Evacuation Plans

family evacuation plan

Preparing your family for fire, flood or other disaster   Evacuations are more common than many people realize. Fires and floods are the most frequent causes of evacuations in the United States, and almost every year, people along coastlines evacuate as hurricanes approach. In addition, transportation and industrial accidents release harmful substances hundreds of times a… [Read More]

Safety Systems in New Cars

learning to drive with ADAS

Don’t drive on autopilot   Regardless of how you feel about self-driving cars, the reality is that technology has already changed the way millions of people drive. And not necessarily for the better. If you’re driving a newer model vehicle, chances are it’s equipped with at least a few automatic safety features. This technology is… [Read More]

5 Surprising Ways to Use Life Insurance

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The hidden gem of financial planning   What comes to mind when you think of Life Insurance? If you’re like many people, you consider it a way to provide for your loved ones after you die. And if you purchase a term life insurance policy, the death benefit is all there is. But when you… [Read More]

Life Insurance – do you have enough?

life insurance

Give the gift of security to your loved ones   It’s better for them than chocolate, and lasts much, much longer than flowers. If you don’t have life insurance, or think you may not have enough, now is the perfect time to get a life insurance checkup from General Southwest.   Did you know that… [Read More]

Defensive Driving

Tips to prevent and avoid accidents   Afraid of flying? Scared of spiders? Freaked out by being in high places? No one wants to think about it, but for most of us, the greatest hazard in our daily lives is getting into a car. According to insurance industry statistics, the average person will be involved… [Read More]

IoT Devices in the Workplace

Internet of Things

Keep data safety in mind when setting up office technology   An internet of things (IoT) device is any smart device that is connected to the internet. Many of these devices are everyday objects—like watches or thermostats—that connect via Wi-Fi, allowing users to control them remotely or even collect data. Employers pride themselves on using IoT technology… [Read More]

Safety Features that Can Lower Car Insurance

car safety features

Check insurance costs before buying your next vehicle    Article excerpted from Safeco.com You’re in the market for a new car or truck. You’ve researched models, taken test drives, and waited for just the right deal. But have you considered your insurance costs?   Your car insurance premium is based on many things. The biggest… [Read More]

Liquor Liability at Company Events

company party drinks

A guide to safer celebrations   The holiday party, with a buffet dinner and hosted bar, has become a beloved tradition for Emerald Enterprises employees. But last year, a department manager, feeling relaxed after his third vodka tonic, got a bit too familiar with a new sales person. She filed a complaint with HR and consulted an… [Read More]

Safe Driving in Parking Lots

safe driving in parking lots

Avoid accidents and other hazards this holiday season   Holiday shopping season is here. If you’re like most people, you’ll make more trips to the malls in the next 6 weeks than you typically make in 6 months. Parking lots are packed, nerves are frayed, and if you live in a cold climate, you may… [Read More]