Increasing Rates?

Each year we take a look at the current trends of the insurance industry and evaluate how those trends may impact our customers' insurance rates. When it comes to home and auto insurance, here is some of what we have seen over the last year. Auto Insurance Trends In 2021, we saw an increase in accidents along with an increase in repair and replacement costs. This means that the overall cost of a loss has increased. Some of the factors that are causing this include: Used car prices have increased by up to [...]

2021-12-28T20:00:47+00:00January 23rd, 2022|

Personal Article Floater Checklist

When looking to insure your valuable items, a personal article floater is where you go. This coverage is a separate policy, or a rider on your homeowner’s insurance, that provides coverage beyond your standard policy and often includes coverage for losses typically excluded from your standard policy. In other words, a personal article floater is a valuable policy to have. No pun intended. But how do you go about getting one? We have put together this checklist to help! Make a list. Start by making a detailed list of your valuables. Include descriptions, [...]

2021-12-28T19:58:18+00:00January 9th, 2022|

Our 2022 CRAZY Predictions!

2021 is coming to a close and it has been a crazy year! From GameStop stock skyrocketing to a massive cargo ship getting stuck in the Suez Canal to #FreeBrittney… a lot has happened. It got us thinking, what will happen in 2022? We asked our staff what their crazy 2022 predictions were, and they did not disappoint. Superbowl Winner? We had a little competition when it came to predicting the Super Bowl winner for 2022. Predictions included the Eagles, Packers, and that a team who has never won before will take the [...]

2021-12-28T18:05:29+00:00December 28th, 2021|

Holiday Safety Tips

Happy Holidays! This time of year is full of festivities, gatherings, and celebrations. Incidentally, there is also an uptick in fire, auto accidents, and other mishaps this time of year. Keep your holiday season safe this year by remembering these helpful tips. Travel Safely. Prepare your car for winter and have an emergency kit handy, avoid distracted or drowsy driving, and assign a designated driver when attending events where alcohol is present. Plant Watch. Plants like mistletoe, holly berries, Jerusalem cherry, and amaryllis can be poisonous to people and pets if ingested. They [...]

2021-11-29T18:43:56+00:00December 19th, 2021|

Do You Need A Personal Article Floater?

We’ve all heard the horror stories… a diamond wedding ring lost in the ocean, an expensive camera dropped from a rollercoaster, a precious piece of art waterlogged after a flood… nothing can prepare you to lose one of your most valuable items. Now imagine, already devastated from the loss, you learn that you don’t have the right insurance coverage to replace the item or pay for repairs. Most everyone has items that are valuable or special to them. It could be a family heirloom, an expensive engagement ring, or even your favorite t-shirt [...]

2021-11-29T19:20:21+00:00December 12th, 2021|

Do You Volunteer, Sit On A Board, or Organize Benefits? You May Need Insurance Coverage For That.

We’ve heard the term – no good deed goes unpunished. Unfortunately, under the law, if you volunteer, are a board member, or help organize a fundraiser; this could just be the case for you. Most organizations that have boards don’t carry personal liability insurance for their members. If you are on a board, we recommend you ask the organization if they are carrying personal liability insurance for you. What if you volunteer, can you be at risk? Here’s an example: A person you know becomes severely ill and is struggling financially while they [...]

2021-11-29T19:35:14+00:00December 5th, 2021|

Who Needs Public Liability Insurance?

Does your business need public liability insurance to cover any future lawsuits and the settlement or compensation costs that come with them? While this coverage is not required unlike employers’ liability insurance, which includes workers' compensation, it is safe to say every business needs public liability protection to some extent.How much public liability coverage you need depends on what kind of business you are in and your own unique risks. For example, a landscaper or brewery could have greater risks than a walk-in retail store or professional business (realtor, insurance agency, or attorney [...]

2021-11-18T15:29:18+00:00November 18th, 2021|

Municipalities… Insurance For Your Unique Needs

Municipalities face a lot of risks. From a child getting hurt on a community playground to a town official being sued as the result of their decision-making, many things can go wrong when you are running local government. How can you protect yourself, your staff, and your municipality? The right insurance coverage can help you manage the risks. Every county, parish, town, township, city, and village are unique and require insurance solutions tailored to their distinct needs. Let’s take a look at some of the coverage options you should consider. [...]

2021-11-18T17:54:17+00:00November 18th, 2021|

The Benefits of Employers Offering Health Insurance

Finding and keeping good employees is always difficult but it’s been an even bigger challenge recently.  One way to show potential employees you’re the employer of choice is to offer health insurance.  Here are a few reasons: Attract good employees: This is one of the most challenging labor markets we’ve faced, it’s very difficult to attract and keep good employees right now. Employees see value in health insurance and it gives them a reason to choose you instead of a competitor. Stable & motivated workforce: When offering health insurance, you are investing in [...]

2021-10-29T19:28:04+00:00October 29th, 2021|

Child Passenger Safety Week 2021

Child Passenger Safety Week is September 19-25 Make Sure Your Child is in the Right Seat Gannon Associates Insurance announced today that it is working alongside the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for Child Passenger Safety Week, September 19-25, 2021. The week is dedicated to educating parents and caregivers about the importance of correctly choosing, installing, and using car seats, booster seats, and seat belts. We at Gannon Associates Insurance know that life can get hectic. We encourage you to take an hour or so out of this [...]

2021-12-08T14:12:43+00:00September 18th, 2021|
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