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News & insight from
PEMCO Insurance
July 2018

Are you putting a road rage bullseye on your back?

If you've never been the target of road rage, count yourself lucky. In a PEMCO Poll, drivers reported witnessing an average of about nine aggressive acts in a month and in a survey reported by WebMD, more than half of people said they've personally experienced a rager's ire...

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Are you ready for the ‘Big One?’

It's been three years since an article in New Yorker magazine rattled nerves across the Northwest with dire predictions about a Cascadia subduction zone megaquake – a shaker and accompanying tsunami big enough to leave 2.5 million people without...

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PEMCO fights fraud to keep your premiums low

The FBI reports that insurance fraud adds an extra $400 to $700 to the average family's insurance bill each year. And it's not accident-staging organized crime rings mostly responsible for that total. It's ordinary people...

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Most Washington gun owners don’t lock up firearms

Whether or not you own a gun, a recent study from the University of Washington will likely get you thinking about gun safety. It found that among the 34% of Washingtonians who have a gun in their households, little more than one-third...

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We’re looking for a family lake cabin to share with friends and relatives. What does that mean for our insurance?

Your friends and family will be lucky to enjoy your hospitality and the chance to make wonderful memories at your cabin! As a second residence, your property would be insured under our Premier policy, which includes coverage for third parties...

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What do coverages (like ‘Comprehensive’ and ‘PIP’) mean?

Insurance policies are made up of "coverages" that fit together like puzzle pieces to protect you in an accident. Each has its own purpose, and you're not legally required to buy them all. Here's what the main ones do:...

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