Hurricane Preparedness Guide For Virginians

in insider, hurricane, wind damage, homeowner tips, safety tips, homeowners insurance, flooding, Virginia, hurricane season, severe weather, family Sep 1, 2019

We know how scary the weather can be. From wildfires to excessive rainfall and flooding, the news and forecasts can be a source of worry and uncertainty for folks. Hurricane season can bring its own daunting headlines. Our company has been living through Atlantic hurricane seasons and insuring homes since 1896. We're Virginians protecting Virginians. So we know a little bit about getting ready for a big storm. And we know there's a ton of...

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Happy Parents' Day, Virginia!

in insider, Virginia, family, parenting Jul 26, 2019

In May we celebrated moms and in June we celebrated dads. On July 28, we get to celebrate appreciation for parents all at once and why not? Parents play such a vital role in the lives of children. From the day children are born, you are protectors, teachers, providers and role models. And families are the core of Virginia communities we share.

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SAFE & SOUND: How to Make a Good Home Hurricane Kit

in homeowner tips, Virginia, hurricane season, family, home, power outage, hurricane prep Jun 1, 2019

It's hard to believe Puerto Rico still struggles in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Even though this nearly category 5 hurricane hit the island in September of 2017, some residents there still do not have access to power or clean water. Can you imagine?

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Do You Enforce Virginia Passenger Restrictions With Your Teen Driver?

in insider, safety tips, driving, Virginia, family, distracted driving, crash, accident, teen driver, parenting, summer May 22, 2019

My husband and I trained all three of our kids to drive with the help of Stafford County Public School's driving program. From white-knuckled trips as copilot to watching our kids back out of the driveway by themselves for the first time, I don't think anything was as challenging as enforcing provisional license passenger restrictions. And nothing as dangerous if we didn't.

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SAFE & SOUND: Protect Yourself From Skimming at Virginia Gas Pumps and ATMS

in insider, safety tips, cyber security, Virginia, family, cyber crime, skimming, cyber insurance May 1, 2019

Skimming devices capture data from your bank or credit card when you use them, especially at out-of-the-way ATMs, gas pumps, and self-checkout machines, where a scammer can install the skimming device without being seen. It's a small device that attaches to a card reader allowing a thief to illegally collect the card information of unknowing payers. Machines are altered slightly, but often not enough to alert the average consumer. Fairfax...

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