Information and general advice for individuals.

Creating A Home Inventory

We’ve talked about why creating a home inventory catalog is important. Having a record of your possessions can help in the event of a claim or loss. Now, let’s discuss how exactly you go about creating a home inventory catalog… Step 1. Determine What Tool You Will Use. You could keep a simple written version, for example, check out this one from one of our carriers, or a digital format such as a spreadsheet or Google doc. There are even apps that will help you to create one, you can learn more about [...]

2022-04-26T17:33:18+00:00May 8th, 2022|

Flood Damage VS Water Damage

From flash floods to roof leaks, we’ve all heard the stories of someone who lost their home to water. The most commonly asked question we get in this case is what is flood damage vs water damage? Let’s dive in… no pun intended. Flood Damage Flood damage is defined by the National Flood Insurance Program as “A general and temporary condition of partial or complete inundation of two or more acres of normally dry land area or two or more properties from: Overflow of inland or tidal waters Unusual and rapid accumulation or [...]

2022-04-26T17:37:39+00:00May 1st, 2022|

Recreational Insurance… Do You Need It?

Recreational insurance is coverage for your recreational vehicle that typically includes protection for injury or damage you cause and to the recreational vehicle itself. In addition, it can protect your financial well-being in the event of an accident. But is it required? Since recreational insurance includes several different options, the answer varies. So, let's look at them individually… RV Insurance Many states require that you carry underinsured or uninsured motorists' insurance for motorhomes. In addition, all states require you to have minimum liability coverage when the vehicle is being driven on the road. [...]

2022-04-01T14:39:10+00:00April 24th, 2022|

What Are Ancillary Benefits?

What are ancillary benefits? Ancillary benefits, also called supplemental benefits, are benefits that are not part of your core health insurance. In other words, these benefits aren’t generally part of your main health insurance. They are offered in addition to that coverage. Benefits that fall into the ancillary category typically include: Dental Insurance. This benefit helps to cover the cost of visiting the dentist for basic or preventive services such as teeth cleaning, x-rays, and fillings. Vision Insurance. This benefit helps to cover the cost of vision care including eye exams, eyeglasses, contacts, [...]

2022-04-01T15:29:16+00:00April 10th, 2022|

Recreational Insurance 101

It is that time of year. It is time for those who own boats, RVs, and ATVs to take off the covers and get their warmer weather recreational vehicles out of storage. Campgrounds are opening for the season, lake days are coming, and it’s the perfect weather to explore some trails. So, as you start to get your recreational vehicles ready for the fun, consider the following: Imagine… You are setting up your camper when you suddenly find that some animals have made a home out of it over the winter. Unfortunately, they [...]

2022-04-01T14:43:21+00:00April 10th, 2022|

Insurance Score?

You may know that your history of accidents and violations, insurance claims, and more impact your insurance rates. But did you know that you have an insurance score? Insurance scores, or insurance credit score, is a three-digit number assigned to you that predicts the risk of an accident or insurance claim in the future. Scores above 770 are considered good, 500 – 770 are average, and below 500 are poor. The lower your insurance score, the higher your premium may be. Think of it as a credit score but for insurance. How is [...]

2022-03-04T16:34:34+00:00March 27th, 2022|

Other Benefits Of Renters Insurance

Renting is a great option when you aren’t quite ready yet to purchase a home or aren’t sure of where you want to settle down. It also has the added benefit of not having to pay property taxes or repair the property when something breaks. However, when renting, there are still some responsibilities and risks you as the renter may be responsible for. Having renters insurance may help mitigate the costs associated with some of those risks and responsibilities. Renters insurance is coverage for your personal property and personal liability. If a loss [...]

2022-03-04T16:50:24+00:00March 19th, 2022|

Smart Homes and Insurance

“Hey Alexa, can you turn on the lights and lock the doors?” “Hey Google, close the window blinds.” “Hey Siri, change the channel.” From voice-activated hubs to doorbells and locks you control with an app on your phone, the idea of a smart home has become reality. More homes are converting to smart technology lightbulbs, blinds, plugs, and everything you can think of. This evolution has brought about a lot of convenience to our lives, but it also brings a ton of questions… One of the biggest questions we hear from our clients [...]

2022-01-31T16:55:16+00:00February 6th, 2022|

Insurance Gaps You Face When You Rideshare or Deliver and How We Can Help – Uber, Doordash, and More

Services like Lyft, Uber, Doordash, and GrubHub are popping up all over the country. These services make life a little more convenient and give people new income sources. When you work for one of these services you get to set your own schedule, meet new people, and put extra money in your pocket. However, there is a huge risk factor that isn’t discussed often… Rideshare and Delivery Driver Insurance. When you drive or deliver for one of these services, you may not be as covered as you think when it comes to your [...]

2022-02-14T13:58:02+00:00January 30th, 2022|

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|
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