Tips for Safe Social Networking for Teens

Tips for Safe Social Networking for Teens

These tips, based on the latest research, will help teens’ socializing stay fun and safe. Be your own person. Don’t let friends or strangers pressure you to be someone you aren’t. And know your limits. You may be internet savvy, but people and relationships change, and unexpected stuff can happen on the internet. Be nice […]

Hiring qualified drivers is priority #1

Hiring qualified drivers is priority #1

Does Your Business Have Qualified Drivers? If your business has employees that operate company-owned vehicles – or even use their own vehicles for work purposes – you’ll need a process to qualify each driver to ensure maximum safety on the job. Follow along to learn best practices for creating a list of qualified, authorized drivers […]

Smartphones Becoming Universal

As the share of Americans who say they own a smartphone has increased dramatically over the past decade – from 35% in 2011 to 81% in 2019 – a new Pew Research Center survey finds that the way many people choose to go online is markedly different than in previous years. Today, 37% of U.S. adults say […]

Keeping summer breezy and fun with summer safety

Keeping summer breezy and fun with summer safety

Heat Safety Have a plan A big part of staying safe in the heat is having a good plan. Have a rough idea of how long you will be out in the sun and the heat, and then plan accordingly. Protect your eyes and skin and stay covered (wearing loose-fitting clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses, […]

Essential fireworks safety and insurance information

Essential fireworks safety and insurance information

The Fourth of July and spectacular fireworks displays go hand-in-hand. Fireworks are beautiful, but they’re also dangerous and in some cases, illegal. Longtime Indiana Insurance Commissioner Stephen W. Robertson deems fireworks dangers to be serious enough that he has these cautionary words: “If someone using fireworks accidentally starts a fire, to their property or that […]

Do You Have an Emergency Fund?

Do You Have an Emergency Fund?   As you prepare to invest, it’s important to set aside some money—about the equivalent of 3 to 6 months’ of living expenses—in an emergency fund. There are times when people become ill or are injured in accidents. Employers lay off workers. If something unexpected happens to you, having […]

Happy Flag Day!

Happy Flag Day!

Happy Flag Day from all of us at Hicks and Associates Insurance! Bone up on your Star Spangled Banner Facts! Did you know Betsy Ross didn’t make the first flag?? In the summer of 1813, Mary Pickersgill (1776–1857) was contracted to sew two flags for Fort McHenry in Baltimore, Maryland. The one that became the […]