How to Avoid COVID-19 Scams

in insider, safety tips, family, cyber crime, cyber insurance, coronavirus, credit card fraud, phishing, scammers May 23, 2020

In partnership with Federal Trade Commission and other agencies, the FBI recently had a Twitter Chat on corona-virus related scams. We participated and learned valuable information we want to pass along.

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SAFE & SOUND: 3 Grilling Dangers That May Surprise You

in insider, safety tips, coverage, claim, fire prevention, home maintenance, home insurance, home fire, home inventory, grilling, cooking safety, cookout, Memorial Day May 21, 2020

May is National Barbecue Month, just in time for Memorial Day celebrations  across backyards in the Commonwealth while we continue to stay home during the COVID-19 crisis. It's an especially good time to avoid the emergency room, so let's remember to grill safely! You probably have a solid knowledge of basic safety practices if you’re the designated family griller. As most of us know, it’s important to keep kids and pets away from the old...

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Virginia Drivers License: What Your Teen Needs to Know

in insider, safety tips, driving, Virginia, family, distracted driving, crash, accident, teen driver, parenting, summer, passengers, provisional license, restrictions, drivingrules May 4, 2020

I trained all three of my kids to drive with the help of Stafford County Public School's driving program. From white-knuckled trips as copilot to watching my kids back out of the driveway by themselves for the first time, there were a few things that I realized teen drivers in Virginia need to know. There are serious challenges on our roads that, when paired with inexperience, can lead to dangerous consequences. Parents must partner with...

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How to Prepare Your Teen Driver For A Car Accident

in insider, safety tips, driving, report a claim, auto insurance, Virginia, claim, car insurance, family, crash, accident, teen driver, parenting Mar 12, 2020

Do you remember what it was like to learn to drive a car? For me, it was both exciting and scary at the same time. I remembered this when I began teaching my own kids to drive, so it was important to me to make sure they understood the freedom and the responsibility that comes with driving.  The Behind the Wheel Program through Virginia's public school system is fantastic. Students learn how to yield at a 4-way stop, navigate a traffic...

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How to Turn Off Your Home's Main Circuit Breaker

in homeowner tips, safety tips, severe weather, diy, home, power outage, electrical, how-to, emergency, home safety tips, power, Fuse box, main electrical panel, home power Jan 6, 2020

What's a main circuit breaker? A circuit breaker is the central component to your home's electrical system. It's an important safety device that limits the amount of power moving through the circuits. In modern homes, the breaker is located inside, usually in a basement, garage, or utility closet. It prevents overloads that could cause damage to your electrical system or start a fire. Our home insurance experts will tell you, knowing what...

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