Abram Interstate Insurance Services, Inc., CMGA

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Vacation Checklist! Help your insurance customers avoid harm while they’re away!

Published on August 29, 2013

A vacation is your time to relax and enjoy life.

Vacations should be fun and relaxing!  Pass this info along to your insurance customers to help them save themselves from the worry and headache of having something go wrong while they’re gone! As many people are heading out of town for Labor Day weekend, and for some fall travels, here’s a checklist from one of our carriers, Travelers Insurance, to help people secure themselves against theft and damage so that they can have a peaceful vacation away!

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  • Make sure all electrical appliances are turned off.
  • Clean the refrigerator of all perishable foods, and take out the garbage.
  • Lock all windows and doors.
  • Arrange to have the newspaper and mail held until your return, or have them picked up by a trusted neighbor.
  • Arrange to have your lawn mowed (or snow shoveled) while you are away. Ask a neighbor to set out your trash on collection day and then retrieve empty cans and recycling bins the same day.
  • Let a trusted neighbor know you will be away and have them keep an eye on your home. It is a good idea to leave your vacation address and telephone number with a neighbor so you can be reached in case of an emergency.
  • Never leave your house key hidden outside your home.
  • Set timers on interior lights.
  • Make sure to unplug televisions, computers and appliances susceptible to lightning and power surges.
  • Advise your alarm company and local police if you will be gone for an extended period.
  • Store jewelry and valuable items in a safe-deposit box.
  • Arrange for the care of pets.
  • Set the heating system to provide minimum heat of 55 degrees.
*Based on Travelers 2011-2012 claim data. http://travl.rs/14GZqLf 

 Abram Interstate is a wholesale insurance broker that has licensing and expertise to place business in both admitted and non-admitted markets.  

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