November 29th, 2016 by Woodman Cison & Associates

Insurance Careers: What is an Underwriter?

If you’ve seen the term “underwriter” and were never quite sure what it meant, you aren’t alone. Underwriters are often referred to as the engines of the insurance industry. As a customer, you won’t interact or see them much, but they are the behind-the-scenes experts on all things insurance. Without underwriters, insurance companies wouldn’t be able to insure anyone. We asked four underwriters at different...

The 16 Biggest Mistakes People Make When Highway Driving

When the United States Interstate Highway System was created in 1956, it transformed the way Americans traveled. Upon its completion, these new freeways allowed us to drive cross country for the first time, covering hundreds of miles between stops. But over time, the same elements that make highway driving so convenient – namely high speed limits and the elimination of intersections – have also resulted...

Is Insurance Cheaper if You Own the Car?

It’s the day you’ve been waiting for. You paid off your car. Congratulations! Now what? As you enjoy the extra cash in your bank account, it may be a good time to take a look at another expense that impacts your budget: your auto insurance. Now that you own your car, it’s reasonable to ask: Which coverages are optional when you own your car? Which...

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 To Know Before You Finish Your Basement

In most cities across the United States, today’s hot real estate market is showing no signs of cooling down. Home prices continue to climb, driven by a shortage of inventory and low mortgage rates. And this hot market is driving many homeowners to invest in upgrading their current home instead of buying a new one. For those looking to add more usable indoor space, finishing...