Meet our friends at #AAA! They spent some time touring our House and were so inspired by the strength of our families. Through their AAA Northeast Charitable Giving Committee, they made their biggest gift to date - $10,000 to RMH-LI! This generous sponsorship will support family stays in one of our suites for an entire year! #rmhli#thehousethatlovebuilt#keepingfamiliesclose#AAAinsurance#AAANortheast
Have you decorated yet? Avoid those #HolidayBlunders!
🕯Always use a step ladder properly when hanging decorations. Don’t try to stand on chairs or other furniture.
🕯When in doubt, hang your lights lower.
🕯Check and make sure light strands do not have frayed or exposed wires.
🕯Make sure you don’t overload your electrical circuits.
🌲If you have a home with children or pets, keep them in mind when hanging ornaments. Move ornaments that are small or breakable toward the top and out of reach.
🌲Don’t forget about keeping those metal hooks out of reach.
🌲Choose a tree that fits easily through your front door and one that you can manage to remove after the holidays.
Many parts of Ohio has already seen snow. Are you prepared for the #WinterWeather?
- have your heating system checked.
- know the location of main water shutoff. If pipes freeze, work quickly to hit off the water.
- insulate exposes pipes and seal cracks to prevent leaking/bursting. - check your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
- remove debris from gutters.
🚗 - replace worn windshield wipers.
- clean any corrosion from battery posts.
- check and replace burned out bulbs.
- examine your tires for wear and tear. Check your air pressure.
Be sure to stock your car with blankets, gloves, flashlights, cell phone charger, snacks and an ice scraper in case of a roadside emergency.
Meet Michael Kelly, insurance agent here at AAA. He says that in an industry that can be confusing or overwhelming, it’s all about the personal touch.
And all of those people know they can talk to him anytime, anywhere: “My clients have my cell phone number, so I am accessible to them 24/7,” Mike says. “I frequently get calls from my clients when they are involved in car accidents and do not know what to do or where to turn, and I guide them through the process.”
But those clients may not have had access to Mike’s expertise if a co-worker hadn’t encouraged him to apply back in 2014. At that time, he was working for Farmers Insurance and not sure if AAA was the right path for him.
“It was Temma Crismond who invited me to work for AAA Insurance. Temma and I met back in November 2011…she asked me to consider applying for a job with AAA in early 2014. At first, I wasn’t interested, but I finally gave in and applied. It was one of the best decisions I have made in my insurance career,” says Mike.
He adds, “I get a little emotional recalling the day I gave her a thank-you card for what she did for me. Coming to work at AAA really changed my life.”
Read the rest of Mike's interview by going to our link in bio.
Take preventative steps to winterize your home. Remove leaves, sticks and other debris from gutters so rain and melting snow can flow freely. Take advantage of these warm days before it's too late and you don't want to do all this in the cold. #AAAInsurance
The white-tailed deer is a typical sight in Ohio through much of the year, especially the fall. But when you’re driving, you may wish it wasn’t so common. According to the Highway Loss Data Institute, the number of insurance claims due to animal-vehicle collisions peaks each November.
Fortunately, you can take steps to keep yourself deer-free on the roads. Stay alert and sweep your eyes across the road for signs of animals. Use high beams at night when there isn’t oncoming traffic; the light can help you see animals sooner or reflect off their eyes. If you do spot one, slow down and keep your eyes open for more, as deer often travel in groups.
Gary Comer, wildlife management supervisor for central Ohio’s Division of Natural Resources, advises people to be aware of their surroundings, especially around dawn and dusk, when deer are most active.
“Pay attention to deer crossing signs – they pop up because people have hit deer there,” said Comer. “And rural areas aren’t the only places you need to be aware. Large urban areas can also be home to deer.”
If you do spot a deer, or a collision is imminent, remember a few simple rules to keep yourself safe.
“My advice is don’t attempt to swerve. Most [deer collision] accidents that end with injuries are because people try to avoid the deer,” said Comer. Instead, apply the brakes as much as is safe to reduce your speed while staying in your lane.
If you hit a deer or if you see an injured one in the middle of the road, call the police immediately. Whatever you do, never approach a wounded animal – it can be unpredictable.
“Being from the country, you have to be on high alert when you’re driving,” said Chelsea Creque, social media coordinator at #AAAOhio. “There have been a lot of times I’ve had to slam on the brakes, and I’ve had some family members who totaled their cars by hitting deer.”
Finally, make sure your insurance will protect you in case you do hit a deer. Check with your insurance provider, or speak to a #AAAInsurance Agent today. (Link and phone number in bio.)
So this happened today... stopped to get gas and my battery took a 💩 on me. I 🖤🖤🖤 AAA!!! They were out to me in no time checked my vehicles system and battery to determine what course of action was needed. They had enterprise on standby if the car needed to be towed to Toyota. While i was waiting my cellphone had 2% battery and a stranger gave me his portable charger so I wouldn't be stranded without a cellphone. The Universe is showing me love and I am grateful! 🖤🙏 #aaainsurance#roadsideassistance#deadbattery#singlemom#sickkids#loveforoneanother#universalconnection