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John F. O'Hara

John F. O'Hara
731 W Skippack Pike  Blue Bell  PA 19422
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Traveling with Your Tablet? Protect Devices with These Tips

July 16, 2015 1:09 am

Technology is a vital vacation companion for many travelers, but your plans can go awry if your mobile devices become lost on your trip. According to mobile device insurance provider Asurion, more than half of travelers store boarding passes, driving directions, confirmation numbers, itineraries and more on portable devices like smartphones, tablets and laptops. To avoid scrambling to recover a lost device and important information, the experts at Asurion suggest vacationers follow these tips.

• Use hotel room safes when possible.
Put tablets and other electronics in the safe during the day when they are not in use to protect them from damage, loss or theft.

• Double-check your surroundings when exiting public transportation. Lots of phones are accidently left in cabs, planes and buses. Check the seat, seat back pockets and floor one last time before leaving.

• Don't leave belongings unattended in public spaces. Avoid leaning backpacks, bags and purses against a chair or over the back of a seat. This gives potential thieves easy access to the valuable electronics inside.

• Get a good carrying case, and use it. When not in use, store portable electronics like cameras, phones and tablets in a sturdy case. This will help protect against scratches, dents and water damage.

And most importantly – if you don’t need it, don’t bring it!

Source: Asurion.com

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3 Earthquake Safety Tips

July 16, 2015 1:09 am

Disaster films like “San Andreas” may appear to depict real-life scenarios, but most earthquakes are not all doom and gloom, says the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.). In fact, there are three ways to prepare for an impending quake that are relatively simple:

1. Earthquake-Proof Your Home

Falling objects cause the majority of injuries during an earthquake. Using museum wax or putty, anchor bolts and earthquake straps to secure objects within your home will prevent injuries and save lives. Take a Saturday afternoon and have your kids help put museum wax or putty under all your breakables and collectibles.

2. Be Financially Prepared

Earthquakes are not covered under standard homeowners or renters insurance policies, so look into purchasing a supplemental policy for earthquake damage. Earthquake coverage is available from private insurance companies and, in California, where quakes are most common, from the California Earthquake Authority (CEA). The CEA coverage limit is the insured value of the home as stated on the companion homeowners insurance policy with a deductible of 10 or 15 percent. Cars and other vehicles are covered for earthquake damage under the optional comprehensive portion of an auto insurance policy.

3. Plan for Evacuation

The whole family can—and should—participate in creating and practicing your evacuation plan. Consider downloading the Know Your Plan app to better protect yourself, your family, your home and even your pets.

Source: I.I.I.

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