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  • Other Structure Insurance

    Your basic homeowners insurance policy covers your home — that’s what the dwelling insurance, or hazard insurance, portion of your policy is for. But what about other structures on your property like [...]

    4 min read Jun 30, 2020
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  • Hazard Insurance vs. Homeowners Insurance and Coverage

    When it comes to hazard insurance vs. homeowners insurance, many people don’t know the difference. Hazard insurance isn’t actually a separate policy; it’s just one part of a homeowners policy. Specifically, [...]

    4 min read Jun 30, 2020
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  • What is life insurance underwriting?

    If you’ve ever applied for life insurance, then you may have heard about the underwriting of your policy. But what is insurance underwriting? How does it impact your policy and your premium costs? The [...]

    6 min read Jun 30, 2020
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  • The Gender Gap in Life Insurance

    Life insurance can be an uncomfortable topic, but it is a vitally important one. We live in a world where many of our financial obligations can and do outlive us. Life insurance provides a safety net for [...]

    5 min read Jun 29, 2020
  • 6 Fourth of July Safety Tips to Stay Safe

    For most Americans, the Fourth of July is a time to celebrate with family, friends and fireworks. This holiday can be the best time of the summer, but it can also be hazardous. Thousands of people get [...]

    3 min read Jun 29, 2020
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  • Car Insurance for Drivers with Bad Credit

    Car insurance can be expensive, even with safe driving and other available discounts. For those struggling with bad credit, the price of car insurance can climb even higher. According to insurance expert [...]

    4 min read Jun 29, 2020
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  • The Best Vermont Home Insurance Companies

    Whether you’re buying a historic home in downtown Manchester or a modern dwelling in a Burlington suburb, you need to protect your investment with a homeowners policy. Luckily, Vermont home insurance [...]

    6 min read Jun 29, 2020
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  • Comprehensive Insurance

    Liability insurance fixes your vehicle if another driver hits you, and they are found at-fault in the car accident. Collision repairs your car if you’re responsible for an accident or hit an object such [...]

    3 min read Jun 25, 2020
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  • Hippo Insurance Review

    Hippo is a relatively new insurance carrier who sold its first insurance policy in 2017. Hippo partners with larger insurance companies to be able to offer a wide variety of coverage and to guarantee their [...]

    5 min read Jun 25, 2020
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