Home Insurance

Water backup: What’s covered, what’s not

Posted: Oct 9, 2018

10/09/2018 By: Andrew Stevens The toilet overflows, the drain backs up, the sump pump malfunctions or a sewer line breaks and sends water gushing in from the street. Does insurance cover the ensuing damage? Safeco provides comprehensive insurance products to meet your customers’ needs, and that includes an optional endorsement that may help protect them from the […] Read more

How to Prevent a Mold Outbreak After Your Home Floods

Posted: Oct 4, 2018

Act fast: Mold can develop within 24 to 48 hours By Mary H.J. Farrell Last updated: September 17, 2018 Florence has been downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical depression, but the potential for heavy rains and serious flooding continues. Along with that comes the threat of mold outbreaks, which can ruin home furnishings and pose health […] Read more

Safeco Hurricane Claims

Posted: Sep 14, 2018

Safeco Insurance is monitoring Hurricane Florence as it approaches the Carolinas and surrounding states. Our claims professionals are ready to respond immediately if necessary. Please bookmark our catastrophe page for the latest on this developing event. In the meantime, to help us deliver the best service, impacted customers should call our Claims Service Center directly or you […] Read more

Heritage Insurance Hurricane Claims

Posted: Sep 14, 2018

Heritage Insurance is committed to providing exceptional customer service   Heritage is prepared with knowledgeable and skilled customer service professionals to serve our policyholders and agent partners.  Please convey this communication to all of our policyholders. Our Claims Department is available for policyholders who need to report a claim as a result of Hurricane Florence.  […] Read more

State Auto Hurricane claims info

Posted: Sep 14, 2018

For those of you affected by Hurricane Florence, we encourage you to submit all claims as soon as possible so our Claims and Risk Engineering (CARE) team, which has been mobilized in your area, can work right away to serve our customers. Report all claims by phone at 877-SA-CLAIM (877-722-5246). We urge you to take […] Read more

Homeowners Insurance Buying Guide

Posted: Aug 20, 2018

Homeowners buy insurance to protect against disaster. But when disaster strikes, your insurer might not live up to your expectations, especially if you have a large claim of $20,000 or more, according to our latest survey of 7,418 subscribers who filed claims in the past few years. The greater the damage, the higher the likelihood […] Read more

Keeping Wildfires Away from Your Doorstep

Posted: Aug 13, 2018

Once a wildfire starts, it’s up to the firefighters to put it out. But there are steps you can take to help keep the fire from your home, and secure the safety of you and your family. Studies have shown that the vast majority of homes lost to wildfires could have been saved if their […] Read more

How to protect your most cherished possessions

Posted: May 29, 2018

If you’re like most people, there are certain items you own that you can’t imagine ever losing—possessions you deeply cherish or those that would be impossible to replace due to the cost of re-purchasing them or simply because they’re irreplaceable.   While your homeowners insurance is invaluable for covering the loss or destruction of many […] Read more

Filing a homeowners insurance claim

Posted: May 26, 2018

Follow these initial steps for filing your homeowners insurance claim.   If you need to file a homeowners insurance claim, the first step is usually to  call your insurance agent or company immediately. (We say “usually,” because in cases of injury, of course, the first step may be to call 911.) Here are a few […] Read more

Home-based business endorsement

Posted: May 24, 2018

If you operate a business out of your home, you have exposures that aren’t covered by your regular homeowners policy. You need the Home-Based Business Endorsement added to your policy to make sure you’re protected. Make sure your business property – computers, office furniture and supplies, valuable papers, records and more – are covered. Any […] Read more

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