Here are the Blogs in the News and Events category.
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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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Tuesday, 16 February 2016
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blog preview image Some put it off and in the end - their family LOSES!  Some are proactive NOW and everyone WINS!   When I began my insurance career as a life insurance producer, I found out quite early what an important role life insurance plays in the life of a family after a love one passes away.  It's truly astounding ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/16/2016 12:38 PM by Benton White
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Saturday, 23 January 2016
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blog preview image Meteorologists are calling for extremely cold weather in Middle Tennessee tonight & for the next couple of days.  We hope these tips below will help to increase your chances of avoiding frozen pipes during this extreme cold weather! Tip #1 - Run Water!  In extremely cold temperatures, keep a small ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/23/2016 2:25 PM by Benton White
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Tuesday, 19 January 2016
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blog preview image Here we go again!  I guess we can't complain since the fall and early winter was above average warm. However, we have two weather events facing us this week.  One is overnight tonight and another on Thursday/Friday of this week.  So it's time to do the right stuff now so you won't have that unfortunate ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/19/2016 11:33 AM by Benton White
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Friday, 8 January 2016
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blog preview image We've been very busy during the last 6 weeks writing Affordable Health Care (ACA) policies.  Several of our customers had to wait until national enrollment to secure their new coverage and since they were customers of ours already, we were able to help.  The premiums shocked most everyone I talked to ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/08/2016 2:56 PM by Benton White
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Wednesday, 23 December 2015
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blog preview image Today - our #1 Christmas video this holiday season.  Grab some tissues and enjoy what we think is an important part of Christmas.   Tomorrow, a personal family greeting on Christmas Eve.  We hope you'll check back here on the blog for that!  In the meantime, we wish for you and your family, a very ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/23/2015 3:40 PM by Benton White
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Tuesday, 22 December 2015
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blog preview image We continue our video countdown for Christmas.  We hope you enjoy these selections and trust that each make your Christmas a little more enjoyable and more meaningful. We wish for you and your family, a very Merry Christmas and the best to you in 2016.  Thanks for letting us serve you with insurance.  ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/22/2015 12:10 PM by Benton White
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Monday, 21 December 2015
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blog preview image We continue our video countdown for Christmas.  We hope you enjoy these selections and trust that each make your Christmas a little more enjoyable and more meaningful. We wish for you and your family, a very Merry Christmas and the best to you in 2016.  Thanks for letting us serve you with insurance.  ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/21/2015 1:51 PM by Benton White
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Friday, 18 December 2015
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blog preview image We continue our video countdown for Christmas with #4 in our Top 5 Christmas Videos of 2015.  We hope you enjoy these selections and trust that each make your Christmas a little more enjoyable and more meaningful. We wish for you and your family, a very Merry Christmas and the best to you in 2016.  ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/18/2015 10:55 AM by Benton White
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Thursday, 17 December 2015
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blog preview image Today, we begin our video countdown for Christmas. We hope you enjoy these selections and trust that each of these for the next 5 days will make your Christmas a little more enjoyable and meaningful! We wish for you and your family, a very Merry Christmas and the best to you in 2016.  Thanks for letting ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/17/2015 10:31 AM by Benton White
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Tuesday, 15 December 2015
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blog preview image During this great year of 2015, we have tried to educate and hopefully entertain a little on this Benton White Insurance blog!  The response has been awesome and so glad you are enjoying our efforts to educate as well as inform about all things insurance.  THANK YOU for your readership!  What good is ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/15/2015 2:47 PM by Benton White
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Tuesday, 8 December 2015
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blog preview image They're becoming more popular this year and expect these to be common place in the near future.  I already have some of these devices in my home and intend to add more as we go along.  The ability to control your home whether you are there or away is such a great feature and comforting too if you are ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/08/2015 1:32 PM by Benton White
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Thursday, 3 December 2015
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blog preview image This is becoming a welcomed and honorable pattern.  It was announced a few days ago that J. D. Power and Associates has recognized Auto-Owners Insurance Company for "Highest in Customer Satisfaction with the Auto Insurance Claims Experience."  Auto-Owners has been recognized at this level for the sixth ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/03/2015 3:23 PM by Benton White
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Tuesday, 24 November 2015
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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 11/24/2015 1:40 PM by Benton White
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Tuesday, 27 October 2015
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blog preview image A confession:  I get upset and sometimes very angry at what other drivers do when I'm driving on the road.  And sometime, I inadvertently do something that makes other drivers angry at me!  The question is, how do we contain that anger and how far do we take it to retaliate or strike back!  That's what ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/27/2015 2:40 PM by Benton White
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Thursday, 22 October 2015
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blog preview image Many don't know that I've been developing websites for more than 18 years.  I learned website code as a hobby and created a company many years back at the infancy of internet & website activity to help other insurance agencies around the country get their internet website and email marketing created.  ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/22/2015 10:49 AM by Benton White
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Tuesday, 20 October 2015
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blog preview image The year 2016 will send shockwaves to about 30 percent of Medicare beneficiaries, or roughly 7 million Americans. They're going to be paying a lot more for their monthly Medicare Part B premium.   Individuals affected will see their monthly premiums rise from about $104.90 to $159.30, and $318.60 ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/20/2015 11:50 AM by Benton White
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Thursday, 15 October 2015
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blog preview image Adjustments continue in the health insurance marketplace as we approach the annual enrollment period for national healthcare coverage.  This latest change affects 27,000 Tennesseans.     Community Health Alliance will no longer offer insurance coverage next year, forcing about 27,000 Tennesseans ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/15/2015 11:17 AM by Benton White
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Benton's Blog

Planning on Buying an SUV? Steer Clear of Jeep or Ford!

We insure a lot of SUV’s and as you may know, some vehicle companies are only going to make SUV’s in the future as they stop manufacturing private passenger vehicles from their factory lines.  Safety is always a concern when one purchases a vehicle.  That's why, when the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released their 2018 SUV safety tests, it caught a lot of people’s attention.  Many were surprised that two of the most popular midsize SUVs in the U.S. were given a "poor" rating in the...

10 Steps to Burglar-Proof Your Home Before Your Vacation!

Two former burglars have shared their tips on how to best protect your home from intruders. The ex-criminals, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, revealed these steps all homeowners can take to secure their property, particularly before heading off on their vacation. Some focus on ways to make your home look less appealing to potential intruders, including installing fake burglar alarms and security cameras outside. Others offer tips to safeguard yourself against becoming a target in the first...

4 Questions To Help You Decide If Long-Term Care Insurance Is Right For You!

Buying long-term care insurance is about risk management. It boils down to how you answer these four questions: 1.    Would a tragic event (i.e. becoming disabled and requiring long-term care services) overwhelm and deplete everything you own? 2.    Given your family history, what is the probability of you needing long-term care? 3.    Do you have ample retirement assets and income to pay for all the costs of long-term care? 4.    Do you mind reducing your estate if the need for long-term...