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Julia Newman Earns Professional Recognition from Health Insurance Industry

Julia Newman, Director of ASA/Individual Benefits Operations, recently received the Registered Employee Benefit Consultant® (REBC®) designation from The National Association of Health Underwriters. NAHU views this designation as the highest form of recognition in the health insurance industry, demonstrating Julia’s commitment to educational leadership within the insurance profession. The REBC designation was established to acknowledge professional accomplishments in the employee benefits and healthcare-reform fields and distinguishes the recipient as an elite practitioner in the field. Earning an REBC designation is visible testimony to clients that Julia has acquired and maintained the [...]

2022-09-06T15:56:56+00:00September 6th, 2022|

Insurance Cuss Words?

When we were little, we learned quickly which words were not okay to say. Use one of those “four-letter” words and mom would throw you a disapproving look so quickly! Similarly, to the cuss words we learned when we were little, there are phrases in the insurance industry that when used will cause some disapproving looks… we will call these insurance cuss words. Insurance cuss words are those that misrepresent what the coverage actually protects. Examples of these include: Blanket Additional Insured All Risk Full Coverage Blanket Additional Insured. Typically, we hear this [...]

2022-06-01T14:32:15+00:00June 19th, 2022|

Training and Development at Gannon Associates Insurance

Insurance is complicated! We know how intimidating it can be to even consider joining the industry when it can be difficult to comprehend as a customer. The thought of jumping into the insurance world and starting a whole new career can be overwhelming, but thankfully with Gannon Associates Insurance, you are not alone. We understand the importance of training and developing new employees. However, we also understand that not everyone joining our team has the knowledge our more senior staff do. Therefore, we put a considerable focus on onboarding and education. Our training [...]

2022-05-16T13:47:23+00:00May 29th, 2022|

Meet Your New Profession

Let’s face it, there are many career options available, but finding one that is the right fit is hard. Out of high school, you must decide about your future, do you want to attend college, go in the military, or head straight to the workforce. Sometimes, life doesn’t go as expected, and you can’t finish university, you become a parent more quickly than planned, or plain decide that what you thought was suitable for your career just was not. Working within my community while receiving good pay and benefits was undoubtedly a few [...]

2022-01-31T18:13:43+00:00February 13th, 2022|

Insurance Needs for New Graduates

Congratulations! Graduating from college is a huge accomplishment. The next few months are going to be filled with so many firsts, from your first career job to a new apartment or vehicle, life is sure to be full of changes. As you transition from college student to full-fledged adulthood, you want to make sure to not overlook one of the most important firsts. Insurance. Insurance may not be as exciting as buying your first new car or starting your dream job, but it is an important “first”. Having insurance can help set you [...]

2021-07-27T14:03:05+00:00May 30th, 2021|

Insurance Jargon Made Easy

Insurance is confusing! The terms that are used in the insurance industry can be difficult to understand and make it more confusing to understand what your insurance agent is saying. Let us help break it down. Let us start at the beginning with coverage. The formal definition of coverage is “The specific protection provided by a policy against the results of the hazards insured against.” In other words, this is the amount of protection you have against a covered loss. For example, if your home burned down this term would apply to the [...]

2021-07-27T14:23:03+00:00May 2nd, 2021|

Pet Safety: Winter Edition

Winter is here and in the northeast that can mean cold winds, snow, and ice. This weather can pose some serious threats to your pet’s health. Here are some safety tips to keep in mind to help keep your furry friends safe throughout the winter season. Know Their Limits. Just like people, pets have a limit to how much cold they can handle based on their health, age, activity level, and breed. Be aware of their tolerance and adjust your routine or activities as needed. Provide Choices. Your pet may prefer different sleeping [...]

2021-07-27T14:58:23+00:00January 17th, 2021|

New Year, Same Policy?

Last year showed us that we never know what the future can hold, and we should be prepared for anything. As we ring in 2021, consider the things you care about most. What would happen to them if something unexpected were to occur? Would they be fully protected? This is a great time to review your insurance policies and see that everything is up to date and that you have all the coverages you need. Let's run through a quick insurance checklist to see if the basics are covered: Life Insurance Any changes [...]

2021-07-27T15:29:06+00:00January 3rd, 2021|

Pet Insurance 101

Imagine that you are out for a walk with your beloved dog Fido. Fido is having a good time, sniffing every tree and stopping at every house when suddenly, he sees something across the street and makes a run for it.  Fido didn’t see the car coming and unfortunately, they did not see him either and now they have hit him. Thankfully Fido is okay, but he did break his leg in the accident. According to a 2019 survey conducted by the American Pet Products Association, 67% of [...]

2021-07-27T15:31:13+00:00December 13th, 2020|

Controlling Road Rage

It has happened to the best of us. You are on your way to the beach house for the week with your closest family and friends and you are cruising along listening to music and having a good time. When BAM you hit traffic that appears to be 10 miles long. It starts to become hot, your daughter has to pee, your son is complaining he is hungry, and all of a sudden someone cuts you off. ROAD RAGE HITS! Now what? You could put your car into park and get [...]

2021-07-27T15:48:27+00:00August 23rd, 2020|
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