<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=1148227851863248&amp;ev=PageView&amp;noscript=1">
toggle mobile navigation

Hit-and-run accident. Are you covered?

Posted by Scott Stueber on Jun 21, 2016 9:39:18 AM

Have you ever come out of a store or restaurant and noticed your car has a new look? No, I’m not talking about your spouse or significant other surprising you with a new car. I’m referring to a large dent or scratch that wasn’t a part of your car before you parked it.

Read More

Do you drive a company car? Are you properly insured?

Posted by Scott Stueber on Apr 12, 2016 10:50:18 AM

Suppose you’re driving your “company-furnished” vehicle on a personal errand to the grocery store and are involved in a very serious accident. Will you have the proper insurance coverage? Bonnie Pesch, a veteran personal lines underwriter with West Bend discusses this question below.

Read More

Understanding auto insurance: debunking the myths

Posted by Scott Stueber on Feb 23, 2016 11:11:30 AM

Buying a new car can be exciting and scary. I love the new car smell and all the new features that come with it.

For me, however, the scary part is driving it off the lot. No, it’s not the depreciation. It’s the fact that my new baby (investment) is now out on the open road. All of a sudden, I’m worried about stone chips, road debris, and other drivers ... things I normally don’t think about after I get my first ding or scratch.

Read More

First time insurance: Where to start

Posted by Scott Stueber on Dec 22, 2015 9:20:21 AM

Part of growing up is recognizing and fulfilling personal goals and securing a stable lifestyle that meets your needs and the needs of your potential or growing family. Getting a job, buying a car, and purchasing a house are often milestones you’ll reach and there are many reasons why you should protect your home, car, and personal possessions with insurance coverage.

Read More

Nine tips for storing your “fun summer car” for the winter

Posted by Scott Stueber on Nov 17, 2015 7:00:00 AM

If you live in the Midwest, you probably noticed a flurry of activity in your neighborhood. Neighbors are busy raking leaves, preparing their patio furniture for winter, and bringing in hose reels.

If you have a fun summer car and you don’t want it to see winter road salt, now is the time to prepare it for winter storage. Unfortunately, the nice warm temperatures are probably gone until next spring.

Read More

Do You Uber?

Posted by Scott Stueber on Oct 13, 2015 10:30:00 AM

Uber is one of the fastest growing companies today, offering a ride share service similar to a taxi but used with an app on your smartphone. Uber uses your phone’s GPS system to detect your location and connect you with the nearest available driver who will then take you to your destination.

Read More

Eight tips to make your child leaving for college easier

Posted by Scott Stueber on Aug 11, 2015 8:47:23 AM


If you’re sending your child off to college for their first year, it can be an emotional and overwhelming time in your life. My wife and I are sending our oldest daughter to college in a few weeks and have experienced a variety of feelings such as excitement, nervousness, and sadness. Thank goodness for chocolate!

Read More

Flood Insurance: What’s covered and what’s not

Posted by Scott Stueber on May 26, 2015 12:31:32 PM

The news media spends countless hours reporting the devastation and destruction severe weather causes. Think of all the images you’ve seen in the last year for tornadoes, floods, blizzards, ice storms etc. Now pick which one you think creates the most damage.

Read More

Auto coverage gaps for grown children not living with you

Posted by Scott Stueber on May 5, 2015 1:39:00 PM

Parents often want to continue to help their grown children by providing them with a vehicle and/or insurance coverage even after that child has permanently moved out of the household and is no longer a dependent. While the intent is commendable, keeping an adult child and the vehicle he or she drives on your policy could be disastrous. West Bend’s senior underwriter Amy Justman explains why.

Read More

You just had an accident with your rental car. Now what?

Posted by Scott Stueber on Mar 31, 2015 12:39:00 PM

Are you renting a car for spring break or a summer trip? I’ve found the rental car experience is seldom an enjoyable one. Everyone is in a hurry to get their cars and go. In addition, the rental car staff always makes me question whether I’m doing the right thing by declining their coverage.

Read More
 

Subscribe to Email Updates