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Know the Facts About Public Adjusters

July 20, 2018 at 4:25 pm | No comment | Category: Assignment of Benefits, Liability, Storm Season

public adjusterHave you been approached by or considered working with a Public Adjuster on your claim? With storm season in full swing, it’s important to be as prepared as possible. Here is some important information to consider before signing a contract with a Public Adjuster.

The 10 Best Resources for Independent Insurance Agents

July 11, 2018 at 4:45 pm | No comment | Category: Agent Blog

insurance agentBecause of the Internet, today’s Florida homeowners insurance agents have access to hundreds of resources that were not available a decade or so ago. However, the World Wide Web has become so vast that it can be tough to know which information or services are truly useful. In that spirit, these are 10 truly useful online tools and sources of information that can help agents grow their business.

How to Keep Kids Safe Around the Pool This Summer

July 5, 2018 at 4:28 am | No comment | Category: family safety, Liability

summer safetyAccording to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), from 2005-2014 there were an average of 3,536 fatal, unintentional drownings (non-boating related) annually in the US, and about one in five of those people were children under 14.  Additionally, for every child who dies from drowning, another five receive emergency department care for nonfatal submersion injuries.

Florida Homeowner Tips: Reduce Air Conditioning Costs This Summer

June 23, 2018 at 3:02 am | No comment | Category: Homeowner's Insurance

homeowners insuranceAs Floridians ourselves, we know that the cost of air conditioning becomes one of the largest home expenses during the long summers. Cooling expenses should also be a consideration when buying a house as both electricity and the premiums for Florida homeowners insurance are two big costs of home ownership to consider beyond just making mortgage payments.

5 Ways Insurance Agents Can Turn Facebook Fans Into Lifelong Customers

June 22, 2018 at 4:03 pm | No comment | Category: Agent Blog

facebook for businessHomeowners insurance is an old-school profession, used to relying heavily on face-to-face communication, handshakes, flyers, and referrals to generate insurance leads. And while these are still great business strategies for the independent insurance agent, many of your customers have moved online, so it benefits you to follow them. Most likely you’re already on Facebook, but may be confused about the best ways to turn your fans into lifelong, repeat customers. We’re here to help with five of the simplest strategies for generating revenue with Facebook.

What Your Home Insurance May Not Cover

June 16, 2018 at 7:06 pm | No comment | Category: Homeowner's Insurance

shutterstock_695032663If you’ve just bought a new house – and especially if this is your first time buying one – you’re probably wondering exactly how your homeowners insurance works and what it covers. Well, a better answer may be what it doesn’t cover. Many new homeowners assume their policy handles quite a few types of damage that it doesn’t, and the results can be devastating in a disaster. So before calling it a day and turning your attention to other things, it’s best to find out what your home insurance fails to cover and fill in any holes. Here are five of the biggest gaps that you might consider plugging.

Using Your Tax Holiday to Prep for Hurricane Season

May 31, 2018 at 4:56 pm | No comment | Category: Storm Season

hurricane seasonWhen the sales tax holiday rolls around this summer from June 1 – 7 and from July 6 – 12, you might be like most people and decide to stock up on school supplies or general household items before the deadline runs out. But wait! Don’t forget hurricane season starts June 1st (what a crazy coincidence!) and a lot of disaster preparedness items are sales tax exempt during this time too.

7 Hurricane Myth-Conceptions

May 29, 2018 at 7:58 pm | No comment | Category: Assignment of Benefits, family safety, Storm Season

storm seasonSummer is right around the corner and brimming with possibilities! Don’t forget that June marks the beginning of two seasons: summer and hurricane! As you make summer plans, don’t forget to add hurricane prep to your list. The Sun Sentinel recently quoted Florida Chief Financial Officer, Jimmy Patronis, as he debunked a number of common hurricane insurance myths that we wanted to share with you here to help you stay ahead of bad weather.

Protect Yourself From Identity Theft

May 4, 2018 at 5:24 pm | No comment | Category: family safety, Homeowner's Insurance

identity theftIf you’ve ever been the unfortunate victim of identity theft, you know all too well the terrible wave of panic that sweeps over you the moment you realize your information has been stolen and used fraudulently.  You also know how difficult it is to put the pieces back together and recover from an incident involving identity theft or fraud.

Why Do I Need Flood Insurance?

April 30, 2018 at 5:18 pm | No comment | Category: Flood Insurance

flood insuranceFlooding is the #1 ranked natural disaster in the country and yet, there are numerous common misconceptions about flood insurance that permeate in the United States, specifically in Florida. Make sure your home and property is protected in case of an emergency, as many residents live in coastal areas. Knowing the importance of flood insurance is the first step in preventing unexpected loss, and we’re here to help get you ready.

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