Lessons learned to avoid a traffic accident

Ways to avoid being involved in traffic accidents.

What is equipment or mechanical breakdown coverage?

Markel answers questions about how equipment or mechanical breakdown coverage can be beneficial to horse and farm owners.

Transporting your horse

How can I reduce my risks when transporting my horse?

Protecting your farm personal property: A crisis averted

The loss of farm personal property due to disaster or theft can result in significant replacement and lost opportunity costs.

Common Q&As about insuring a foal

Markel answers common questions about insuring a foal.

Determining the insurance value of your horse

Horses are an investment and establishing the value is important to protect this investment.

Obey traffic rules and use common sense

When it comes to defensive driving, obeying traffic rules and using common sense are essential.

How long do smoke detectors last?

Next time you change the battery in your smoke detectors, be sure to check its age, as well. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, most alarms have a life span of 8-10 years.

Maintaining insurance records

It's essential to integrate records storage into your risk management plans. The old adage, “if you didn't write it down, it didn't happen” continues to prove true in court.

Child abuse: Identification, reporting, and prevention

The National Center on Child Abuse reports that 1 out of every 3 girls and 1 out of every 5 boys are victims of some form of abuse by the age of 19.