Technology improves efficiency, driving habits

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Everyone has driven down the highway and has seen that sign on the back of a vehicle that reads, “How’s my driving? Call (a toll-free number)” Those signs have been a part of the driving landscape for many years and are still in use today as part of the burgeoning industry that gathers vehicle use information. The term used today for electronically gathering and reporting vehicle use information is “vehicle telematics.”


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Remember insurance as college students head back

Back-to-school time is a good time to review your insurance if you have a student headed back to college. Remember to talk to your independent insurance agent for advice to make sure your student’s car, electronics and other belongings are covered. Some coverage may extend from your own personal insurance policies, but individual circumstances can vary. Your agent will know how to help.


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Smart parents monitor smartphone, tablet gifts

Planning to get your kids a smartphone or tablet this holiday season? With schools using technology in classes and kids being exposed to these devices at an early age, the question is often a matter of when, not if. Parents may have questions and concerns about how to keep kids safe online. Here are some tips and resources that can help.


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Maintain privacy through records disposal

Identity theft is a major problem that is growing each year. Criminals want to use your name, date of birth, Social Security number and other personal or account information to steal your identity. You can minimize the chances of being an identity theft victim by using safe and secure methods to dispose of important, confidential or sensitive paper or electronic media storage devices, such as computers, CDs and flash drives.


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