Here are the Blogs in the News and Events category.
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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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Thursday, 26 February 2015
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blog preview image We have filed several claims for our insured's this week as a result of the recent harsh winter weather.  Most have been from Ice Dams from the ice and snow.  As the claims are filed, home repairs will no doubt need to be done as result of water seeping back into homes.  A fellow insurance agent - friend ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/26/2015 2:26 PM by Benton White
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Wednesday, 25 February 2015
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blog preview image 5 years ago, hardly anyone considered insurance for identity theft or fraud.  My agency went through training and webinars to make sure we understood this new and increasing risk for which we needed to offer to our customers.  Since that time, most all of our property policies automatically cover our ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/25/2015 1:15 PM by Benton White
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Thursday, 19 February 2015
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blog preview image Amid a slug­gish job mar­ket, one indus­try is grow­ing by leaps and bounds: insur­ance fraud. Cases of sus­pected insur­ance fraud - called ques­tion­able claims, or QCs in indus­try speak - rose 27% nation­wide from 2010 through 2012, accord­ing to new fig­ures released by the National Insur­ance ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/19/2015 2:39 PM by Benton White
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Sunday, 15 February 2015
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Hi Folks, I know by now you have seen the weather reports of snow and ice headed our way in the next 48 hours.  And most likely, you can't find bread or milk at the local grocery store if you braved the long lines to get them.  I've read we'll see 2 to 9 inches in Middle Tennessee.  We've heard this ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/15/2015 2:50 PM by Benton White
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Friday, 13 February 2015
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blog preview image A death occurred this past weekend in Milwaukee apparently caused by Road Rage!  We read stories almost every day or see incredible videos of someone driving aggressively against another.  Eight out of 10 drivers surveyed in the AAA Foundation's annual Traffic Safety culture Index rank aggressive driving ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/13/2015 1:50 PM by Benton White
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Wednesday, 11 February 2015
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blog preview image February 14th - a chance at love & romance!   February 15th - Last chance to enroll for health insurance during this enrollment We're coming to the close of this 3 month health insurance enrollment period.  After enrollment ends this Sunday, only those with a qualifying life event will ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/11/2015 9:50 AM by Benton White
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Benton's Blog

Questions? We've got answers!

You buy insurance to protect your finances from life's surprises. But unless you know the finer points of your policies, you could be left with another surprise -- no coverage where you thought you had it.  We get questions almost daily asking is this covered?  We do our best to give the most accurate and easy to understand answers we can offer.  I thought it might be good to share some of the more common questions (and one not so common) that we get here in the agency!  Hopefully, this will help...

Merry Christmas & THANK YOU!

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.  Thank you for letting us serve you with your insurance. From our great staff here at the agency, my wonderful family and me, we hope you have a wonderful Christmas and may 2017 be full of grace,...

Cold Temps means PROTECT PIPES!

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 a public service, take these 5 precautions so you won't have that miserable event take place: CLOSE all foundation vents so cold air won't get in. CLOSE & SEAL your crawl space door.  That...