Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Beat The Heat... and Burns Too!

Summertime is grilling time.  But did you know this is also the time for increased burn accidents?  In 2009, 17,700 patients went to emergency rooms because of injuries involving grills. Roughly half (9,400) of the injuries were thermal burns.   Children under five accounted for almost one-quarter (22%) of the thermal grill burns. These were typically contact burns rather than flame burns. *If you do not have adequate accident, hospital, or even disability insurance, give your personal insurance representative a call to talk about an ABE-sponsored insurance plan that might be right for you and your family ABE-sponsored Accidental Death and Dismemberment, Disability, or Hospital Indemnity Plans are available exclusively to ABA members. Call (Nancy/Charlene), your Personal Insurance Representative today at 1-800-621-8981, ext. (6420/6419)!

*Source: Home Fires Involving Cooking Equipment, Marty Ahrens, NFPA Fire Analysis and Research, Quincy, MA, November 2010

These are group insurance plans, meaning coverage is issued to an ABA member under a certificate of insurance. It is not provided under an individual policy nor is it employer/employee insurance.

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