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News & insight from
PEMCO Insurance
November 2017

My data was exposed in the Equifax breach. Now what?

As unnerving as it sounds, a breach doesn't make you (or predict you will be) a victim of identity theft...

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Road Rules 101: Pedestrians in crosswalks

When should I stop for pedestrians at intersections, especially on multiline roads when they have yet to reach my side of the street? When the light changes?...

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PEMCO prevents Unnatural Disasters – Keep your pipes from freezing

Unlike natural disasters, water damage is a preventable event. So we've created a video series to keep your home out of troubled waters. From water sensors to washing machine hoses to water heaters...

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Gas fireplaces present a burn danger for kids

In just 10 to 15 minutes, the glass front of some gas fireplace models can reach temperatures up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit – the same as your oven when it's set to "Broil." That's hot enough to produce a third-degree burn...

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Studded tires not the 'gold standard' they once were

About the time you're polishing off the leftovers from your Halloween stash, you'll need to decide how to get around this winter. On Nov. 1, studded snow tires became legal again in Washington and Oregon...

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Smoke alarm older than 10 years? Don't change the batteries – replace it

​For conscientious homeowners planning to replace their smoke detector batteries when the clocks fall back on Nov. 5, here's a "Who knew?" Most smoke detectors are good for only about 10 years...

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