Jean McGrail

Christmas Trees Ignite in 2 Seconds!

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December 8th, 2011

An estimated 30 million natural Christmas trees are sold anually in the United States. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports that there is an estimated annual average of 210 home structure fires that begin with Christmas trees.   Based on data from 2002 through 2005, these fires caused an average of 24 civilian deaths, 27» Read Full Article

Help Us Fill Dan’s Van! Like Us on Facebook!

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December 7th, 2011

Tis’ the season to be jolly!  R&R will fill up Dan Wolfgram’s van with toys to be donated to Toys for Tots per the number of fans we have on Facebook. Dan has been gracious enough to volunteer his van for this use. Dan is the Vice President of Personal Lines. Want to help us» Read Full Article

Your Trunk’s Essentials: An Emergency Kit

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October 21st, 2011

It’s smart to keep an emergency kit in your trunk, especially during winter months. Here are some items we’d suggest putting in your emergency kit: a blanket extra boots and gloves an extra set of warm clothes extra water and food, including hard candies (sucking on a hard candy will prevent your mouth from getting too» Read Full Article

10 Simple Ways to Get Your Car Ready for Winter

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October 20th, 2011

Even Wisconsin residents used to winter’s cold and freezing temperatures can benefit from a few winterization tips. Here are 10 simple ways to get your car ready for winter and stay safe. Get the right kind of oil change. Replace your windshield wiper blades so you can see clearly. Give your battery a little TLC. Make sure your» Read Full Article

9 Out of 10 Teenage Drivers Are Distracted

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September 13th, 2011

In an article by Jacob Hannah for USA TODAY, he states that nearly 9 out of 10 teenage drivers have engaged in distracted-driving behaviors such as texting or talking on a cellphone even though most of them know that their actions increase their risk of crashing. The survey by Seventeen magazine and auto club AAA highlights the difficulty of the nation’s» Read Full Article

Renting a Car? Make Sure You’re Covered!

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September 13th, 2011

Rental car insurance is always a sticky issue because of the differences in rental car company contracts and the wording of your personal auto policy. Since each rental company has different verbiage in their contract, and each car insurance policy is a little different, we’ll be talking generalities below and leave it up to you» Read Full Article

What is a Good Student Discount?

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September 13th, 2011

A good student discount is a reduction of auto insurance premiums for a young driver who falls into the “good student” category of the insurance provider. The definition of a good student varies from one insurance company to another. Here are a few of the requirements to be labeled a “good student”: Ranks in the» Read Full Article

The Importance of an Umbrella Policy

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August 3rd, 2011

More often than not, people are sued and have no extra protection to block the plaintiff from going after their personal assets in the lawsuit. To protect yourself from such a quandary, you need to have an umbrella policy. Every day ordinary citizens are served with a lawsuit, with the reasons ranging from justified to frivolous.» Read Full Article

Tips for Boating With Your Dog

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May 24th, 2011

In an article by Eleanor Duse, she mentioned dogs usually like water. Som­e breeds, like Labrador retrievers, are traditional boat dogs. But that doesn’t mean you can take them on boats without considering their safety and well-being. Many dog owners assume their pets can swim, but a short doggy paddle in the pond is a» Read Full Article

Use Your iPhone or iPad to Protect Your Personal Property

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May 20th, 2011

We saw a great article by Jim Guidry of the Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance which had a great suggestion on another way to protect your property using your iPhone® or iPad®. With 2011 being a “bad claims” year, what better way to prepare and protect yourself this year than using your iPhone or iPad?» Read Full Article