Amity Insurance Newsletter — Febuary 28, 2017

10 Tips for Preventing Laptop and Mobile Device Theft
In today's business environment, the theft or loss of even a single laptop computer cell phone or tablet can be devastating - unless you take some common sense measures to mitigate the damage ahead of time.More>>


Using Home Inventory Apps to help Document your Personal Property
Hopefully, you never have to do a home insurance claim. But if you do, a bit of preparation will make it much easier for you to document your claim and get your settlement much faster. Among the key documents: A detailed home inventory - that is, an itemized list of everything of value in your home, proof of ownership, and an estimate of its insurable value.More>>


Pet Insurance: Is It Worth the Cost?
In the modern world, medical costs for pets are not far from the medical costs for humans. This has led to an increase in the popularity of pet health insurance, and some companies even offer it as an optional choice in their benefits package. At the end of 2014, roughly 1.4 million pets across the United States and Canada were insured. However, this number constitutes a fractional percent of all pets. More>>


Trends in Home and Renter's Insurance
In 2012, the average home insurance premium increased by 5.6 percent, and that number increased by .4 percent in 2013 according to a study by the national Association of Insurance Commissioners. Renter's insurance increased by .5 percent in 2013. The state with the highest premium was Florida with an average exceeding $2,100. Idaho was ranked the lowest with an average premium just above $560. On a nationwide basis, the average premium was just shy of $1,100.More>>