Give the Gift of Life Insurance this Holiday Season

The holidays are coming, and you may be wondering what to give your children or grandchildren. Life insurance can be the ideal gift. When purchased for a younger person, the cost of premiums is far lower. Whole Life insurance has the benefit of being an asset that can be borrowed against, provide tax benefits, and…

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A Parent’s Guide to Teen Driver Safety

Learning to drive and getting a license is an important step in the process of becoming an adult. But that does not make it any less stressful for the teen’s parents! It is nearly impossible not to worry when you are aware of teen driving accident statistics and know how susceptible that age group can…

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The Ins and Outs of Business Contents Insurance

Your business contents are items belonging to your business that are not permanently attached to the building. They may include small items, such as laptops and mobile phones, or furniture, office equipment, raw materials, or large machinery. No matter the size or nature of your enterprise, the loss of some or all of these essential…

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How to Promote Your Brand for Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday is celebrated every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. In 2021, this holiday falls on November 27. This is the day set aside to support small businesses in the U.S. It was started by American Express in 2010 to bring more holiday shopping to small businesses.  In 2016, 112 million consumers across…

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Is a Medicare Supplement Insurance Plan Worth It?

When you sign up for Medicare Parts A and B, you also have the option to apply for a Medicare Supplement insurance plan. A Medicare Supplement plan, sometimes called “Medigap,” is a private insurance policy that can help pay for some of the health care costs that Medicare doesn’t cover. But is this coverage really necessary?…

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Medicare Supplement vs. Medicare Advantage: What’s the Difference?

Applying for Medicare once you reach retirement age sounds simple enough. But just because you’re covered under the federal health insurance program doesn’t mean you won’t be faced with out-of-pocket costs. With Original Medicare (Parts A and B), you’ll receive coverage for health-related expenses like hospital care, doctor visits, medical procedures and equipment. Like a…

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Nontraditional Life Insurance Plans You Should Know About

Traditional life insurance is low risk and offers guaranteed maturity returns to policyholders. Nontraditional life insurance combines investment and insurance in a single policy. These plans invest in the market and have the potential to earn higher returns because of their higher-risk nature. If you have not been able to obtain traditional life insurance, you…

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What is a Medicare Supplement Plan?

If you’re approaching your 65th birthday and starting to research options for Medicare, navigating through all of your new health care choices can be overwhelming. In addition to enrolling in a Medicare plan to meet your anticipated needs, you’ll also have to decide if a Medicare Supplement plan is right for you. At Erie Insurance, we’re here to…

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The DIY Guide to Winterizing Your Boat

If your boat is kept in a cold winter weather area without heated storage, you will want to winterize before the first freeze sets in. You can pay someone else to winterize it for you, or save money by doing it yourself in a few simple steps. Steps for Winterizing an Inboard/Outboard Drive Boat Gather…

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How to Keep Your Backyard Campfires Safe

There is nothing like a campfire to create a cozy atmosphere when friends and family get together under the stars. A fire draws the gaze and lets you keep warm while socializing in the cool of the evening. A campfire can even be used to cook a meal if you have the right type of…

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