5 Things to Know about Life Insurance and the Coronavirus

 

With the global spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), it’s natural to look for additional ways to protect your loved ones. And for many people, that may include purchasing life insurance. However, the uncertainty of the illness and the economy can make it seem too complicated to get the coverage your family needs.

Below, we answer common questions regarding life insurance and COVID-19 that may help you make a more informed decision.

1. Are term life insurance policies being issued during the pandemic?

Yes. Life insurance companies, including Nationwide®, are still issuing life insurance policies for most healthy people. We’re treating the COVID-19 outbreak the same way we would treat any other illness or travel advisory.

When possible, we’re modifying and accelerating our process to ensure your ability to keep a safe social distance by waiving in-person labs, exams, and collection of medical … Read more

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How to Jump-Start a Motorcycle

Fewer things are more disappointing than getting ready for a casual ride or just trying to head home from work — only to find out your motorcycle won’t start. There’s a wide range of reasons this can happen, but the likely cause is a drained or dead battery. Knowing how to test your battery and how to jump-start your bike can help keep you from being stranded.

Test the motorcycle battery

Before you consider jump-starting your ride, it’s important to check that you’re dealing with a battery issue. Testing your battery is a key part of basic motorcycle maintenance and can be done in one of two simple ways.

Check your lights1

Turn on your headlights and any lights on your instrument panel. Lights that are dimmer than usual typically mean your battery currently can’t start your motorcycle.

Take a stationary voltage test2

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How to Paint an Aluminum Boat

Aluminum fishing boats and pontoon boats provide an affordable, fun way to explore the water. Records show 118,433 aluminum boats were registered in 2017 alone, and sales of aluminum boats have grown steadily since 2015, according to boating-industry publication “Trade Only Today.”[i]

Proper is a key way to make sure you can get ample enjoyment and use from it for years to come. To keep your aluminum boat in top condition, follow these tips for cleaning, polishing and painting.

1. Clean and prepare your boat for paint

Prior to polishing and painting your boat make sure the surface is clean. Wondering how to clean an aluminum boat? Here are the steps to follow:

Dry dock your boat

Pull your boat out of the water and prep a work area in a garage or a place where you have plenty of space. This should be an area that can get … Read more

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What Are Some Good Cyber Security Habits?

What happens when you see the latest headline on a massive password or data breach? Odds are you go about your day, hoping your information is safe. While wishful thinking is harmless for your favorite team’s chances in the next game, it’s no help in the context of your personal cyber security. Over 4.1 billion data records1 were exposed in 2019. Every individual and organization needs to be vigilant against hackers and other online attacks. Read on for some cyber security tips to follow within your business and personal life.

Create strong passwords

Unfortunately, many people use ‘password’ or ‘123456’. Yes, they’re convenient and easy to remember. The problem is, they’re just as easy for others to guess.  Take a look at some of the most commonly used passwords as a guide for what to avoid2.

There are several criteria3 for making a strong password. Get in … Read more

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What to Do if Your Car Gets Totaled After an Accident

You’re involved in a collision, and your car is towed away. You’re lucky to only have minor scratches and bruises, but the loss of your car is weighing heavily on your mind. Find out what happens when your car is totaled and what you should do.

Contact your insurance company

Once you’ve received any necessary medical attention, call your insurance company right away. Your agent is the expert that you need, and they’re prepared to help start the claims process and walk you through the next steps. The agent will ask you questions that help file your insurance claim. If you have access to your damaged vehicle and you’re able to safely take photos of the car, do so and send them to your agent.

When speaking with the agent, be sure to ask for a list of auto body shops that are approved to make a determination on the … Read more

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