A.M. Best Co. has affirmed the financial strength rating of A (Excellent) and issuer credit rating of “a+” of American National Insurance Company. Additionally, A.M. Best has affirmed the FSR of A (Excellent) and ICR of “a” of ANICO’s life insurance subsidiaries, including American National Life Insurance Company of New York and Farm Family Life Insurance Company. The outlook for all ratings is stable. Concurrently, A.M. Best has affirmed the FSR of A (Excellent) and ICR of “a” of Farm Family Casualty Insurance Company and United Farm Family Insurance Company. The outlook for these ratings is stable. Click title for entire article.
June marks the beginning of hurricane season. NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is forecasting an active or extremely active season this year. This means there is a 70 percent chance of 13 to 20 named storms, of which 7 to 11 could become hurricanes, including three to six major hurricanes. Families, businesses and communities need to be ready for the next big storm. Preparedness can make a big difference, so update your family emergency plan and make sure your emergency kit is stocked. Learn more about how you can prepare for hurricane season.
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Fresh fruit and vegetable stands. Fairs and festivals. Local goods. These are just a few of the treats of summer, and several good reasons to download Harvest to Hand.™ The popular, free app connects you to farmers markets, local festivals, locally made products, family-friendly farms, local wineries, seasonal agritourism venues and more. Have an event you’d like to promote? Go to www.HarvestToHand.com and follow the easy instructions to register your Information.
Boating season is here. Have fun but remember these tips: always wear a life jacket; children under 13 must wear a Coast Guard-approved life jacket; avoid alcohol; be especially careful on personal watercrafts; enroll in a boater education class; don’t overload your boat; operate at a safe speed; always have a passenger serve as a lookout in addition to the operator; watch out for low water areas or submerged objects. Click the title for more information on boating safety.