Insurance can be a confusing thing. Without trusted advice from a professional like an insurance agent, it’s easy to make one of the most common insurance mistakes.

The Insurance Information Institute (III), an organization devoted to improving public understanding of insurance, created a video that shares the five most common insurance mistakes consumers make. Mistakes apply to both homeowners insurance and auto insurance.

Check out the video above to learn how to avoid these common insurance mistakes. And remember that one of the best ways to avoid insurance mistakes and coverage gaps is to talk with someone like an Erie Insurance Agent. An ERIE Agent in your community will help you get affordable coverage that gives you the protection you need–and the peace of mind you deserve.

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