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The fall sports season in full swing. Youth sports give kids an opportunity to learn teamwork, get physically fit and socialize. Regardless of what fall sports they participate in – football, soccer, cross country, volleyball and the like – injuries like sprains and strains can be all too common. What can you do to keep your young athletes safer on the field? Here are tips from the Youth Sports Safety Alliance to help protect them from sports-related injuries.
At Nationwide, being “On Your Side” isn’t just about recovering from tragedies – it’s about preventing them. That’s why we conducted a survey* of homeowners to find out how protected Americans are against home burglary. Some of the results are surprising, but the good news is there are easy ways to improve the security of most homes.
According to Nationwide Insurance Claims Data and FBI statistics, home theft is most common in the summer months when the temperatures rise. A recent survey* commissioned by Nationwide reveals that, while a majority of homeowners (79 percent) have at least one common theft-prevention measure (e.g., alarm system, deadbolt), three in 10 (30 percent) do not use any, potentially putting their loved ones and belongings at unnecessary risk during a heightened burglary season. Are you prepared in case you experience a home theft? See how you stack up against our recent survey and test your security smarts about home theft below.
You purchase insurance to be ready for anything, but to be truly prepared and fully covered, you need to know what you’re insuring at home. Sure, you could come up with a ballpark estimate of how much the items in your home are worth, but the real number could be a lot higher. That means you may need more coverage than you realize.
Storm season’s just around the corner, and that means an increased chance of hurricanes heading up the coast. Don’t get caught off guard–following a few simple hurricane preparation tips from the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety and Nationwide can help protect your home from high-speed winds, hail, driven rain and flying debris.
With baby gates securely in place, outlet covers in every room and childproof locks on cabinet doors, you probably feel fairly confident in your babyproofing methods. However, you might want to consult our list of commonly missed babyproofing tasks below from BabyCenter® — just to make sure you’ve got it all.
If the smoke alarm goes off in your home, do you and your family have a fire escape plan?
In 2011, fire departments responded to 370,000 home fires – and while not all home fires are preventable, creating a fire-prevention plan can reduce the risk of fire in your home. Check out the home fire prevention tips below to keep your home and family safe.