Here are the Blogs in the News and Events category.
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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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Tuesday, 25 August 2015
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blog preview image In the midst of a shaky stock market which has gotten a lot of attention from those who invest in it and those - possibly like you - who have retirement savings in 401K's, I have asked my financial planning son - Christopher L. White with Chris White Wealth Group, an Independent firm in Franklin, Tennessee ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/25/2015 8:43 AM by Benton White
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Wednesday, 19 August 2015
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blog preview image Middle Tennesseans - please be careful! We just posted our Blog yesterday about the number of vehicle related deaths increasing in this country "Why are More People Dying on the Nations Roads?".  Just look at our last 3 days here at Benton White Insurance.We filed these following claims for our ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/19/2015 2:54 PM by Benton White
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Tuesday, 18 August 2015
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blog preview image Death from automobile's are up year to date!  But as bad as that is, there are other angles to that statistic!  Auto and liability insurance premiums tend to increase when there is an drastic increase in these deaths.  It's a domino-trickle down theory!  Even after the announcement of a death from a ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/18/2015 1:38 PM by Benton White
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Thursday, 2 July 2015
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blog preview image How prepared are you to live life to the fullest and take care of loved ones when you are gone? Here's a life saver!   Many don't know that Benton White of Benton White Insurance began his career in 1978 in the life insurance business.  He had extensive training with one of the great companies ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/02/2015 11:25 AM by Benton White
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Tuesday, 16 June 2015
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blog preview image Since the beginning of my insurance career,  I have worked intently to have positive, supportive relationships with company underwriters.  They are a part of the back-bone of how insurance policies are issued.  Their eyes and subsequent judgement on the information we as agents submit can make or break ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/16/2015 10:56 AM by Benton White
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Thursday, 4 June 2015
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blog preview image We really liked this article The 1% Fear Being Sued But Shun Umbrella Insurance from Forbes. It is about a less common but essential insurance policy - Personal Liability Umbrella! A rise in liability law suits is leaving the potential payouts to be astronomical. You don't have to be a billionaire to ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/04/2015 2:06 PM by Benton White
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Thursday, 21 May 2015
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blog preview image We see reports in the news almost weekly right now.  It's tornado season!  Even though our area has been spared of storms this season that have produced heavily damaging winds and destruction, there's never a better time than now to learn about tornado safety and tips that might mean life or death for ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/21/2015 1:07 PM by Benton White
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Thursday, 7 May 2015
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blog preview image I know - I know .... company annual reports can be boring!  I get that but usually, when you get a company report - the CEO or other leading official of that company throw in some information that might surprise you.  Recently, I received a report from one of our portfolio companies - UNUM!  UNUM bought ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/07/2015 2:34 PM by Benton White
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Tuesday, 5 May 2015
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blog preview image Travelers is one of our portfolio companies that offers many of our customers very competitive rates and great claims service.  Now they are stepping up again and making available a new version of their mobile app that puts your policy information in the palm of your hand.   The app is available ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/05/2015 12:03 PM by Benton White
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Tuesday, 28 April 2015
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blog preview image It is great to see BHS doing something important for their students to see - in a real way - what damage texting and/or distracted driving can do.  Here is an article from THE TENNESSEAN released Friday April 24, 2015 ... written by Melanie Balakit.  Five Brentwood emergency personnel approached ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/28/2015 10:00 AM by Benton White
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Tuesday, 24 March 2015
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blog preview image This kid cracks me up!  I've been watching various videos from this young man sent to me over the last couple of years and I never see one that doesn't make me smile.  And to add to it, his message's are usually uplifting in some way! Robby Novak - The Kid President  "get's down" with some motivation ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/24/2015 2:20 PM by Benton White
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Friday, 6 March 2015
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blog preview image One of the primary causes of residential fire deaths and injuries for children under 10 is playing with a heat source, which includes lighters and matches. It's a nationwide problem that the Tennessee State Fire Marshal's Office hopes parents will address by following some simple safety tips.   "We ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/06/2015 12:45 PM by Benton White
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Wednesday, 4 March 2015
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blog preview image Today's post is a little different!  We're veering away from insurance emphasis to some subject matter you might find important! I will be the first to admit, I WANT and many times I think I NEED to be connected to the internet 24/7.  I'm learning to take breaks from it but I see many folks that ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/04/2015 2:10 PM by Benton White
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Friday, 27 February 2015
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blog preview image This information came to us from the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance on Thursday of this week.  Gouging is a BIG issue after damage events like we have seen in the last 2 weeks.  Precaution in hiring the right folks can save you a lot of money and trouble later.  The items presented to ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/27/2015 3:16 PM by Benton White
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7 Questions to Consider When Renewing Your Home Insurance...

If you own a house, homeowner’s insurance is a necessity. Not only do you need it to protect your home and possessions against damage and theft, your mortgage lender will also require that you carry it if you have a loan on your home. It’s not enough to simply have coverage, you need to have the right coverage. We ALWAYS suggest that it is a good time to review your policy is when it comes up for renewal annually.  Of course, we do it for you here at Benton White Insurance. Insurance companies...

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...