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Start preparing for hurricane season now

Start preparing for hurricane season now
Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria in 2017 were stark reminders of the need for preventive action before a storm.



Prepare your home for destructive summer storms

Prepare your home for destructive summer storms
Hurricanes dominate headlines more often during the summer and fall than thunderstorms and lightning, but the South Carolina-based Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety Research Center cautions homeowners not to underestimate the destructive and deadly force of summer storms.



It’s time for Virginia homeowners to think about fall home maintenance

It’s time for Virginia homeowners to think about fall home maintenance
In our lovely state, winter can bring a variety of weather. From a warm windy fall, into the sudden temperature drops of the new year, there's only one thing you can be sure of; That cycle of thawing and freezing can wreak havoc on your home! By maintaining your home, you can help prevent costly damage. Use our Fall Maintenance Checklist to get ready for winter this year!



Virginia drivers entering peak season for deer collisions

Virginia drivers entering peak season for deer collisions
Fall ushers in a sharp rise in insurance claims related to vehicle collisions with animals, especially deer.



Winter is coming: make sure your home is prepared

Winter is coming: make sure your home is prepared
As winter approaches, be prepared by readying your home for potential inclement weather.



Virginia one of top states for strong residential building codes

Virginia one of top states for strong residential building codes
Virginia ranked second in The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety 2018 Rating the States report. This information assesses the progress of 18 hurricane-prone coastal states along the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Coast in strengthening their residential building codes.



Got a teen driver? Smart Start Program available online

Got a teen driver? Smart Start Program available online
Help your teenage driver get off to a road-smart start—and save money, too—by enrolling in Virginia Farm Bureau’s Smart Start Program.



Independence Day ranks highest for average daily crash deaths

Independence Day ranks highest for average daily crash deaths
On average, more people in the U.S. die in motor vehicle crashes on Independence Day than any other day of the year, according to an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety analysis of the five most recent years of available fatal crash data. 



Get youself—and your home—prepared for summer storms

Get youself—and your home—prepared for summer storms
Hurricanes often make more headlines during the summer and fall, but the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety cautions homeowners to not underestimate the destructive and deadly force of thunderstorms.



Dairy farmers invited to take online survey on risk management tools

Dairy farmers invited to take online survey on risk management tools
In an effort to support ongoing market research efforts, American Farm Bureau Insurance Services is hosting a new online survey for dairy farmers at farmbureausellscropinsurance.com/dairy-risk-survey.



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