Flood Insurance is No Longer Optional

Posted by on Sep 23, 2017 in , ,

Flood Insurance is No Longer Optional

Between Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, you’ve seen what the destructive power of water and wind can do to a town, a business, and most definitely a home. Thanks to Harvey, Houston and the surrounding areas will be recovering for years to come. Certain parts of south Florida and Jacksonville will be in the same situation after Irma’s devastation. One thing that should be clear after these two monster storms: flood insurance is no longer optional. It’s an absolute...

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Does insurance cover flooding in your basement?

Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 in , ,

Does insurance cover flooding in your basement?

April showers will bring May flowers….. however, don’t let April showers leave you with a flooded basement! Heavy rainfall can cause flooding in basements and many homeowners are asking the question will insurance cover the water damage in my basement? Unfortunately, standard homeowners insurance does not cover damage from flooding, unless you have a specific flood insurance policy. Water that comes into your home from the top down such as a leak in the roof is usually...

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What Cartoons Teach You About Insurance

Posted by on May 18, 2011 in , , ,

If your children are anything like mine, then you are familiar with their interest in watching cartoons. Come Saturday morning, sitting down and watching morning cartoons is something that almost every child has experienced one time or another. Taking away from this unspoken Saturday morning cartoon ritual, I’ve realized that there are quite a few lessons that adults could take away from our children’s cartoons as you’ll see below. 1. Whether or not you grew up in the...

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National Flood Awareness Week

Posted by on Mar 16, 2011 in , , , , ,

National Flood Safety Awareness Week starts on Monday March, 14 2011. The purpose of the event is to highlight the many ways that floods occur, the hazards of a flood and what policy holders can do to protect their property. On a standard homeowners insurance policy, losses caused by water that accumulates in your home because of a system or an appliance, such as a broken valve, is covered. However, a standard homeowners policy does not cover any losses as a result of the...

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Insurance Journal’s “eMarketing Minute” With Kevin Ross

Posted by on Feb 15, 2011 in , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

In this episode, Tim Sawyer, President of Astonish Results sits down with Kevin Ross, Vice President of Ross Insurance, to talk about the changes in email marketing over the last year. They discuss how email marketing is not a silver bullet, but how you can make it work as part of your overall marketing...

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Keep Your Insurance Agent In The Loop

Posted by on Jan 13, 2011 in , , , , , , , , , , , ,

In the past few months has anything changed in your life that may affect your current auto policy? Are you using your vehicle in business? Has the garaging location changed? Is any one new using your car? These are all types of things that your insurance agent needs to be aware of. Simple mistakes like forgetting to add your young driver can lead to denied coverage. Also, if you forget to update which city or town your car is being garaged in and something were to happen to...

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