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Get to know: Tracy Hartman, office manager and personal lines agent

Tracy, right, with husband, Chris; daughter, Samantha; and son, Nathan. Where did you grow up? Pine Grove Can you tell us a little bit about your family? I am married to Chris Hartman, 20 years. We have two children,...

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Millennials tend to wildly overestimate the cost of life insurance

In “Star Trek” lore, a Vulcan salute – hand raised, palm forward, fingers split to form a V – is accompanied by the words, “Live long and prosper.” When we’re younger, the future can seem boundless. Even though we...

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Identity theft recovery coverage can help with costs and services to restore your credit

Lost wallets are one contributing factor to identity theft. In 2016, identity thieves stole $16 billion from 15.4 million U.S. consumers, according to the 2017 Identity Fraud Study, up from $15.3 billion and 13.1...

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Get to know: Chris Painter, AIS co-owner and commercial lines team leader

The Painter family Your wife, Courtney, and her brother, Doug Erwin, started AIS in 2000. You joined AIS in 2007 after majoring in civil engineering at the University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown and then working for a...

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Saying ‘I do’ to wedding insurance

Wedding plans can make life plenty stressful under the best of circumstances, whether they involve choosing the bride's gown, winnowing an invite list, or deciding on a menu. But at least the planner has lots of say in...

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Disability insurance can replace income, cover overhead expenses

Benjamin Franklin famously said, "Nothing is certain except death and taxes." While we can't always agree on taxes, there's no denying that each of us will die eventually. Because this is accepted fact, people tend to...

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Treat yourself to these 10 tips for a safe, happy Halloween

Here's a scary statistic: On average, according to SafeKids.org, children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than on any other day of the year. Trick-or-treating is a lot of fun....

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15 tips for fall home maintenance

Spring forward, fall back. It's great advice for remembering seasonal time changes. But it's not so great when it comes to fall home maintenance. Fall is a time for springing into action and getting ready for the cold...

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Prevent ID theft with these 10 steps

You've probably heard about the recent data breaches at Target and Home Depot that put millions of customers' credit card information at risk. Identity theft and information-based fraud is the fastest growing crime in...

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