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Costly insurance mistakes to avoid

February 25 2019
When making decisions about your insurance, it can be a balancing act deciding how much coverage to buy. When a claim occurs, few people would regret having spent a little more for the extra coverage that prevents a large out of pocket expenditure. Avoiding these common insurance mistakes will help ensure you have solid protection.

Insuring your home-based business

February 20 2019
Whether you’re running a part-time, seasonal or full-time business from your home, you’ll want to carefully consider your risks and insurance needs. Starting a business—even at home—can be a challenging venture, and having the right insurance can provide a financial safety net and peace of mind.

Can you afford to replace that ring, bracelet, etc.?

February 14 2019
Insuring jewelry is different from your other personal possessions. Standard home, renter and condo policies generally have a $1,000 specific limit in the event of theft. You may be able to increase that amount to $3,000 with some companies; however, for an expensive piece such as an engagement ring, you probably would have a coverage gap. Find out how you can protect the full value of your high value jewelry and get better coverage for situations such as losing the ring or a stone falling out.

Is your business prepared to survive a disaster?

February 12 2019
Forty percent of businesses do not reopen after a disaster and another 25 percent fail within one year. But by taking action in advance to prepare, businesses can increase their chance of getting back on their feet financially and keeping their doors open.

Renters...you need insurance, too.

February 07 2019
According to a survey by Apartments.com, 58% of renters don’t purchase tenants insurance...often because they didn’t know that it existed or thought it was expensive...

11 things to discuss with your agent before taking action

February 01 2019
Sometimes decisions you make can impact the pricing and availability of insurance. If you’re contemplating any of these decisions, be sure to speak to your insurance agent first to discuss how these issues can impact your insurance coverage and premium.

Changing “garaging”? Don’t delay telling your agent!

January 29 2019
The location where your vehicle is primarily parked overnight is termed the garaging location. If the garaging location changes, your auto insurance policy states that you are required to notify the insurance company immediately. There is no grace period for notification; therefore, it's a good idea to let your agent know in advance when a garaging change will occur. Failing to notify the company of a garaging change can result in an auto insurance claim being denied.

12 steps for locating a lost life insurance policy

January 16 2019
Locating life insurance documents for a deceased relative can be a daunting task—for one thing, as of this moment there are no national databases of all life insurance policies. However, with a little sleuthing, you can successfully navigate the paper trail. Here are some strategies to help simplify your search.

8 myths about life insurance

January 12 2019
Maybe it's the natural human aversion to thinking about our mortality combined with various myths about life insurance that results in procrastination and avoidance of this topic. If you're among those who have avoided addressing your life insurance needs, we'd like to encourage you to take action by dispelling some life insurance myths.