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Plexus Personal Insurance News & Notes: Study shows candle fires occur at higher rates on Christmas, New Year's

In our latest Plexus Personal Insurance Newsletter, we take a closer look at a variety of holiday- and winter-related topics to ponder.
Candles + decorations = a bad mix

This holiday season, practice good candle safety. According to the National Fire Protection Agency, more candle fires occur on Christmas, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day than any other days. The agency also reports that candle-caused decoration fires spike in December. Finally, more than 35 percent of candle fires from 2011 through 2015 started in bedrooms, per agency data.

Be sure to add those special holiday gifts to your policies

Tick-tock. Tick-tock. Holiday shopping season is winding down, and the race is on to cross off the final items on your list. A quick reminder: if you need to add new valuables to your insurance policies, contact Plexus Private Client Solutions Client Executive David Miller at 847-307-6141 or We will get you the coverage you need -- and we will work to ensure we do not spoil the surprise.

Winter is coming. Do you have the right coverage for slip-and-falls?

We are nearly into the teeth of shoveling and de-icing season, and the more you can do to keep your driveway and sidewalks snow- and ice-free, the better. By working to ensure visitors have good footing on your property, you can reduce the risk of injuries (and lawsuits). You may want to review your homeowners insurance to ensure you have adequate coverage and liability limits. Have questions? Contact Plexus Private Client Solutions Client Coordinator Terri Lyons at 847-307-6129 or

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