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Kelly A. Calmes had been in the insurance industry for 16 years when she left her company to help David Weber start the insurance business line at AAA Western and Central New York in 2006. This year marks 10 years of home, auto and more coverage offerings by the local club, although AAA...
There’s no time like the summertime in Western and Central New York! With lakes Erie and Ontario – not to mention all 11 Finger Lakes – there are plenty of opportunities for boating and swimming. “Everyone wants to be outdoors when the sun is shining,” said David Weber, vice president...
Getting married? Having a baby? Retiring? Congratulations! Take a deep breath, and then contact your insurance agent, because you’re going to need to change a few things. ”Any time you have a major life change, your insurance needs are going to change as well, whether it’s having a baby...
Just as a yearly physical is good for your health, taking time to examine your insurance coverage can help ensure your financial well-being. The new year is a good time to make sure your insurance coverage is still a good fit for your needs. Here are some good steps to follow:...
Food is a big part of holiday fun, but festivities can take your attention away from cooking and lead to fires. More cooking fires occur on Thanksgiving than any other day of the year. In fact, the National Fire Protection Association reports that three times as many home fires occur...
Severe winter weather is the third-largest cause of insured catastrophic losses – after hurricanes and tornadoes, according to the Insurance Information Institute, an industry group. “Homeowners should be prepared for anything, so it’s a good idea to prepare your home and review your...
According to the FBI, a car is stolen every 45 seconds in the United States. That’s more than 1,900 cars a day. Yet 56 percent of Americans don’t worry about their cars being stolen1. Using a little common sense and readily available theft prevention devices can minimize auto theft....
Experience counts, and seniors are the most experienced drivers on the road. They have fewer accidents and tend to drive safer cars. However, drivers 70 and older have higher rates of fatal crashes, based on miles driven, than any other group except drivers who are 16 to 19 years old....
You already know how important it is to focus solely on driving when you’re behind the wheel – to put your phone down, and to avoid distractions caused by other items and passengers in your car. But did you know that safe driving practices could also help you save money, in addition to...
In 2014 nearly 64,000 fires burned more than 3.5 million acres according to the National Interagency Fire Center. Here are steps you can take to reduce your risk: Clear flammable materials from roof surfaces and gutters. Trim tree limbs to at least 10 feet from any chimney....
A qualified insurance agent will explain in simple terms what’s covered by your policy, what’s not covered, and what you can do to possibly lower your insurance expenses. That’s exactly why AAA has licensed agents at each of our local offices, said David Weber, vice president of...
The timing of a disaster can be difficult, if not impossible, to predict. That’s why it’s important to prepare for the possibility well ahead of time. Whether forced to evacuate because of a power outage, flood or fire, or confined at home to wait out severe weather, you’ll need emergency...

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Does driving a red car raise your insurance rates? Does your homeowners policy cover your valuables? Insurance can seem complex and intimidating, and people sometimes go by hearsay instead of asking their insurance agent. But spending a little time now learning about what’s covered and...
We all remember the tough weather we experienced last winter - and some areas have already seen a repeat performance from Old Man Winter. Is your home ready for cold temperatures and snow? “This time of the year, it’s a good idea to take care of a few simple projects around your home,...
Homeowners insurance helps an insured pay for repairs for covered damage to their home and also helps pay for possessions lost due to fire and other covered perils. In the face of these disasters, though, is everything important to you truly covered? “In the aftermath of a fire or...

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