Nationwide’s SmartRide® Program Rewards Safe Driving

Driving safely is no easy feat. If you’re a driver committed to staying alert, avoiding distractions, and following the rules of the road, we’re going to reward you for it.

SmartRide, a usage based insurance program, gives you personalized feedback to help you make even safer driving decisions. You’ll earn an instant 10% discount when you sign up. The safer you drive, the higher the discounts you could get – up to 40%.*


Eight Common Misconceptions Regarding Insurance

Due to the complexity of the insurance industry and the endless sea of terrible insurance advice available online, it can be challenging for insurance customers to determine what is the truth, and what is fiction. Over our years in business, we have heard pretty much everything. So in an effort to shed light on some common misconceptions, we have put together a list of common mistakes plaguing the insurance industry.


Prepare for a Possible Hurricane: It’s the Wise Thing to Do

Hurricane season in the U.S. starts in June and lasts until the end of November. If you live in a hurricane-prone area, you need to have an emergency plan that has been thought out carefully. Know the evacuation routes available to you before there is an official 'Hurricane Watch' or 'Hurricane Warning' broadcast over the radio or television, and keep alert to the updates for your region.


What is an Umbrella Insurance policy?

Umbrella policies provide extra protection beyond standard coverage, and they are available in increments of millions. Most insurance companies offer these policies starting at $1 million and going up as high as $10 million.

Most people who buy umbrella policies pick a standard $1 million policy, but there are quite a few who choose policies totaling $2 million. For the first $1 million, the premium can be as high as $250 per year.


Tips for Building or Remodeling for Wind Safety

It is important for homeowners to know how high winds work to better protect their homes. Wind can affect a home in four ways. The first way it affects a home is by uplift. When wind travels over the roof, it creates a lifting effect. Another way is racking, which means that wind creates pressure horizontally that can cause a home to tilt. Overturning is another way that wind affects a home. This happens when the home is not able to slide or rack. In some cases, this may result in a home's walls rotating off of the foundation. Sliding is the fourth way that wind affects homes. When wind creates horizontal pressure, it may cause the home to slide off of the foundation.


Get Coverage for Your RVs, ATVs, Boats, Motorcycles, Snowmobiles And More

While auto and homeowner’s insurance may cover some instances of loss or liability for boats, trailers and sport vehicles, many don’t. And those policies that do offer coverage usually come with large deductibles and inadequate loss limits.


Protecting Your Home From Water/Leak Damage

Year in and year out, water and leak damage is among the top causes of claims against homeowners' insurance policies, according to the Insurance Information Institute. Nearly 2 percent of homeowners file a water-damage-related claim every year with their homeowners insurance companies, making water damage the 2nd most common claims-generating occurrence in the industry, behind only wind and hail damage.


Car Accidents

A car accident is always traumatic for any driver. Even if the damages are relatively minor, and both parties are uninjured, you may find yourself panicking over what to do next. There are important steps to take following any crash, no matter how severe.

Since car accidents involve insurance companies, both drivers need to collect the necessary information. 


Homeowners: Take Action and Prevent Burglaries

Home burglaries can happen to anyone at any time regardless of low crime rates in a neighborhood. It is important for homeowners everywhere to be prepared and to take steps to prevent burglaries. Below are some of the most helpful tips for preventing home burglaries.


Get a Business Insurance Review

It’s an unfortunate truth, but we live in a sue happy society and business owners often have to bear the burden of legal attacks. Whether these suits are valid or frivolous, business owners need to protect themselves and their business from financial ruin with well-constructed commercial insurance products. 

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