Night Driving Dangers

A little extra caution can go a long way while driving at night   Summer has ended, and while fall and winter have their own pleasures  — longer nights mean increased danger on the roads. You might think you drive just as well at night, but consider this: Even though nighttime driving accounts for just…

Tips for Choosing a Local Independent Insurance Agency

1. Know the difference between independent agents and other insurance agents or carriers.  An independent agent represents a number of different insurance companies. In contrast, agents who represent large national companies only sell products from that carrier. A direct insurance company sells to you directly without an agent, typically online. An independent agent has the…

Reduce Interior Earthquake Damage with These Tips

Take action to reduce damage. To reduce damage inside, look at your ceiling and walls to see what might fall.   1. Anchor bookcases and filing cabinets to walls 2. Secure ceiling lights, suspended ceilings and other hanging items to the home structure 3. Anchor water heaters and large appliances to walls using safety cables…

Traveling With Your Best (four-legged) Friend!

Whether you’re headed out on the road for a weekend drive or a longer vacation, there are some car trips we simply wouldn’t think of making without including the four-legged member of the family. Just as you make plans for a safe and comfortable trip for your family and friends, it’s a good idea to…

It’s Almost Boating Season… Don’t Let Insurance Sink Your Summer Fun!

As we get closer to summer, boat owners should all be assessing their insurance needs if they do not carry boat insurance already. If you have a boat, you need boat insurance.  Some people assume their homeowners’ policy is all they need to protect their boat. Not true. Typically, homeowners policies limited coverage for boats…

Do You Have Enough Coverage to Rebuild Your Home?

Imagine how devastating it would be to lose your home in a fire. Now imagine not being able to rebuild it completely because you didn’t have the correct amount of insurance. Selecting the proper amount of coverage is the single most important decision you can make with your Homeowners policy. Without it, you may not…

Open Enrollment Ends March 31st!

Open enrollment for individuals & families ends this Monday! If you miss the deadline the market will open again in the fall of 2014 for effective dates in 2015. Do not hesitate, sign up now! Enrollment is easy. Visit https://www.coveredca.com/ and click “apply now.” The only exception will be individuals who loose their current coverage through a…

I’m borrowing my friend’s car … am I covered?

Most people have an idea of what’s covered and not covered under their various insurance policies. But at Gene Morgan Insurance Agency, we get a lot of questions about borrowing or loaning a car. Anytime you might be looking to borrow your neighbor’s truck for a home-improvement project, or borrow a friend’s car if yours…

What to Do After a Major Water Leak or Indoor Flood

In California we have been experiencing heavy rain over the past week or so. We thought now would be a great time to remind people what to do in the event of an emergency water leak or flood. Follow these steps in the event of an emergency: 1. Stop the Water If water is coming…

Why Everyone Needs an Umbrella Policy

If you are ever sued, your standard homeowners or auto policy will provide you with some liability coverage, paying for judgments against you and your attorney’s fees, up to a limit set in the policy. However, in our litigious society, you may want to have an extra layer of liability protection. That’s what a personal…