Private Client Group

Kimika Dhara, Certified Personal Risk Manager

Kimika Dhara, Private Client Group Account Advisor, has earned the prestigious Certified Personal Risk Manager (CPRM) professional designation. The CPRM program focuses on a holistic approach to risk management that addresses the distinctive lifestyle and risk exposures of affluent and high net-worth clients. Kimika is the first Pacific Northwest candidate to earn the designation. She […]

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Fire Safety

Home fires spread incredibly quickly now, due to newer homes with wide open areas and the use of synthetic materials in both buildings and furnishings. Several decades ago, a family would have up to 15 or 20 minutes to evacuate. Now, they may have only 2 or 3 minutes. So, it’s vitally important to stay […]

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Five Star Professional

Congratulations to Stacy Larson of the Parker, Smith & Feek Private Client Group for being a Five Star Professional for the eighth year in a row! She joins 59 other winners selected out of over 150,000 agents in the Seattle area recognized for their excellence and professionalism in the insurance industry.

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Closing Your Vacation Home for the Winter

The end of summer means closing up the vacation home –the beach house, mountain cabin, or family retreat—for the winter months. Your home is at greater risk for water damage, burglary and fire when it is unoccupied for long periods of time. Fortunately, there are steps that you can take to mitigate the chances and […]

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Flood Insurance: Filling an Important Coverage Gap

Why do I need Flood insurance if I don’t live near the water? Water damage is a common and costly homeowner loss, but coverage under the Homeowners policy is limited. Homeowners policies cover water losses that originate inside the home—broken pipes and hoses, for example. However, coverage is excluded for losses that originate outside the home, […]

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What You Need To Know When Your
Child Goes Off To College

Leaving home for college is a milestone in a young person’s life, one of the first steps toward independence and adulthood. As with every major life change, it’s important to know how it affects your insurance and what changes, if any, you need to make so that your insurance program keeps pace and adequately covers your student away from home. Your main concerns are personal property that the student takes with her and automobile coverage.

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Your Nanny and Insurance

Whenever you have domestic employees, there are additional risk exposures that need be taken into consideration. A nanny may be your only domestic employee and so you may not have given much thought to “insuring your nanny.” Here is a quick guide that outlines how a nanny can increase your risk exposures and the insurance […]

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Claims Advocates: We’ve Got Your Back

All too often, people receive great service when they buy insurance, but find that they are left to fend for themselves when it comes to maneuvering their way through the claims process.

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Can I Have Your Attention For A Moment?

Most of us multitask when we are on the road. The briefcase spills out on the floor, we eat on the run, text when we’re stuck in traffic, the baby cries in the backseat, and the phone dings with every new message or call. Many people believe that they are talented multitaskers and routinely drive […]

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