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May 14, 2015, 09:00 ET
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Dog Bites Accounted For More Than One-Third Of All Homeowners Liability Pay Outs Last Year As Cost Per Claim Soars

 Dog bites (and other dog-related injuries) accounted for more than one-third of all homeowners insurance liability claim dollars paid out in...

Apr 30, 2015, 09:28 ET

¿Cómo puede usted evaluar si necesita seguro de vida? Hay cinco maneras para determinarlo...

Para muchas personas escoger el tipo y la cantidad de cobertura de seguro de vida es clave para establecer un plan financiero sólido, pero...

Apr 28, 2015, 12:03 ET
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How Can You Assess Whether You Need Life Insurance? Let Us Count The Five Ways…

Choosing the right type and amount of life insurance is key to a sound financial plan for many people—but how can you determine whether you...

Apr 17, 2015, 10:51 ET

Esté preparado financieramente para la temporada de huracanes con la nueva lista de verificación de seguro del I.I.I.

La temporada de huracanes de 2015 en el Atlántico comienza este 1 de junio, y el Insurance Information Institute (Instituto de...

Apr 16, 2015, 11:12 ET

Be Financially Prepared For Hurricane Season With The I.I.I.'s New Insurance Checklist

With the start of the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season approaching on June 1, the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) urges coastal...

Apr 13, 2015, 11:06 ET
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Winter Storms Followed by Spring Showers Can Lead to Flooding

 Now that spring is here, flooding will be a major concern for many parts of the country. Experience the interactive Multimedia News Release...

Mar 12, 2015, 12:05 ET
Join I.I.I. In Celebrating a Once-in-a-Century Occasion: Pi Day 2015

Join The I.I.I. In Celebrating A Very Special Pi Day On Saturday, 3/14

Known as the "Math Geek Mardi Gras", Pi Day is a growing international event that underscores the wonder of numbers, by celebrating everyone's...

Mar 09, 2015, 15:22 ET
You've Come A Long Way-- But Do You Have Enough Life Insurance? Celebrate Women's History Month By Financially Protecting Your Family

You've Come A Long Way… But Do You Have Enough Life Insurance? Celebrate Women's History Month By Financially Protecting Your Family

 Whether or not they hold down a paying job, many women contribute to the economic well-being of their family in important ways—from...

Feb 10, 2015, 09:12 ET

¿Va a comprometerse el Día de San Valentín? No se deje cegar por el brillo: consiga un seguro para su anillo

No hay nada más romántico que una proposición de matrimonio el Día de San Valentín. Pero con un bello anillo de compromiso...

Feb 09, 2015, 14:36 ET

Getting Engaged On Valentine's Day? Don't Be Blinded By The Bling--Get Insurance For Your Ring

There's nothing more romantic than a marriage proposal on Valentine's Day. But with a great engagement ring comes great responsibility… ...

Jan 26, 2015, 16:29 ET

With Another Blizzard In Sight, Brush Up On Facts, Statistics And Analyses Of Winter Storm Damage And Insurance

 The percentage of winter-caused insured catastrophe losses more than doubled last year, following the harsh winter of 2014 and a quiet...

Nov 24, 2014, 13:34 ET

Thanksgiving Marks The Official Beginning Of The Holiday Travel Season; I.I.I. Helps Consumers Navigate Car Rental Insurance Options

 If you're renting a car this holiday season, you have more choices than ever before. What hasn't changed is the importance of protecting...

Nov 24, 2014, 10:28 ET
POLAR VORTEX, PART II? WINTER STORM LOSSES COULD REACH $2.5 BILLION

Brrrrr… Ready for Polar Vortex, Part II? Insurance Losses from Winter Storms in 2014 Likely to Reach $2.5 Billion

With an arctic cold surge and heavy snow accumulations in large parts of the United States last week, potential hazards exist for homeowners and...

Nov 21, 2014, 14:45 ET
SIX FINANCIAL STRATEGIES FOR VICTIMS ESCAPING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Six Financial Strategies For Victims Escaping Domestic Violence

Financial security and access to resources can make all the difference to these victims when deciding to leave an abusive relationship. And...

Nov 21, 2014, 10:47 ET
I.I.I. Launches Consumer E-mail Program: Check20

Insurance Information Institute Launches Inaugural Consumer-Facing Email Program: Check20

To help educate and empower consumers, the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) announces the launch of a new educational email program:...

Nov 20, 2014, 15:57 ET

Looking For Ways To Save Money On Insurance? Don't Make These Five Mistakes!

While there are many smart ways to save money on insurance, there are also mistakes that can result in being dangerously underinsured, according to...

Nov 19, 2014, 15:32 ET
Winter-Related Damage Is Third Largest Cause Of Property Loss

Heavy Snow Pummels Many Parts Of The Country; Winter-Related Damage Is The Third Largest Cause Of Property Loss

 An Arctic surge has resulted in bitterly cold temperatures and heavy snow in many areas of the United States, resulting in car crashes and...

Nov 06, 2014, 11:57 ET

Street Smarts: Four Key Steps To Take After A Car Accident

 Knowing what to do if you are involved in an auto accident can save lives, reduce injuries and make the claims process simpler and easier,...

Oct 29, 2014, 11:10 ET
Insurance Takes Some of the Fright Out of Halloween Night

Havoc Caused By Ghosts, Goblins And Halloween Tricksters Is Covered By Homeowners And Renters Insurance Policies

 Halloween can be scary but having the right insurance coverage can take some of the fright out of the night, according to the Insurance...

Oct 17, 2014, 09:44 ET

Tropical Storm Ana And Hurricane Gonzalo Expected To Bring Severe Weather This Weekend; I.I.I. Staff Available To Discuss Insurance Implications

 The Pacific and Atlantic oceans are the site this week of separate weather events that highlight the inherent risks of living on an island,...