Publications and Resources

 Preferred Insurance Services has been awarded the Erie Insurance 2012 Giving Network Agency of the Year Award for outstanding community service.  (more…)

Protect Your Home

Your home is one of your most important investments. You can protect your investment by:

  1. Reviewing you have adequate coverage for your home and its contents
  2. Taking a home inventory of your contents
  3. Keeping your home properly maintained (more…)

Know your coverage, know your risk

To find the right amount of coverage, it’s important to weigh your dependents’ current lifestyle and spending needs against their future sources of income and assets. (more…)

Are you Prepared?

You may have little or no time to protect your valuables in a flood, earthquake or other disaster.  By taking simple steps now, you can safeguard your treasured belongings and information from damage or loss.

The first step is to identify what you have.  Go through your home to find your treasures.   Download our Safeguarding-Your-Valuables-Checklist  and begin taking stock of your valuables.

 

 

Having an up-to-date home inventory will help you:

  • Purchase enough insurance to replace the things you own.
  • Get your insurance claims settled faster.
  • Substantiate losses for your income tax return.

You can always simply make a list in a notebook and save receipts and photos in a file. There are also free software programs to help you. Here are just a couple that we might suggest: (more…)

Working at heights is always dangerous, but roofing is responsible for a disproportionate number of fall injuries because of the nature of the surface. You have to deal with working at heights as well as on slanted and often slippery surfaces. Several factors combine to create hazardous work situations on roofs, including the pitch, amount of moisture, presence of dirt or sawdust, your footwear and presence of tripping hazards. (more…)

If you receive an expensive gem or a new Valentine’s Day bauble, make sure you have the necessary insurance. “Most homeowners and renters insurance policies include coverage for expensive personal belongings like jewelry,” says Terry McConnell, vice president and manager of ERIE®’s Personal Lines Underwriting Department. “But many policies limit the dollar amount for theft so you may have to purchase an additional rider on the policy.   (more…)