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Tuesday, 18 April 2017
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blog preview image Many of our customers don't realize that I personally review each policy that renews in my agency annually. I block out several hours to review how a customer's rates have been over time and what they can expect in premium on their next renewal.  Sometimes, it's painful to see some of the increases ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/18/2017 1:25 PM by Benton P. White
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Tuesday, 11 April 2017
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As the spring season gets fully underway, families gear up for spring break car trips or college visits. With better weather, more drivers take day trips or plan weekend getaways. This all adds up to more drivers on the road, and more potential for distracted driving – which also increases the odds ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/11/2017 3:41 PM by Benton P. White
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Tuesday, 24 January 2017
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blog preview image 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 ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/24/2017 2:22 PM by Benton P. White
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Monday, 12 December 2016
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blog preview image We continue to welcome calls into the agency from people who are struggling to get a healthcare solutions individually or for their family.  There's no question, healthcare these days is a challenge for nearly all of us.  I read an article this morning in THE TENNESSEAN that gives a little more information ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/12/2016 9:45 AM by Benton P. White
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Tuesday, 6 December 2016
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blog preview image I saw this a few days ago and thought it was interesting.  It's fairly typical of what we see regarding outlook, economic outlook and concerns of many of us.  Travelers, one of our great companies in the agency, offers their annual risk index and this graphic was put together to show the highlights. We ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/06/2016 8:00 AM by Benton P. White
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Wednesday, 16 November 2016
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blog preview image How attentive are you when you drive?  Is your attention on driving or are you distracted with the many things now available to us all as we drive.  It's a critical time on our highways these days with distracted driving accidents growing at an alarming rate!  Here are possibly some of the reasons why. The ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/16/2016 11:21 AM by Benton P. White
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Thursday, 20 October 2016
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blog preview image It's clear that autonomous vehicles are coming to the market place. The only question is how quickly. Google garnered attention with its prototype of a self-driving car, Ford Motor Co. says it plans to sell driverless cars to the public by 2025, and several other manufacturers, such as Mercedes, ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/20/2016 11:00 AM by Benton P. White
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Wednesday, 12 October 2016
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blog preview image Every insurance policy is different. Properly understanding what's covered requires the homeowner to ask a lot of questions and to read the fine print on his or her insurance policy. Though there are differences between policies, there are some things that almost all insurance policies will have in ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/12/2016 9:09 AM by Benton P. White
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Wednesday, 31 August 2016
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blog preview image Have you ever been in that horrible situation where you had less than 100 miles to reach your destination in your vehicle.  BUT, your eyes are closing and your reactions are sluggish but you 'just can't stop ... you have to make it.?'  The decision to get behind the wheel or stay on the road despite ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/31/2016 11:07 AM by Benton P. White
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Wednesday, 17 August 2016
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blog preview image Summer is considered over in our area because school is back in session across Middle Tennessee.  Of course, that means increased traffic on the roads. With college students packing up their cars to go back to campus, and parents dropping off and picking up kids from school, the increase in traffic ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/17/2016 2:18 PM by Benton White
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Thursday, 11 August 2016
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blog preview image Throughout my career, many have asked why I don't represent just one company like State Farm, Farmers, GEICO and others.  "Why are you independent?"  It's always an easy answer consisting of many reasons.  The best way to show it is in this new video!  Enjoy! .embed-container { position: relative; ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/11/2016 10:27 AM by Benton White
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Wednesday, 3 August 2016
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blog preview image Many things can affect your auto insurance premiums, for example, how many miles you drive per day and per year, whether you've been in any accidents that were your fault and where you live. One factor you may not be aware of is the number of moving violations you've received when driving a particular ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/03/2016 4:06 PM by Benton White
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Wednesday, 20 July 2016
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blog preview image It takes 2 extra minutes ... pull out your phone or camera and take 4 angles of your rental vehicle before you drive it off the lot.  Then, do the same thing again when you check the car in. That gives you a TIME-STAMPED visual record of the condition of your rental car before and after you drive it.  ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/20/2016 10:56 AM by Benton White
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Wednesday, 13 July 2016
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blog preview image An personal umbrella insurance policy is a liability policy that covers you and your family members over and above your primary insurance policies, including the policies you hold for your automobiles, home, rental properties, and even boats or campers.   Many of my clients believe that only ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/13/2016 11:56 AM by Benton White
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Friday, 8 July 2016
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blog preview image It's no secret: Adding a teenage driver to an auto policy can be risky. Teen drivers are often inexperienced, nervous and wreckless. In fact, according to the Arlington, Virginia-based Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the fatal crash rate per mile driven for drivers between the ages of 16 ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/08/2016 10:08 AM by Benton White
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Wednesday, 6 July 2016
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blog preview image This article from The New York Times caught my eye last week because it's a subject none of us think about much.  There is a an enormous amount of Identity Theft going on these days.  When we hear or read about it, we automatically think - adults!  But on the increase, theft of social security numbers ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/06/2016 10:30 AM by Benton White
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Friday, 17 June 2016
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blog preview image An unexpected car accident can leave you feeling a bit scattered and often times scared.  That's why it's important to brush up on post-accident procedures now, when you're in good shape and levelheaded. Let us offer you this 7-step guide that can help make the moments after an accident less stressful ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/17/2016 11:40 AM by Benton White
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Tuesday, 14 June 2016
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blog preview image We're proud to represent a LEADER in travel insurance - IMG (International Medical Group).  They have been in the business for many years and have saved countless thousands from the pain of medical costs when they weren't in familiar home territory and needed care.  I have a special section on our website ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/14/2016 8:10 AM by Benton White
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Thursday, 26 May 2016
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blog preview image Summer is around the corner and great cycling weather is already here!  For me, that's meant - ride my cycle every chance I get.   Have you ever wondered what happens when a bicycle is stolen or damaged while on your car's bike rack? Do you know if your insurance will cover possessions that are ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/26/2016 1:07 PM by Benton White
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Thursday, 19 May 2016
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blog preview image The latest statistics show that 62% of homes have pets in them.  That percentage is increasing year after year!  It's no surprise, there is a dynamic pet insurance market rising up to help pet owners cope with the expenses of their pet if their pet needs medical care.  Pet Insurance is here and it's ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/19/2016 11:04 AM by Benton White
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Our Insurance Rates are STABLE! And It's GREAT to see!

Many of our customers don't realize that I personally review each policy that renews in my agency annually. I block out several hours to review how a customer's rates have been over time and what they can expect in premium on their next renewal.  Sometimes, it's painful to see some of the increases that are caused by an event that involved the customer.  There are a number of reasons a rate can change from excessive claim activity to at-fault accidents, traffic citations and many other premium affecting...

Minimize your Risk of Distracted Driving

As the spring season gets fully underway, families gear up for spring break car trips or college visits. With better weather, more drivers take day trips or plan weekend getaways. This all adds up to more drivers on the road, and more potential for distracted driving – which also increases the odds of traffic accidents with bodily injuries. April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, the time of year when the National Safety Council and other organizations join forces to heighten awareness of...

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...