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January 2019

A recent study from the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute found that manual-visual tasks associated with hand-held devices, such as reaching for the phone or dialing, increased the risk of getting into a crash by three times. The study also reported that even hands-free devices involve manual-visual tasks at least half the time, which is associated with a greater crash risk. Are you fully aware of all the statistics behind distracted driving, whether those distractions are cognitive or visual? Read and share the infographic below with friends and family to see how much distracted driving puts you and others on the... Read more →


January 29th, marks the last Tuesday in January… and National Plan For Vacation Day. With the holiday season just out of sight in our rearview mirrors, the post-holiday slowdown is the perfect time to plan your vacation in the year ahead. But as you’re focused on hibernating and hitting the gym to burn those extra holiday calories, vacation time may be the furthest thing from your mind. In fact, vacation time seems to be the furthest thing from most Americans’ minds any time of year. Here are some facts that may give you the no-vacation blues: According to the U.S.... Read more →


Today, January 22nd, marks the 32nd day of the longest government shutdown in the nation’s history.1 While not all factions of the government have been halted, this partial shutdown, which began in late December, has seen approximately 800,000 federal workers not receive pay.2 Unfortunately, these government workers aren’t the only ones impacted—travelers flying both domestically and internationally have reported longer security lines and delays. Airport security and efficiency Two key groups essential to maintaining airport security and efficiency are currently not receiving funding or pay through the current partial shutdown: Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and air traffic controllers. The functions... Read more →


The insurance industry often asks “what would you do if…?” before delving into different types of coverage. That question often brings to mind certain common, cookie-cutter scenarios—what would you do if your spouse passed away? What would you do if you got into a car accident or your house caught on fire? It is common knowledge that life and disability insurance are important, just as most often auto and home insurance are required. However, some types of insurance cover seemingly farfetched scenarios you may have never thought could happen—but what would you do if they did? Accidents happen, whether they... Read more →


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": To watch the other videos in our Financial Wellness Series, click here. Read more →