The individual health insurance space is a confusing landscape to navigate. It’s important to consult a licensed professional when discussing options and plans. On this podcast I talk about a health plan that is available that many are unaware of. Short term health insurance. These plans offer really nice coverage at an affordable price. They […]
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Tis the season for health insurance and I have had a number of very good conversations with clients. When most people think of health insurance, they think of three things: How much does it cost? What is the deductible? What are the co pays? These are good questions to ask, but there is one part […]
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If your tree falls on your neighbors house and no one hears it, is it covered? I jest a little, but this question gets asked regularly in my agency. I did some research with a claims supervisor and found out that trees falling on houses, are considered an act of god. Acts of god are […]
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If your garage door closed on your car and smashes the rear window of your car is this covered as a Homeowners Claim? Comprehensive claim on the auto policy? Collision claim on the auto policy? Ill bet you’re wrong. Find the answer in the podcast or audio embedded in the blog below. Links: My Website […]
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In this episode I talk about the repercussions of filing an auto insurance claim. I have had a few instances in my career where a client had filed a claim, or had one filed against them and they wanted it withdrawn. This is the rub of my business. Everyone is paying for a product they […]
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Cyber crime has become yet another thing for business owners to worry about. Good news is there is a product called cyberliability to ease some of that worry. Business owners can add this to some existing policies, or purchase a stand alone policy that will protect them from such acts. If your company stores sensitive […]
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This episode is for those who are buying a home. Purchasing a house is a lot of work and there are a mountain of hoops to jump through and tons forms to fill out. One of the most important forms is the property disclosure form. A question on that form, is “Have you filed any […]
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Bike vs. car. You read that right. Not car vs. bike. I recently had a claim filed where the cyclist hit the car (no serious injuries thank God), and not only that, the cyclist was TICKETED for failure to yield. The cyclist did have some minor injuries. The car was damaged and the person driving […]
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I had a conversation with a client that wasn’t pleasant due to a denied claim. This is a battle that I will continue to fight and it is one of the main reasons I write on this blog and record podcasts and videos. My industry does a terrible job of educating our clients on how […]
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I get calls in my office once in awhile from clients who want to know how their pricing on auto insurance is determined. This simple question does not have an easy answer. There are dozens and dozens and dozens of factors that are taken into place to price a policy. You know many of them. […]
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I have been an agent since 2004 and every week, I get to learn something new. I continually get questions I haven’t heard before. The latest question I had to answer from a client, was “If my dog brings in a skunk and the skunk sprays inside the house, is there any coverage for that?” […]
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Many of your insurance policies have two lines of coverage called “medical” and “liability”. The coverage offered inside of these are similar, but they are triggered in different ways. In this podcast I discuss the difference between the two. With medical, generally, fault does not come into play. With liability someone has to be liable. […]
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One thing insurance companies care greatly about is who was at fault or who is liable. This comes into play in almost all types of claims, especially auto insurance claims. This podcast helps explains how fault is determined. I also discuss what steps you should take if you are in an accident on a […]
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If you run a business, lease space and did a buildout, there is a specific way to make sure that buildout is covered. It all comes down to how it is dictated in the lease. If you did a buildout, who owns the buildout? It depends. The lease SHOULD tell you if the buildout is […]
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I have had clients call me and ask if there is coverage on their homeowner policy if the water line going INTO their house springs a leak. Unfortunatly, the answer is almost always no. Your homeowners policy will cover damage done by water, from a sudden and unexpected release of water from a closed water […]
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.I have had some uncomfortable conversations with some clients regarding their life insurance. It has come from clients I have absorbed over time from other agencies. These clients weren’t counseled properly on how to fund their permanent life insurance policy. Permanent life policies are a different animal and they require a small amount of constant […]
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If you own a camper or a trailer, it’s important to make sure you have it covered properly. There are a few ways you can do this. With my company, you can add it directly to an auto on your auto policy and add comprehensive or collision coverage to the camper or trailer. OR if […]
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When you purchase a new homeowners insurance policy, it is common for the insurance company to come out and take a lap around the outside of your house and inspect it. Why do they do this? To see if there are any existing issues that might lead to future claims. If they see certain things, […]
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Should you carry a commercial auto insurance policy? This is a question you should ask yourself if you are self employed, or if you own a business. A regular personal lines auto policy is there for an average daily use vehicle. It is for people who commute to and from work, run errands, take the […]
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This is an area where business owners have some confusion. How to handle workers compensation when you hire a 1099 subcontractor. There has to be workers comp in force whenever you are exchanging money for labor. Employers can hire workers as an employee, or as a subcontractor. I would encourage you to consult an accountant […]
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