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Farm Insurance Protects What Matters Most

Farm Insurance Protects What Matters Most

Think of everything humanity has accomplished over the past 12,000 years. Art. Science. Literature. Taco pizza. The world owes all these achievements to one special person, without whom civilization could never have existed: the clever one who first figured out what...

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Icy Driving: Tips to Drive Safely in Winter

Icy Driving: Tips to Drive Safely in Winter

Unless you're on Park Jefferson Speedway, you have only one goal while you're driving: get wherever you're going safely. (If you are on Park Jefferson Speedway, your second goal is to win.) Unfortunately, the winter conditions we look forward to here in Iowa make...

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Avoiding Ice Dam Claims

Avoiding Ice Dam Claims

Ice dams. They cause enormous damage to Sioux City area roofs. They're responsible for more than a few insurance claims here as well. That's right: you can file a claim for ice dam damage. A standard Midwestern homeowners policy typically provides coverage for...

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Christmas Tree Safety: Dos and Don’ts

Christmas Tree Safety: Dos and Don’ts

The majority of Americans who set up Christmas trees inside their homes choose artificial trees. In addition to saving money in the long run, artificial trees are popular because they spare their owners the inconvenience of having to clean up billions upon billions of...

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Driving Safer in Winter: 6 Tips

Driving Safer in Winter: 6 Tips

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, there are an average of 136,309 injuries and 1,836 deaths because of snowy and icy roads each year. The fatality rate for icy roads alone is 3.6 times higher than all other weather hazards combined.  ...

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Steps to Take After a Car Accident

Steps to Take After a Car Accident

There were over 5 million car accidents in the United States in 2020 alone. Even Iowa, which is only the 30th most populous state in the country, has a reported crash approximately every 10 minutes. Fortunately, less than 1% of car accidents result in a fatality. But...

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Safety and Courtesy for Slow-Moving Vehicles

Safety and Courtesy for Slow-Moving Vehicles

In the big city, traffic moves slowly because the roads are jam-packed with tens of thousands of cars that are all operated by people who learned how to drive by watching Vin Diesel movies. But here in Iowa, traffic moves slowly for very different reasons. Our state...

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Tips to Keep Your Teen Driver Safe

Tips to Keep Your Teen Driver Safe

The day your teenager gets their driver's license will be one of the happiest of their life. For you, it's a different story. Sure – you're relieved that you no longer have to count chauffeuring among your parental duties. But it's also a bittersweet moment to watch...

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4th of July Fireworks Safety Tips

4th of July Fireworks Safety Tips

Fireworks are legal in the great state of Iowa. If you use fireworks in the proper recommended manner, and an accident starts a fire which damages your home or surrounding property, you can expect your homeowners insurance to cover those damages. But regardless of the...

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ATV & UTV Summer Safety Tips

ATV & UTV Summer Safety Tips

We are grateful to serve the recreational insurance needs of Iowa instead of a major coastal city. Instead of offering summer safety tips such as "how to outrun giant, hungry rats" or "which parks are safest to sleep in after your landlord has raised your rent to...

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