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Farmers markets: What kind of insurance do I need?

Your booth at the farmers market is beautifully stocked with fresh produce and even a few homemade goodies. You greet each customer, welcome your...

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SECURA brings family home after crisis

As Jim Paschen awoke that morning in early January, he reflected on all that happened since he and his wife, Evelyn, showed up at the front door of...

Safety in reverse: 5 ways to avoid back-up accidents

One of the most dangerous things drivers do every day is backing up. Reportedly, one in four vehicle accidents occur when drivers are going in...

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Differences between mine subsidence and earthquake damage

When natural events damage your home, they aren’t always covered by insurance. In fact, three potentially destructive perils – flood, earthquake, a...

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12 common poisonous plants of the Midwest

It's warm, it's sunny, it's a gardener's paradise. However, along with delicious seasonal crops and beautiful flowers, we see more bothersome plant...

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The difference between UM and UIM — and what it means when you’re on the road

You never know when you might get in an auto accident — or who the other driver will be. According to the Insurance Research Council, one in seven...