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Insuring your adult children: When do insurance coverage gaps arise?

Posted by Scott Stueber on Dec 11, 2018 11:27:41 AM

In today’s society of long-term college careers and high-debt range after graduation, there’s been a drastic increase in the age to which a child attends college or is being financially helped or supported by the parents. Unfortunately, this can create insurance coverage gaps for the adult child that parents may not realize and can jeopardize the child’s financial wellbeing.

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Tips for maintaining, storing, and insuring your collector car

Posted by Scott Stueber on Oct 30, 2018 10:32:18 AM

Picture this. You’re driving through town in your 1969 Pontiac Firebird and everyone you pass is stopping and staring as you go by. Now if you want them to be staring because your collector car is in impeccable condition and not because your car squeals every time you touch the brakes, please take the time to make sure you’re taking proper care of your investment.

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How will comprehensive and collision insurance coverages fix damage to your car?

Posted by Scott Stueber on Sep 25, 2018 1:44:42 PM

If you’ve watched the news lately, there has been significant coverage on wildfires, severe storms, and most recently, Hurricane Florence. As we transition through the seasons, we encounter different perils that could pose risk to our vehicles.

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Rental Car Coverage Q&A

Posted by Scott Stueber on Aug 14, 2018 11:11:03 AM

One frequently-asked question we receive from our policyholders and agents is: Are rented vehicles covered by the personal auto policy?

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Insurance tips for new college graduates

Posted by Scott Stueber on May 1, 2018 10:00:00 AM

In just a few short weeks, college students will put on their caps and gowns and celebrate graduation. For many, graduation will be exciting and scary. Some graduates will start their new jobs right away while others will continue looking for their dream jobs.

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Getting an insurance quote doesn’t have to be overwhelming

Posted by Scott Stueber on Mar 6, 2018 9:04:18 AM

Having worked in the insurance industry for most of my career, I’ve talked to many people about the benefits of a West Bend insurance policy. While many people were interested in learning more, I often heard that getting a quote is confusing and time consuming.

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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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New car safety features may lead to insurance discounts

Posted by Scott Stueber on Sep 19, 2017 10:46:36 AM

Do you like the new car smell or the shine of new paint? Buying a car can be exciting and stressful at the same time. Negotiations and paperwork can lead to many hours spent at a car dealership. Learning about the new technology and safety features available on cars today may require even more time at the dealership.

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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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Why do I need auto insurance if I don’t own a car?

Posted by Scott Stueber on Aug 15, 2017 4:14:44 PM

A growing number of individuals today, especially Millennials, choose not to own an automobile. Auto loans and the costs of maintaining a vehicle aren't appealing to them. With a number of alternative modes of transportation, like trains, buses, and bicycles, owning a vehicle isn't always necessary. Commuters can easily get to their destinations using popular ride-sharing programs, such as Uber and Lyft. 

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