Did You Know: Safety Ratings Affect Car Insurance Premiums

If you’re looking for a new vehicle and are looking at saving on your car insurance premiums, there’s one thing you need to know. Safety ratings have a direct effect on your car insurance premiums! Of course, this makes sense, as the safer a vehicle is, the more likely that the overall cost to the insurance company in case of an accident will be lower. This is especially true when it comes to personal injury claims. Read more

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6 Tips for Motorcycle Safety

Motorcycles can be a lot of fun, but riding them can also be dangerous. According to the National Safety Council, although motorcycles account for only 0.7% of all vehicle miles in the U.S., motorcycle riders are 14% of all traffic fatalities. To prevent serious injuries or even death, there are many precautions you can take. Here are 6 tips for motorcycle safety. Read more

The Advantages of Choosing an Independent Auto Insurance Agent

A JD Power and Associates survey finds that independent auto insurance agents hold some advantages over getting direct quotes from insurance carriers. Even with the speed and convenience of getting a quick phone or online quote available today, you may be surprised how much more often independent agents actually convert sales when compared to consumer driven inquiries. Read more

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Did You Know? Different Kinds of Water Damage Need Different Insurance Coverage

Did you know that your homeowner’s insurance coverage only covers certain kinds of water damage? Depending on whether water damage is caused by flooding or a water leak, your coverage may not be sufficient. It’s important to know this information before finalizing any homeowner’s insurance policy. Read more

Ensuring Your Teen’s Driving Safety

Teen driving safety is an extremely important topic to discuss with your teenager when he or she is about to reach driving age. Besides the obvious advice to follow all traffic rules and to not drive distracted, there are other important steps to take when it comes to safe driving for your teen. Read more

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Why Human Insurance Agents Can’t Ever Be Replaced By Technology

You may have seen or heard news about how technology is invading the way that we buy any kind of insurance. For example, with life insurance, there’s now talk about an app that uses selfies and powerful facial recognition software called Lapetus that can analyze how well you might age. This information is to be used as a major factor in providing life insurance quotes or could even decide if you will even be approved for life insurance! Read more

Why You Should Have Earthquake Coverage for Your Home or Business

Do you have earthquake coverage (E/Q) with your homeowners or business insurance? Most homeowners and commercial insurance policy holders do NOT have it. But, there are very small tremors daily, and of course there is always a chance of a substantial quake.

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Why It’s Important to Have Flood Insurance for Your Home or Business

Did you know that floods are the number one natural disaster in the United States? Also, did you know that not every homeowner’s or business owner’s insurance policy has flood coverage? It’s important to understand that even in low-risk areas, floods can still happen, and cause thousands of dollars worth of damage to your home or business. It’s scary to see just how water damage adds up. While most homeowners are worried about fire, floods are in fact the greater risk.

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