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Let’s Keep Our Lawns – and Ourselves – Safe in Oregon

For many of our neighbors in Portland and Beaverton, summer means more than sunshine and vacations. It also means working in the yard – often with tools that can be dangerous if not used properly.

Each year about 400,000 people are treated for injuries from lawn and garden tools, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Don’t let your landscaping efforts land you in the hospital! Follow these handy safety tips.

Tool safety tips from the U.S. CPSC

  • Dress appropriately. To ...
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Spring cleaning tips from Northwest Community Insurance

Of course, because spring is a time for new beginnings, cleaning and organization around the house are very popular this time of year. If you’re ready to tackle that monumental chore, read on for some helpful information. (And if you’re so tidy and organized throughout the year that spring cleaning isn’t a big chore for you, well, keep that to yourself! Unless you want your friends and neighbors to be jealous, that is.)

Take it one room at a time. Deciding ...

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The Basics of Life Insurance

Just like auto insurance covers damage to your automobile should an accident occur, life insurance provides money to those that are left behind should something happen to you. Life insurance policies include exclusions and exceptions, similar to an auto policy or a homeowner’s policy.

There are two main types of life insurance policies. The first is called term life insurance, and it offers protection should a specified event occur. Once this specified event occurs (usually the death of the person insured), ...

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Preparing for your Oregon or Washington Business Insurance Quote

Planning and preparation is an important part of running a small business. This is especially so when you decide to approach your Northwest Community Insurance agency to discuss the type of business insurance you will need. Planning for the right type of insurance may be done in a number of ways:

Conduct a Risk Assessment Survey
Carry out a risk assessment. This will help identify where the financial threat in respect to accidents may occur. For example, ...

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Be prepared for when disaster strikes

Half of all Americans do not have a home inventory of their prized possessions,
according to a survey by the National Association of Insurance
Commissioners. Of those who do have an inventory, 32 percent lacked
pictures, 58 percent had no receipts, and 44 percent had not stored the
inventory in a safe place outside the home. These tips for making an inventory
will ease your claims process following a loss.

http://www.cbs.state.or.us/ins/consumer/consumer-tips/4845-21_homeowner-inventory.pdf

Northwest Community Insurance provides insurance services all over the great ...

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How to keep your home safe when you’re away

Many people spend an extensive amount of time away from their homes for a variety of reasons: traveling for business or pleasure, or you split time between more than one place. Homes that are left alone for an extended period of time are potentially susceptible to more damage. However, homes that are vacant or unoccupied for extended periods may not qualify for coverage.

 

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Four Questions To Get The Right Auto Insurance

Using the right tool for a job is key to success in any profession. Experts say the same principle applies
when selecting an auto insurance policy. Having the right type of policy can help ensure that you, your
employees and your business are all protected in the unfortunate event that one of your vehicles is
involved in an accident. If you’re a business owner and you or your employees use a vehicle for
business-related deliveries or to carry certain materials to and from ...
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