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Additional Insured vs Additional Interest: Do you understand the difference?

Posted by Scott Stueber on Nov 28, 2017 1:03:37 PM

Insurance 101: You own it, you insure it! Most people understand that when they own something, they must insure it. When people co-own items, however, they often forget to mention this to their insurance agents or carriers and it can leave a HUGE gap in coverage!

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Tips on when to review your insurance policy

Posted by Scott Stueber on Nov 21, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Each year in November, I receive my home and auto insurance renewal policy. In my house, my wife looks at how the premium changed and then leaves it on the counter or nightstand for me to review. Because I have been in the industry for over 20 years, I do take a peek.

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Don’t get trapped by these common insurance mistakes

Posted by Scott Stueber on Sep 5, 2017 1:00:00 PM

In today’s world, everybody is looking for a good deal. Whether it’s on groceries, a new car, or insurance, we always feel better about our purchase if there’s cost savings involved.

However, remember the old saying, “You get what you pay for.” There are many reasons why pricing differs between insurance carriers and their policies. Ignoring recommended coverages made by your agent or reducing coverage can have devastating consequences for you and your family.

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Does your personal insurance protect your college student?

Posted by Scott Stueber on Aug 22, 2017 9:10:01 AM

Soon, kids will be heading back to school. No matter what grade your student is in, there are always mixed emotions. While some parents are relieved to get their child back in a routine, I’m always rather bummed. I love summer and enjoy having my children around.

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Does your personal insurance policy cover motorized bikes?

Posted by Scott Stueber on Aug 1, 2017 9:00:00 AM

When warm weather is here, many look for ways to enjoy our time outside. One of those ways is to get on a bicycle and go for a ride. With school a few weeks away, a bicycle can also turn into the main mode of transportation.

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Pools vs. Ponds: Protect yourself from a liability claim

Posted by Scott Stueber on Jun 20, 2017 11:32:17 AM

Pools and ponds can make for fun in the sun for you, your family, and friends, but they can also be a liability hazard and attract unwanted guests. It doesn't matter if you have an in-ground or above-ground pool or a pond on your property; you have a liability exposure with all of them.

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A blanket can be soothing after a devastating home loss

Posted by Scott Stueber on May 23, 2017 10:39:00 AM

Losing a home to a fire or tornado is a devastating life-changing event. If your home were destroyed, would you have enough coverage on your homeowner’s policy? Many policies provide a specific percentage of coverage based on the value of your home’s contents (clothes, TVs, appliances, etc.), other structures (garages and sheds), and additional living expenses (expenses like rent you must temporarily pay because your home isn’t livable). It's hard to know what coverage amount is right for you. Nick Unger, personal lines senior underwriter, will explain the benefits of blanket coverage.

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Storm damage to your trees or shrubs - Is there coverage?

Posted by Scott Stueber on Apr 11, 2017 9:15:50 AM

Picture this. You're outside in your yard enjoying a beautiful spring day. As you feel the warm, gentle wind start to get a little stronger, you notice dark clouds approaching. Now the trees begin to sway with the strong gusts of wind. Before you know it, you hear loud crackling sounds and some of the trees in your yard snap and hit the ground. The storm quickly passes, but leaves a trail of damage behind. Nancy Arndt, personal lines senior underwriter, will explain what your insurance policy may cover.

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Looking to earn a little extra spending cash?

Posted by Scott Stueber on Feb 21, 2017 8:57:58 AM

Tupperware and Avon gained popularity in the 1940s and have been going strong ever since. Today you can pick from any number of direct selling companies, including AdvoCare, Scentsy, Jamberry, to start your own business. Maybe sales aren't your thing, but you're a talented musician and are considering offering guitar lessons in your home.

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The importance of insurance on Valentine’s Day!

Posted by Scott Stueber on Feb 14, 2017 8:41:22 AM

Today many of us will be giving a Valentine’s Day gift to the one we love. Whether it’s chocolates, jewelry, flowers, or apparel, it's estimated U.S. consumers will spend $18.2 billion.

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