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September 10th, 2017 by Dershimer Insurance Agency

Press Release – Hurricane Irma

As Irma Heads for the Florida Coast, Homeowners are Urged to Prioritize Safety  Florida Insurer Olympus Insurance Company Offers Support Before, During, and After Landfall For Immediate Release — September 9, 2017 – With a Category 3 Cape Verde Hurricane bearing down on the southwestern seaboard, and the expectation it will intensify, the entire state of Florida is under a state […] The post Press Release – Hurricane Irma appeared first on... Read Article

4 Valuable Possessions Which May Not be Covered by Your Home Insurance 

Homeowners insurance is designed to protect yourself, your property and your belongings. What if you discovered that the most valuable items in your home weren’t actually protected by your standard homeowner policy? That could be the case if you own high-dollar items.   There are limitations built into most standard home insurance policies for coverage on items like musical instruments, valuable collections, jewelry, and other luxury items. It’s […] The post 4 Valuable Possessions Which May Not be Covered by... Read Article

Slip and Fall Prevention Tips for Homeowners 

    Is your home safe for your family and guests? September 22nd—the first day of fall—marks the 10th annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day, making it a great time to look for fall risks in and around your home.  While taking a tumble might seem like a relatively minor incident, it can have catastrophic consequences. Falls are the leading cause […] The post Slip and Fall Prevention Tips for Homeowners  appeared... Read Article

How to Report Suspected Home Insurance Fraud 

Do you suspect someone you know has committed home insurance fraud? This crime is more prevalent than you might realize. The Insurance Information Institute estimates up to $34 billion was distributed in fraudulent payouts each year between 2011 and 2015. These payouts hurt policyholders as well as insurers by contributing to rising rates and premiums.    Why You Should Report Suspected Fraud  Your insurance premiums are based upon pooled resources, […] The post How to Report Suspected Home Insurance Fraud  appeared... Read Article

5 Critical Things to Include in Your Home Emergency Plan

You can’t necessarily prevent emergencies, but you can prepare and minimize their impact. A home emergency plan is one way to do that. September is National Preparedness Month, so this is a great time to either put a plan in place or to devote some time to reviewing and updating the one you have. No one […] The post 5 Critical Things to Include in Your... Read Article