The Tenants Guide to Renters Insurance

Renters insurance is becoming increasingly important for tenants in today’s society. Many renters fail to understand how costly it is to replace everyday essentials all at once if they become displaced due to a fire, hurricane, or another covered event. But that is only a small portion of why you need to buy coverage. Below, […]

Why Work With an Independent Insurance Agent?

You’ve probably been told or have read that it is best to work with an independent insurance agent. But what you may not have been told is why. There are many reasons why working with an independent agent is better than working with an agent tied to a single company. Independent Agents are Committed to […]

What Type of Insurance Do You Need as a Rideshare Driver?

Rideshare drivers have unique insurance needs and often find out, too late, that their existing insurance coverage does not protect them if they have an accident while driving to pick up passengers or returning home after dropping passengers off. Doesn’t the Rideshare Company Provide Protection? Some believe these activities are covered through the insurance programs […]

What Information Do You Need to Get a Homeowners Insurance Quote?

Getting a homeowners insurance quote is usually pretty straightforward.  There are, however, a few key details you’ll need to have on hand to get the right quote. Whether you’re purchasing your first home insurance policy or you’re just exploring your options, this is the information you likely need to get a quote. Information about the […]

The Risks of Being Underinsured

You probably know by now how important it is to have insurance coverage. What you may not know, until you find yourself filing a claim, is that being underinsured on your home, auto, personal umbrella, renters, flood, or liability insurance protection can be really painful as well. In fact, it can be financially devastating for […]

Explain My Coverage

Understanding the types of insurance coverages available is a critical part of protecting you and your families financial security.  Below are some of the top insurance coverages the average household requires. Auto Insurance Coverage Auto insurance coverage provides financial protection if you are in an auto accident. The type of protection you receive depends on […]

Who is Liable for a Slip and Fall on Ice at Your Home?

Slip and fall injuries are tricky things, legally speaking. That doesn’t mean that homeowners bear no legal responsibility, or liability, for slip and fall injuries occurring on their property. When people slip and fall on ice at your home, whether it be a guest, the mailman or a stranger, a few things must be proven […]

What is PIP Coverage?

PIP stands for personal injury protection and is an extension of your regular auto insurance. It covers medical costs and in some cases, lost wages. People often refer to it as “no-fault” coverage since it pays out claims regardless of who’s at fault for the accident. What PIP Coverage Covers? PIP provides you with vital […]

Who Do I Call if I Have a Claim?

If you’re like many people, you buy insurance hoping you’ll never need to file a claim. However, if the time should ever come when you do need to file a claim, it’s important that you know what to do. One of the many benefits of working with a local agency, like Otterstedt Insurance Agency, is […]

What is Replacement Cost on Contents and Building?

When buying insurance or shopping around for policies, you’ll come across many terms that might seem foreign to you. At least in the concept of buying insurance. One of those terms is “replacement cost.” You need to take the time to learn about this one because it’s an important term to understand. Whether you’re insuring […]

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