Entries by Kristy Johnson

Juice Jacking

Juice Jacking Juice Jacking is an invasion of your personal device by hackers as you are charging your battery. Criminals employ malware-injection and data extraction techniques through free chargers and public charging stations. Public places such as coffee shops, offices, airports, hotels and so many others offer public charging stations that most of us are […]

Reward Your Safe Driving Behavior

There seems to be a “smart device” for just about anything these days and the insurance industry is no different!  Insurance companies are offering safe driving monitoring systems to help reduce your automobile premiums.  Whether it be a plug in device, or a mobile application, your driving skills can be monitored over a period of […]

What’s New in Car Safety Features

High-Tech Cars: What’s New In Car Safety Features by Travelers Insurance High-tech cars are here to stay. Car safety technology is evolving quickly, bringing scores of often unpronounceable abbreviations for new systems that promise to keep us safer. Can a car read a street sign? Can the family wagon’s safety systems react to a sudden […]

Insure Valentine’s Day Gifts

Buying something special for your valentine? If so, you may want to schedule it under your Homeowners Policy. Although your Homeowners Policy provides some coverage for your gifts such as jewelry, paintings, and other collections, it limits how much you will receive for the item in the event of a loss. For example, if a […]

Super Bowl Sunday!

It is almost time for Super Bowl Sunday! Chances are you are probably planning on getting together to eat, drink and watch some Football (or just watch the commercials and half-time show)! If you are hosting we would like to help you have a fun and safe party. Slips and falls are at the top […]

Special Cyber Liability Alert!

We have been seeing an increasing number of claims involving cyber attacks, viruses, malware, phishing and other situations where electronic systems are being compromised both by directed effort and innocent mistake. These incidents can cause loss or damage to electronic data, forensic expenses, loss of income, network security and privacy lawsuits, extortion losses, notification costs, and […]


Make it a point to be on the lookout for potholes. Know your surroundings before you swerve to avoid them. If a pothole cannot be avoided, reduce speed, being sure to check the rear view mirror before any abrupt braking. Hitting a pothole at higher speeds greatly increases the chance of damage to tires, wheels and […]

Terrie Todd – Leading The Way!

By Mary K. Grillo Personal Lines Sales Representative For the past 11 years, Terrie Todd has been employed with Christie Insurance Inc. in Pittsburgh, Pa., serving as personal lines manager for the past eight years. The agency has two locations, and Todd manages a staff of 12. Her insurance experience began on the company side, […]