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Some savings can cost you in the long run. Sure, you might save money on your premium with a high deductible policy, but you’ll have to pay more out of pocket if you need to make a claim. Talk to your insurance agent to make sure you are comfortable with your deductible....
The summer tradition of repairs, upgrades and do-it-yourself “adventures” should serve as a reminder to review your homeowner’s policy. That’s because most premiums are based on the replacement value of your home and its contents at the time your policy was purchased. When you upgrade...
Would you be covered if you were found liable for an expensive crash? If you have auto insurance, the liability portion of your policy covers you up to a certain amount. But it’s possible that your liability – covering others’ loss of life, medical bills or car repairs – could exceed that...
This time of the year, deer are more active than usual. These five simple tips can help you avoid deer collisions, according to AAA. Be careful at dawn and dusk. Deer are most active during these times of the day, and driver visibility is poor. Expect them to run. Slow down...
Have you seen our new Ithaca office? Beginning today, AAA’s Travel and Insurance Center in Ithaca has moved to the Threshold Plaza near Tops. This easy-to-find location will help us to provide better service for our members in and around Ithaca. Browse through hundreds of maps...
A clean driving record is crucial to keeping your insurance premiums low. Before you pack your bags and put the pedal to the metal, we have a list of some of the common road violations to remember - and avoid. MOVE OVER: One of the newer driving laws on the books in New...
Life Insurance can be overwhelming when it comes to the choices available. At AAA, we believe that there is no one right solution for every person. Your life insurance needs depend on your age, health, children, debt and a variety of other factors. That said, there are two basic types...
Replace income for your dependents. 
If people depend on your income, life insurance can replace that income for them if you die. The most commonly recognized case of this is parents with young children. However, it can also apply to couples in which the survivor would be...
Yesterday we received the following letter from a AAA member who recently experienced a collision with a deer. With her permission, we wanted to share her story with you. "Unfortunately, I experienced my first collision with a deer late Friday night. I am a AAA member, and I am...
With Hurricane Sandy swiftly approaching, here are a few tips on how to stay safe and informed while you drive and travel during the coming inclement weather. For Motorists Keep your distance: A car needs two to three times more stopping distance on wet pavement, so allow...
There's nothing worse than finding out that you didn't have adequate coverage after you've filed an insurance claim. Here are five things you can do to avoid the most common mistakes. 1. Update your home insurance after renovations. Most homeowner's policies offer replacement...
We all need insurance to cover us in case of an accident—but do you have the right amount of coverage for your needs? Take this quick quiz to see how much you know about what type of coverage protects you in certain accident scenarios.
We recently wrote about 6 auto insurance discounts that might be available to you right now from your provider. But built-in discounts are only one of the ways you can lower your premiums. Here are 5 more things you can do to save on auto insurance. Take a Defensive Driving...
Multiple Vehicles and/or Drivers. Save by insuring all household vehicles and drivers on one policy. Airbag and Anti-Theft. Save if your vehicle is equipped with anti-theft devices and safety devices such as airbags and anti-lock brakes. Good Student and Distant Student. Save...