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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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Wednesday, 9 July 2014
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Every July 1, there are new laws that go into effect in our country and specifically in our state that have local interest.  Some of the new laws that are now in effect have insurance implications.  Here is a list that summarizes these changes: 1. KNIFE POSSESSION A new law overrides local restrictions ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/09/2014 2:17 PM by Benton White
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Tuesday, 10 June 2014
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Keep Your Eyes On The Road! We cannot impress upon our customers, friends, family and the general public enough that using a mobile phone behind the wheel can kill you, your passengers or fellow drivers!  How fast would your reaction be if you had been in this movie theater?! Watch this very effective ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/10/2014 11:12 AM by Benton White
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Tuesday, 3 June 2014
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Since summer months are high claim filing months as it pertains to teenage drivers and accidents, we continue to emphasize risks facing  teen drivers and how to prevent some of these accidents we see at this time of the year. This is real stuff!  We have had claims in the last week here in the agency ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/03/2014 3:40 PM by Benton White
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Thursday, 29 May 2014
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The Tennessean has continued this campaign to raise awareness about driver safety especially among new and teenage drivers. The campaign is called Safe Summer TN and provides parents with the tools they need to educate their teens before driving. Check it out here!  This article spells it out with the ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/29/2014 11:54 AM by Benton White
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Tuesday, 27 May 2014
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Teen Driving Safety Vehicle crashes leading cause of teen death Jessica Bliss of the Tennessean reports that parents take a great leap of faith before giving their kids the car keys. Crashes due to reckless and distracted driving are the leading cause of death for American teens.   Summer ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/27/2014 2:20 PM by Benton White
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Thursday, 15 May 2014
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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 feature.  ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/15/2014 1:58 PM by Benton White
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Tuesday, 13 May 2014
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Consider this a public service post!  It can happen to us all! Upon first check of my email early yesterday morning, I had an order from Amazon for a $145 watch that was purchased from my account overnight.  The order was completed, charged to my debit card and was being processed for shipping. ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/13/2014 8:10 AM by Benton White
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Friday, 9 May 2014
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I am lucky enough to love and respect TWO great Mom's!   I'm blessed to have a wonderful Mom who is 83 years young.  She still mows her lawn, plants her flowers and against our wishes, occasionally climbs up a step-ladder to pull something off of the roof of her beautiful home.  May we all be my ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/09/2014 11:17 AM by Benton White
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Monday, 28 April 2014
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hr.tophr { display:none; } Hi Folks, It's Spring and with the beauty of the season comes ugly weather.  Based on reports I trust most, today and tomorrow could produce strong winds, hail and possible tornadoes.  The latest severe weather front is headed our way, so please ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/28/2014 8:20 AM by Benton White
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Tuesday, 22 April 2014
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So how did you spend your Easter??  As you can tell by this photo, ours was wonderful!   We celebrated the reason for Easter as a family grateful for the sacrifice our Father has made for us!  Then, we continued the celebration with 20 friends and family at our home for lunch.  ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/22/2014 9:30 AM by Benton White
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Tuesday, 8 April 2014
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I've always said that I work hard and I play hard.  There is no better “play” than when my wife and I are Mimi & Poppy to our 9, soon to be 10, grandchildren. They all live here in Nashville except for Charlie who lives with his mom and dad in Miami.  He will soon be a ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/08/2014 10:54 AM by Benton White
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Thursday, 3 April 2014
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I want my clients to know: texting and driving in Tennessee is illegal!  You also need to know that police can and will use your phone records against you. I'm seeing it just about every day as I drive: TEXTING while behind the wheel of a vehicle.  We are beginning to see insurance ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/03/2014 10:17 AM by Benton White
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Thursday, 27 March 2014
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Open enrollment deadline is March 31 If you submit your application for healthcare coverage March 16 through March 31, your effective dates of coverage would either be April 15 and May 1 When the open enrollment period ends on March 31, applicants cannot purchase individual major medical ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/27/2014 11:54 AM by Benton White
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Tuesday, 18 March 2014
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You’re headed on a wonderful vacation with family.  You fly to a beautiful destination, get off of the plane and then the big decision comes at the rental car counter!  Do I take the insurance coverage offered (or in some cases forced on you) or do I not?  You review the agreement ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/18/2014 10:39 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...