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Flood, Water Backup, & Seepage Coverage

Knowing which water perils are (and aren't) covered can help ensure you don't get soaked come claim time. When it comes to insurance, not all water damage is the same. Let’s look at how perils such as flood, water backup, and seepage differ: Flood Flooding—water damage that occurs from water breaching an egress threshold of your home (for example, a window or doorway)—is defined by...

The Importance of Umbrella Insurance

Umbrella insurance is one of the most important—and affordable—types of coverage you can buy. Do you own a dog? How about a trampoline? Do you have a long commute? If you answered yes to any of those questions, you have a greater than average chance of being sued. You’re also vulnerable if you have teen drivers at home, own more than one home, employ domestic...

Do I Need to Tell My Insurance Company if My Dog Bites Someone?

Dog bites are more common than you might realize—4.5 million occur every year in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And most victims are young children. You probably don’t think your dog would ever bite someone, let alone cause a serious injury. But dog bites are more common than you might realize—4.5 million occur every year in the U.S., according...

How Global Supply Chain Issues Could Result in You Being Underinsured

With supply chain delays impacting home and auto prices as well as repair costs and timelines, insureds should talk to their agent about reassessing the limits on their insurance policies. Otherwise, they may find themselves grossly underinsured come claim time. Missing Parts, Repair Delays, and Inadequate Insurance Coverage Despite the global economy slowly starting to emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic, the pandemic’s destructive impact to...

The Benefits of an Independent Insurance Agent

An independent insurance agent offers consumers numerous choices—translating to better coverage, and better value—with policies tailored to each client’s unique needs. What’s the difference between a direct/captive agent and an independent agent?  A direct/captive agent works for the insurance company, while an independent insurance agent (also known as an insurance broker) works for the customer. An independent agent works with many different insurance companies and...

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