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Friday, 6 February 2015
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blog preview image It's not a question of "IF!"  It's a question of "WHICH ONE!"  Then one asks - "Are you prepared for any of the three?   Americans may face several financial risks before and during retirement.  Earlier in life there are 3 major risks that individuals and families face, but each risk tends to ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/06/2015 10:01 AM by Benton White
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Tuesday, 3 February 2015
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blog preview image I'm the parent of 4 grown children who are now adults in their 30's.  My wife and I have stressed that when they are behind the wheel of a car, they control their destiny and possibly the destiny of others by how they drive.  And I'm sure they are tired of especially hearing me say - "Don't text and ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/03/2015 10:57 AM by Benton White
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Tuesday, 27 January 2015
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blog preview image We have all heard a lot about texting while driving.  We are hearing so much these days from those who encourage us all not to do it!  Here are some of the reasons why. The statistics are staggering! In mid-December, I was passing by Brentwood High School on my way to work.  I saw the following ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/27/2015 12:37 PM by Benton White
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Friday, 16 January 2015
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No matter how much we hear it, no matter how many we know that got caught or no matter how alarmed we get about the subject, getting others to realize the consequences of drinking while driving can have overwhelming devastating results.  Weekends, holidays, vacations or how about this article recently ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/16/2015 12:45 PM by Benton White
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Tuesday, 13 January 2015
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Occasionally, I think it's good to step away from insurance and ponder other life-giving lessons we could learn.  At this beginning of a new year, so many are ready to try new things, create goals they want to accomplish in 2015 and many other new initiatives that they think will make a difference in ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/13/2015 12:05 PM by Benton White
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Tuesday, 23 December 2014
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Peace On Earth A personal message from Benton White... We celebrate what many consider the most significant holiday of our calendar year this week.  This year, as in years past, I find myself thinking more about the reasons for the birth of the Christ-child.  What is getting my attention most ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/23/2014 1:18 PM by Benton White
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Wednesday, 10 December 2014
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So if you are concerned about a fire starting from your Christmas tree this year, statistics show that Christmas trees are fire hazards but do not spontaneously combust. The National Christmas Tree Association makes this point in its Holiday Safety Facts. Approximately one tenth of one percent ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/10/2014 10:24 AM by Benton White
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Friday, 5 December 2014
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I confess, there are probably some insurance agents that consider the Christmas holidays a time to ponder risk, claims, thefts and more!  But honestly, I have never seen it that way.  There surely are some insurance related issues that one should consider during the holidays.  We'll have another blog ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/05/2014 1:14 PM by Benton White
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Tuesday, 28 October 2014
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We are days away from the next healthcare election - enrollment period for health insurance.  It's 90 days for those who don't have healthcare coverage or those that need to make changes, beginning November 15, it's your time to elect your coverage.  Most everyone is hoping that this enrollment period ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/28/2014 12:21 PM by Benton White
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Monday, 13 October 2014
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Hi Folks, It's another one of those days where storms are heading our way that could possibly turn into an insurance claim.  Based on reports I trust most, weather in the next 24 hours could produce strong winds, hail and possible tornadoes. Because there might be insurance claims as a result of ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/13/2014 8:52 AM by Benton White
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Thursday, 9 October 2014
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We offer a way to help you here at the agency that many aren't acquainted with.  If you are one of those, let me give a little detail about a FREE - added value service we have: LIVE ONLINE HELP! When you visit our website at www.BentonWhite.com, you'll see on the top right corner a green box ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/09/2014 1:34 PM by Benton White
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Friday, 12 September 2014
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Wind, hail and damage caused by rain entering a building are among the most common causes of property damage for our home insurance customers. To help protect homeowner property and belongings, we at Benton White Insurance recommend focusing on the roof, which is especially vulnerable to inclement weather ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/12/2014 10:33 AM by Benton White
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Tuesday, 9 September 2014
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Most people never hear some of the reasons claims are filed. Over my 36 years, I've heard some wild ones too but these may take the cake. We've all heard and maybe unfortunately experienced filing a claim for your mobile phone. The most common reasons are dropping the phone in the toilet or just ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/09/2014 4:47 PM by Benton White
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Tuesday, 2 September 2014
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Seldom do you come across someone like this! A couple of weeks ago, I got a call from the most senior client in my agency.  Lee wanted to come by my office so he could pay his home insurance premium.  He also wanted to discuss his auto insurance.  However, even though Lee is a capable driver at his ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/02/2014 9:02 AM by Benton White
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Monday, 25 August 2014
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Billboards are showing up, lawyers are moving to Tennessee and news reports have begun.  The subject: SINKHOLES and Tennessee happens to be one of the top 5 states with the highest risk for sinkholes. Sinkholes like the ones that have formed recently in Florida and even here in Middle Tennessee are ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/25/2014 1:54 PM by Benton White
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Wednesday, 20 August 2014
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The one issue that has affected our insureds and anyone else living in this Middle Tennessee area in the last couple of years is WEATHER! (Tweet this!)  One of my elite companies, Travelers Insurance, has just released a value added service -- Weather Alerts!  Whether you are one of our customers or ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/20/2014 4:08 PM by Benton White
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Wednesday, 13 August 2014
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An often unknown sector of healthcare services are faith based clinics that offer medical aid to those who find themselves unable to afford it. In today's climate and confusion with the Affordable care act, the need for such places is ever increasing. They help those uninsured to get help, by not only ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/13/2014 11:41 AM by Benton White
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Tuesday, 29 July 2014
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I had something very interesting happen today!  It's one of those .."WOW" moments that I didn't realize until later but the experience surely got me thinking! One of my great long time customers who is a top-level musician in the music business called me to say "THANKS" for some proposal / quote ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/29/2014 9:35 AM by Benton White
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Wednesday, 23 July 2014
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The uncertainly of Affordable Health Care (Obamacare) continues with the latest judgments released on Tuesday.  Tennesseans who qualified for tax credits to buy coverage on the federal exchange are among the millions of Americans facing uncertainty about losing those subsidies that made their health ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/23/2014 2:21 PM by Benton White
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Friday, 11 July 2014
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I am blessed to have nearly 10 grandchildren (latest one to arrive the end of September!).  So, when I hear about children left in cars in the summer and there are deaths, I pay attention.  I can understand how absent minded-too many things on a parents' minds can cause this to happen but I still think ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/11/2014 4:33 PM by Benton White
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Benton's Blog

Smartphones Are Killing Americans, But Nobody’s Counting

Jennifer Smith doesn’t like the term “accident.” It implies too much chance and too little culpability. A “crash” killed her mother in 2008, she insists, when her car was broadsided by another vehicle while on her way to pick up cat food. The other driver, a 20-year-old college student, ran a red light while talking on his mobile phone, a distraction that he immediately admitted and cited as the catalyst of the fatal event.  “He was remorseful,” Smith, now 43, said. “He never changed his story.” Yet in...

Does Homeowner's Insurance Cover Your Home Based Business?

If you’re one of more than 38 million people working from your home in any capacity, beware: your home insurance may not provide adequate protection for your business, no matter how small. Thanks to the digital revolution, it’s never been more convenient to earn a living from your living space – but with each reward comes risk, and without the right coverage, that extra cash flow can turn from positive to negative. Unfortunately, too many at-home earners aren’t aware of the gaps in their coverage...

Mobile Apps for your Convenience!

Having convenience in the palm of your hand - 24/7 - is one of the big advantages of today's computer / mobile phone technology.  Our companies understand this and are offering some excellent mobile apps to help you navigate your insurance portfolio you have with us. Advantages of having the mobile app readily available: Pay your bills Set up and manage automatic payments Check the Status of a claim and/or view your claim history View your insurance ID Cards View your actual policy...