Information and general advice for individuals.

10 Reasons You Need The Rental Car Protection

Do I need to purchase the rental car coverage? We hear this question often and the answer varies. A good place to start is to review your personal auto insurance policy with a licensed insurance agent. Depending on your policy and carrier, your current coverage may apply to your rental car.  Your credit card company may also offer you rental car protection. The real question is do these existing coverages offer enough protection? Here are 10 reasons why we recommend our clients purchase rental car coverage. Value of the Rental Car. Most rental [...]

2021-07-27T13:30:07+00:00July 13th, 2021|

Gender Reveal Parties… Are They A Liability Risk?

“A California Fire Sparked by A Gender Reveal Party Has Grown to More Than 10,000 Acres” “Miami Gender Reveal Party Criticized for Polluting Beach” “Soon to Be Father Killed Planning Gender Reveal Party as Device Explodes In New York” These are a few of the many headlines that tell the stories of gender reveal parties gone wrong. The idea of having a party to announce the gender of your child became widely popular in 2008 when a popular blogger announced the birth of her daughter with a cake with pink icing on the [...]

2021-05-28T16:46:17+00:00June 27th, 2021|

Personal Cyber Insurance

We have all heard the stories of businesses being hacked or data being leaked. Major companies like Facebook and Adobe and much smaller local businesses alike have all fallen victim to these cyberattacks, but did you know that cybercrime isn’t business exclusive? Individuals are just as much at risk. Throughout the last decade, we have seen technology become an increasingly larger part of our lives. From attending school to ordering groceries, everything is done online these days. With this increased use of technology, the risk of you falling victim to cyber-attacks increases. In [...]

2021-07-27T13:57:39+00:00June 6th, 2021|

Motorcycle Safety Tips

There is nothing better than taking your motorcycle out for a nice afternoon ride on a warm spring afternoon. However, it is important to remember that with that freedom comes risk as well. Stay safe with some of these motorcycle safety tips: Always wear a helmet with eye protection. Wearing a helmet is the best way to protect against head injuries and having eye protection can help ensure that nothing flies into your eyes or face during your ride. A full-faced helmet is the best option as it protects your entire head. Wear appropriate [...]

2021-04-27T17:52:34+00:00May 23rd, 2021|

Home Renovations? Update Your Insurance.

Spring is here and for many that means home renovations! From adding a pool to remodeling the kitchen, many are looking to refresh and renew their home by doing some updates, but you may want to take a moment to consult your insurance agent. Homeowners insurance is dependent on factors such as a home’s size, condition, and the cost to rebuild in the event of a loss. What if those factors change? Home renovations such as adding a deck, or a family room addition can alter the amount of coverage you need. Any [...]

2021-07-27T14:27:39+00:00April 26th, 2021|

Life Insurance: Employer Vs Individual

Your employer is offering you life insurance? That is great! But… Many employers offer life insurance as a benefit to employees. The type of life insurance, amount of coverage, and cost to the employee vary from business to business but for the most part, employer-provided life insurance is a great benefit. It can be cheaper than the cost of purchasing your own policy due to employer group rates and in some cases, employers will cover some or all of the premium costs. Employer-provided life insurance also helps to cover any end-of-life expenses and [...]

2021-07-27T14:51:55+00:00April 18th, 2021|

Classic Car Coverage

Classic cars are very different than your typical everyday use vehicle. You likely drive it less frequently and store it more securely. Not to mention all the time, money, and effort you put into maintaining or restoring your classic car. You probably know your car’s value to the nearest dollar and care more than most car owners about every little piece of your classic car. It is important to make sure that your classic car policy includes all the finer points you need. What is a classic car? Classic car insurance can cover [...]

2021-07-27T14:53:11+00:00April 11th, 2021|

Group VS Independent…Which is right for you?

Group Coverage is health insurance provided to employees by an employer or by an association to its members. Individual Coverage is health insurance you buy on your own, not related to your employer or an association. What is the difference? If you have had or currently have group coverage, then you know how that works. Your employer typically gives you a choice of a few different health insurance plans, pays for some or all of your monthly premium, and automatically deducts your premium from your paycheck. [...]

2021-07-27T14:57:10+00:00April 4th, 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|
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