Archives for 2015

Q&A: What to Know about Chip Cards

You’re probably using your credit card a lot during the holiday season to pay for gifts. If so, you may have noticed a big change from previous year’s cards. Today, many credit cards come equipped with chip technology that requires you to “dip” your card into a slot. But beyond the need to no longer swipe, do you know how chip cards are different from... Read Article

The Science of Road Safety at the IIHS

  If you’ve gone car shopping lately, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) might sound familiar –it’s the organization behind the coveted Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick + ratings given to the safest models on the road. Before those ratings are given out, a lot has to happen behind the scenes. For example: Did you know the IIHS crashes 50 to 70... Read Article

Insurance Checkup

Every year it is advised that you take the time to get an “insurance checkup.” Your financial health is an important issue – one that will affect every area of your life. Having the correct levels of coverage for your business insurance and personal insurance is a critical issue, and your policies should be reviewed on a yearly basis. As a business changes and grows,... Read Article

The Dangers of Holiday Laser Lights

Holiday laser lights are a hot new trend in seasonal decorating. And it’s easy to see why. Instead of climbing a ladder and spending a good portion of the day stringing lights around the house, you simply plug in the laser to get the same dazzling effect. While holiday laser lights are an easy way to make homes look festive, there are serious safety concerns... Read Article

Ask ERIE: Do I Need to Insure My New Engagement Ring?

There’s no doubt that the holiday season is a popular time to get engaged. And that your new ring is beautiful and signals your newly engaged status. But did you ever consider what you would do ifthe ring was stolen, lost or damaged? Most standard homeowners insurance and renters policies only cover jewelry up to a specific dollar amount. This amount, which is known as... Read Article