Here are the Blogs in the News and Events category.
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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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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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Benton's Blog

Preparing for the Unexpected! This is SO important!

What would you do if your home was destroyed by a fire, or one of your water pipes burst while you were on vacation, or a burglar stole valuable items from your home? You can’t prepare for everything but planning for the unexpected when dealing with property claims could make these situations easier to handle. Below are some things to consider before a loss happens:  Take photographs with a phone camera to document ownership of items.  Walk room by room, making notes of items. Don’t...

Are You Driving for LYFT or UBER? Are You Insured Correctly?

Two peer-to-peer trends that are growing in popularity are ride-sharing and personal vehicle sharing, or car-sharing. Most people do not realize that their personal auto insurance policy may not cover them if they were to suffer a loss using either service. Ride-sharing involves a transportation network company (TNC), such as Uber or Lyft, which provides prearranged transportation services for compensation. This is done by using a digital network (app) to connect passengers with drivers using...

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...