Posted on 9/1/2018 12:00 AM By Florida Peninsula Insurance Company
September 1st through 7th was National Childhood Injury Prevention Week.
Posted on 12/1/2017 3:00 AM By Florida Peninsula Insurance Company
Identity theft is a serious crime which happens when someone uses your personal information without your consent to commit fraud or other crimes. Personal information includes things like your name and Social Security, or credit card numbers. ID theft can happen anywhere, at any time. Fortunately, there are some simple ways to lower your risk of becoming a victim.
1. Always verify who you are speaking to over the phone: Remember, banks or creditors will never call you randomly and ask you to verify your credit card numbers or social security numbers. This only happens when you are the person calling trying to get information about your account. Always search online directly through your bank or creditor’s website to obtain their official contact numbers. Never dial a number from a third-party. To be even safer, go directly to the branch to solve any issues you may have.
2. Handle financial documents with care: If you need to throw away documents ...
Posted on 11/1/2017 3:59 PM By Florida Peninsula Insurance Company
According to Red Cross, if a fire starts in your home, you may have as little as two minutes to escape. Practicing a fire escape plan regularly could cut your risk in half. Here are some tips on how to properly prepare yourself and your family in case a fire threatens your home:
Install smoke alarms: All smoke alarms should be tested once a month and batteries should be replaced once a year. It is important to install the right amount of smoke alarms depending on the size of your home.
Prepare young children: It is important to teach your younger children what smoke alarms sound like and what they should do when they hear one. They should also learn how and when to dial 9-1-1.
Have a discussion with your family: Make sure everyone living in the home knows at least 2 ways to escape, should there ever be a fire. Place emergency numbers where everyone can see, and everyone with a phone should have it saved. Come up with a mutual meeting spot, should there need to be a ...
Posted on 10/1/2017 3:00 AM By Florida Peninsula Insurance Company
Before venturing out into the wild to spend some time off the grid, whether it be for a hike through the woods or a family camping outing, you must prepare yourself for the unpredictable nature of the outdoors. Weather conditions can change without notice or you may have an up-close encounter with a wild animal. Whatever the situation may be, it is important you take certain safety precautions to prepare for your adventure in the wild. Below are some safety tips to keep you and your company safe in any situation:
Prepare for the elements
When spending time outdoors, weather conditions can change within minutes, leaving you at the mercy of Mother Nature. It is always smart to bring a waterproof rain jacket to protect against potential storms. In addition, pack clothing that can be worn in layers to keep you comfortable for the warmer weather during the day, as well as the cooler weather at night. Spending time outdoors inherently puts you at the risk of sunburn, so be sure to pack at least SPF 30 s ...