for home and auto
COUR TES Y VOLVO
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click on the “Services” link at Costco.com or call toll-free 1-800-220-6000.
IF YOU MISSED the news in the May
Costco Connection, Costco and Volvo have
put together a special offer for Costco members on all new 2013 and 2014 Volvo models.
Costco members who purchase a new Volvo
by July 31, 2013, will be eligible to receive:
Volvo employee pricing
All publicly available manufacturer
A $500 Costco Cash card
On 2013 models, members will receive
an additional $750 off Volvo employee pric-
ing. 2014 models will become available on
IT’S SUMMERTIME! DAYS at the beach, the
club, picnics, road trips, vacations! And unless
you’re hiring a house sitter, your poor home
will be devoid of living beings—except for that
stranger breaking in and walking away with
everything that’s not nailed down. According
to the FBI, July and August log the highest
number of break-ins, often due to people
being away from their homes for longer periods of time.
If your home doesn’t give you enough to
worry about, consider this: U.S. Department of
Transportation records show that auto accidents are higher in the summer, when more
cars are on the road, than any other time of
year, with August being the most dangerous
month of the year to be driving in the U.S.
What can you do about these problems?
On the home front. Install a home
alarm system. A home burglary occurs every
13 seconds, according to the FBI. Many insurance companies offer discounts for homeown-ers with a home security system.
On the road. With more cars on the road,
there are more chances someone else will do
something hazardous that could affect you. Be
alert. Make sure your car is well maintained.
Use GPS to plan your route so you have
enough notice to avoid making sudden moves.
Even if you take every precaution possible, bad things still happen to good people, so
be sure to have adequate auto and home
insurance. Ameriprise Auto & Home Insurance
provides an exclusive discount to Costco
members. Those members insuring both auto
and home are saving even more, with additional discounts for safe driving and home
safety features. Executive members are eligible to receive further benefits, such as lifetime
renewability, roadside assistance, reimbursement for home glass repair and home lockout
For more information, visit Costco.com and
search “Protect.” Costco members can also
find GPS systems, cameras and security systems in the warehouse and on Costco.com.
AFTER AN EXUBERANT day of outdoor
summer fun, nothing quenches thirst like a
cool drink of water. If you prefer the taste of
bottled water, but don’t want to amass a flotilla of little plastic bottles, think about getting bottled water delivered to your home or
office. Costco members receive special pricing and benefits. Go to Costco.com and
search “water13” or call 1-888-432-4823 for
Cover your health
WHAT DO SMALL-BUSINESS owners and
unemployed people have in common? A
desire to obtain affordable health insurance.
If you live in Arizona, California, Connecticut,
Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, Nevada,
Pennsylvania, Texas or Virginia, Costco
might have the solution you need with its
Personal Health Insurance Service, underwritten by Aetna Life Insurance Company.
In the spring of 2012, Dennis Gomez, a
Costco member in Flagstaff, Arizona, found
himself out of work after his employer restruc-
tured. “Having a young family, I needed basic
health and dental coverage,” he says. Gomez
was eligible for health insurance continuation
under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget
Reconciliation Act (COBRA), but the cost was
high. “I felt very fortunate to come across the
health benefits available at Costco,” he says.
“The benefits cost about 33 percent of the
cost of COBRA, and they provided a basic
health safety net for my family.”
To learn more about the plans, visit
Costco.com and search “My Health Quote”
or call 1-888-242-0989.
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