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Making sure your home is properly covered for a disaster

September 01 2016
For most people, their home is their greatest asset, so it's crucial to avoid being underinsured. To protect their investment from disasters, homeowners should update their insurance regularly to include improvements, major purchases and increased rebuilding costs. Here are four key questions to ask your insurer.

Summer storm resources to help mitigate risks

August 11 2016
During summer, a wide variety of severe weather conditions can occur including hailstorms, thunderstorms, high winds, flooding, lightning and even tornadoes. There are steps you can take to help mitigate damage.

Pokémon Go app takes millions of players to exciting new worlds; Insurance can help make those worlds (and this one) safer

July 19 2016
Pokémon Go, a mobile app that allows users to hunt virtually for Pokémon in the real great outdoors, has taken the world by storm, amassing more users than Twitter in just a few days. However, like most cultural phenomena, Pokémon Go has also spawned unintended consequences, such as injuries and property damage resulting from distracted users—fortunately, most of these are covered by insurance

Mitigate rental property coverage gaps

June 02 2016
A homeowner may rent property to tenants on a continuous or regular basis. There are important measures that homeowners should take to protect their rental property investment. Here are some recommendations and tips if you continuously rent out residential property.

Swimming pool safety

May 25 2016
Whether you have a luxury in-ground pool, or plan to blow up an inflatable kiddie pool, it is important to consider the safety implications. Let your insurance company know that you have a pool, since it will increase your liability risk.

Why you need Uninsured Motorists coverage

May 19 2016
With all the different factors that enter into the automobile insurance purchasing process, it is important for you to be well informed in order to make intelligent decisions. One such decision concerns whether to purchase uninsured motorists (UM) and underinsured motorists (UIM) coverage. UM coverage provides insurance protection for bodily injury, and in some states property damage, caused by a motorist who is not insured.

Do you really know what you have in your house? Tips for creating a home inventory

May 12 2016
Given our busy lives and how much stuff we all have, it can seem like an impossible task to put together an inventory of everything. But, doing so helps you can make sure that you’ve got enough insurance to cover your personal property, and if you experience a loss, you’ll be able to settle a claim quicker and be more likely to get reimbursed for what you have.

Understanding insurance audits - business insurance audits part 1

April 11 2016
Depending on who you ask, the reaction to insurance audits vary from “it was no big deal” to ”mildly annoying” to “frustrating”. As an agent, we wish that every audit fell in the “no big deal” category. By having a clear understanding of why audits are conducted, being as accurate as possible upfront with policy applications and maintaining proper documentation, businesses can make the audit process easier and avoid surprises.