Home Insurance

How to Avoid Halloween Mishaps and Mischief

Naomi Mannino
As Halloween approaches, your children or grandchildren might be anxious about confronting witches and werewolves while trick-or-treating. But, there are more real and consequential dangers lurking in the shadows. Luckily, you don’t need... Continue

Your Home’s Sump Pump: What You Need to Know

Extra Mile Staff
For many homeowners, water in the basement is a concern when we receive a large amount of rain or snow.  These same homeowner's may also know that a sump pump is an essential first line of defense against a wet basement. Learn how... Continue

Seven Things You Should Know About Insurance Deductibles

Alaina Tweddale and Manisha Pradhan
Have you ever wondered how deductibles work when it comes to homeowners and auto insurance? Many people do – this is why we've put together this guide to help you understand the basics of deductibles and how to choose the best one for... Continue

7 Home Insurance Claims and How You Can Avoid Them

Sarita Harbour
While no one plans for their home to get damaged, the truth is that accidents happen. The Insurance Information Institute (III) reports that one out of every 15 U.S. homeowners files a claim on their homeowners insurance each... Continue

Why Older Adults Need Renters Insurance: a Q&A

Teri Cettina
Consider the following possible mishaps that could occur in your home: You accidentally leave water running in your apartment's kitchen sink. It overflows and damages the apartment below yours. Your friend comes to visit your condo,... Continue

A Good Umbrella Protects You When It Rains Bad Luck

Jennie L. Phipps
An umbrella insurance policy provides an extra layer of protection beyond what your regular insurance policies for homeowners, auto, business, specialty—like boat and RV—provides so that you won't have to pay out of pocket... Continue