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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 […]

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 […]

6 Tips for Boat Safety

6 Tips for Boat Safety

In the Shoals, we are lucky to have water everywhere to swim, play and boat in. Follow these tips to be the most water safe you can this summer. 1. Booze and Boat Driving Don’t Mix: With the way performance boats are today, with all the skills that need to be ready at hand and […]

9 Ways to Stay Safe at Amusement Parks

9 Ways to Stay Safe at Amusement Parks

Accidents happen at amusement parks, from skinned knees to serious ride malfunctions. But theme parks have a number of safety measures in place to ensure that your family’s time there is fun and incident-free. In fact, state inspectors and regulatory agencies are in charge of “fixed rides,” such as the roller coasters you find at […]