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Auto Insurance Claims Process: Damage To My Car

Most people only rarely need to file insurance claims, and therefore, aren’t that knowledgeable in how to file first-party auto insurance claims. Understanding the claims process for first-party claims can help make sure you have all your ducks lined up for a more successful claims process out of the gate. There are a few key […]

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 […]

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 […]

Will My Policy Premium Stay the Same Every Year?

Because so many things can change in a year, it’s important to review your policy annually to determine which, if any, changes you need to make in coverage. These are some of the things that can affect your policy premiums from year to year. Claims The unfortunate reality is that insurance is a business of […]

6 Tips To Avoid Driving Distractions & Focus On The Road

Health ailments aren’t the only thing claiming lives. Studies have revealed that road-related deaths are becoming so common that they’ve reached epidemic levels. According to research, approximately 9 Americans die each day from automobile accidents. In 2016, there were more than 40,000 road deaths, and the time frame between 2014 and 2015 represented the largest […]

How Does No Fault Auto Insurance Work?

The term “no-fault” when it comes to auto insurance has been somewhat misused and abused over the years. The important thing to understand is that there are only 16 states (plus Puerto Rico) that have no-fault auto insurance laws. If you do not live in Puerto Rico or one of the following states, no-fault insurance […]

Summer Vacation Road Trip Preparation Tips

A recent AAA telephone study revealed that nearly 80 percent of U.S. families (among those participating in the survey) are planning road trips this summer, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. This is an increase of more than 10 percent from the summer of 2017 despite higher gas prices. What it means for you, is that […]

What New College Graduates Need to Know About Insurance

You’ve just graduated college and the world is at your feet. Before you go out into the world, it’s important to learn a few key facts about insurance and your need for it. This guide will walk you through three of the most common types of insurance you’re likely to need: Health Insurance Renters Insurance Auto […]

Tire Blow Out: What do I do now?

By Nikki Allegretti A not so funny story happened when I was on my way home from my job at Otterstedt Insurance Agency. My tire exploded on Interstate 80. I didn’t feel it, I didn’t hear it, and I didn’t know what to do. I panicked when a truck driver signaled me to pull over because […]

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