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Burglary Prevention: Should You Leave the Lights On?

It seems like a no-brainer to leave the lights on outside your home to deter burglars while you’re away (or even while you’re asleep). But does that really work? Or is it just a waste of electricity — particularly this...

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Ice Dams: Prevent Before the Problem!

The icicles hanging from your eaves and gutters last year may be a faint memory now. But winter is coming, and along with it one of your home's worst enemies—ice dams. Ice dams are continuous chunks of ice that form...

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Which Home Alarms Do You Need?

Technology has made home alarms of all kinds — from security to smoke, radon to radiation — more accessible than ever. Many of them can be configured to work together, and some even alert you to trouble through your...

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Winter is Coming! Safe Driving Tips from Auto Owners

We have already seen snow once in Michigan - this was just a sneak peak at what's coming for the winter months. Here are some tips from our friends at Auto Owner's Insurance to keep all drivers safe on the road. Driving...

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Car Accidents! What You Should Know

If you've ever been in a car accident you know the feelings of shock, fear, and confusion as you try to sort out the events and make sure everyone involved is okay. We think it's a good idea to have a list of things to...

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Business Income Coverage

The main purpose of Business Income coverage is for business continuity. It provides funds to pay for continuing expenses that remain even though the business is not operational at the moment due to a covered loss....

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Your Wedding: What Could Go Wrong?

A wedding includes not only the big day but the events leading up to it as well. Combine the wedding and reception with the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner and you have a lot of possibilities for problems. Think of all...

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Safe Driving Tips for Fall

Fall - like all seasons - is full of it's own unique driving safety hazards. It's important to take precautions to make sure that we all arrive at our destinations safely. One thing to remember is to not break hard on...

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Device Insurance: Cover Your Personal Electronics With the Policy You Already Have

It seems everyone these days has a smartphone. Or a smart TV, a tablet, or an ebook reader. Or all of the above – and more. When you add it all up, you may find you have thousands and thousands of dollars tied up in...

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Deer On the Move

The leaves are starting to change and signs of fall are here. Deer-vehicle crashes peak during this season. Here are a few safety tips to keep in mind as you enjoy our beautiful Michigan fall. Drive at a safe speed and...

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Winterize Your RV The Right Way

It's been another wonderful summer in Michigan, and while some are still holding out for a few more nice weekends, many are beginning the process of putting the toys away in preparation for the winter months. We cover a...

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Cargo Loss: Don't Be A Victim!

Business owners who deal with logistics, transit, and transportation are all too aware of the feeling when they are informed of a cargo loss. There are many scenarios in which this can happen and it's important to know...

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How to Deal With Road Rage

Have you ever noticed that, with roadway anger, it’s always the other guy’s fault? And, it very well could be. The thing is, you can’t control how other people drive. But, you can control how you respond to situations...

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Back to School Safety Tips

At Ieuter Insurance Group, we love to promote safety! We see your family as an extension of ours and want to make sure you and your kids are prepared to get back to the school routine. With these tips from the National...

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Top Tips for First Time Car Buyers

It's that time of the year again…back to school. We all hear about the deals for back to school products in radio and TV ads, along with seeing the large displays in our favorite grocery store. But something is...

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Safety Tips for Your Summer Swims

When the sun is out and the weather’s warm, people flock to the water — whether it’s the beach, a lake, a river or a backyard pool. But, wherever there’s water, there’s also danger.According to the U.S. Centers for...

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4 Tips to Avoid Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of accidents. Text messaging increases crash risk by 23 percent. Using your phone while driving is extremely dangerous! Distracted driving accounts for 20% of injury and...

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Emergency Road Kit

In the event of an emergency while on the road most of us assume that our cell phones are enough protection against the unexpected. But what happens if you aren't able to use if for some reason? It never hurts to be...

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Telemedicine: Healthcare on Demand

Have you ever suffered through a bad cold or flu because you didn't want to deal with the time or logistics of going to the doctor? If so, you are like millions of other Americans who feel like their healthcare can be...

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Golf Carts: What You Need to Know

Summer time means that golf carts are zooming around in campgrounds, county fairgrounds, marinas and neighborhoods as people are enjoying the outdoors. It's important to make sure that your golf cart is covered properly....

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Safety Tips for Summer Thrill Seekers

The family summer vacation is a time-honored tradition, and it often includes a trip to one of our country’s incredible amusement parks. But, while the rides and other attractions at these parks are typically safe, it...

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How to Save 3 Lives in 1 Hour

A lot of people dream about being a superhero and saving lives. We may not be able to fly through the sky or have incredible strength, but we can save lives with only an hour of our time by donating blood. Here are a...

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Insurance 101: Do You Know Your Limits?

As we are in the days of summer, here are some helpful tips to make sure you and your loved ones are properly protected:1) Pools and Trampolines: Before inviting friends and family over to enjoy your pool or trampoline,...

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Grilling Safety

Want to know what can ruin a summer barbecue faster than rainstorm? Fire! Be careful when you're grilling up those tasty burgers for friends and family, June and July hold the highest occurrence of grill-related fires...

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What Should Go in Your Home Safe (or Safe-Deposit Box)?

Spring has arrived, which means it’s time to clean the cobwebs out of the corners, organize the closets and so forth. While you’re at it, don’t forget to revisit the important documents and other items you have in your...

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Ieuter Insurance Group vs. Insurance Company

One question we frequently hear is "What's the difference between Ieuter Insurance Group and my insurance company - aren't you one and the same?" We are here to clear up the difference and explain why it's great to have...

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Summer Safety for Kids

Summer is an exciting time for everyone, especially kids! The end of school provides time for many children to have outdoors adventures, often away from direct adult supervision. Here are the top five things to teach...

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Roof Claim? Here's How It Works

If you have damage to your roof, you may feel overwhelmed with the stress of filing an insurance claim and repairs that need to be done. We're here for you! To avoid possible frustration here is one thing you may hear...

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Life Insurance 101

Do you know the difference between Term and Whole life insurance? Your most important and valuable asset is your ability to earn income. Make sure you understand the basics about life insurance. A Term Life policy is...

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The Type of Fire Extinguisher Every Home Should Have

A fire is a fire, and a fire extinguisher is a fire extinguisher, right? Well, not quite. There are actually different types of fires and different types of extinguishers that respond best to each one. So, which is...

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Business Owners, Are You Covered?

Do you have enough limits to rebuild your building if disaster happens? Besides rebuilding, don’t forget there are many additional costs. Debris Removal can be very costly. If there are pollutants or asbestos, it can be...

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PIP, PIP, Hooray?

When you review your auto insurance policy, you may see the term “PIP” or Personal Injury Protection. Every Michigan auto policy must have medical coverage - personal injury protection - the portion that makes the auto...

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What Every Driver Needs to Know About Potholes

April showers bring....potholes?! As every driver in Michigan knows, one of the least loved parts of spring is the damage the long winter does to the roadways. Potholes can occur in any climate but typically come from...

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Navigate Rainy Roadways With Care

It’s just rain — how much impact can it really have on your driving? The answer: a lot. You’re likely to experience lower visibility, reduced traction and increased difficulty in handling your car both during and after...

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Save Money, Save a Tree!

Are you sick of getting stacks of mail everyday? We may have a solution for you! WIth more and more companies converting to online statements and notices there is no need to overwhelm your mailbox or leave stacks of...

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Motorcycle Safety Tips

Spring is here! And if you have a motorcycle you're probably getting it back on the road soon. At IIG we feel it's important to educate everyone, especially those who may not have motorcycle experience, on how to keep...

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Vehicle Checklist Before You Hit the Road!

Now that winter is fading away and spring weather in on the way, you’re ready to take a break and hit the open road. But is your vehicle ready to take a long drive? Follow these six helpful tips to make sure your...

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Identity Protection Tips for Tax Season

What’s the most important number for you this tax season? The amount of your refund? The amount you owe? The number of hours spent poring over all the other numbers? All of those are pretty important, but none of them...

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Spring is in the Air!

With Michigan thawing out and the warmer weather fast approaching, pedestrian traffic is on the rise. Pedestrians are the most vulnerable users of the roadways, be sure to take care and avoid risk to yourself and...

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New Car Outside of Business Hours? No Worries!

When it comes to purchasing a vehicle most people need to work around busy schedules to shop for the right car and then finish the paperwork for the purchase. This means that there are times that you have a new car to...

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Spring Cleaning For Your Home

Cleaning your gutters can be a quick and painless job. It’s also a job that many people ignore for far too long. It’s not something that needs to be done daily, weekly, or even monthly. In fact, all it takes is...

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Love is in the Air! Now to Insure it...

Happy Valentine’s Day! It is estimated that 6 million couples are likely to get engaged this Valentine’s Days. Here are a few tips for the newly engaged couple: The engagement ring, the average cost of a diamond...

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What to Do After a Car Accident in Winter

Freezing temperatures, gusts of wind, patches of ice – winter can be a horrible time to be on the road, especially if you’re on vacation and aren’t used to driving in winter conditions. And, it’s an even worse time to...

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Winter Weather: Be Safe on the Roads!

Even though Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow this year, winter isn't over yet! With the weather fluctuating as it has the ice and snow build up on your home and vehicles can still be a hazard. Here are some tips...

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Collision Coverage: What's the Difference?

When we meet with clients to discuss their auto coverage we typically hear “PLPD” or “Full Coverage.” But many people don't completely know what the terms mean. We're here to clear things up for you! Full coverage...

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How to Avoid Animal-Vehicle Collisions

About 2 million times every year, animals and cars collide on U.S. roadways — often causing serious and even fatal injuries to drivers and passengers, along with about $1 billion in damage, according to the U.S....

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Chimney Safety: Warning Signs

In 2014, 49% of residential fires caused by home heating equipment were due to fireplace/chimney problems. A properly cared for chimney system can completely prevent chimney fires. Here are some signs that you’ve had a...

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Cold Stress: Keeping Workers Safe in Low Temperature Environments

According to OSHA the number one risk to those who work in cool environments is Cold Stress. This occurs when anyone working outdoors and/or in cold environments has a drop in skin temperature which then leads to a...

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Winter Driving Tips

As of this week Mother Nature has decided to give Michigan a winter a with it has come snow and ice on the roads. Be sure to brush up on your winter driving tips as you brush the inches off your vehicle. Here are some...

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