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#1 Way Criminals Steal Your Identity

Travelers Insurance, one of our top insurance companies, sent us a newsletter that highlighted the top ways that criminals are stealing your identity.  I felt the content was important enough to pass along to you!

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Insurance Going Green

It was inevitable that as consumers and businesses begin thinking seriously about the green alternatives available to them, that insurance products would soon follow suit to provide coverage AND credits to those making the transition.  Insurers have long provided discounts for those that drive less, but it was determined on an accident bases versus consuming […]

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Can I Insure My Trips?

You sure can!!  There are MANY reasons that can cause a trip to be cancelled.  A personal situation in your life, a major weather challenge, a medical emergency, or a problem with a third party vendor directly related to your travel.  A trip can be very expensive, especially if it’s with your family.  Here are […]

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Defensive Driving Course – Take Online & Save Money!

Were you aware that if you take a defensive driving course once every 3 years, you reap the benefits of a 10% credit on your Auto insurance, specifically for your liability and collision premium!  That can be significant!!  Additionally, if you have any points on your license, you can have up to 4 points removed.  Beyond the premium […]

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Buy Flood Insurance Before August 2009 Deadline

For those who have homes that are close to a water source (creek, lake, river, etc) you should be advised that Orange County has new flood maps.  This was a part of a billion dollar venture of modernizatoin that was mandated by Congress.  “The fundamental purpose of Map Modernization is to identify properties that are at […]

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2008 Was Year of Natural Disasters!

In 2008 there were 750 major loss events in the world. This is less than in 2007, however the dollar value placed 2008 as the 3rd highest claims payout year ever at $200 Billion!  Below are the top 4 reasons…..

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Beware … More Drivers Drop Insurance!

As our economy continues decline, the impact is being felt across multiple venues.  This includes car insurance.  More and more drivers are letting their car insurance lapse because they can’t afford it, which is putting themselves and others at risk…..

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Importance of Insurance Company Stability

As we speed toward uncertain times in 2009; mortgage backed securities, banking failures, insurance company bailouts – it has now become an important practice to ascertain the solvency of your insurance carrier.  Who would have thought that one of the largest and highly rated insurance companies would be in so much trouble so fast?……. It is a […]

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Tenant Homeowners Covers Golf Cart Liability!

So there I am last month…on the 7th hole of a beautiful golf course that one of my son’s friends’ fathers invited us to play.  There was a wait for the group in front; a picturesque, short par 4 with an elevation change from tee to green of about 200 feet.  My golf cart partner, […]