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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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Thursday, 13 March 2014
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One of the services we offer at Benton White Insurance is that we REVIEW any policy you have with us at least annually if not more.  Being an independent agency, we have many companies to choose from and shopping for you gives you a wide variety of options that we can offer you.  Of course, ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/13/2014 10:38 AM by Benton White
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Tuesday, 11 March 2014
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Many years ago, my astute mother did her research about long term care insurance right when it became public.  She asked her insurance selling son what he thought about it and to be honest, it was so new, I moved quickly to catch up with her.  What I did know that making an annual payment ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/11/2014 9:12 AM by Benton White
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Wednesday, 5 March 2014
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No matter if you love her or hate her, Progressive Insurance has built their ad campaign around Flo over the last couple of years.  It's all about branding and remembering that brand.  Chances are, if someone mentions the name Flo to you, you think of Progressive.  At least they are ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/05/2014 10:07 AM by Benton White
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Thursday, 27 February 2014
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I am spending some of my time each day explaining the reason for property insurance increases!  The primary culprit for these property increases right now are wind and hail claims we have experienced in the last couple of years.  Middle Tennessee misses out on most winter storms and hurricanes. ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/27/2014 9:48 AM by Benton White
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Thursday, 20 February 2014
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We have a severe weather front coming into Tennessee tonight, with a chance of tornados landing, so please stay vigilant. It appears the strongest line of storms will hit Davidson and Williamson County between 6 pm through Midnight.   Did you know there are some new 'buzz words' in ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/20/2014 9:03 AM by Benton P. White
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Tuesday, 6 August 2013
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 Often, when some­one asks us to quote their insur­ance, they want to know how does the com­pany do when there is a claim.  Some­times, a video can tell a story with words and actions bet­ter than we can some­times explain it. I recently added Kem­per Pre­ferred ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/06/2013 4:30 PM by Benton White
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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...