5 Winter Insurance Tips to Reduce Risk

VBI Blog Andrea Romo                    Winter is coming, and that means more risk for homeowners. If you live in Northern California or the Sierra Nevada, you already know that snow, water, ice, even the cold weather alone can cause property damage. What you may not know is that some of that damage...

California Landlords: Require Renters Insurance in Your Lease

The National Fire Protection Association estimates that 70% of fires in multifamily dwellings are the result of tenants’ negligence. Many landlords don’t know that a lease can require tenants to obtain and maintain renters insurance – and doing so benefits everyone involved. Most tenants assume that the landlord’s insurance policy covers renters’...

Super Safe Driving Tips for Teenage Drivers

Teenage drivers are responsible for more auto accidents than any other age group. Let that sink in: drivers aged 16-19 have more accidents than drivers older than them, Many accidents could be prevented if young people practiced safer driving techniques, keeping themselves (and their passengers) safe on the road. Plus, they’ll...

Top Tips for Parents to Share with Teen Drivers

There’s nothing quite as exhilarating as seeing your teen take their first solo drive down the road without you. Chances are, you’re a mix of emotions swirling between pride and anxiety. Will they remember everything you or their driver’s ed teacher taught them? Since your teen is still in learning mode,...

How To Stay Safe While Driving At Night

Summer has ended and with the upcoming time change, many of us will drive home from work in the dark. According to the National Safety Commission (NSC), more than 50% of fatalities for vehicle occupants 16 and older occur between 6pm and 6a,. Safeco Insurance put together some helpful tips...

El Nino? El What?

  El Niño has become a buzz-worthy term these last few weeks.  If you're a curious sort, or a weather buff, or you love Google as much as I do, then you've probably done your share of "official research" on the subject.  If not, here's El Niño in a nutshell: Picture a bowl of...