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Thursday, 5 April 2018
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blog preview image Driver distraction is a leading cause of vehicle accidents. Nearly 80% of vehicle crashes involve driver inattention, according to research conducted by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute. Eating and drinking, talking to a fellow passenger, applying makeup, programming a GPS or navigation ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/05/2018 9:20 AM by Benton White
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Thursday, 15 March 2018
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blog preview image We have been writing insurance policies with TRAVELERS Insurance Company for several years now.  They’re one of our premier companies who we quote daily to our prospects & insureds who want competitive pricing and enhanced coverage’s.   I attended a regional meeting a few days ago where we learned ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/15/2018 8:20 AM by Benton White
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Thursday, 1 March 2018
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blog preview image   At Benton White Insurance we are always trying to make our service as streamlined and as simple for our wonderful customers! We want you to be able to contact us and get answers to your questions as quickly and easily as you can. That is why we are introducing TEXTING as an option to those who ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/01/2018 2:05 PM by Benton White
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Friday, 23 December 2016
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blog preview image So here we are on the doorstep of Christmas 2016.  Once again, I find myself being grateful for another great year - working with wonderful customers such as yourself.  The agency continues to grow and prosper and we continue to solve insurance problems and fill insurance needs for so many every day. ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/23/2016 4:45 AM by Benton P. White
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Thursday, 15 December 2016
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blog preview image Here we go!  The coldest temps of this season yet with windchills coming in the next 3 to 4 days.  Some are saying a 'roller-coaster' weather pattern.  In the meantime, a quick review of PIPE protection.  One pipe burst can flood your property and make this Christmas season a sudden nightmare!   As ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/15/2016 5:09 PM by Benton P. White
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Thursday, 8 December 2016
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blog preview image Dr. Mike Looney, the Superintendent of Williamson County Schools has made a great proactive move this week.  There have been several vehicle tragedies in our area in the last few weeks where students have died either behind the wheel of a car or as a passenger.  Dr. Looney addresses the need that we ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/08/2016 4:58 PM by Benton P. White
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Wednesday, 23 November 2016
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blog preview image Today and everyday!  This week and every week, we are grateful for so many things, including great relationships with family, friends, business acquaintances and many wonderful customers!  Let's take a much needed break this week and remember how truly blessed we are! Enter His gates with thanksgiving ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/23/2016 9:00 AM by Benton P. White
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Friday, 28 October 2016
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blog preview image I have followed Dave Ramsey from the early days of his career.  I know many people who work on his team and have the pleasure of insuring many folks who follow Dave's template of financial peace!  One thing Dave doesn't do:  he doesn't mince words and you're never confused about what he thinks!  His ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/28/2016 1:07 PM by Benton White
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Thursday, 6 October 2016
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Not that we've had questions about this .... and honestly, not that we have a tremendous interest in this story.  However, there is ALWAYS an insurance angle that many don't consider.  When there is $10Million in jewelry stolen in a robbery in a foreign country, many questions have to be answered before ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/06/2016 12:22 PM by Benton White
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Monday, 26 September 2016
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blog preview image I wanted to get this to you as soon as possible.  This is a major announcement regarding healthcare insurance here in Tennessee.  The #1 and largest provider of healthcare insurance in Tennessee is pulling out of the major metro markets including Nashville on the Obamacare exchange.  This article below ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/26/2016 3:10 PM by Benton White
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Tuesday, 23 August 2016
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blog preview image Tennessee's insurance regulator approved hefty rate increases for the three carriers on the Obamacare exchange in an attempt to stabilize the already-limited number of insurers in the state. The rate approvals, while a tough decision, were necessary to ensure that consumers around the state had options ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/23/2016 9:18 AM by Benton White
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Wednesday, 29 June 2016
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blog preview image Based on what I keep seeing either with insurance claims or from observation as I drive around the Middle Tennessee area, the pattern seems to continue. When you take ONE SECOND to glance at or do something with your mobile device while you are behind the wheel, you, those who are with you and those ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/29/2016 2:57 PM by Benton White
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Friday, 10 June 2016
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blog preview image Teen Driving Safety Vehicle crashes leading cause of teen death Jessica Bliss of The Tennessean reports that parents take a great leap of faith before giving their kids the car keys. Crashes due to reckless and distracted driving are the leading cause of death for American teens.   Summer ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/10/2016 9:49 AM by Benton White
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Tuesday, 24 May 2016
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blog preview image I had never heard of Wathan Funeral Home until today!  But why would I have?  There are funeral homes around the world but this one has made headlines.  For their marketing strategy, they used this video/billboard to draw attention to their services.   .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/24/2016 2:13 PM by Benton White
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Thursday, 12 May 2016
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blog preview image So here is the headline I saw in the news last week!  Snapchat at 107 M.P.H.  Lawsuite Blames Teenager (and Snapchat)    OK ... I admit, I'm a baby-boomer - and NOT in the current controlling culture of the millennials but really, this latest story is very hard to believe on a number of angles. ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/12/2016 2:56 PM by Benton White
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Tuesday, 3 May 2016
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blog preview image Over the last seven years, most states - including Tennessee - have banned texting by drivers, and public service campaigns have tried an array of tactics - "It can wait," among them - to persuade people to put down their phones when they are behind the wheel.  Yet the problem, by just about any measure, ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/03/2016 2:14 PM by Benton White
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Friday, 1 April 2016
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blog preview image Our website has become a major contact source for our agency.  We never want to put aside the importance of one to one communication with those that need us, but if you can't reach us at times, the website is ALWAYS there!  We have spent much time and money to develop the most user-friendly site we ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/01/2016 1:40 PM by Benton White
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Sunday, 27 March 2016
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blog preview image Even though the main emphasis of this blog is not about insurance, there are other things and other days, like today that are much more important. As we spend time with friends and family on this Easter Sunday, we like so many celebrate this day as Resurrection Day. Based on accounts of what happened ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/27/2016 6:55 AM by Benton White
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Tuesday, 15 March 2016
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blog preview image In defending himself against lawsuits from women who say he sexually assaulted and then defamed them, Bill Cosby is facing mountainous legal expenses.  Luckily for him, he has homeowners' insurance.   That is the surprising tool Mr. Cosby is using to pay his legal fees as he battles defamation ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/15/2016 12:32 PM by Benton White
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Thursday, 25 February 2016
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blog preview image Although it hasn't affected any of us on this side of the country as of yet, the recent GOOGLE movement into selling online auto insurance caught everyone's attention in the insurance industry.  Sure, there have been some others that still attempt to sell insurance online with at best, meager success.  ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/25/2016 2:42 PM by Benton White
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April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month! Let’s kick it to the curb!

Driver distraction is a leading cause of vehicle accidents. Nearly 80% of vehicle crashes involve driver inattention, according to research conducted by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute. Eating and drinking, talking to a fellow passenger, applying makeup, programming a GPS or navigation system, or simply adjusting the radio all qualify as distracted driving. But using a cellphone while behind the wheel is undoubtedly the biggest cause. According to a study conducted by Cambridge...