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SUMMERTIME RISKS AND SOLUTIONS FOR HOMEOWNERS

SUMMERTIME RISKS AND SOLUTIONS FOR HOMEOWNERS

Homesite Insurance offers insurance, home maintenance and safety tips for summer

(PRWEB) May 6, 2001

Before you head out to enjoy the sunshine this summer, take a few minutes to secure your home and your safety.

That’s the message behind the updated and expanded “Tips for Summertime” section on the Homesite Insurance web site (www. homesite. com/summer (http://www. homesite. com/summer) edition). The comprehensive and timely online summer section helps homeowners evaluate their insurance situations and prepare for any problems that may arise. The section also offers advice on travel, home maintenance and safe summer recreation.

“The warmer weather months bring about a different set of hazards that may increase a homeowner's exposure to theft of personal belongings, damage to the home and injury to visitors on their property,” explains Manny Rios, Vice President of Underwriting for Homesite Insurance. “This makes summer a good time to review policies and secure necessary insurance coverage to assist with expenses if an unexpected mishap occurs. Our online summer edition is part of an ongoing effort to help consumers keep their homes safe and secure – and to help them be certain that they have the insurance coverage they need.”

With these goals in mind, Homesite has developed an easy-to-use guide with sections that cover a range of critical topics:

·Are You Properly Covered? Read “real life” stories of summer mishaps and tragedies, and find out if you have the coverage that meets your needs.

·Home Maintenance Projects: Learn how to use the warm weather months to make home repairs.

·Preparing Your Home for Summer Vacation: How can you protect your home while you’re away on vacation? Find out here.

·Your Vacation Home or Rental Property: Insurance and maintenance tips for your “home away from home.”

·Summer Insurance Checklist: Quickly and easily review your coverage.

·Summer Recreation Tips: From boating to barbecues, gardening to fireworks, here are some tips for having fun and staying safe.

·Tips for Summer Travel: Before you go away, be sure to check our travel insurance and travel safety tips.

·Links: To help you learn more about summer insurance and safety topics, links to useful and interesting web sites are provided.

Homesite Group Inc. was formed in 1997 and launched in 1999, and is dedicated to providing U. S. consumers with low-priced homeowners insurance coverage and outstanding service. HomesiteÂ’s insurance products are marketed through affinity groups, employers and selected service partners, as well as directly to consumers. The equity financing for Homesite was arranged by Morgan Stanley Dean Witter Capital Partners, the private equity group of Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, the global financial services firm.

For a free homeowners, condominium owners or renters insurance quotes, please visit www. homesite. com or call 1-800-Homesite to speak to a licensed insurance specialist.