Year: 2013

Erie Insurance and Rebuilding Together Create Safe Homes in Richmond and Roanoke

The sounds of hammers, buzz saws and power drills filled four homes in Richmond and Roanoke, Virginia recently, as Employee, Agent and Customer volunteers from Erie Insurance teamed up with the Rebuilding Together organization to make home repairs, safety modifications and energy efficient upgrades for local homeowners. Rebuilding Together is a nonprofit organization that rehabs homes for low-income homeowners across the country. Upgrades included weatherizing... Read Article

Celebrate Day of the Dead with ERIE in Virginia

Though El Dia de los Muertos literally means “day of the dead” in Spanish, there’s nothing lifeless about this traditional Mexican holiday. Over the first two days of November, celebrants remember those they lost by building colorful shrines and camping out at loved ones’ cemeteries. Parades and colorful dance performances can also be part of the mix. You can experience El Dia de los Muertos... Read Article

Life Insurance at Every Age

Quick quiz: Who needs life insurance the most? A married 25-year-old who just bought a house A 38-year-old homeowner with three children A 59-year-old nearing retirement and caring for an aging parent The answer: All of the above. Surprised? You’re not alone in underestimating the role that life insurance plays in protecting loved ones and in ensuring a comfortable retirement. Or in overestimating its cost:... Read Article

Life Insurance for Stay-at-Home Parents

If you never thought a stay-at-home parent needed life insurance, you might want to think again. That’s because in addition to being full-time caregivers, stay-at-home parents are often also cooks, housekeepers, tutors, psychologists, chauffeurs, nurses and more. That’s a lot of responsibilities that often demands life insurance protection. One person who does all of the above and more is Beth Schiedel, mom of Zita, 3,... Read Article

Review Your Life Insurance Before Trimming Hedges

As a single working mom of two children, my time is precious. Every hour is accounted for, and in the summer, I have to make time for yard work too (not my favorite). But I figured it was always cheaper to make time than to hire someone. That is, until I experienced a single moment of almost-electrocution while I was trimming hedges. In that moment,... Read Article