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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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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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Benton's Blog

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...