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Safety Tips for a Spooktacular Halloween

Halloween is known to be one of the spookiest days of the year. However, Halloween may turn scary when safety precautions are overlooked. According to Safe Kids Worldwide, three in four parents express concerns about their children’s safety on Halloween. To make Halloween a Spooktacular time for all, consider these safety tips: Walking Parents and/or responsible adults should always supervise their children while trick-or-treating. Look both ways before crossing the street as drivers may have a difficult time seeing you. Put electronics away to avoid distractions. Always walk on sidewalks or paths.  Costumes Adhere reflective tape or stickers on bags and costumes to be seen by drivers. Do not let your child wear a mask while walking, as some masks may obstruct their vision. When picking a costume, be sure it is the right size and length to avoid trips and falls. Choose fire-retardant costumes and accessories.    Driving ...

National Cyber Security Awareness Month

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Created by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance, Cyber Security Awareness Month serves to bring awareness to the increasing risk of your personal data being hacked online.   Living in an ever-changing digital world, it is crucial you take steps to guard your personal information online. Here are some tips for increasing your cyber security: Be cautious about what you click on Avoid sending or storing personal information on your cell phone, tablet, laptop, and computer Do not use untrustworthy public wireless hot-spots Never leave your devices unattended Update your computer software with the latest security Avoid suspicious emails and phone calls We hope you follow these tips to prevent your personal data from becoming hacked. Should you fall victim to identity theft online, Florida Peninsula Insurance Company stands ready to assist you. We offer protection ...

Make the Most of National Preparedness Month

Recognized each September, National Preparedness Month serves to remind us to prepare ourselves and our families for disasters. As Floridians, we know the threat of a natural disaster or storm is always a possibility. Would you and your family know what to do in the event of a disaster? Consider these tips and make the most out of National Preparedness Month:  Establish and test emergency plans with your family. Sign up for local and state emergency alerts.  Install or test your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.  Stock up on emergency supplies.  Create a home inventory. Click here for some tips to inventory your belongings.  Review your insurance policy and contact your agent to make any necessary changes to your coverages.  Don’t forget about flood insurance. Hurricanes and storms bring heavy rains which could cause flooding. Purchase flood insurance to make sure you are covered.   Septemb ...

Hurricane Irma Damage Statistics

It has been one year since Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful Atlantic Hurricanes on record, hit the State of Florida as a category 4 storm. Hurricane Irma left quite a mark on Florida, resulting in billions of dollars in damage and devastation.  Here are some startling facts and statistics about the destruction Hurricane Irma caused:  According to the balance, Hurricane Irma is the fifth most costly Atlantic storm ever recorded, reaching over $50 billion in damages.  As of June 12, 2018, The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (FLOIR) found there were nearly a million claims filed for damages caused by Hurricane Irma. With estimated insured losses reaching over $9.7 billion. Of those claims filed, the FLOIR found 823,733 came from residential property holders. Homeowners claims resulted in 66% of all the claims filed within the state.  Approximately 90.5% of Irma claims have been closed, with an additional 92,513 claims still open as ...

National Good Neighbor Day

Did you know, September 28th is National Good Neighbor Day? Good neighbors are great to have, and even better to be. Do something nice for your neighbors today and tell them about Florida Peninsula.

Seven Tips for Preventing Child Injuries

September 1st through 7th was National Childhood Injury Prevention Week.

Little Known Facts About Labor Day

    Today, September 3rd, 2018 we celebrate Labor Day.  While you are relaxing on your day off, grilling, swimming, playing, and enjoying time with your friends and family, here a few facts about Labor Day you may not have known.   Did you know the origins of Labor Day are not American?  True.  Although Labor Day is often considered an American holiday, Canada honored its laborers in 1872 when they showed support for their striking workforce in a nine-hour event in the city of Toronto.  The first Labor Day was celebrated in the United States in New York City, on September 5, 1882; ten years later.   Do you know who is credited for starting the Labor Day movement in the United States?  It is quite possible, nobody knows.  There is great disagreement as to who may have started the movement.  While many believe, Peter J. McGuire, co-founder of the American Federation of Labor, began this labor movement through his union, others credit Matthew Maguire ...

Protect Your Dollar on National Dollar Day

August 8th is National Dollar Day. This holiday commemorates the day the U.S monetary systems was established by Congress in 1786. You have worked hard for your dollars, and as such, it is important you protect it.  Did you know, two million home burglaries are reported each year? Many of these burglaries result in cash being stolen. In honor of National Dollar Day, here are some tips to prevent your cash from being stolen or damaged: Tips to Prevent Your Cash from Being Stolen or Damaged: Put cash in small quantities in different locations in your home Hide your cash in unique objects like hollowed-out books, house plants, and in boxes in the garage labeled “Ornaments” or “School Projects”. Avoid putting your cash in a liquid container, like a mayonnaise jar. Never put your cash in a locked box.   Homeowner’s insurance may cover damages to personal property like clothes, furniture, and additional living expenses should you ne ...

National Identity Fraud Awareness Week

August 7th to 13th is National Identity Fraud Awareness Week. According to the iii, there were 16.7 million victims of identity fraud, resulting in $16.8 billion stolen in 2017. Identity theft continues to be on the rise and it is important you take precautions to lower your risk of falling victim. Consider these 5 tips for identity theft prevention: Secure your Social Security number. Shred receipts, credit offers, account statements and expired credit cards. Install firewalls and virus-detection software on your computer. Create complex passwords for all your personal accounts. Review your credit report annually to make sure it does not include accounts you are unaware of.   Should you fall victim to identity theft, Florida Peninsula Insurance Company stands ready to assist you. We offer our policyholders with protection against identity theft for a minimal annual cost of $25. This ID theft protection will restore your credit to the level it was p ...

Ways to Have Fun This Family Fun Month

The month of August is “Family Fun Month”. Before life becomes hectic with back to school purchase and school projects, take some time to enjoy your family. Plan great activities designed to bring all members of your family together and create memories for a lifetime. Here are 10 activities you can do with your family during Family Fun Month: Go to the movies Ride your bikes Go to the beach Go to the park Play a sport Go to a concert or professional sporting event Have a family game night Go to the pool Bake some cookies or a cake Have a family barbecue  Capture photos of your family fun this August and enter to win a special picnic basket prize from Florida Peninsula. Throughout August month, post pictures of how you and your family are celebrating Family Fun Month on social media and use the hashtag #FPIFamilyFunMonth to enter to win a picnic basket. Our winner will be announced on August 31st. Enjoy spending time with your ...