Let’s Keep Our Lawns – and Ourselves – Safe in California!

For many of our neighbors in Livermore, summer means more than sunshine and vacations. It also means working in the yard – often with tools that can be dangerous if not used properly. Each year about 400,000 people are treated for injuries from lawn and garden tools, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission…

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…

Avoiding Distractions While Driving Could Save Your Life!

You’ve seen them on the roads; you might even know a few of them. And you could be one yourself. Distracted drivers in come in all shapes, sizes, ages and experience levels. Even if you’re not one today, you could become one at any moment — in the time it takes you to answer your…

Have Expensive Jewelry? Schedule it on Your Homeowners or Renters Policy!

A standard homeowners policy includes coverage for jewelry and other precious items such as watches and furs. These items are covered for losses caused by all the perils included in your policy such as fire, windstorm, theft and vandalism. However, there are special limits of liability for certain items, meaning that the insurer will not…

Is Your Home as Efficient as it Could Be?

Drafty windows. Leaky faucets. Dirty air filters. All are common issues and they’re not only annoying — they also cost you money in decreased energy efficiency and higher utility bills. Would you like to save $200 to $400 a year on your energy costs? That’s how much the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star program…

Decorate Safely This Holiday Season

We know that decorating for Christmas is fun and festive; but before you climb on the roof to string your lights, know that about 12,500 injuries occur every year due to Christmas lights and decorations. Along with injuries, Christmas decorations also cause millions of dollars in property damage during the holidays. Be safe when decorating…

Making Smart Savings Choices

In today’s unsettled economy, many people are looking for ways to stretch their money—but sometimes this includes altering insurance  coverages to dangerously low levels or eliminating coverage entirely. If you’re thinking about changing your coverage to save money, consider these key issues below — and give us a call. We can help make sure you’ve…

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…

Uninsured Motorists Are On The Rise!!

The economic downturn has had numerous effects on our country. One of these is the increase in uninsured motorists on the road. According to new estimates from the Insurance Research Council, one in seven drivers in the United States are uninsured. Despite the fact that many states have laws requiring drivers to maintain insurance, the…

Back to School Reminders for Empty-Nesters

Every fall, college students head back to campus and the things that travel with them get more sophisticated. It’s important to understand the limits of your property coverage that will follow your student to college, whether its across the state of across the country. Personal Property   Students find very creative ways to fill their…