What does an aging population mean for road safety?

Columbia, S.C. – February 28, 2012 – According to a recent report issued by TRIP, a national non-profit transportation research group based in Washington, D.C., the population of Americans 65 years and older will grow by 60 percent over the next 13 years. This means that by 2025, one out of every five drivers will be over the age of 65....

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Filing an insurance claim is first stop on road to recovery

COLUMBIA, S.C. – August 24, 2011 – Hurricane Irene’s path is still not clear as it barrels toward the East Coast. Although forecasters suggest the storm will head north and east, South Carolina remains in the cone of uncertainty. “Even if our state misses a direct hit, we could still experience damage from severe weather resulting...

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A home alone is a target for troubles

Columbia, S.C. – June 30, 2010 – Is your home alone? If you leave your house for a long trip, or move out while the house is on the market, your insurance coverage needs swift attention. That’s because homeowners’ insurance companies have rules about how long a home can be unoccupied before a new type of policy may be required. “If...

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Wildfire tests at IIBHS Research Center show danger from embers

Wildfire embers were on the attack in the latest test at the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety Research Center in Richburg, S.C. On March 24, a shower of deadly embers was sprayed at a house in the institute’s test chamber. The embers were created by burning mulch at 700 degrees and then blowing them through giant tubes. The...

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If your dog bites someone, you'll be held responsible

Columbia, S.C. – March 17, 2011 – South Carolina is home to more than a million dogs, and some of them have made the news already this year for biting. Dog bites are dangerous and they account for more than one-third of all homeowners insurance liability claims, according to the Insurance Information Institute. "Dog bites can be serious...

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