April Showers Bring…Increased Theft Claims?

Now that it’s April, apart from April showers and warmer temperatures, many Americans start thinking about the April 15th tax deadline that’s rapidly approaching. Not so coincidentally, the month of April typically sees a spike in the number of homeowner claims filed. You can probably guess the other time a similar increase in claims occurs – around the holidays later in the year. 

Presumably consumers panic when it comes time to pay their tax bills as well as get anxious about the need for extra cash around holiday time. A smaller spike occurs around August/September when tuition bills are traditionally due.  Continue reading