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Spending time outdoors is a wonderful way to bond with family and friends, and enjoy nature. Before you head out into the great outdoors, you need to be aware of a danger lurking not so deep in the woods—Lyme disease. This bacterial infection is contracted after coming in contact with a deer tick that has feasted off another infected animal.

There are three main stages of Lyme disease:

  • Early Localized Lyme Disease: A rash develops on the skin at the...
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Most health insurance plans provide for in-hospital care, doctor visits and preventive health care needs. But they may not cover many other health-related needs of older adults, such as long term care, which is also not covered by Medicare. Today, the average monthly cost for nursing home care is nearly $5,000, and stays can exceed several years.

Several days after getting foot surgery, Jessica Mulgrew of Arlington, Texas, discovered two holes in the repaired foot. She immediately...

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The cost of life insurance relies on a number of factors, but none carry a greater weight than, well – your weight. Because underwriters see overweight or obese applicants as high-risk, many will deny requests for coverage or simply charge life insurance rates that are extremely high. Read on to learn more about why size matters.

Most insurance companies will judge how much body fat you’re carrying by calculating your body mass index (BMI).

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Gain freedom on the road with the right motorcycle coverage.

Reducing Risk for Riders

There’s nothing like the freedom you feel when riding but if you’re on the road, you’re at risk. To ensure you’ve got the coverage and financial protection you need, consider the following motorcycle insurance coverage options.

Liability Insurance Coverage

Required by most states, liability insurance covers bodily injury and property damage that you may cause to other people...

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Like many industries, the world of insurance has its own unique set of vocabulary to describe its products. To help you understand the information included in a life insurance policy, we’ve gathered some basic terms.

The Basics of Life Insurance Terms

A Helpful Glossary of Common Policy Types and Terms

Beneficiary: The person or party named by the owner of a life insurance policy to receive the policy benefit.

Cash value: The...

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All About Auto Insurance

BI? UM? PIP? Trying to make sense of your automobile policy coverage options and the limits that you need? We can help! We’ve covered the basics below, which provides the information you need (including acronyms!) to understand your automobile insurance policy and coverage options.

Comprehensive and Collision Coverage

Collision - Covers damage to your car when your car hits, or is hit by, another vehicle or other object....

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Teens and young adults often face hefty auto insurance premiums because, statistically, they are more likely to get into car accidents. The Department of Motor Vehicles reports that the crash rate for those between the ages of 16-19 is 2.7 times greater than that of the average driver. However, most carriers offer a simple solution to combat this financial burden—offering a good student discount.

The good student discount is an auto insurance discount provided by carriers that...

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The weather can change quickly during the summer months, sometimes catching outdoor workers off guard posing a serious threat to their safety. When working outdoors, make sure you have access to severe weather alerts, and know what—and what not—to do if severe weather strikes.

If a severe thunderstorm warning cautions against straight-line winds, seek shelter immediately, preferably in a building and away from windows.

Do not use electrical appliances.

Be aware that...

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Protecting Your Personal Property

You may be considering renting out your home for extra income while you’re away for an extended period of time. Though this seems like an ideal solution for families with extra room to spare, it can pose liabilities. Take the following considerations to heart in order to protect your home.

  • Ask for references from potential renters, especially those that will stay for a while.
  • Draw up a rental agreement that defines the terms of...
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