Month: February 2018
Insurance companies sometimes use rescission to deny benefits to consumers, especially when a large claim is filed. The canceling of insurance policies at the time of a claim due to innocent omissions or mistakes is a growing problem for consumers who are then left without current coverage and often struggle with the ability to obtain new insurance. Consumers must be extra cautious when filling out insurance forms to help prevent having a health or life insurance claim denied due to rescission. Consumers Bear the Brunt of Misunderstanding Forms [...]
Which Type of Driver Are You? [infographic]
Drivers tend to follow different driving styles that can have a significant impact on their potential for accidents and injuries while on the road. Although driving styles vary between motorists, most drivers fall into a distinct characteristic type. (Article continues below infographic) ______ Different Driving Styles Impact Safety By familiarizing themselves with the various driver types, motorists can help reduce their risk of becoming involved in a car accident. Slow Drivers Slow drivers come in all forms, but many tend to be senior drivers who don’t handle a [...]
Does Safety Technology Make Drivers Too Passive?
Safety experts are concerned that increased safety technology in motor vehicles will lead to more auto accidents due to drivers’ complacent behavior and lack of attention to their surroundings. If safety features fail to engage or operate properly, drivers must be prepared to trust their own driving skills to prevent accidents. Innovative car safety technologies are meant to assist drivers, not to replace safe driving habits. Is Safety Technology Putting Drivers at Risk? Most new cars come equipped with numerous safety features that help to prevent accidents, but [...]
Are Elders with Dementia More Likely to Be Abused?
Due to a decline in cognitive function, elderly people with dementia are at a much greater risk of abuse and neglect by their caregivers. Dementia causes a significant decline in thinking skills and memory, often severe enough to interfere with everyday tasks and activities. These deficits make dementia patients easy targets for various types of verbal, physical and sexual abuse. Elderly Patients With Dementia According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are approximately five million Americans over the age of 65 who have some [...]