Making Waves? Protect Your Boat

Many people believe sailboats or powerboats are covered under their auto or homeowners policies. But, for most insurers, that isn’t the case. Consider this: Typically, an auto policy won’t provide liability or physical damage coverage for a boat. Most homeowners policies provide a limited amount of coverage for physical damage to …

Get Your Good Name Back

ERIE’s affordable Identity Recovery coverage quickly restores the credit and reputation of identity theft victims.

10 Tips for Travelers

Safety is one of the most important things to consider as you pack your car and leave home. To help you get ready for your next road trip, the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) recommends these 10 tips for travelers:   At home 1. Check all the locks before you leave …

Don’t Let a Tornado Topple You

Tornadoes are one of nature’s most powerful and destructive forces; an F5, the strongest and most violent of tornadoes, can level almost any house and its occupants. Thankfully, F5 tornadoes are rare. Most are weaker and can be survived. And now is the time to prepare for them if you haven’t …

An Umbrella for Extra Protection

Even the most safety-minded among us could someday face a personal injury or liability lawsuit.  That’s a scary prospect since payments for hospital bills, rehabilitation, lost wages, pain and suffering, and litigation could potentially wipe out your entire net worth and even your future earnings.  Fortunately, ERIE offers affordable Personal …

Play Safe: Trampolines

Make sure your model has shock-absorbing pads that fully cover the frame, hooks, and springs.  refrain from using a ladder that could give small children unsupervised access to the trampoline.  Only allow one person on at a time, and have a no-somersaults policy.  Make sure you buy an add-on cage …

Backyard Fun: Swing sets

Opt for ones with seats made of something soft instead of wood or metal.  Install the set on a level surface, and consider setting it in concrete.  Place energy-absorbent material like sand, rubber, or mulch underneath the set.  Periodically check to make sure no screws or bolts are uncapped, rusted, …

Keep the Kiddos Safe: Tree houses

Choose a strong, sturdy tree that’s far away from any electrical wires.  Refrain from placing the house any higher than 10 feet.  Make sure the path up is a solid barrier wall that’s at least 38 inches tall and don’t hang any ropes or chains—these pose strangulation risks.  Spread lots …