Do I Need Flood Insurance?

You might think you don't need flood insurance if you live in an area that is considered "high and dry." Although some areas are more susceptible to flooding than others, flooding can occur anywhere. With heavy rains, spring thaws, or rapid accumulation of rain after a wildfire, flooding can occur in places that are not generally considered at risk. How Does Flood Insurance Differ from...

Are You An Unsafe Driver?

Driving on America's roadways today is a dangerous undertaking. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that the U.S. saw 37,461 traffic fatalities in 2016, many of which were caused by driver error. Many people who consider themselves to be safe, dependable drivers actually have dangerous driving habits. Whether you've been driving for days or decades, avoiding the following common driving behaviors can help...

Business To Business

When appropriate and relevant, we want to share resources with you, our clients. We hope these will be substantive introductions and impactful to your business. This month we'd like to introduce our colleagues at Newport Board Group, a firm of partners who assist business owners to achieve sustained growth, profitability and increased management efficiency. Founded by Doug Tatum, former CEO of Tatum LLC and author...

Understanding Your Auto Policy

Drivers are required to carry minimum liability coverage in most states in the U.S. This coverage provides some protection in case you are involved in an accident that causes injury to another or damage to someone else's property. Most vehicle owners want additional optional coverage for damage to their own vehicles. Our experienced agency can work with you to tailor the coverage amounts you need...

Homeowners Insurance: When Do You File A Claim?

Homeowners insurance is designed to cover damage to your property caused by certain covered events. It stands to reason that as you are paying your premiums, you should take advantage of available coverage. However, the reality is that it is not always advisable to file a homeowners insurance claim, as it can lead to higher premiums or even cancellation in some cases. Underwriters tend to...