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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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Tuesday, 17 May 2016
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blog preview image It's tornado season in Tennessee and for much of the rest of the USA.  April, May and June are the most active months for tornadoes, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Climatic Data Center.  Tornadoes frequently occur in other countries, such as Australia and ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/17/2016 10:00 AM by Benton White
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Tuesday, 10 May 2016
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blog preview image Whether your are in your senior adult years or you have parents or other family members who are in that age demographic, this is information that isn't often considered as we take care of ourselves or others.  It's no secret that Americans are living longer, but not all are in optimal health as shown ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/10/2016 2:56 PM by Benton White
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Thursday, 5 May 2016
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blog preview image All of us would like to think we'll never suffer any damage to our homes, but we also realize that things come up - ranging from severe weather to plumbing mishaps. Things that can, in fact, cause damage. One of our great companies that we represent here at Benton White Insurance, Travelers Insurance ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/05/2016 11:38 AM by Benton White
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Friday, 29 April 2016
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blog preview image (Bloomberg) -- Rather than having a car sit for hours on the curb, BMW AG's Mini brand plans to help its customers turn idle downtime into cash.   Mini plans soon to make its new cars available with devices that enable owners to rent out their vehicles, like Airbnb Inc. does with spare rooms and ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/29/2016 1:02 PM by Benton White
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Tuesday, 26 April 2016
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blog preview image Consider this:  milder days offer a prime opportunity for spring cleaning and home maintenance. After a long winter, it's highly advisable that you consider spending some time on preventive measures that will help maintain your home and property all year long. From cleaning out your gutters and checking ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/26/2016 1:21 PM 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...