Archive | November, 2015

Top Tips for Terrific Thanksgiving Travel

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Each holiday has their own unique personality: Christmas is generous and cheerful, and always smells like pine. Valentine may come off as too sappy to some, but act as cupid for others. Then there’s New Years and New Years Eve, the golden couple—full of aspirations and the life of the party. Thanksgiving is the warm nurturer, inviting us inside to follow the scents of pumpkin pie, clinking glasses; all the while quietly reminding us to recognize the goodness flowing throughout our lives.

With Thanksgiving comes the overwhelming number of families on the road; the American Automobile Association (AAA) estimates 46.9 million people will be traveling more than 50 miles from home to reach their Thanksgiving destinations; almost 42 million of which will be roadtripping. Continue Reading →

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Thanksgiving Trivia: Did You Know?

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Since Thanksgiving is less than a week away, we like to promote safety for our customers—actually, anyone who is celebrating this holiday that is so near and dear to the hearts of Americans.

And since we’ve already talked about safety tips for driving (Thanksgiving is one of the most dangerous days of the year to be on the road!) and safety in the kitchen (make sure that turkey is cooked through!), we thought we’d present some interesting statistics about the Thanksgiving holiday.

Because we’re an insurance agency, these tips won’t be about the pilgrims and the Native Americans who had dinner together when our country was young. No, ours are about safety and travel, but we think they are just as interesting. So here you are: Continue Reading →

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Consumers Have the Right to Ask for a U.S. Call Center Representative

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Finding answers become easier and easier as society progresses further into the “Information Age”. Our experience with technology’s maximized efficiency and instant results fosters within us an expectation of the same processes in our human interactions. In most cases, 800 numbers hardly guarantee such an interaction– usually leading to circular communication between members of this and that office and all sorts of red tape to trip over. Typically one pulls these numbers out to address an issue under both time and convenience restraints. When seeking answers about your insurance policy and all that falls under its umbrella, and personal property and coverage is on the line, you don’t want to be running into roadblocks. Continue Reading →

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Flood Insurance with El Niño — Why You Need It

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In our drought-plagued state, rain is something of a novelty; out come the coats, scarves and boots as we enthusiastically embrace the “winter season.” The ideal of rain aligns with scampering through puddles, the kids twirling under the droplets with umbrellas; curling up by the fire with a good book and a cup of coffee as the rain patters on the roof.

As lovely as these images are, El Niño brings another dimension to the winter months of December and January. Southern California hasn’t experienced El Niño since 1997; the conditions of which led to more than $30 billion in damages worldwide. This El Niño in particular is forecasted to feature the strongest storms ever recorded. Continue Reading →

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