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 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
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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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
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.
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.
Drones are becoming used in all sorts of industries, including real estate and construction. While there are definitely benefits from using drones in many different industries, there are risks to consider, as well. It’s estimated by the FAA that over 7500 small commercial drones will be in use by general contractors and construction tradespeople by 2018. What will they be used for? Many of them will be used for automating inspections, site surveys, and mapping materials. They can also be used for providing live video feeds of the job site to make sure that all workers are working safely and using their fall-prevention equipment properly. Read more
When looking around at different car insurance policies, you may have heard of “gap” insurance. What exactly does that mean and why would you need it? Essentially, what gap insurance does is cover the difference (or gap) between what your car is worth and how much you actually still owe on the car. Read more