Safety Awareness. It’s easy to be safe with these simple tips.

May is Safety Awareness Month Seat Belt Safety For the majority of us behind the wheel, we are buckled in before the car even begins to move. Or, at least that is how it is supposed to be. Seat belts are an essential safety device in your vehicle that can save you from major injuries in a minor accident and could even save your life in the event of a major accident. The Facts: According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), one of the safest choices for drivers and passengers alike is to buckle up. In 2015 the
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Getting the Safest Car for Your Teenager

Whether it is a gift for graduation, birthday surprise, or time for your teen’s first car, getting the safest vehicle is a priority for many without spending a fortune. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) was founded in 1959 with a mission to support safety efforts produced by others but years later became the forefront of highway safety research. Each year IIHS publishes a list of the safest cars for teen drivers. With safety as their number one priority, IIHS has added even more criteria to their used car ratings guides in order to generate a list of vehicles
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5 Tips for a Safe Summer that You Probably Never Thought Of

Winter is finally over, and the weather is beginning to warm up, which means summer is right around the corner. And we have 5 tips for you to have a fun, safe, and happy summer. Now our idea of safe and happy is to make sure you are protected and worry free. Just a few minutes of review can save your summer from the unfortunate. Trampoline and Pool Liability: If your summer fun includes jumping into the pool or jumping on a trampoline then this needs to be on your checklist. Whatever your choice may be, there are risks of
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6 Spring Cleaning Tips to Prevent Homeowners Insurance Claims . . . And possibly save you money.

Winter is almost over and the warm weather is rapidly approaching. That means it’s time for Spring Cleaning. But, in addition to making the house feel clean and refreshed, there are a few things that you should do that will help prevent some costly homeowners’ insurance claims. And a penny saved is a penny that can be spent elsewhere. So here are the top 6 super-easy things you should do this spring (while you are doing your regular cleaning, of course). Change the air filters in your HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) – Changing the filter can extend the
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The 5 Most Effective Home Winterization Tips

The 5 Most Effective Home Winterization Tips We are experiencing one of the lowest temperatures on record according to some experts. Mixed in with some unseasonable spring weather in January. But then again it seems to get colder each year, making it imperative that our homes are always properly winterized. That said, there are a couple of things you can do to keep your home warm and energy efficient during the winter. The below winterization tips should help keep your home warm and frustration free through the winter. Prevent busted and leaked pipes with insulation One of the most common complaints
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Do I need Renters Insurance?

Do you like your stuff? Then the answer is Yes. The real question is, “WHY do I need renters insurance, what exactly does that cover, and how much is it?” If you decide you need renters insurance (and since you are reading this you probably do) then here are 7 questions you need to know to ensure you are getting the best policy for your needs . . .
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What Do You Do If You Are in an Auto Accident

STOP immediately but do not obstruct traffic. ASSIST injured. Have someone call police. SECURE names, phone numbers, addresses of other drivers, witnesses, injured persons. SECURE make, model, and license numbers of all vehicles involved. DON’T hastily accept claim settlement at the scene of accident. REMAIN calm, courteous and consistent in your version of accident. NOTIFY your insurance company as soon as possible
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Tips to Make Your Home Safer

Being on top of upkeep is a great way to keep your home or business safe. Accidents happen at home more than anywhere else, here are some tips to consider: Clean up your stairways. First, remove any toys, books and folded laundry from your stairways to avoid falling accidents. Next, Make sure your rails are secure. If they wobble (or you don’t have any rails), have them fixed or installed. Take Extra care with candles. Keep candles away from kids, pets and anything flammable. Always make sure you extinguish candles before leaving the house or going to bed. For added peace of mind, consider swapping traditional candles for LED versions.
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Odessa File Athletes of Year announced

EC Cooper is proud to sponsor and supporter of our community. These young adults are our future. From The Odessa File. Sophomore Gillian Clark has earned The Odessa File Athlete of the Year Award at Odessa-Montour High School, while junior Patrick Hazlitt and senior Ian Chedzoy have earned the same honor at Watkins Glen High School. Plaques were presented to the three honorees Monday by Mike Stamp of the sponsoring E.C. Cooper insurance firm at the Watkins Glen State Park Pavilion before the start of the Top Drawer 24 ceremony there. Each honoree is a three-sport athlete.
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Welcome to our New Website & News Blog

EC Cooper has a new website! Through our newly revamped website and blog, our wonderful service team will update you on the latest news from the insurance world that could affect you, and we will also be offering regular lifestyle tips. We work to serve the best interests of you, your business, and your family! And as always you may request a free quote! Our blog will be your first stop for not only the latest information but also community events in Watkins Glen and the Finger Lakes area. Our new website is fully responsive, this means no matter which
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