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An Escape Artist Lives in Your Home

Water damage is one of the most common claims in the insurance industry, yet one of the least discussed. Until this year’s Texas freeze, we rarely saw a story making headlines about a pipe bursting in the home. Yet year over year, water losses are the leading cause of avoidable homeowner claims in the U.S.

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How the Hard Insurance Market is Impacting Personal Lines Insurance

Starting in September of 2019, the commercial insurance marketplace began to show signs of firming. Since then, most insurance markets in the property and casualty industry have entered a full-blown hard market cycle…

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The Hidden Gem of Auto Insurance: Uninsured Motorist Coverage

States require that auto owners carry liability insurance. However, state minimum limits are usually low and inadequate to fully compensate for injuries and damages.

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Becoming the CEO of Your Personal Life –
A Personal Insurance Series: Connected Cars: A Gateway to Your Identity and Cyber Life

Cars are computers on wheels and it’s important to know how they can compromise your identity and security.

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Becoming the CEO of Your Personal Life –
A Personal Insurance Series: Identity Theft — Credit and Debit Cards

Will cash become a thing of the past? It often feels that way with the prevalent use of credit cards, online banking, and electronic payment apps.

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Becoming the CEO of Your Personal Life –
A Personal Insurance Series: Surviving an Earthquake

The most important step you can take to survive an earthquake is to learn what to do to protect yourself and your family when “the big one” happens.

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Business Use of Your Personal Auto

Many people use their personal autos in business, from running a work-related errand to making sales calls on a daily basis. Employers often reimburse employees for expenses, but they expect the employee to maintain personal auto insurance.

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Your Home’s Earthquake Deductible

When you purchase earthquake coverage on your home, the deductible—your portion of the claim—will be substantial.

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Becoming the CEO of Your Personal Life –
A Personal Insurance Series: Review Your Liability Limit

Your homeowner and auto policies include liability coverage, which responds when you are held legally liable for bodily injury or property damage to others.

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Becoming the CEO of Your Personal Life –
A Personal Insurance Series: Preventing Water Claims

Did you know that water damage is the most common homeowner’s loss? It is five times more likely than fire and seven times more likely than burglary.

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Preventing Winter Weather Losses

Annual winter weather losses in the U.S. total over $1 billion. While Pacific Northwest winters can be mild compared to the East Coast and Midwest, we still need to take precautions for increased risks associated with the winter months. Your Home Frozen Pipes When the deep freeze arrives, keep the house heated to at least Read More »

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Becoming the CEO of Your Personal Life –
A Personal Insurance Series: Insuring Your Trust or LLC

Your financial advisor, accountant, or attorney may advise you to transfer ownership of your home or other property to a trust or limited liability company as a wealth management strategy.

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