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Most Common Home Insurance Claims

Posted by Scott Stueber on Mar 24, 2014 7:51:00 PM

Owning a home is one of, if not THE biggest investment you’ll ever make. But the barrage of insurance ads can make it hard to decide what coverages and company are right for you. How do you know?

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Is your home insured properly?

Posted by Scott Stueber on Feb 18, 2014 1:48:00 PM

Many of us have seen pictures of the devastation a tornado can wreak. Homes are destroyed and debris is tossed for miles. Unless you’ve lived through it yourself, it’s hard to imagine the heartache of seeing everything you own demolished within minutes.

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Renters Coverage? Why do I need that?

Posted by Scott Stueber on Sep 10, 2013 8:22:00 AM

Do you rent an apartment or do you have college students that rent an apartment? Are the personal belongings in the apartment insured? If your answer is, “My landlord covers that; it’s part of my rent,” think again.

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Do you want to save on your home and auto insurance?

Posted by Scott Stueber on Aug 13, 2013 12:31:00 PM

In my last two blogs, I shared information from the Insurance Information Institute about  what’s covered on standard home and auto insurance policies. My goal was to provide you with a better understanding of the policies. Insuring your home properly is important because it’s your largest personal asset. Insuring your car properly is important because driving a car is one of the most dangerous things we do each day.  Today many companies focus on price and saving you money; however, it’s important to remember that if you focus only on price, you may be underinsured or your policy may be missing some important coverages.


Today Kim Bechler, West Bend Personal Lines underwriter, shares valuable information about West Bend’s Home and Highway® policy discounts.
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Understanding home insurance

Posted by Scott Stueber on Jul 30, 2013 8:29:00 AM

Purchasing your home is probably the biggest purchase you will make in your lifetime. According to some, July, August, December, and early January are the best months to buy a home because prices are lower, and people are on vacation or enjoying the holiday’s. This means fewer buyers to compete with. While this is a very exciting time in a person’s life, it can also be very stressful. Understanding home insurance can help you protect your largest personal asset.

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West Bend has an app for that!

Posted by Scott Stueber on Jul 9, 2013 1:24:00 PM

With summer in full swing, many of us are traveling to our favorite places up north, or are taking road trips to destinations across the U.S. Most of us enjoy our vacations and we don’t experience any problems. Unfortunately, some of us may have a fender bender or run into poor weather while traveling.

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Personal umbrella insurance covers more than you think

Posted by Scott Stueber on May 7, 2013 9:02:00 AM

I'm not talking about a rain umbrella, but  a personal umbrella for liability protection. While you may think an umbrella liability policy is necessary only to protect assets, you don't have to be a millionaire to be sued like one!

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Protect your possessions: Take a home inventory

Posted by Scott Stueber on Mar 19, 2013 11:35:00 AM

If your home was destroyed in a fire or tornado, would you remember every possession you had in it? It’s not very likely. That’s why it’s a good idea to take an inventory of your possessions now.

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Oh, it’s what I always wanted!

Posted by Scott Stueber on Feb 5, 2013 10:07:00 AM

In just a few weeks, on Valentine’s Day, that phrase will be heard far and wide. Just imagine her excitement when you give her the diamond ring she’s been longing for. Or what about his reaction when he sees that new ATV parked in the garage? But before you spring that expensive Valentine’s Day surprise on your loved one, be sure you talk to your independent insurance agent to make sure it’s properly protected.

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Does my insurance protect my home and auto from a flood?

Posted by Scott Stueber on Oct 31, 2012 12:58:00 PM

Like many of you, I’ve been watching the TV coverage of Hurricane Sandy. My family and I not only felt empathy for the people on the East Coast, we also had questions about all the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy. My ten-year-old daughter was concerned about the hurricane itself. Her questions to me were:

1. Is the hurricane going to wreck our house?
2. Will all the water come to West Bend?

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