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The sharing economy: Tips about Safeco’s home coverage

By Safeco Insurance The sharing economy is allowing people to turn their homes into part-time hotels with companies like Airbnb, VRBO, HomeAway, and Couchsurfing. Thanks to ride services like Uber and Lyft, the sharing economy is also providing people with options beyond traditional taxi service. At Safeco Insurance, we are embracing this trend because we… Read More

Giving and Thanks does not include Texting and Driving

By Shelby King – The Thanksgiving holiday is the perfect segue for the “end of the year” and the season of giving. Like no other holiday – it brings families and friends together to celebrate each others company much more than the feast itself. It’s the holiday where our hearts are wide open to giving… Read More


By David Holton – Ahh,  There is nothing more enjoyable at the end of a long day than to sit down and enjoy a nice bottle of wine with your spouse or significant other. They say there is more truth in a bottle of wine than any book you will ever read. Whether it is a… Read More

Slip and fall claim stats

By Axel Handy – Slip and fall claims are far too abundant.  A little preventative effort could go a long way towards protecting you, your employees, and your customers.  Take a look at these stats published by National Underwriter this year: 57% of all General Liability Claims are from slip and fall accidents 65% of… Read More

Insurance 101

By John Handy– One of my favorite days of the year is when I get to go to Essex High School and talk to the Business Class about insurance. Auto Insurance. Homeowners Insurance. Business Insurance. Most of them want to talk about Auto Insurance because they are all at or getting to ‘that age’. It’s… Read More

My Hero

By Christine Johnson- There are many defining moments that being a parent have caused a great deal of stress and also those where you can’t imagine yourself being more proud. My oldest son, Jared, who will turn 24 this summer; has been the cause of both recently. He decided that he wanted to serve our… Read More

Life In a Small Town

By John Handy– Starting my insurance career selling Homeowners, Automobile and Business Insurance more than 3 decades ago in the small town of Essex Vermont I had no idea of the joys I’d receive from life by the 5 Corners. The short walk to the bank each day is invariably filled with pleasant horn honks… Read More