We’ve all done it. Made a list of all the things we’d like to change about ourselves in the New Year, but didn’t stick to it. We start off optimistic, but slowly the steam behind our motivation slows down and we fall back into our old habits, and promise ourselves that next year we will be better. But there must be a way to keep the promises to yourself, right?[...]
With so many different types of coverages, it’s easy to get confused. When you’re looking to insure your personal property, the most popular policies are Homeowners (HO3) and Dwelling Fire (DP3). While both provide sufficient coverage for your property, it’s important to know which type of coverage is the best for your home. Not only can the type of policy affect[...]
The holiday season is a time for gathering with family and friends to celebrate in our homes. While we take this time to be with our loved ones, consider these tips this holiday season to minimize risks to reduce homeowners insurance claims.
Food is a great way to bring people together, and putting a meal together is a daily occurrence for some. Many, however, overlook the risk that comes with cooking. Most home fires occur while cooking in the kitchen, which makes cooking the leading cause of fire injuries. Awareness about potential fire hazards and taking simple precautions in the kitchen can go a long[...]
In a typical home fire, you may have as little as one to two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds. That’s why home escape planning is so critical in a fire situation. It ensures that everyone in the household knows how to use that small window of time wisely.
While double-checking that all items on your hurricane prep checklist are accounted for, take time to review your homeowner’s insurance company’s steps to file a claim. If a storm comes through and causes damage, the question is always “to file a claim or not to file a claim?” To help you make the best decision for your situation, we’ve put together some tips on[...]
At Lighthouse, our number one goal is making sure you and your family are protected, and that means knowing your rights. Learn what an Assignment of Benefits (AOB) is and how to protect yourself from AOB abuse.
Life happens. Home insurance is there to provide protection against the unexpected. When you’re dealt the short stick, it’s important to know your provider’s claim process. Regardless of your carrier, follow these three tips when filing a claim.
Welcome to a new chapter in your life. Your children have left and you find yourself as an empty nester. It’s time to relish in your children's accomplishments and feel proud they are starting their own life. This new phase is exciting and allows a freedom to start the next chapter of your life. Below are some tips to help you settle into your new life.
When you purchased your home, chances are you purchased a home insurance policy to protect it. As life goes on, things change. Make sure your policy changes with it. A home insurance policy should protect as well as it did the first day you purchased your home. Be sure to update it when any of these five life events happen.