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State Farm reminds everyone that Lightning Safety Awareness Week is June 18th-24th

 

State FarmMurfreesboro, TN – The number of homeowners insurance claims from lightning strikes and electrical surges in the United States rose in 2016, compared with 2015; however, the average cost that insurers paid on those claims fell, according to a new analysis by the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.).

Tennessee is 12th on the List of Lightning Insurance Claims, Kentucky is 21st. (NOAA)

Tennessee is 12th on the List of Lightning Insurance Claims, Kentucky is 21st. (NOAA)

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Put A Leash On Dog Bites In Tennessee

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – As the dog days of summer approach, the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) and the United States Postal Service remind Tennessee homeowners that leash laws can be a homeowner’s best friend when it comes to preventing costly dog bite insurance claims this year.

For 2016, the Insurance Information Institute and State Farm estimate that dog bites in Tennessee topped more than 300 claims with $9.4 million paid out. Nationwide, dog bites and other dog-related injuries accounted for more than one-third of all homeowners liability claim dollars paid out in 2016, costing in excess of $600 million.

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) reminds Tennesseans to follow leash laws.

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) reminds Tennesseans to follow leash laws.

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State Farm asks “Are you Prepared to be Shocked by Lightning Damage?”

 

State FarmMurfreesboro, TN – Lightning Safety Awareness Week is June 19-25, which is primetime for electricity in the atmosphere. According to State Farm® Insurance, Tennessee ranked sixth nationwide in lightning claims in 2015.

Policyholders filed 791 claims statewide at a cost of $5.7 million. The good news is that there are some simple things you can do to protect yourself and your property.

Lightning strikes can cause fires. (NOAA)

Lightning strikes can cause fires. (NOAA)

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State Farm® says July is a Big Month for Thefts

 

State FarmMurfreesboro, TN Independence Day is upon us. As you celebrate the nation’s birthday, be aware that July is the third busiest month for theft claims.

According to State Farm®, Tennessee had 2,786 claims in July 2015. Kentucky had 1,400 claims.

Tennessee had 2,786 theft claims in July 2015

Tennessee had 2,786 theft claims in July 2015

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Keep Your Home Safe During Your Vacation

 

State FarmMurfreesboro, TN – Spring is upon us and many people use this time as an opportunity for a quick vacation with their children while they are out of school.

Most vacations require some degree of planning. So does protecting your residence against home invasions during your absence.

State Farm lists some simple things you can do to help protect your home while you’re away.

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State Farm gives Tips for Throwing a Safe Super Bowl Party

 

State FarmMurfreesboro, TN – As you celebrate watching the big game with family and friends, it’s a good idea to educate yourself about your responsibilities as you welcome your party revelers.

While we intend for our guests to eat, drink, and be merry, sometimes accidents happen – and that can be a costly headache for a homeowner.

Take precautions to ensure a Safe Super Bowl Party.

Take precautions to ensure a Safe Super Bowl Party.

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State Farm lists 7 ways to use Space Heaters Safely

 

State FarmMurfreesboro, TN – Space heaters provide welcome warmth in chilly rooms, but that warmth comes with a big warning label: Each year space heaters cause more than 25,000 residential fires and send 6,000 people to the ER for treatment of burns, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Small space heaters are typically used when the main heating system is inadequate or when central heating is too costly to install or operate.

Portable heaters can be an efficient way to supplement inadequate heating.

Portable heaters can be an efficient way to supplement inadequate heating.

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Tennessee ranks in Top 10 for Thefts according to State Farm®

 

State FarmMurfreesboro, TN – Tis the season for peace on earth and goodwill towards men, but it’s also the time of year for people to steal your stuff.

According to State Farm, Tennessee is ranked ninth on the list of states for December theft claims in 2014. «Read the rest of this article»

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State Farm says Kentucky and Tennessee Drivers Beware of Deer

 

New State Farm® data shows odds Kentucky and Tennessee drivers will collide with a deer are declining

State FarmMurfreesboro, TN – Kentucky drivers are about five percent less likely to collide with a deer than they were last year, according to new claims data from State Farm. The odds drivers will hit a deer in Kentucky are 1 out of 113, above the national odds of 1 in 169.

Meanwhile, Tennessee drivers are about four percent less likely to collide with a deer than they were last year, according to new claims data from State Farm. The odds drivers will hit a deer in Tennessee are 1 out of 170, just below the national odds of 1 in 169.

A deer crossing a road

A deer crossing a road

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Consumer Reports digs into Car Insurance Quote Secrecy, Prices Are Rife With Inequities and Unfair Practices

 

Poor Credit May Raise Premiums Higher Than a Drunk Driving Conviction

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – The amounts drivers pay for their car insurance premiums are based on confounding algorithms that increasingly have more to do with socioeconomic factors than driving habits, according to extensive research conducted by Consumer Reports.

The organization, w­hich believes that knowledge about the going rate of any product or service is a fundamental consumer right, has released the findings of a two-year, in-depth car insurance investigation. The report analyzed more than 2 billion price quotes for sample drivers that were obtained in August and November 2014 from more than 700 companies across all 33,419 general U.S. ZIP codes. «Read the rest of this article»

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