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Wednesday, 18 October 2017
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blog preview image 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 ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/18/2017 12:41 PM by Benton P. White
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Monday, 18 September 2017
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blog preview image 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 ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/18/2017 1:40 PM by Benton P. White
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Wednesday, 13 September 2017
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blog preview image 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 ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/13/2017 10:56 AM by Benton P. White
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Tuesday, 29 August 2017
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blog preview image We get this question alot!  For the coverage's afforded and the comfort level it could give to you and your family by spending about $200 per year for the policy, we think it's one of the easier policy decisions that our customers make.  And MANY are taking advantage of this affordable - extra layer ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/29/2017 9:07 AM by Benton White
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Tuesday, 25 July 2017
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blog preview image I got a call Monday morning from a client of many years!  He called to tell me that his wife, a dear friend/client of mine for 39 years passed away the previous morning.  He said with the deepest of sadness: "Saturday night, we had about 3 hours together and she told me to immediately call you because ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/25/2017 12:29 PM by Benton P. White
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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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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...