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Five Bizarre Insurance Claims (That We SWEAR We Didn’t Make Up)

Okay, we know that people sometimes make insurance claims for some truly bizarre reasons, but these are more bizarre than most. Since this is Halloween week, we’ve decided to share them with you: Shooting a Monkey: There’s no doubt that law enforcement work is a high-stress job, but even police officers can take emotional duress […]

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Farmers Now Insures Property on FarmVille. No, Really.

We thought it’s a joke, but not- Effective today, Farmers Insurance Group is offering the 60 million monthly players of Farmville virtual crop insurance. In the game, Farmers will be represented by a virtual version of the Farmers Insurance Airship, which, in the real world, is a 246-foot long Zeppelin. In exchange for placing it […]

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Friday Filmstrips: Hurricane Insurance

The 2010 Atlantic hurricane season is mostly over, but experts at the National Hurricane Center say that Florida and the Caribbean are not yet out of the woods. For this week’s Friday Filmstrip, then, we’re offering this video about hurricane insurance and flooding.

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Friday Filmstrips: Buying Individual Health Insurance

Many of us are lucky enough to have corporate health insurance, but there are also people who are self-employed, or work for small companies that don’t offer health plans. David from CT is one of them, and thanks to him (and YouTube) we offer his tips on buying individual health insurance for this week’s Friday […]

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Simple Home Maintenance Can Help You Avoid Water Damage, Travelers Says

Last week, the Insurance Journal reported on some interesting survey results from Travelers insurance. It seems that even though most homeowners are more afraid of fire damage, most homes – even if they’re not in a coastal or riverfront location – are ten times more likely to be damaged by water. While no one is […]

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Happy Life Insurance Awareness Month

We’re already mid-way through September, and we’ve neglected to mention that it’s Life Insurance Awareness Month. While there are no greeting cards or themed foods to celebrate this, we agree that this is an excellent time to review your life insurance policy, and consider adding coverage. If you don’t have a life insurance policy, it’s […]

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West Virginians Have Poor Health Habits, Senator Says

Health insurance examiners probably won’t find much shocking in this, but the Charleston Daily Mail is reporting that state Senator Dan Foster (D-Kanawha) is blaming West Virginia’s higher-than-average rate of workers on disability to poor health habits like smoking. In an interview with the Daily Mail Foster said that his state’s high obesity and smoking […]

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Minorities and Uninsured More Likely to Die when Car Meets Pedestrian, Study Says

The Insurance Journal is reporting something interesting from the world of health insurance: a new study conducted by researchers at Johns Hopkins has found that when pedestrians get hit by cars, uninsured minority victims are significantly more likely to die as a result than insured white victims with similar injuries. In addition, pedestrians who belong […]

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Fireman’s Fund Expands Green Construction Coverage

Just in time for back-to-school, Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co. has announced the expansion of its commercial green insurance product line to include educational institutions, including colleges and universities, trade and vocational schools, and public and private elementary and high schools. With the Fireman’s Fund Green-Guard commercial building insurance, educational institutions are able to replace standard […]

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