Healthy Halloween Options from your North Carolina Insurance Agency!

Written By Charlotte Insurance on October 27, 2011. It has 0 comments.

Only a few more days until the spookiest night of the year! For many, this holiday is a great time. However, for nutritionists and doctors, Halloween is an unhealthy nightmare. All the sugary treats and salty snacks are out on shelves and ready for Americans across the nation. With such an increase in obesity in our nation, doctors have a right to be concerned! There are always healthy alternatives and as your trusty North Carolina insurance agency, we would like to share a few of them with you!


-granola bars



-gummy candy (made with real fruit is a plus!)

-dark chocolate treats

-sugar-free gum


-100 calorie snack-packs

The options are endless- who says the treat NEEDS to be candy? Don’t hesitate to be the house that passes out small trinkets and toys for the little ones. If your child’s health is a cause for concern, it is best to monitor their candy intake this Halloween. Junk food is not only bad for weight, but for teeth too. Diabetes is also a health concern to be careful of. Your best bet is to stay covered.

As your North Carolina insurance agency, we fully support your decision to go healthy this year. Avoid scary Halloween health issues by staying prepared with the proper health insurance. A typical policy will cover doctor visits, prescriptions, medical testing, surgical procedures and specialized care. Halloween should be fun- not a financial fright!

Halloween Safe – Driving Tips

Written By Charlotte Insurance on October 26, 2011. It has 0 comments.

According to Safe Kids USA, children are twice as likely to be killed by a vehicle on Halloween compared to other days of the year. Take extra caution behind the wheel on Halloween and use the following driving tips to keep trick-or-treaters safe.

  1. Yield to Trick-or-Treaters: Be prepared for children to run into the street at anytime.
  2. Refrain From Passing Idle Vehicles: You never know when the driver in front of you has stopped to drop children off. Be patient and take extra caution when traveling near other vehicles.
  3. Park Your Mobile Phone: With children crowding the dark roads, it is especially important to avoid any distractions while behind the wheel.
  4. Communicate With Other Drivers: Use hazard lights when picking-up or dropping-off trick-or-treaters. And, always use turn signals.
  5. Consider Alternate Routes: Avoid driving near trick-or-treaters by taking routes that go around busy neighborhoods, not through them.

Fire Prevention Week

Written By Charlotte Insurance on October 13, 2011. It has 0 comments.

Fire Facts:

  • 1 home structure fire was reported every 87 seconds in 2009.
  • On average, 7 people died in home fires every day.
  • Adults 65 and over face the highest risk of fire death.
  • Roughly 2/3 of home fire deaths happen in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.
  • About 1 in 5 smoke alarm failures was due to dead batteries.
  • Working smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in reported home fires in half.
  • Cooking Equipment is the leading cause of home structure fires and associated injuries.
  • Heating equipment was the second leading cause of all reported home fires and home fire deaths.
  • The leading factor contributing to heating eq​uipment fires was failure to clean, principally creosote from solid fueled heating equipment, primarily chimneys.
  • On average, there are 35 home candle fires reported per day.
  • Roughly two-fifths of these fires started in the bedroom.

Thank You!

We would also like to extend a Thank You to all firefighters. We know many of our agents are also volunteer firefighters – Thank you for your time and service!