Entries Tagged as 'Life Insurance'

How Dangerous Is Distracted Walking? N.Y. Transport Chief Weighs In

October 3rd, 2012 · No Comments

Insurance Journal New York City saw a rise in the citywide traffic fatality figure for the last fiscal year that ended June 30. What could be causing this increase? The city’s transportation commissioner suggests pedestrians distracted with their smartphones and iPhones could be partly to blame, according to a news report. In an article in […]

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Neil Armstrong Couldn’t Afford Life Insurance, So He Used A Creative Way To Provide For His Family If He Died.

September 7th, 2012 · No Comments

After all the danger, glory, and fame it’s easy to forget that at the end of the day astronauts are federal employees subject to the same General Schedule (GS) pay scale as everyone from typists to CIA agents.

Unfortunately, a federal salary wasn’t enough for Apollo 11 astronauts to purchase life insurance.

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States could sharply reduce teen crash deaths by strengthening graduated driver licensing laws

August 2nd, 2012 · No Comments

Source: IIHS ARLINGTON, Va. — If every state adopted all five components of the toughest young driver laws in the nation, more than 500 lives could be saved and more than 9,500 collisions could be prevented each year. Some states could halve or more than halve their rate of fatal crashes among 15-17 year-olds if […]

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Crash Friday – Vehicle Safety

June 22nd, 2012 · No Comments

Which is safer in a front end collision – a  2009 Malibu or 1959 Bel Air? This is an example of how far passenger protection has come in the last fifty years.

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12,639 Unbelted Motorists Ticketed During Click It or Ticket Campaign

June 15th, 2012 · No Comments

ST. PAUL — A statewide Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement campaign, May 21–June 3, resulted in 12,639 motorists cited for not wearing seat belts, according to preliminary results from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety. In the last three years in Minnesota, (2009–2011), there were 878 motorist traffic deaths of […]

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1 Year Ago Today – Costliest Tornado Since 1950

May 22nd, 2012 · No Comments

The 2011 Joplin tornado was a catastrophic EF5 multiple-vortex tornado that struck Joplin, Missouri, USA in the late afternoon of Sunday, May 22, 2011

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Motorcycle Riding Tips – Are You Ready to Ride?

April 24th, 2012 · No Comments

Experience Level How much riding experience do you have? Be realistic, and assess your experience level. Beginner or novice? Experienced or an expert? What if you’re riding with others? It’s wise to take your experience level, and that of others, into account before heading out on a group ride. A novice rider should be careful of the […]

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Before, During and After a Tornado

April 19th, 2012 · No Comments

Nature provides certain environmental clues that may precede a tornado. Look for a dark, greenish sky, a wall of clouds and pieces of hail sometimes as large as grapefruits. Eyewitnesses say a tornado produces aloud roar, similar to that of an approaching freight train.

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Boating Safety – It Could Mean Your Life

April 16th, 2012 · No Comments

In the most recent year with complete data, the US Coast Guard reports that there were 4730 recreational boating accidents in the U.S. and its territories in which 736 lives were lost. Almost 75% of the fatal accident victims drowned, and of these, 84% were reported as not wearing a life jacket. Seven out of every ten boaters who drowned were using boats less than 21 feet in length.

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Life Insurance Doesn’t Have to be Complicated

September 9th, 2010 · No Comments

This week an insurance research firm reported that ownership in life insurance has reached a 50-year low, with nearly a third of U.S. households not having a form of this financial protection. As the benefits industry begins Life Insurance Awareness Month in September, Unum (NYSE: UNM) shares the concern that this decline exposes working Americans […]

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