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2024 News Releases


February 22, 2024
Did your auto insurance premium go up? Here's some options to help manage the cost 
(WA)  
Did your auto insurance premium go up? Here's some options to help manage the cost 
(OR)
Did your auto insurance premium go up? Here's some options to help manage the cost 
(ID)

February 12, 2024
Is your Valentine's Day gift ins


February 8, 2024
Don't get flagged: careless Super Bowl parties pose a risk for severe liability penalties
(WA)
Don't get flagged: careless Super Bowl parties pose a risk for severe liability penalties (OR)
Don't get flagged: careless Super Bowl parties pose a risk for severe liability penalties
(ID)

January 31, 2024
Landslides: If your home or business is at risk, you need special coverage
(WA, OR, ID

January 9, 2024
Winter storms and insurance: what to do and what to know
(WA)
Winter storms and insurance: what to do and what to know
 (OR)
Winter storms and insurance: what to do and what to know 
(ID)

January 4, 2024
New Year = New you? Time for a coverage review! Ten questions to ask your insurance agent or company 
(WAORID)

2023 News Releases


December 19, 2023
Away for the holidays? Protect your home from burglars and avoid insurance claims (WA, OR, ID

December 13, 2023
Planning a holiday party? Before you host, know your (insurance) limits (WAORID)

December 7, 2023
Don't let Porch Pirates loot your packages! Should you file a stolen package claim with your insurance company? (WAORID

December 5, 2023
'Pineapple Express' increases flood and landslide risk in Western Washington: What to know about insurance coverage
'Pineapple Express' increases flood and landslide risk in Oregon: What to know about insurance coverage 


November 28, 2023
Shopping online for holiday gifts? Protect yourself from cybercriminals, and consider Cyber Insurance (WAORID)

November 17, 2023
Driving during the Thanksgiving holiday? Check the oil, the tires - and your auto insurance coverage (WA)
Driving during the Thanksgiving holiday? Check the oil, the tires - and your auto insurance coverage
 (OR)
Driving during the Thanksgiving holiday? Check the oil, the tires - and your auto insurance coverage 
(ID)

November 13, 2023
Wildlife collisions declined in 2022 but driver safety - and insurance coverage - remain crucial (WA)
Wildlife collisions declined in 2022 but driver safety - and insurance coverage - remain crucial 
(OR)
Wildlife collisions declined in 2022 but driver safety - and insurance coverage - remain crucial 
(ID)

November 2, 2023
Winter Driving Safety and Insurance: What to do and what to know before you go
(WA) 
Winter Driving Safety and Insurance: What to do and what to know before you go
(OR)
Winter Driving Safety and Insurance: What to do and what to know before you go
(ID)

October 26, 2023
Frightening monsters, ghosts and vampires? Not covered. But auto theft and property damage are!
 (WAORID)  

October 17, 2023
"Great Shakeout" is a reminder for Washingtonians to be prepared - and to consider earthquake insurance 

"Great Shakeout" is a reminder for Oregonians to be prepared - and to consider earthquake insurance 
"Great Shakeout" is a reminder for Idahoans to be prepared - and to consider earthquake insurance 


October 10, 2023
Earthquake strikes Western Washington: What to know about preparation and insurance coverage
 (WAORID)

October 4, 2023
Kia and Hyundai recalls prompt concerns about safety, auto theft, and insurance coverage
 (WAORID)

September 28, 2023
Flood-damaged vehicles could end up rusting on a used car lot near you
 (WAORID)

September 20, 2023
Attention Drivers: lookout for deer, other wildlife, and consider Comprehensive and "PIP" Coverage
 (WA)
Attention Drivers: lookout for deer, other wildlife, and consider Comprehensive Coverage (OR)
Attention Drivers: lookout for deer, other wildlife, and consider Comprehensive and "PIP" Coverage
 (ID)

September 12, 2023
Kids starting college? Do your homework to make sure you have the right insurance 
(WAORID

September 6, 2023
National Preparedness Month: Insurance and preparation are keys to disaster survival and recovery
 (WAORID

August 28, 2023
Don't Get Scammed Following the Wildfire: Insurers Urge Homeowners to Use Caution When Hiring a Contractor or Public Adjuster 
(WA) 

August 21, 2023
Wildfire: What to know about insurance coverage and preparedness
 (WA) 

August 18, 2023
Kids are headed back to school - on foot, on bikes, on buses and with parents... here's what drivers should know 
(WAORID

August 2, 2023
Ford Pickup, Honda Civic top the "10 most-stolen vehicles" list in WA. Are you protected from auto theft?

Ford Pickup, Honda Civic top the "10 most-stolen vehicles" list in OR. Are you protected from auto theft?

Chevrolet and Ford Pickups top the "10 most-stolen vehicles" list in ID. Are you protected from auto theft?

July 27, 2023
Are you Wildfire-Ready? Creating your home inventory now can speed your insurance claim later 
(WAORID)

July 11, 2023
Wildfire threatening your home, vehicle or business? What to know
 (WAORID)

June 30, 2023
Fourth of July: fireworks spark concerns about safety and insurance
 (WAORID)

June 21, 2023
Parents: Graduation might bring insurance changes
 (WAORID)

June 14, 2023
Now is the time to prepare, reduce wildfire risk for your home & family
 (WA)
Now is the time to prepare, reduce wildfire risk for your home & family 
(OR)
Now is the time to prepare, reduce wildfire risk for your home & family
 (ID)

June 8, 2023
Washington boating accidents and property damage decreased in 2022, deaths increased
 (WA)
Fewer boating accidents, deaths and injuries in 2022 offers hope for summer boating season
 (OR)
Idaho boating accidents and injuries decreased but deaths, property damage increased in 2022
 (ID)

June 1, 2023
Parents: keep your teenage driver safe - and your auto insurance affordable
 (WA)
Parents: keep your teenage driver safe - and your auto insurance affordable
 (OR)
Parents: keep your teenage driver safe - and your auto insurance affordable 
(ID)

May 31, 2023
Severe weather hits Treasure Valley region: What to know about storms and insurance coverage


May 22, 2023
Contractor Fraud Awareness Week: NW Insurance Council joins with the National Insurance Crime Bureau to combat post-disaster fraud 


May 10, 2023
It's motorcycle season: More focus needed on safety and insurance from all drivers
 (WAORID

May 4, 2023
Now is the time to prepare, reduce wildfire risk for your home & family: Join Wildfire Community Preparedness Day on Saturday, May 6
 (WAORID)  

May 3, 2023
Own and operate a small business? The right insurance coverage is crucial for success
 (WAORID)  

April 26, 2023
"Speed kills - and it costs money, too," insurers warn
 (WAORID

April 10, 2023
Dog Bite Prevention Week: Washington home insurers paid $24.7 million in "dog bite" claims last year 

Dog Bite Prevention Week: Oregon home insurers paid $8.38 million in "dog bite" claims last year   

Dog Bite Prevention Week: Idaho home insurers paid $4.3 million in "dog bite" claims last year 


April 5, 2023
Distracted Driving Awareness Month: A distracted driving ticket could cost more than just the fine, insurers say 
(WA) 
Distracted Driving Awareness Month: A distracted driving ticket could cost more than just the fine, insurers say 
(OR) 
Distracted Driving Awareness Month: A distracted driving ticket could cost more than just the fine, insurers say 
(ID) 

March 22, 2023
Oso Landslide's 9th anniversary offers sobering reminders, lessons for slide-prone NW
 (WAORID

March 16, 2023
Make your own luck to get home safe on St. Patrick's Day: Getting a DUI is not only dangerous, but also expensive and will impact your auto insurance rates
 (WAORID

March 10, 2023
Spring home maintenance can prevent damage insurance may not cover
 (WAORID

February 27, 2023
Nisqually earthquake 22nd anniversary a reminder to consider disaster preparedness and insurance coverage
(WA, OR, ID

February 21, 2023
What to know about winter storm damage and insurance
(WA, OR, ID

February 14, 2023
Is your Valentine's Day gift insured?
(WA, OR, ID)

January 5, 2023
Don't get flagged: careless Super Bowl parties pose a risk for severe liability penalties
(WA, OR, ID

January 17, 2023
Floods, mudslides and landslides: if you're at risk you need special coverage
(WA, OR, ID

January 5, 2023
The "once-a-year check-up" and 10 questions to ask your insurance agent or company (WA, OR, ID)