Category: Insurance Tips

  • Driving Habits That Are Bad for Your Car

    Think you’re a good driver? No matter how safe you are behind the wheel, you’ve probably done things like: Shift into drive while the car is still rolling backward. Ride the brakes on steep hills. Roll into the gas station on empty. If so, you may not have even realized you were doing everything wrong. […]

    July 5, 2021

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    Telematics! What is it? Do I want it?

    Tele who? Tele what? Telematics is just a fancy term for the technology of using telecommunication devices such as satellites and GPS to send, receive or store telemetry data. Vehicle telematics is a method of monitoring a car, or truck by either using a smartphone with GPS or the onboard diagnostics by plugging a device […]

    June 14, 2021

  • Swimming Safety: 10 Tips for Summer

    Summer is here and people are flocking to the water — whether it’s the beach, a lake, a river or a backyard pool. But, wherever there’s water, there’s also danger. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 10 people drown every day — and two of those are children 14 or […]

    June 2, 2021

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    Washingtonians Prepare for the Long-Term Care Payroll Tax

    “Washington Cares Fund” Payroll Tax The passage of the Long-Term Care Trust Act – effective January 1st, 2022 – makes Washington the first state in the nation to create a publicly funded insurance program, providing working residents of Washington an opportunity to vest into a basic level of LTC benefits. Originally advertised as The Washington Long-Term Trust […]

    May 25, 2021

  • Wedding Insurance: Say ‘Yes,’ to Peace of Mind

    You’ve fallen in love and plan to say, “I do.” Now your every waking moment is filled with visions of the dress, the rings, the flowers, the honeymoon and more. But, have you thought about insurance? No, it’s not romantic, but it is a practical way to gain some peace of mind. After all, what […]

    May 19, 2021

  • Inexpensive Fixes for a Safer Home

    Home improvement: It’s a never-ending process for many people, and for those of us who aren’t necessarily handy, it can be a hassle, too. But there are plenty of simple maintenance tasks and other improvements you can handle to make your home safer – whether you’re handy or not. And you won’t have to break […]

    April 29, 2021

  • Do I Need to Purchase the Extra Rental Car Coverage?

    Maybe you’ve been here before. You’ve just come off the plane, picked up your baggage, and gone to the rental car counter. You’re tired from the flight, a little stressed, and about to begin an ambitious vacation or a challenging business project. And, this is the point at which you’re asked, “Do you want insurance […]

    April 8, 2021

  • Common gaps in insurance coverage

    Three Common Insurance Gaps & Misconceptions 1.  Valuable Articles Coverage Misconception: If my wedding ring and my grandma’s heirloom earrings are stolen my homeowner’s policy has me covered. Reality: When policyholders become the unfortunate victim of theft, fire, or another catastrophe, their experience may become even more painful when they discover that their homeowner’s policy […]

    April 7, 2021

  • Your Home is in a Trust, WHY THAT MATTERS!

    Warning this article starts off dry & boring but if you hang in there it gets better with fireworks, fire, and other mayhem. First things first. What is a Trust? Basically, here are some layman’s definitions. A trust is a legal document that can be created during a person’s lifetime and survive the person’s death. […]

    March 12, 2021

  • Are Lights Effective for Burglary Prevention?

    It seems like a no-brainer to leave the lights on outside your home to deter burglars while you’re away (or even while you’re asleep). But, does that really work? Or, is it just a waste of electricity? Those answers can differ depending on a number of factors. However, one thing is clear: it takes more […]

    March 8, 2021