Winter is officially here and the arctic air has arrived, making it dangerous to be outside, much less on the roads. Even though we like to think we’re accustomed to tough Midwestern winters, the fact is we all tend to forget to adapt our driving styles when the season arrives.
We lead our latest personal insurance news roundup with a look at a phone feature aimed to reduce distracted driving. Now there is some technology we can all get behind. For more information on The Plexus Groupe's home and auto coverage solutions, contact us at 847-307-6100 or via the Web.
Getting to know the "Do Not Disturb While Driving" iPhone feature
iPhone owners seeking a little peace and quiet during their commute, try out the "Do Not Disturb While Driving" feature. The application is available on devices using iOS 11, and Apple has a handy how-to guide for using the feature. There is some evidence the app can reduce iPhone use in the car. Via Insurance Business America, the online auto-coverage quoting service EverQuote surveyed iPhone users last September and October and found that device use while driving decreased eight percent with the Do Not Disturb function employed.
Don't let an ice dam ruin the final weeks of winter
We've reached the homestretch of winter, but that does not mean the risk of ice-related damage has passed just yet. Homeowners should look out for ice dams, which grow at the edges of roofs and cause problems if they melt. The resulting water has nowhere to go, leaving it to leak inside the house, potentially damaging walls and other fixtures. Travelers Insurance offers some helpful tips on how to prevent ice dams.
Introducing our new online home & auto quoting platform
Plexus is proud to unveil a new online platform designed to streamline the home & auto quoting process for our personal insurance clients. Fill out this brief online form, and one of our dedicated Plexus Private Client Solutions representatives will contact you to begin the process of finding the right insurance for your needs. At Plexus, you are a valued client partner, not an account, and we will protect all you've earned and achieved with a tailored, comprehensive risk management strategy. Want to know more about what Private Client Solutions can do for you? Contact Client Executive David Miller at 847.307.6141 or via email at email@example.com.