While many people think tornadoes impact only the Midwest, every state in the country is vulnerable to tornadoes, according to NOAA. Approximately 1,200 tornadoes hit the U.S. each year, causing an average of $24,000 in home damage and $4,000 in auto damage. Our claims department reviewed data related to tornadoes from 2008 and 2012 and found that other than a direct hit, the majority of tornado damage to homes and cars occurs from falling tree debris or fallen trees.
Since this week is National Severe Weather Preparedness Week, it’s the perfect time to learn about the ways you can prep your car and home.
Owning a pet can be a rewarding experience, but it comes with a financial responsibility that should not be taken lightly. It costs about $1,520 a year to own a dog and $1,158 for a cat. On a national level, Americans spent a staggering $53 billion on their pets in 2012, according to the American Pet Products Association.
Check out our infographic containing annual pet costs, pet insurance costs and more to find out the true cost of owning a pet.
When it comes to retirement do you have a date in mind? More importantly, do you know if you’re on the right track to reach your retirement goals? Planning for retirement isn’t easy, because a lot of factors go into planning the right retirement for you. Continue reading
From the hair-raising thrill of ski jumping to the fast-paced action of snowmobile racing, winter sports are all about speed. It’s exhilarating to watch new Olympics favorites such as Mikaela Shiffrin ski down the slopes or experienced veterans like Shaun White snowboard his way to a gold medal, but how fast are they really traveling? If these athletes were to race your car down a snowy highway, who would win? Would your car be outpaced by a speed skater? Find out in the infographic below. Continue reading
Nothing says “holiday shopping” quite like the four-day weekend from Black Friday to Cyber Monday. According to the National Retail Federation, consumers spent $59.1 billion on 2012 during the busiest shopping weekend of the year. While 10% of shoppers rushed to the stores right after finishing their Thanksgiving dinners, others waited until Cyber Monday, with online shopping peaking at 11:25 a.m. EST. Whether you plan to shop in-store or online, check out this infographic for more fun Cyber Monday and Black Friday statistics. Continue reading
On Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, thousands of runners will be hitting the pavement in Columbus to participate in The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon. Many of the participants at Ohio’s largest marathon will be running to raise money for the patients at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, such as 15-year-old Molly Carrier, who was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at age nine. Continue reading