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Archive: August 2019

Items You Won't Want to Forget to Purchase for Florida's Back-To-School Tax Holiday

As the summer winds down, it’s now time for back-to-school preparations. Each year, Florida hosts a Back-to-School Tax-Free Holiday for its residents. This year, the Back-to-School Tax-Free Holiday is from August 2rd to August 6th.  This is a great time to take advantage of purchasing all your needed supplies, clothes, and accessories. Most school supplies under $15 and backpacks and clothing under $60 are tax-exempt.  Here are some of the items you don’t want to forget:
School Supplies
  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Notebooks/Folders/Binders
  • Agendas/Calendars
  • Index Cards
  • Glue Sticks
  • Highlighters
  • Markers
  • Accessories
    • Backpacks
    • Lunchbox/bag
  • Clothing and footwear under $60
  • Electronics
    • Personal computers under $1,000

Many schools and teachers will provide a list of specific items your child may need, so be sure to obtain a list before beginning your shopping. Don’t forget to stock up on all your supplies and take advantage of the savings from August 2nd to 6th. For more information on tax-exempt items, visit the Florida Department of Revenue website. Happy shopping and have a great school year!

 As a Florida homeowner, it is important to protect your property should the unexpected occur. Homeowners insurance coverage to fit the needs of your family is available through Edison Insurance Company. Should you have any questions or concerns about your policy, contact your agent, or call us at 866-568-8922. 

3 Money-Saving Insurance Tips for National Dollar Day

August 8th is National Dollar Day, a holiday commemorating the day the U.S monetary system was established by Congress in 1786. You work hard for your dollars, and it is important you protect and save your money as much as possible. There are ways for you to not only protect your money but save some money when it comes to your homeowners insurance. Here are three ways you could save and protect your hard-earned dollars:
Make Sure Your Insurance Coverages are Adequate
You do not want to wait until it is time to file a claim to learn you may not have purchased enough coverage. Paying out of pocket for repairs can be quite expensive. Be sure you read through and discuss your policy coverages with your agent.
Ask About Discounts
Did you know you could be eligible for discounts on your insurance policy? If you have a fire alarm, a monitored burglar system, wind mitigation credits, and have made improvements to your home. Be sure to speak with your agent to see if you qualify for these or other discounts which may be available.
Purchase Additional Insurance/Increased Limits
Homeowner’s insurance may cover damages to personal property like clothes, furniture, and additional living expenses, should you need to move temporarily while your home is being repaired. However, it may not provide coverage for cash should it become damaged or stolen. To be protected, you may need to purchase specific coverage to insure a certain amount of cash. Edison Insurance Company offers such coverage with a limit on cash up to $200 and it may be increased to $500 with one of our Premium Packages.

We have taken a bright and innovative approach to Florida homeowners insurance with coverage options allowing you to customize a policy to best fit your needs. Our top priority is the safety of you and your family. To learn more about Edison Insurance Company, or to get a personalized quote, call us at (866) 568-8922.

5 Ways You Can Celebrate Water Quality Month

August is recognized as National Water Quality Month, reminding the public of the importance of water, its quality, and the pollutants which danger it. Water is a vital part of our lives, we use it to drink, cook, swim, and bathe. Keeping our water sources clean and safe is essential to our quality of life.  While you and your family enjoy the last month of summer, here are some ways you can celebrate National Water Quality Month and prevent water pollution:
  • Do not flush unused medications or chemicals down the drain or toilet.
  • Pick up after pets, especially near water.
  • Volunteer to clean up trash and debris from a local water source or beach.
  • Build a rain garden or a rain barrel to collect and reuse water.
  • Put liners in driveways to collect materials from seeping into water sources.
What we do outside and inside of our homes can have an impact on water quality. By following these 5 simple steps you can help keep water sources clean and safe. For more information on water quality, click here.  Thank you for doing your part towards maintaining a clean and healthy environment for all.
Thank you for visiting our blog. Edison Insurance Company’s top priority is the safety of you and your family. For more information on insurance in Florida, or to get a free homeowners insurance quote, call us at 866-568-8922.