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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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Are you covered if a neighbor falls on your snowy sidewalk?

Posted by Scott Stueber on Jan 10, 2017 12:24:47 PM

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. Now what?

Winter is here, and that undoubtedly means we’ll get snow. While it can create a winter wonderland and provide the perfect setting for a day of sledding or snowman building, it can also turn your sidewalks and driveways into hazardous areas.

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Car Choices, Home Choices, Insurance Choices

Posted by Scott Stueber on Nov 8, 2016 9:53:39 AM


When it comes to making a purchase, there are typically many items to choose from which leads to making decisions and choices. Sue Gerlach, West Bend senior personal lines underwriter, explains that insurance is no different.

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Eight tips for choosing the right insurance company

Posted by Scott Stueber on Sep 13, 2016 9:30:05 AM

Purchasing insurance can be overwhelming. Definitions, conditions, coverages, exclusions, and endorsements can definitely cause confusion and possibly give you a headache. And purchasing insurance isn’t exactly exciting or fun. But imagine your life without it. Imagine losing everything you own to a fire and not having insurance to help get your life back on track.

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OWN VS RENT? Don't forget to insure!

Posted by Scott Stueber on Aug 16, 2016 9:00:00 AM

As we recover from one of the worst national real estate markets on record, young millennials are again being enticed to buy homes. Mortgage rates remain low so data suggests it’s cheaper to buy a home than pay ever-increasing rents! But that decision isn’t always easy.

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What you need to know about roofing and siding options

Posted by Scott Stueber on Jul 12, 2016 9:32:09 AM

Owning a home is a big investment. Unfortunately, Mother Nature and Father Time can damage your roof and siding.

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If disaster strikes, can your home be rebuilt?

Posted by Scott Stueber on Mar 15, 2016 9:00:00 AM

If your home is destroyed by a fire or tornado, the last thing you want to hear is that your home wasn’t adequately insured. You may have heard your insurance agent use the term “insurance to value” when determining the amount of coverage needed to insure your home. However, much like beauty, “value” is in the eye of the beholder. Therefore, it can be defined in a variety of ways ...

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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.

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It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a drone?

Posted by Scott Stueber on Sep 15, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Drones or UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) have been getting a lot of media attention recently. Drones are aerial vehicles/ robots that can hover and are controlled either by remote or control systems from the ground. Amazon made drones mainstream in 2013 when they announced they were testing them to deliver packages. Today drones are used in many ways, including hurricane hunting and search and rescue missions. Farmers even use them to monitor fields. West Bend’s senior underwriter Sarah Faris will explain how a drone is covered on a West Bend Home and Highway policy®.

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