Help Us Do Something Special

                  This year, we are teaming up with Safeco to donate up to $10,000  to the Oakland Children's Hospital. We will also be competing with other agents in California to donate money to their local charity. In order to win and be able to donate to the hospital we need...

Kids Headed Off to College?

    We know it seems like just yesterday your kids were headed off to their first day of kindergarten. But amidst the tears and sadness you feel as your children head off to college, there are some more important things to dwell on… like your insurance! Will they have property coverage inside their dorm…

Do You Have A Full House? You Need Life Insurance!!

Did you know that September is Life Insurance Awareness Month? With that in mind, we’re gonna lay some cold hard facts on you about life insurance. 7 in 10 American households with children under 18 would be in jeopardy if the primary bread-winner died. 30% of U.S. households (35 million) have no life insurance protection at all….

As You Head Out for Vacation, Protect Your Home Against Burglars

      We recommend taking the following preventative measures to keep your home and personal belongings safe: Keep your home well-lit. Mount exterior lights in your yard or on your house so that they are out of reach of would-be burglars. Put indoor lights on a timer. Make it time-consuming to break into your…

The Importance of Renters Insurance

  If you live in a rental home or apartment, chances are you don’t have the proper insurance. Even Uncle Jesse & Joey needed renters insurance!! Despite the fact that rented homes are more likely to be burglarized than owner-occupied properties, nearly 60 percent of renters don’t have a renters policy.   Why does it…

Preparing an Effective Evacuation Plan

  We have seen the recent headlines of the destructive fire in Arizona and the families who have been evacuated from their homes. In the event of a sudden emergency such as a wildfire, you may have just minutes to gather your family and important papers, and get out of your house, possibly for good….

Auto Insurance Fraud is Costing Policyholders Millions

  During these uncertain times it is no surprise that fraudulent insurance claims are on the rise. Criminals are staging accidents to collect on innocent victims insurance policies, which is costing policyholders and insurers millions of dollars every year. That is why it is important that you stay informed and know exactly what to do…

Tips For Making Sure You Are Properly Covered For A Disaster

This year has already seen multiple earthquakes, tornadoes, and a tsunami that rocked the world. Extreme weather is as terrifying as it is uncontrollable. That is why it is so important to make sure your home is property covered in the event of a natural disaster. According to Marshall & Swift 59% of today’s homes…

May 15-21 is National Dog Bite Prevention Week

Owning dogs is a fun and rewarding experience, however, if not dealt with responsibly, dogs can become a tremendous liability. “Dog bites accounted for more than one-third of all homeowners insurance liability claims paid out in 2010, costing nearly $413 million, according to the Insurance Information Institute” Jeanne M. Salvatore, senior vice president and consumer…

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…