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As winter weather moves in, getting out becomes risky — particularly if you must drive in severe or inclement weather. Driving during winter weather can be very dangerous, and could lead to an accident or car trouble if you're not careful. If you have an accident, you might face higher car insurance rates. READ MORE >>

While the Midwest welcomed the 2016 winter season with unseasonably warm weather, conditions quickly reverted to snow, ice storms and below freezing temperatures. Always use caution when walking or driving in snowy, icy and freezing weather. If you suffer an injury, use your health insurance to access medical care. READ MORE >>

It's very cold outside! Freezing temperatures can lead to frozen pipes and water damage in your home. Fortunately, there are several steps you can take right now to help prevent freezing pipes. Keep garage doors closed if there are water supply lines in the garage. READ MORE >>

If you live in a climate that gets snow, winter driving is a part of life. Unfortunately, it still provides challenges for many people. So far this winter season, snowfall has been light in Southeastern Wisconsin; however, when I watch the local news, I'm always surprised at the number of accidents on the freeway system. READ MORE >>

The changing seasons produce unique weather-related conditions that can create hazards for patrons, employees and the public. Hanover Risk Solutions has developed suggested procedures to help mitigate the risk of a winter weather slip, trip or fall injury on your premises. READ MORE >>

Frozen pipes are one of the biggest risks of property damage when the temperature drops. A burst pipe can cause more than $5,000 in water damage, according to research from the Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS). In addition, 37 percent of all frozen pipes occur in basements, while buildings built before the 1960s are often the most vulnerable. READ MORE >>


A snowmobile is only as safe as the driver. The key to safe operation is knowing the machine, good judgment and courtesy. Your snowmobile’s safety features should be kept in good working order. Do not modify your machine. Make sure that the throttle, brake, steering and light systems all function properly. READ MORE >>

Maintaining a clean car is very difficult in the snowy northern climate during this time of year. Many people opt to use drive-through car washes, but, over time, these washes can leave swirls in your car’s finish, strip off wax/sealant and damage rubber and plastic parts. READ MORE >>

These tips can help you protect your home during these cold months and may help you avoid unnecessary claims (and aggravation!) For more information about winterizing your home or about Michiana home insurance, please give TCU Insurance a call at 574-256-6070.  READ MORE >>

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