All posts by American Modern

3 Things To Do Before Getting Rid of Your Old Device

by American Modern December 01, 2021

Thinking about getting a new smartphone for your kids or spouse as a gift this holiday season? Or maybe you want to treat yourself to the newest version...


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How To Keep Your Home (and Santa) Safe from a Chimney Fire

by American Modern December 01, 2021

The tradition of Santa Claus entering people’s homes through the chimney goes back to pre-Christian times when European folklore characters were believed to use the chimney to deliver...


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Your Guide to Winter Maintenance

by American Modern December 01, 2021

Although winter officially begins with the Solstice on December 21st, many states have already experienced their fair share of freezing temperatures and snowfall. Before the weather becomes even...


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End-of-the-Year Insurance Checklist

by American Modern December 01, 2021

At the end of each year, we are whisked through a series of holiday celebrations, all leading up to the most contemplative day of the year: New Year’s...


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Seasonal Cheer without Fire Fear

by American Modern November 18, 2021

Many of us take Christmas tree traditions very seriously. It is no wonder that trees are the centerpiece of our holidays and add a touch of magic and...


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6 Tips to Help Prevent Theft During the Holidays and Beyond

by American Modern November 17, 2021

“We live on the most boring street in the whole United States of America, where nothing even remotely dangerous will ever happen.” – Buzz McCallister, Home Alone Planning on...


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11 Tips to Keep Your Pets Safe During the Holidays

by American Modern November 08, 2021

It’s likely you are revving up for this holiday season’s festivities with as much spirit and drive as Santa himself. You’ve found the perfect tree. The holiday bins...


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5 Easy Steps to Help Winterize Your Home

by American Modern November 08, 2021

Winter is right around the corner, follow these 5 simple home winterization steps to help save money and energy. (more…)


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Turkey Deep-Frying Safety

by American Modern November 08, 2021

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s no doubt that you have already started putting together a grocery list for the perfect holiday dinner. While sides like green...


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Thanksgiving: How Not to Be Gobbled Up by Thanksgiving Day Fiascos

by American Modern November 07, 2021

So, you’ve offered to host Thanksgiving this year. Hats off to you! Now for the fun part…a long list of holiday to-dos like braving the grocery store, ordering...


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Halloween Hacks that Protect against Rental Property Nightmares

by American Modern October 13, 2021

So, you’ve done the hard part and purchased a rental property. You’ve bought deadbolts, security devices, smoke detectors and fire extinguishers to keep your tenants safe. You’ve also...


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10 Safety Tips To Follow During Halloween

by American Modern October 12, 2021

The apples have been bobbed, the pumpkins are carved, the cobwebs are hung, and the spooky movie marathon has been viewed, leading up to one of the most...


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How To Treat These 3 Cyber Tricks

by American Modern October 12, 2021

Halloween is a few short days away, and under the cover of the dark web, cyber criminals are refining their sinister methods. And they’re only getting more sneaky and...


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4 Ways to Stay Ahead of Smartphone Hackers

by American Modern October 10, 2021

Did you know that Americans check their phone on average 80 times a day? Surprising, right? Unfortunately, the amount of times that our phones can be compromised is...


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Social Media Privacy: Taking Control of Your Data

by American Modern October 07, 2021

Social media makes it easy for you to leave a trail of personal information that you may not want to share with advertisers, analytics companies, or people other...


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Earthquakes Can Happen Anywhere. Are You Ready?

by American Modern September 10, 2021

People living in earthquake-prone areas are generally more aware of earthquake safety than others. Consider California and its history of earthquakes, for instance. Awareness of the risk is...


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Detect Home Emergencies with these 5 Devices

by American Modern July 29, 2021

You work hard to protect your house, but you can’t be expected to detect every danger that threatens it. What if you’re out of the house when a fire...


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Don’t Let Your Bonfire Go Up in Smoke with These 6 Tips

by American Modern July 29, 2021

Whether you’re roasting marshmallows at the campground or hanging out with friends in your backyard, bonfires are a fun way to keep warm and socialize. But fire is...


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6 Wildfire Evacuation Preparation Tips

by American Modern July 14, 2021

The 2020 wildfire season was one of the most devastating on record. While wildfire season often occurs during the summer, a wildfire could start at any time if the conditions...


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6 Advantages of Manufactured Homes

by American Modern July 14, 2021

As housing prices continue to increase, many homebuyers are expanding their search beyond traditional houses.  Manufactured homes present a viable option for potential homeowners. They’ve come a long...


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Top 5 Reasons to Buy a Tiny Home

by American Modern July 14, 2021

Tiny living is the hot new housing trend that has people of all walks of life permanently downsizing. They’re cost-efficient, energy-efficient, and space-efficient. If you don’t mind sacrificing...


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The Ultimate Lake House Safety Guide

by American Modern July 14, 2021

Nothing screams summer like packing up the car and heading down to the lake house. Living by the water provides a constant source of entertainment. But while swimming,...


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How to Fit a Motorcycle Helmet

by American Modern July 07, 2021

There’s no better feeling than hitting the open road on your motorcycle . . . unless your helmet isn’t properly fitted. Not only is a poorly fitted helmet...


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Safety Tips to Keep in Mind this Labor Day

by American Modern June 25, 2021

Labor Day is all about having fun in the sun and spending time with family and friends. But vacant homes, fireworks, grills, and even the sun can pose...


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Hurricane Safety Kit

by American Modern June 25, 2021

The 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season is predicted to be above average, and preparation is key to staying safe and protecting your property. Here are some ideas to help...


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5 Tips for Securing Your Boat or Yacht

by American Modern June 25, 2021

Boating season is full of sunshine, fresh air, and sometimes storms. Severe weather can put a damper on the fun and damage your boat or yacht. Luckily, proper...


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Stay Current With E-Bikes

by American Modern June 17, 2021

Bicycling is a whole lot easier than it used to be. The addition of a compact battery and motor has turned a bike into an e-bike, helping riders...


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What’s Your Bike Type?

by American Modern June 17, 2021

In the market for a new bike? Bikes come in all shapes and styles, and there’s plenty of options to choose from.  We’ve put together a guide outlining...


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Mid-Year Insurance Checklist

by American Modern June 17, 2021

With the year halfway through, summer is the perfect time to take a step back and reflect on the past few months. Take this opportunity to evaluate any...


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4th of July Safety Guide

by American Modern June 16, 2021

The 4th of July is a wonderful time for family, friends, fun, freedom, and fireworks. But, outdoor grills, pyrotechnics, and unattended homes can create dangerous situations. The final...


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Keep Grilling Safe this 4th of July

by American Modern June 15, 2021

4th of July is a wonderful time for family, friends, fun, freedom, and fireworks. But, outdoor grills, pyrotechnics, and unattended homes can also create dangerous situations. This week,...


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Red, White, and Burnt: 4th of July Sun Safety

by American Modern June 14, 2021

4th of July is a wonderful time for family, friends, fun, freedom, and fireworks. But, outdoor grills, pyrotechnics, and unattended homes can also create dangerous situations. This week,...


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Secure Your Home this 4th of July

by American Modern June 12, 2021

4th of July is a wonderful time for family, friends, fun, freedom, and fireworks. But, outdoor grills, pyrotechnics, and unattended homes can also create dangerous situations. This week,...


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4 Tips to Keep 4th Of July Fireworks Safe and Fun

by American Modern June 11, 2021

4th of July is a wonderful time for family, friends, fun, freedom, and fireworks. But, outdoor grills, pyrotechnics, and unattended homes can also create dangerous situations. This week,...


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6 Grilling Safety Tips

by American Modern June 10, 2021

According to the National Fire Protection Association, there’s an average of 8,800 home fires annually as a result of outdoor grilling. And more happen in July than in...


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5 Steps to Winterize Your Boat the Easy Way

by American Modern June 07, 2021

It happens every year. The season comes to an end, and we have to put our boat away for the winter. Before you say your final farewell, however,...


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Create a Five-Foot Buffer to Help Protect Your Home from Wildfires

by American Modern June 04, 2021

People living in California are keenly familiar with the risk of wildfire. Of the 4.5 million U.S. homes at high or extreme risk, more than 2 million of...


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Your Guide to Summer Maintenance

by American Modern June 04, 2021

With the first day of summer approaching, there's no better time to start tackling some home maintenance projects. There are all sorts of things you can do to...


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Rethink The Word “Valuables”

by American Modern June 02, 2021

Cash and jewelry aren’t the only items on thief’s must-have list. There are a lot of “soft” targets you may not have considered, too. Check out this list...


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7 Safety Tips for Pet Owners During Hurricane Season

by American Modern June 01, 2021

Let’s be real, if a situation is dangerous for you, it’s going to be dangerous for your pets too. This is especially true during hurricane season. Hurricanes, as...


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Working from Home: Making It Work for You

by American Modern March 24, 2021

Still working from home? To help you co-manage work and home life – and stay productive at the same time – we gathered a few helpful tips to...


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Working from Home: Making It Work for You

by American Modern March 24, 2021

Still working from home? To help you co-manage work and home life – and stay productive at the same time – we gathered a few helpful tips to...


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7 Tips for Working from Home with Your Dog

by American Modern March 24, 2021

Your dog is probably overjoyed that you don’t have to go into the office, but they don’t understand that this isn’t an extended weekend with unlimited opportunities for...


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5 Things to Know Before You Get Back on the Water

by American Modern March 24, 2021

Summer is right around the corner—and that means it’s time to take the boat out of winter storage. Although there will always be risks, some marine losses can...


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5 Things to Know Before You Get Back on the Water

by American Modern March 24, 2021

Summer is right around the corner—and that means it’s time to take the boat out of winter storage. Although there will always be risks, some marine losses can...


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Pet Tips for Apartment Living

by American Modern March 24, 2021

According to the LA Times, more than 70% of apartment renters own pets, with cats and dogs being the most popular types. Regardless of whether you’re a cat-...


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Your Guide to Spring Maintenance

by American Modern March 20, 2021

After this cold and gray winter, you’re surely looking forward to brighter days, spring blooms, and lots of sunshine. And while spring may not have sprung quite yet,...


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Your Guide to Spring Maintenance

by American Modern March 19, 2021

After this cold and gray winter, you’re surely looking forward to brighter days, spring blooms, and lots of sunshine. And while spring may not have sprung quite yet,...


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Energy Efficiency for Small Businesses

by American Modern March 03, 2021

Appropriate temperature control is frequently a challenge for businesses. Heating and cooling systems are frequently running at a greater capacity than required when the building is not occupied:...


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American Modern Wins National Top Workplace Award

by American Modern January 29, 2021

In addition to the national Top Workplace honor, American Modern received a Cultural Excellence Award for Innovation. American Modern Insurance Group, who has been recognized for seven years...


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Cyber Risks: 3 Trends You Need To Be Aware Of

by American Modern January 25, 2021

It's Data Privacy Week, so we’ve put these trends together to inform you of potential cyber risks, and to help keep you and your customers safe. (more…)


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Safety Tips For Using Public Wi-Fi

by American Modern January 24, 2021

Public Wi-Fi spots are everywhere these days. They’re convenient, especially when you’re on the go, but they could also leave your information vulnerable. Here are 3 tips to...


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7 Tips For Safer Online Shopping

by American Modern January 17, 2021

Use the following 7 tips to help keep your information secure while shopping online, and share them with your friends and family too! (more…)


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4 Ways to Stay Ahead of Smartphone Hackers

by American Modern January 17, 2021

Did you know that Americans check their phone on average 80 times a day? Surprising, right? Unfortunately, the amount of times that our phones can be compromised is...


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Social Media Privacy: Taking Control of Your Data

by American Modern January 16, 2021

Social media makes it easy for you to leave a trail of personal information that you may not want to share with advertisers, analytics companies, or people other...


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11 Resolutions to Amp Up Your Social Media Presence in 2021

by American Modern January 12, 2021

Resolutions: We make them every year. From resolving to stop cutting your bangs over the sink to finally organizing your garage-turned-storage-unit, personal resolutions come in many forms. But...


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11 Tips to Keep Your Pets Safe During the Holidays

by American Modern December 15, 2020

It’s likely you are revving up for this holiday season’s festivities with as much spirit and drive as Santa himself. You’ve found the perfect tree. The holiday bins...


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Turkey Deep-Frying Safety

by American Modern November 17, 2020

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s no doubt that you have already started putting together a grocery list for the perfect holiday dinner. While sides like green...


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Thanksgiving: How Not to Be Gobbled Up by Thanksgiving Day Fiascos

by American Modern November 16, 2020

So, you’ve offered to host Thanksgiving this year. Hats off to you! Now for the fun part…a long list of holiday to-dos like braving the grocery store, ordering...


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7 Tips for Safer Online Shopping this Black Friday

by American Modern November 15, 2020

Black Friday is certainly going to look different this year. Deals are already running, and many retailers are moving their sales online.  And while shopping online is safer...


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11 Safety Tips To Follow During Halloween

by American Modern October 23, 2020

The apples have been bobbed, the pumpkins are carved, the cobwebs are hung, and the spooky movie marathon has been viewed, leading up to one of the most...


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American Modern Recognized by Forbes as One of America’s Best-In-State Insurance Companies for 2021

by American Modern October 20, 2020

American Modern has been named one of America’s Best-In-State Insurance Companies for 2021 by Forbes magazine. American Modern was recognized as one of the top providers of Homeowners...


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Fire Prevention Week: Kitchen Fires

by American Modern October 04, 2020

Did you know that October 4th  through October 10th  is National Fire Prevention week? While it may not be something you’re going to actually celebrate, it’s a great...


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Wildfire Emergency Evacuation Checklist

by American Modern September 01, 2020

During an emergency, there may be little or no time to think about what you need to do. This checklist is designed to help you prepare and respond...


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8 Tips to Help You Prepare for a Wildfire

by American Modern August 26, 2020

Wildfires happen quickly. Sometimes it's only a matter of seconds from spark to blaze. And once a fire begins, it can spread at a rate of up to...


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7 Safety Tips for Pet Owners During Hurricane Season

by American Modern August 12, 2020

Let’s be real, if a situation is dangerous for you, it’s going to be dangerous for your pets too. This is especially true during hurricane season. Hurricanes, as...


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Your Collector Car & Hurricanes: What You Should Know

by American Modern August 10, 2020

August and September are prime months for hurricanes. Your state’s emergency management agency, or the local Red Cross office, can provide detailed emergency planning information for your life...


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Help Protect Your Home with Fire-Resistant Landscaping

by American Modern August 05, 2020

Californians are no strangers to wildfires. In 2019 alone, 8,194 wildfires burned 259,148 acres in the Golden State, according to the Insurance Information Institute. With that in mind,...


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Rethink The Word “Valuables”

by American Modern July 19, 2020

Cash and jewelry aren’t the only items on thief’s must-have list. There are a lot of “soft” targets you may not have considered, too. Check out this list...


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6 Wildfire Evacuation Preparation Tips

by American Modern July 14, 2020

The 2018 wildfire season was one of the most devastating on record, and totaled  more than $16 billion in damages. While wildfire season often occurs during the summer,...


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11 Pool Safety Tips to Help Avoid Accidents

by American Modern July 13, 2020

As the days get longer and the temps continue to rise, one thing is clear: Summer fun is right around the corner. For people who own pools and...


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2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season Likely To Be More Severe Than Usual

by American Modern July 08, 2020

Current forecasts predict that the upcoming hurricane season will be more severe than the long-term average. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, hurricanes making landfall would pose additional challenges to...


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Dos and Don’ts to Safeguarding Your Home While on Vacation

by American Modern July 05, 2020

"We live on the most boring street in the whole United States of America, where nothing even remotely dangerous will ever happen.” – Buzz McCallister, Home Alone Over the...


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Create a Five-Foot Buffer to Help Protect Your Home from Wildfires

by American Modern July 01, 2020

People living in California are keenly familiar with the risk of wildfire. Of the 4.5 million U.S. homes at high or extreme risk, more than 2 million of...


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Stay Free (from Danger!) this 4th of July.

by American Modern June 28, 2020

The 4th of July is a wonderful time for family, friends, fun, freedom, and fireworks. But, outdoor grills, pyrotechnics, and unattended homes can create dangerous situations. The final...


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Your Guide to Summer Maintenance

by American Modern June 21, 2020

With the first day of summer approaching, there's no better time to start tackling some home maintenance projects. There are all sorts of things you can do to...


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Prepare Your Pool for Child Safety

by American Modern May 26, 2020

Now that summer is in full swing, it’s likely that you and your kids are spending a lot of time cooling off by the pool. Here are some...


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Pet Tips for Apartment Living

by American Modern May 20, 2020

According to the LA Times, more than 70% of apartment renters own pets, with cats and dogs being the most popular types. Regardless of whether you’re a cat-...


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6 Simple Steps Can Help Minimize Your Exposure to Wildfires

by American Modern May 06, 2020

Wildfire risk used to be seasonal, but in many states, it is now a year-round risk. Brush and forest fires cause extensive damage every year, and it’s not...


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Spring Flood Protection: How to Secure Your Home

by American Modern April 26, 2020

April showers bring May flowers – and sometimes a little flooding as well. While it's true that spring rains are great for new plant growth – which is...


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Tie-Downs are Crucial for Manufactured Homes

by American Modern April 20, 2020

Tie-downs are crucial when it comes to the safety of any manufactured home. Because manufactured homes are very lightweight, strong winds are more likely to get under and...


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Earthquakes Can Happen Anywhere. Are You Ready?

by American Modern March 10, 2020

People living in earthquake-prone areas are generally more aware of earthquake safety than others. Consider California and its history of earthquakes, for instance. Awareness of the risk is...


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Why Skirting is a MUST For Manufactured Homes

by American Modern March 08, 2020

When choosing a manufactured home that fits your style and needs, it’s important to remember to buy and install the skirting. Not only is the skirting used to...


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5 Steps to Cut Your Water Heating Bills

by American Modern February 20, 2020

Did you know that heating water for your faucets, showers and appliances can consume up to 20% of your home’s energy? That’s a big slice of any homeowner’s...


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Protect Your Pocket from Costly Home Repairs – like HVAC and Appliances

by American Modern February 19, 2020

In today’s world, we are all looking for more customizable options. Whether you’re building your computer’s system, picking out a band for your fitness tracker, or deciding if...


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How Much Snow Can Your Roof Handle?

by American Modern February 05, 2020

With several storms hitting the country in the past few weeks there might be quite a bit of snow on your roof.  The question: Can your roof handle...


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Heat Up Valentine’s Day Without Burning Down Your Home

by American Modern February 03, 2020

Candles and romance go hand in hand on Valentine’s Day, but what starts as a warm glow could escalate into a dangerous fire. Although candles account for a...


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10 Tips for Space Heater Safety

by American Modern February 03, 2020

While we all hope Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog, is right about spring’s early arrival, it’s likely the cold temperatures are still coming our way. People use space heaters...


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Prevent Frozen Pipes

by American Modern January 13, 2020

Freezing temperatures. Whiteout storms. Icy roads. And, worst of all, frozen pipes. While you’re probably going to have to tough out the first three, with a little know-how...


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5 Easy Steps to Help Winterize Your Home

by American Modern November 18, 2019

Winter is right around the corner, follow these 5 simple home winterization steps to help save money and energy. (more…)


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How To Treat These 3 Cyber Tricks

by American Modern October 24, 2019

Halloween is a few short days away, and under the cover of the dark web, cyber criminals are refining their sinister methods. And they’re only getting more sneaky and...


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Halloween Hacks that Protect against Rental Property Nightmares

by American Modern October 23, 2019

So, you’ve done the hard part and purchased a rental property. You’ve bought deadbolts, security devices, smoke detectors and fire extinguishers to keep your tenants safe. You’ve also...


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New Policyholder Online Tool to Report Lost Contents

by American Modern September 24, 2019

As part of the company’s focus on improving the customer experience, American Modern has launched an online solution for policyholders who want to file a claim for lost...


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Your Guide to Fall Home Maintenance

by American Modern September 22, 2019

Fall is finally here! Most of you are probably excited for cooler weather, and various fall season activities: pumpkin patches, hayrides, corn mazes, haunted houses, apple picking and...


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American Modern Names New Chief Claims Officer

by American Modern July 23, 2019

Amelia, Ohio, July 22, 2019 American Modern Insurance Group, Inc. (American Modern) announced the appointment of Eric Hunziker as Chief Claims Officer effective July 1, 2019. Hunziker will...


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New Digital Video Solution To Help Resolve Losses

by American Modern July 08, 2019

Today we announced a new digital technology that allows customers to use a mobile device to virtually connect with their claims adjuster that could help to more quickly...


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Stay Free (from Danger!) this 4th of July. Part 4: Grill Safety.

by American Modern June 27, 2019

4th of July is a wonderful time for family, friends, fun, freedom, and fireworks. But, outdoor grills, pyrotechnics, and unattended homes can also create dangerous situations. This week,...


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Stay Free (from Danger!) this 4th of July. Part 3: Sun Safety.

by American Modern June 27, 2019

4th of July is a wonderful time for family, friends, fun, freedom, and fireworks. But, outdoor grills, pyrotechnics, and unattended homes can also create dangerous situations. This week,...


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Stay Free (from Danger!) this 4th of July. Part 2: Home Safety.

by American Modern June 26, 2019

4th of July is a wonderful time for family, friends, fun, freedom, and fireworks. But, outdoor grills, pyrotechnics, and unattended homes can also create dangerous situations. This week,...


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Stay Free (from Danger!) this 4th of July. Part 1: Firework Safety.

by American Modern June 25, 2019

4th of July is a wonderful time for family, friends, fun, freedom, and fireworks. But, outdoor grills, pyrotechnics, and unattended homes can also create dangerous situations. This week,...


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