may require a more specialized … More

Guest Blog: 8 Reasons Why Traveling Is Good for Your Health

Category: Guest Blog

Karen Reed of Positive Health Wellness writes: Traveling is one of the best things that you can do for your health. It helps your physical and mental health, with many travelers saying that it’s also excellent for the soul. Sure, there are some stressful and worrying moments. But overall, when you get out on the … More

Grilling Safely

Every year, millions of Americans safely enjoy outdoor barbecues, but accidents do happen. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, about 5,700 grill fires take place on residential property every year, causing an annual average of $37 million in damage, 100 injuries and 10 deaths. The majority of grill fires are caused by malfunctioning gas grills. … More

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 … More

Lawnmower Safety

Each year, approximately 75,000 people are injured seriously enough by lawnmowers to require emergency room medical treatment. Only a small percentage of the injuries are caused by mechanical failure; most are the result of human error. Here are some tips to follow before and while mowing your lawn: Become familiar with your mower. Read the … More

Guest Blog: 3 Lessons From My Motorcycle Accident

Last week, my boyfriend and I took a trip to Chico to visit some family. We packed light and rode his motorcycle, to save on gas and because it’s a beautiful ride. On the way home, started to rain, so we stopped at a gas station and donned our rain gear. We were on the … More

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