Business Insurance 101

Do you own or manage a small business, or are you thinking of starting one? One of the most important things to consider is the insurance coverage you will need to accurately cover your business. It is important to remain properly protected while keeping premiums down. Below are the 4 most important policies most small…

6 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Life Insurance Policy

The benefits of a life insurance policy are clear: the coverage provides financial protection against the death of a policyholder in the form of a payment to the beneficiary; and life insurance proceeds are not taxable income. However, it is important that you find the policy that best fits your situation. Here are six key…

Umbrella Insurance: What You Need to Know

Umbrella insurance refers to liability insurancethat is in excess of underlying insurance (home & auto) and also potentially primary insurance for losses not covered by the other policies. In the blink of an eye, a multimillion dollar lawsuit could jeopardize your  home, car, property, savings, investments and even your future income. In most  cases an…

September is Life Insurance Awareness Month!

Did you know that September is Life Insurance Awareness Month? With that in mind, we’re going to 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…

Things to keep in mind when buying a car

Buying a new car is an exciting time — but it can also be stressful. After all, you’re trying to get the best deal on price, while also deciding on the make, model and features you need. Here at Gene Morgan Insurance, we can’t really help you become a master negotiator when it comes to…

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…

Back to School Advice 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 living…

When Things go BOOM in the Night – Fireworks Safety

For most of us, the Fourth of July is a time to enjoy the company of family and friends, having fun and creating memories – whether at home or away in Lake Tahoe. But for some families, the holiday is a nightmare. Homes each year in California are damaged by wayward fireworks. Thousands of people are…