Private Client Group

Motorcycle Liability Insurance Mandatory
in WA

Effective July 28, 2019, Washington state law requires that motorcyclists carry liability insurance. Motorcycles were exempt from insurance requirements prior to this new law. Motorcyclists are also required to carry proof of insurance cards, same as currently required for autos. Operators who don’t have proof will be ticketed and the violation will appear on their […]

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Insuring Fido

With nearly 90 million dogs in U.S. homes, insurers understand that dogs are a routine liability exposure. Some companies do not consider pet ownership in their homeowner’s underwriting process, but others will.

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Preparing Your Boat for Opening Day

If your boat has been laid up over the winter months, it’s important to conduct a thorough de-winterization so that it is in top-notch condition for the upcoming boating season. Along with the following tips, be sure to refer to your owner’s manual for maintenance details, including when and how to properly replace fluids and […]

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Defining Producer, Agent, and Broker

Most people use producer, agent, and broker interchangeably when they talk about insurance. However, there are significant differences, and understanding the terms can help you determine which is best for your insurance needs. Producer is a general term used for people who sell insurance. Producers are either agents or brokers. Insurance Agents work for and […]

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Nancy Tribolet – CAPI Designation

Nancy Tribolet, Private Client Group Account Executive, has been awarded the Certified Advisor of Personal Insurance (CAPI) designation from the Aresty Institute of Executive Education at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She is among a group of only 38 producers to receive the certification after completing a one-year intensive educational program on […]

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The Hardening Insurance Market and What It Means for You

All indications are that we are entering a hard market in the coming months and we want to keep you apprised of what to expect. The insurance industry goes through soft and hard market cycles. During a soft cycle, insurance coverage is readily available, underwriting criteria may be more flexible, and insurance rates remain stable. […]

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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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