Preparing Your Teen For Winter Driving

Winter driving can be intimidating for anyone, but it’s especially overwhelming for new drivers who may not be as comfortable behind the wheel. Snow and ice can make driving conditions dangerous and preparing your teen drivers properly could save their life. Having a conversation with your teen about the dangers of driving in winter weather is a great way to help prepare them. Share some of your own experience and some winter driving dos and don’ts such as: Do Take it slow. Traction is one of the biggest challenges when roads are icy [...]

2022-12-06T12:00:47+00:00December 6th, 2022|

Questions To Ask Before Signing A Lease

Congratulations! Finding a new apartment can be exciting. You have searched high and low, toured dozens of apartments, and finally found the perfect one. While you may have information such as the cost of rent and what utilities are included, some details may have been overlooked. Consider these important questions you may want to ask your potential landlord before signing your lease. Are there any move-in fees? Most apartments require more than just the first month’s rent in order to move in. Additional upfront costs can often include last month’s rent, security deposit, [...]

2022-12-06T12:00:46+00:00December 6th, 2022|

It’s Not Too Late To Review Your Group Coverage…

Another year has flown by!  With many group health plans renewing on January 1st, we’re running out of time to review your coverage options.  If it’s been a while since you’ve looked at your policies, there is still time to contact Gannon Associates Insurance for a review.  If you don’t currently offer health insurance to your employees but have been considering it, we may still have time to put a plan in place by January 1st.  If we can’t get things in place on 1/1/22 we can still get your new plan ready [...]

2022-12-05T12:01:18+00:00December 5th, 2022|

Things To Know When Renting An Apartment In The Winter

Winter brings with it plenty of situations with your apartment that may not concern you during the warmer months. When the snow falls and the temperature drops, questions regarding snow removal, heating, property maintenance, and parking come to mind. Here are some things you should know when it comes to renting an apartment during the winter months. Snow Removal. Who is responsible for shoveling the sidewalk and driveway? Are there any city or town ordinances you need to be worried about? Who provides rock salt? When it comes to snow removal and safety [...]

2022-11-27T12:13:32+00:00November 27th, 2022|

Thanksgiving Safety Tips

Thanksgiving is a much-anticipated holiday, with the promise of good food and quality time spent with family there is so much to be thankful for. However, if you’ve ever hosted the big meal, you know how much work and time goes into getting everything ready. Make the most of your holiday and stay safe this Thanksgiving with these helpful tips. Fire Safety Make sure your smoke alarms are working. Never leave cooking food unattended. If you must leave the kitchen, even for a short period of time, turn off the stove. Move items [...]

2022-11-06T12:04:45+00:00November 6th, 2022|

Buy-Sell Agreements

Have you ever heard stories about family businesses ending up in the wrong hands due to a death in the family or an owner choosing to leave the industry? We have. Nothing is worse than being forced to do business with a stranger and having no way out other than an expensive buyout. So how do you avoid that? How do you prepare for changes in the ownership of your business? With a buy-sell agreement that is funded by life insurance. A buy-sell agreement is a legally binding contract between multiple owners of [...]

2022-09-01T12:03:32+00:00September 1st, 2022|

Life Insurance and Retirement

Retirement. A time that many look forward to and often seems entirely too far away. We spend a lot of time thinking about and saving for the time in our lives when we finally get to retire but have you ever considered what will happen in terms of your life insurance? The answer to that depends on your life insurance policy. If you have employer-provided life insurance, you have some decisions to make. When you retire and leave your company, that policy ends and so does its coverage. The good news is you [...]

2022-09-01T12:00:45+00:00September 1st, 2022|

Life Insurance For Minors

When we consider life insurance as adults, we often think about protecting our loved ones after we are gone. Most often we are thinking about covering our debts, paying end of life costs, and providing financial security for the loved ones you leave behind. BUT… Have you ever heard of life insurance for minors? Minor life insurance is life insurance coverage for children ages 0 to 17. It is typically offered in the form of term or whole life insurance; however, some adult policies offer a rider option. With minor life insurance, no [...]

2022-09-01T12:00:45+00:00September 1st, 2022|

Term Life Insurance 101

Term Life Insurance. What is it and how does it work? To put it simply, term life insurance is life insurance coverage that is purchased for a period of time, typically between 10 and 30 years, and if you pass during that time a cash benefit is paid out to your beneficiary. Term life insurance is usually cheaper than permanent policies and most are “level premium”, which means that your monthly premium stays the same for the entire term of the policy. However, unlike permanent policies, term policies have no cash value, no [...]

2022-09-01T12:00:45+00:00September 1st, 2022|

New Job? Let’s Talk Life Insurance!

Congratulations! Nothing is more exciting than starting a new job. Your first few days will likely be a whirlwind of getting to know your new coworkers, learning your new surroundings, and getting adjusted to your new role. At some point, it is likely that HR or your manager will provide you with your benefits and ask you to make decisions when it comes to healthcare, 401Ks, and more. It can feel overwhelming at times, let us help make it a little easier when it comes to life insurance. Employer-Provided Life Insurance. Your employer [...]

2022-09-01T12:00:45+00:00September 1st, 2022|
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