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Put safety first for younger workers
Carbon monoxide (CO) can be a serious problem for you, your family members and your pets. Overexposure to this invisible, odorless and poisonous gas can cause sickness and, in some cases, even death.
Accidents can happen to the safest drivers. And when they do, safe drivers’ auto insurance rates can rise by as much as 30 percent. Plus, accidents and violations could affect your insurance rates for up to three years.
Farming is a complex, high-risk business. And farmers should expect their insurance agent to provide a high quality farm policy, exceptional service and, most of all, an in-depth understanding of the risks and challenges of farming.
Ohio Farm Bureau leaders share ideas with Nationwide at national policyholder conference.
Because farming and ranching are as much a lifestyle as an occupation, the entire family – including children and seniors – are often exposed to the many hazards associated with an agricultural workplace.
U.S. drivers say they are seeing first-hand the danger of driving while distracted. A new public opinion poll by Harris Interactive for Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company shows nearly four out of 10 drivers say they have been hit or nearly hit by a driver who is distracted by their cell phone.
Before exposing your farm to the public, consider the need for increased protection.
Driving defensively is important for all drivers but is especially critical for farm machinery operators.
Farm tractors are a primary tool for most farms. But studies show tractors are also involved in a high proportion of farm injuries and fatalities. Most accidents can be prevented by following basic tractor safety guidelines.
At Nationwide, we offer several discounts – but not everyone understands how to find these savings. Contact your agent for a no-cost On Your Side Review to learn which discounts you may be eligible for. Here are a few of the savings opportunities your insurance policy review may uncover:
Nationwide explains how to apply ergonomics to farm work, to reduce stress on the body and increase safety.
With more than 16 million people now using all-terrain vehicles for work and fun, ATVs are kicking up more dirt than ever. Whether riding ATVs for work or play, adult or child, the powerful machines can quickly create dangerous situations.
The heavy snowfall that hit eastern states in February, or “Snowmageddon” as some called it, served as a reminder to many farmers that it’s a good policy to review farm insurance coverages on a regular basis.
Nationwide understands farmers and ranchers are looking for more than an insurance agent. You want a trusted adviser.
The worst time to find out you don’t have the right coverage is when you have a claim.
In today’s volatile marketplace, many insurance companies that provide farm coverage for families like yours are making changes to their policies. The worst time to find out you don’t have the right coverage is when you have a claim.
In addition to strong representation and a credible voice on farm policy issues, Ohio Farm Bureau gives members a way to join together with others throughout the ag industry.
While the economic crisis may still linger, there is good news: Consumers are spending less and reducing their debt. Smart moves, especially now. This recession has demonstrated the value of a healthy household balance sheet.
Keeping up with the day-to-day operation of your farm can sometimes make it difficult to step back and think about a bigger picture: your farm’s legacy.
Farm umbrella insurance is designed to protect you when accidents happen and your existing liability insurance is not enough to cover all of the loss sustained by another party.
When it comes to transition planning, farmers face some unique challenges and need to take proactive steps to help ensure that their legacy is protected.
That “B” average may have served you well in school. But when it comes to choosing your insurer, it’s better to go for an A+.
Brent Porteus will also serve on the Nationwide Board Sponsor Committee, which oversees the company’s relationship with eight Farm Bureaus and two major agricultural cooperatives in the United States.
High crop yields combined with below-normal temperatures and a wet harvest in 2014 have farmers and other grain handlers working with less-than-ideal corn and soybeans. Experts are projecting the deadliest year for grain engulfments since 2010, when 59 entrapments were recorded.
All Terrain Vehicles are frequently used on the farm or ranch to haul supplies or get to the field, but ATVs often serve another purpose: recreation. Unfortunately, children are frequently victims of accidents on ATVs.
The Nationwide Agribusiness AgriChoice farm policy can include coverage for Global Positioning System (GPS) equipment.
There are lots of ways to attract visitors and extra income to farms in the autumn. However, it’s also important for farmers to understand the increased liability that comes with inviting the public onto their premises.
Taking precautions to prevent employee injuries and proactively promoting an environment of safety every day are some of the best investments a business can make.
Metal theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the country.
Results of a recent survey commissioned by Nationwide Insurance and conducted by Harris Interactive show that just 40 percent of consumers have read their current insurance policy in its entirety, while just 7 percent described their insurance policy as simple.
Minimize your risk and protect your personal property with these tips.
AgriChoice a new breed of equine insurance
EZ Ag Mobile creates a self-service environment for Nationwide’s farm and ranch customers to see farm policies, pay premiums and see payment status, connect with agents and start a claim.
Nationwide has a new program called benefits that can help you offer your employees a competitive benefits package that supplements their regular health insurance program.
Have you developed a transition plan for when you retire or when it’s time to pass the farm on? When family members enter into the equation, planning can become more complicated.
As more Americans are forced to make tough choices to balance the monthly checkbook, it’s becoming more important than ever to have auto insurance coverage that is personalized to your needs. Nationwide, with its On Your Side Review and new On Your Side Rewards, can help you get the best value possible.
Tractor rollover accidents are among the most frequent causes of farm fatalities. Rollovers also result in serious injuries that leave farmers disabled and many farm families in dire straits.
Nationwide Agribusiness officially rolled out drone coverage in March 2014.
All family-owned businesses are important to our economy, but few are as critical to the future strength and stability of our nation as family-owned farms.
Your banker. Your accountant. Your attorney. Three people you trust with a significant amount of detail about you and your operation. The more information you provide them, the better they understand you and your needs, and the better they can partner with you to help you and your farm operation thrive.
Members may qualify for up to a 10 percent discount on Nationwide insurance for cars and home, as well as for savings on other coverages.
Nationwide Insurance was started to help farmers and it wants to continue to be in the marketplace to do just that, according to CEO Steve Rasmussen.
Policyholders with storm damage should call the Nationwide and Allied claims hotline at 1-800- 421-3535 or contact their local agent.
Farmers who offer agritourism activities need to discuss their specific types of businesses with their insurance agent.
County Farm Bureau members, community leaders and members of the Ohio Livestock Coalition have opportunity to recognize neighbors' outstanding rural communications efforts.
Ohio Farm Bureau members, community leaders and members of the Ohio Livestock Coalition have the opportunity to recognize efforts neighbors have made in rural Ohio to positively develop and enhance relationships and communications with the annual Neighbor of the Year Award.
Networking and staying involved in the farming community are key for young people in the agriculture industry. Ohio Farm Bureau’s Young Agricultural Professionals (YAP) program for 18 to 35-year-olds, provides many opportunities for young people in agriculture to further develop themselves.
More than 55 property and liability enhancements have been added to the base policy at no additional cost.