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GLASCOCK & MEENAN INSURANCE BLOG

  • How to Detail Your Car in 9 Steps
    Having your car detailed takes work but can be rewarding — every inch looks clean and shiny, like a...
  • Should I Buy a New or Used Car?
    Before you decide whether to buy a new or used car, it's important to consider the reasons you're making...
  • How to Choose Car Insurance in 4 Steps
    Because there are so many companies selling car insurance, sorting through all the choices to find the right policy for...
  • Are you driving under the influence of your phone?
    Are you driving under the influence of your phone? While there are many distractions on the road today, your mobile...
  • Are Your Employees Driving Distracted? | Distracted Driving Awareness
    An employee driving distracted can cost your company millions - and put lives at risk.
  • Forms of Distraction | Distracted Driving Awareness
    Drivers using hand-held or hands-free mobile devices are 4x more likely to get in a crash. Being aware of...
  • Defensive Driving Safety Tips
    When you get behind the wheel of a car, you become responsible for the safety of all its occupants....
  • Encouraging Driver Health & Wellness for Businesses
    The most dangerous leg of your employee’s next business trip might be their 4 a.m. drive to the airport....
  • Helping to Keep Your Drivers Safe in Dangerous Conditions
    Fall and winter driving conditions can be prime time for accidents involving skidding or losing control. Ice and snow...
  • 4 Summer Driving Hazards to Be Aware Of
    While the winter season is often associated with risky driving conditions, summer has its own risks. From road construction...
  • Put My Home in Vacation Mode
    No house sitter? Smart tech can help keep your house safer. See how the CNET Smart Home®, sponsored by...
  • Dryer, Dryer Pants on Fire: Dryer-Safety Tips
    Dryers are among the least-discussed fire threats in the home, but can be a major risk when not properly monitored...
  • ​What's the Best Day to Buy Gasoline?
    For many families, buying fuel for their vehicles plays a major role in determining their monthly budgets. If gasoline...
  • 5 Car Safety Features You Might Not Be Using
    Automobile manufacturers in the U.S. and elsewhere have been highly focused on creating and deploying more advanced safety features in their...
  • What Should You Do at the Scene of a Car Accident?
    Being involved in an auto accident can be a trying experience ‒ mentally, emotionally and financially. Knowing the proper...
  • Road Rage Avoidance and Safety Tips
    Auto accidents are the number-two cause of injury-related deaths in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control. What...
  • Drowsy Driving: How to Stay Alert
    When you’re tired, your mind and body both slow down. Your physical coordination is lessened and reflexes are slowed,...
  • Is Your Vehicle on Tech Overload?
    Distracted driving accounts on average for nine deaths and 1,000 injuries each day in the United States. While a portion of...
  • Apple & Google "Do Not Disturb" Safety Feature Limits Phone Use While Driving
    Nine Americans die each day and more than 1,000 are injured due to drivers being distracted by a mobile...
  • Distracted Driving Safety Tips
    With the rise of mobile device usage, distracted driving is a significant problem. Here's a look at some alarming...
  • All Roads are Not Created Equal: Tips for Rural vs. Urban Driving
    Nancy Dunham Many drivers believe their behind-the-wheel skills smoothly shift between rural and urban driving.  Your driver’s license and years...
  • Pros and Cons of Buying a House Now
    When an unexpected natural disaster or state or local emergency interrupts your plans to start house hunting, all is...
  • 7 Family Activities You Can Do While You're Working From Home During the Coronavirus Pandemic
    As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to compel millions of Americans to shelter in place and work from home (WFH)...
  • 6 Home Organizing Projects to Keep Your Children Busy While You're Working From Home During COVID-19
    While many of us are adjusting to social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic, parents are juggling their daily work...
  • 10 Tips for Staying Productive When Working From Home During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic
    As concerns over the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic have prompted many shelter-in-place orders across the country, this measure has resulted...
  • Business Continuity Planning in 4 Steps
    There are many reasons why your company needs a business continuity plan. Having a strategy – before an event happens...
  • Creating a Safety Culture in the Workplace
    Safety is more than a set of activities focused on accident prevention. It is a way of thinking about...
  • How to Onboard and Train Employees into a Safety Culture
    Once you attract and hire qualified job candidates to your open positions, having an onboarding and training process can help employees work...
  • An Engaged Workforce Can Improve Safety
    Businesses are finding out that employee engagement can help reduce the frequency of workplace injuries. It all starts with a...
  • Split Seconds | Distracted Driving Awareness
    Each day in the U.S., nine people are killed and more than 1,000 injured in distracted driving incidents. Distracted...
  • Tips to Help Keep Employees and Visitors Safe in Parking Lots
    The parking lot. For employees and visitors to your business, it is an appreciated convenience. But slippery conditions, uneven...
  • 5 Tips for Childproofing Your Home
    Children are curious by nature. Where you see a coffee table, they see a jungle gym. Where you see...
  • How to Prep and Open Your Pool for the Summer
    The long winter is winding down and the calendar says that the fairer seasons are around the corner, which...
  • Swimming Pool Safety Tips
    With warmer weather comes an array of outdoor activities for the whole family, including cooling off in a pool if you...
  • Yard Safety
      Backyard entertaining has gotten more elaborate in recent years. Fire pits are helping homeowners extend the backyard season, and...
  • Tree Maintenance and Care
    The trees in your yard can enhance your property, provide shade and offer abundant environmental benefits. However, trees can...
  • Summer Home Maintenance Tips
      For many, there is no better time of the year than summertime to be outside in the yard enjoying...
  • How to Help Prevent Heat Stroke
    Did you know that extreme heat has killed more people in recent years than all other natural disasters combined?1 Between...
  • Types of Fire Extinguishers
    Portable fire extinguishers can save lives and property when a small, contained fire breaks out in your home or...
  • How to Use a Fire Extinguisher [Video]
      You should know exactly how to use a fire extinguisher in the event a fire develops and you feel...
  • Cooking Fire Safety
    By Nacia Lipton National Property Director, Risk Control Cooking is a common cause of home structure fires and home fire-related injuries. Whether...
  • The Science of Gas Grill Fires
      At laid-back barbecues and neighborhood gatherings across the country, the grill has become a popular fixture. While grills may be a...
  • Staying Safe in Work Zone Traffic
    Roadwork can be frustrating, but it is a necessary fact of life for all drivers, whether you drive for...
  • Share the Road
    We have all encountered scenarios in which other drivers make us shake our heads. People often are quick to...
  • Car Safety Technologies that May Save Your Life [Video]
    We take it for granted, the automatic way we take the wheel and set out to drive from Point...
  • Choosing Safe Cars for Teens
    If your teenager has just gotten a driver's license, it may be hard to imagine handing over the keys...
  • How to Talk with Your Teen About Safe Driving
    There are plenty of difficult topics to talk about with your children, but perhaps the one that strikes terror...
  • A Timeline for Getting Your Teen Driver on the Road Safely
    Teens eager to drive often have parents equally concerned about keeping their new drivers safe. In fact, the rate...
  • How to Help Prevent Your Boat from Sinking
      A boat can be a significant investment in time and money for any level of boat enthusiast, and keeping...
  • Developing a Storm Preparedness Plan for Your Boat: Tropical Storms and Hurricanes
    The summer season has the potential to bring fun-filled days and enjoyment for many boat owners. Experienced mariners know...
  • 5 Steps to Create a Home Inventory Checklist [Video]
    After a fire, burglary or another event in which you lost possessions from your home, it may be difficult...
  • 5 Steps on How to Declutter Your House for Sale
    If you’re thinking of moving, you’ve probably heard the advice from real estate agents and stagers to cut down...
  • Effective immediately
    Effective immediately, our physical office is closed and we will be telecommuting until further notice.  If you need assistance,...
  • How to Pack for a Move [Video]
    Anyone who has moved likely can tell you a tale or two about boxes packed at the last minute,...
  • Moving Checklist and Calendar: How to Move in 30 Days
    Even if you are excited to be moving to a new home, to a different state or country, or...
  • We Saw the Future of Smart Homes at CES 2020
    Join CNET at CES 2020 with technology expert Stephanie Duchaine and futurist Radha Mistry who show us the mix...
  • 6 Things You Need To Know About Rental Car Insurance
    Jeremy Katz Despite the growing popularity of ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft, demand for rental cars continues to...