Understanding Your Credit Score

How’s your credit score? Credit plays an important role in a person's overall financial wellness. Your American Bar Association Insurance Program is more than just a suite of insurance products, it offers educational resources - including those on financial wellness - to help improve the lives of ABA members. Check out this financial wellness video "Understanding Your Credit Score": Read more →

In this digital age, data breaches are becoming a more and more frequent phenomenon. Some high profile, widely publicized incidents are reported as impacting up to millions of people- often causing worry and distress for potential victims. Therefore, it is more important than ever to be vigilant in protecting yourself and your family against identity fraud. Even if you are not currently or have not been part of a recent data breach, we know that the future holds many breaches yet to come. The time to act is now, but what can you do? The American Bar Association Insurance Program... Read more →

This fall’s Facebook security breach that exposed data from 50 million user accounts served as an unfortunate reminder that what is shared online is never truly private. Many consumers have considered the risks associated with posting online through popular social media platforms and have adjusted their privacy settings accordingly. However, most probably haven’t put much thought behind what they might be sharing, perhaps unintentionally, on platforms lesser known for their social sharing capabilities. And while the data shared on these platforms might seem inconsequential, even non-financial personal information may be utilized by a thief to steal one’s identity. Below are... Read more →

Travelers is Offering Assistance to CA Wildfire Victims

Travelers customers who have been impacted by the California wildfires have access to Travelers' catastrophe response teams are available throughout the area to offer assistance. Travelers has two Mobile Claim Offices stationed in California for customers. Chico: Intersection of Notre Dame Blvd & E. 20th Street, Chico, CA 95928 Thousand Oaks: California Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 At these offices, customers can: • Speak directly to a Claim professionals • Begin the claim process, or receive assistance with an existing claim • Receive an advance on a covered loss Learn more about how Travelers can... Read more →

Veterans are the nation’s protectors, the defenders of American ideals and freedom. This Veterans Day marks the 100th year of celebrating these military heroes, both past and present, and collectively thanking them for their sacrifice. Veterans Day, originally Armistice Day until 1954, is a day to show appreciation for those who have served as soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and coast guardsmen for the branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. This year, in particular, is made more significant in that it is the first to celebrate not only veterans for one day, but veterans and their families for the entire month... Read more →

As states continue to become compliant with the REAL ID Act, which sets universal, nation-wide standards for identification (i.e. driver’s licenses), there is still mounting confusion for companies and their corporate travelers over which enforcement deadlines to pay attention to. To break it down, there are two deadline types you should know about, and the latter is the most relevant for travelers. State Deadline 33 states and Washington, D.C. are already issuing licenses and identification cards that meet the new standards. The other 17 states and five U.S. territories have extensions which expire on October 10, 2018. Starting that day,... Read more →