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Does your current auto insurance policy offer these exceptional features?

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Steve SchofieldViolation forgiveness. We waive one minor moving violation per insured household.

No surcharge on comprehensive claims. We do not surcharge for comprehensive claims like deer hits, hail damage, fire, theft, etc.

New car guarantee. For a total loss of a new vehicle that is less than 180 days old, we pay the original purchase price of the vehicle.

Claim service guarantee. If we don’t deliver fair, prompt, and accurate claim service, we’ll refund up to $250 of your deductible.

We have the only auto insurance created by Wisconsin educators for Wisconsin educators. And as a Wisconsin educator, you qualify for a free personal insurance consultation with Member Benefits. It’s easy. Give us a call or schedule an appointment online to talk with one of our insurance consultants. They can help you evaluate your current coverage and give you a comparison quote.

Steve Schofield, Personal Insurance Consultant

Property and casualty insurance programs are underwritten by WEA Property & Casualty Insurance Company. The terms and conditions of your coverage are exclusively controlled by your written policy. Please refer to your policy for details. Certain policy exclusions and limitations may apply.

New video: Young educators get the message

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N'Kenza WhitlowOur new, uplifting video acknowledges the significant challenge new educators face when starting their careers. Not only are they focused on getting settled in their position, day-to-day lesson plans, and helping their students, they also have new financial responsibilities like student loans, rent, car payments, insurance, and yes, saving for their future.

Managing it all can be daunting. Knowing that it is possible to do well financially while doing good in the classroom can be very reassuring. Having a trusted resource that can help them start their career on the right financial foot is priceless.

This video uncovers one critical time-sensitive message that every young educator needs to know to reap the rewards of a long and rewarding career. Watch it, then share it.

N’Kenza Whitlow, Retirement Savings Consultant

Don’t let home cooking get too hot to handle

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Stefanie WalshAccording to the National Fire Protection Association, the number of structure fires, which includes homes, has not declined in the last 15 years. And they’re still fatal: 78% of all fire deaths occur in home fires.

The number one cause of home fires and injuries? Unattended cooking on ranges or cook tops, which caused an annual average of $1.1 billion in property damage between 2010–2014.

Fortunately, there are some simple things you can do to avoid fire damage to your property.

  • Stay in the kitchen while you’re frying, grilling, boiling, or broiling food.
  • Check your food regularly.
  • Place anything that can catch fire away from your stove top.
  • Keep a lid nearby to smother small grease fires.
  • Never cook if you’re sleepy or have consumed alcohol—you need to stay alert.

As always, if you have any questions about your home insurance coverage, give us a call at 1-800-279-4010.

Stefanie Walsh, Personal Insurance Consultant

Source: National Fire Protection Association. Visit nfpa.org/cooking for more information.

NFPA cooking infographic