Here are the Blogs in the News and Events category.
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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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Tuesday, 13 October 2015
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blog preview image Many people in areas deluged by rains and flooding tides fed by Hurricane Joaquin are likely to be surprised to find that standard homeowners' insurance policies do not cover damage from floodwater.    Property owners seeking that kind of protection need to buy a separate flood policy, usually ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/13/2015 1:16 PM by Benton White
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Thursday, 8 October 2015
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blog preview image Consider this: Safe Kids Worldwide states that 77% of families do not have a fire escape plan in place!   My wife and I have one!   We know where we'll immediately go if the unfortunate fire engulfs our home in flames.   Would this be your family if a fire occurs tonight?   Fire can spread ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/08/2015 2:35 PM by Benton White
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Tuesday, 6 October 2015
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blog preview image ALL children deserve the chance to grow up to be whatever they can imagine.  Every year, preventable injuries kill almost 1 million children here in Middle Tennessee and around the world.  The vast majority of these injuries happen to children who live in poorer communities.  We really shouldn't stand ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/06/2015 2:22 PM by Benton White
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Tuesday, 22 September 2015
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blog preview image Have you visited our website lately!? There is SO MUCH to see, so much one can learn from our website information and so many other places on the site that helps us to serve you better through insurance.  One of the newer additions to the website that is really beginning to catch on is our LIVE CHAT ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/22/2015 1:24 PM by Benton White
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Friday, 18 September 2015
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blog preview image There are times I get snippets of information that isn't enough to fit into a full blog post.  These snippets are informative and can give you quick insight to insurance items that might affect you or those around you.  So today, we introduce QuickSnaps - quick reads that are informative.   Crowd ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/18/2015 1:04 PM by Benton White
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Friday, 11 September 2015
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blog preview image My wife and I visit New York City as often as we can.  We love the shows on Broadway, the food, the sites and the sounds as visitors to America's largest city!  In 2012, we made a 5 day trip to the Big Apple in late July to take in all that wonderful city has to offer. Tops on our to-do list was to ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/11/2015 11:31 AM by Benton White
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Benton's Blog

A Tribute! The reality of a life ending!

I got a call Monday morning from a client of many years!  He called to tell me that his wife, a dear friend/client of mine for 39 years passed away the previous morning.  He said with the deepest of sadness: "Saturday night, we had about 3 hours together and she told me to immediately call you because she knew you would take care of all things insurance for her and me.  So I'm calling you first!"  He had not even been to the funeral home or had begun making arrangements for his 67-year-old wife...

Our Insurance Rates are STABLE! And It's GREAT to see!

Many of our customers don't realize that I personally review each policy that renews in my agency annually. I block out several hours to review how a customer's rates have been over time and what they can expect in premium on their next renewal.  Sometimes, it's painful to see some of the increases that are caused by an event that involved the customer.  There are a number of reasons a rate can change from excessive claim activity to at-fault accidents, traffic citations and many other premium affecting...

Minimize your Risk of Distracted Driving

As the spring season gets fully underway, families gear up for spring break car trips or college visits. With better weather, more drivers take day trips or plan weekend getaways. This all adds up to more drivers on the road, and more potential for distracted driving – which also increases the odds of traffic accidents with bodily injuries. April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, the time of year when the National Safety Council and other organizations join forces to heighten awareness of...