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Common Types of Surety Bonds & How They Work

A surety bond is a contract that ensures specific obligations are met. These bonds are often required for contractors working on government contracts. They are performance-based. A surety bond is a guarantee between three parties. The parties in a surety bond are: The Principal: The individual who is required to have a surety bond. The Obligee: The individual requesting the bond. The Surety Company: The...

Understanding What Your Home Insurance Policy Covers

Understanding your home insurance policy and what it covers is essential but easier said than done. Insurance contracts are written in a legal language unfamiliar to most of us. To understand your coverage, you may want to get help from a local insurance agent. You need to know what is covered – hopefully long before you need to file a claim. You likely have homeowners'...

6 Things You Didn’t Know Your ERIE Auto Policy Could Cover

The next time you look over your ERIE auto insurance policy, look for the “Xs” throughout the margins. These are all the “Xtra Protection Features” that are automatically included with your ERIE auto policy. 6 ERIE Auto Policy “Xtras” You Might Not Know You Have Here are just a few of the things you’re covered for (and always have been): Road Trip: Whether you’re headed across the state...

What is a Catastrophic Health Insurance Plan?

Health insurance is a crucial way to protect your health and comes in many forms, one of which is called a “catastrophic health insurance plan.” These plans have a significant advantage – they are affordable and protect you in worst-case scenarios. These plans do not cover everything that many other health insurance plans cover, but for people who rarely visit a physician and are generally...

Family Floater Life Insurance Policy and How They Work

A "family floater" plan provides life insurance coverage to all family members. These policies are a smart choice for many families. Also called "family life insurance," your entire family has life insurance with a single policy, a far simpler and more efficient process. Life insurance policies are typically purchased to cover the parents. If one of the breadwinners for the family should suddenly pass away,...