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    • Losing Everything On Your Desktop

      May 13, 2020 - 2:54 PM

      Whether you were still at work during the last few weeks or you had time to yourself, you probably spent a lot of time on your computer or your phone. You looked on Facebook, watched movies, created documents, downloaded files — in short, you put data on your computer. If...Full story

    • What Is An Insurance Peril?

      May 6, 2020 - 3:06 PM

      You might know them as natural disasters, but in the insurance business, situations that can seriously damage a house or other property are called “perils.” Not all of them are natural disasters, but each one can cause a lot of damage. There are many different types, but there are 16...Full story

    • Nonprofit of the Month: Nutrition on Weekends

      April 29, 2020 - 1:42 PM

      The Hastings Mutual Insurance Company Charitable Foundation recognizes the contributions of nonprofit organizations in the communities we serve. Each month, we’ll honor one of those organizations as our Nonprofit of the Month.Our Charitable Foundation recognizes different organizations in our six-state region that help their communities. They all offer support and...Full story
    • How The Stuff In Your Car Can Save You Money

      April 22, 2020 - 1:40 PM

      If you’re in Michigan, you probably already know about the state’s no-fault reform changes coming this July. There’s a variety of changes to who’s covered by an insurance policy, how much coverage is worth, and much more. We’ve got an entire webpage devoted to it. But people in Michigan aren’t...Full story
    • Marketing Minute: Google Maps (video)

      April 21, 2020 - 2:39 PM

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    • “Adulting” And The Insurance You Need

      April 17, 2020 - 3:24 PM

      When you were growing up, how often did you think about insurance? For me, the answer is “never,” except when I was about 8 and my father got in a car accident and had to file a claim (everyone was ok, just a little shaken up). Things are a...Full story
    • Planning And Protecting Your Contracting Business

      April 8, 2020 - 4:29 PM

      Spring is often a very busy time for contractors — customers are ready to make changes to their homes or even completely overhaul a room. This spring, of course, what contractors are allowed to do is limited in many places. While they can’t always get to work on construction projects,...Full story

    • How To Earn Credit Toward Your Deductible While Protecting Your Home

      April 3, 2020 - 11:58 AM

      One of the things we’re proud of here at Hastings Mutual is our long history of coverage of farms, businesses, homes, and cars in our six-state region. We’ve been in business since 1885, and have been able to look back on our legacy on our website, on Facebook (have you...Full story
    • Nonprofit of the Month: Fieldhouse Foundation

      March 25, 2020 - 1:31 PM

      The Hastings Mutual Insurance Company Charitable Foundation recognizes the contributions of nonprofit organizations in the communities we serve. Each month, we’ll honor one of those organizations as our Nonprofit of the Month.You may remember “Field Of Dreams” as a 1989 baseball movie, but for the teens and kids at the...Full story
    • The Protection You Need When Things Probably Can’t Get Worse

      March 11, 2020 - 3:26 PM

      An umbrella policy is what you probably think it is — insurance coverage for a rainy day. This doesn’t mean insurance protection from storms, though we offer that too. In this case, a “rainy day” is an incident that costs more than your insurance normally covers.On our information page and...Full story