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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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Friday, 22 April 2016
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blog preview image I had the occasion to solicit a ride with UBER last Saturday.  The service is amazing and the speed in which he got to my location was within 4 minutes.  The ride was approximately 11 minutes in the length and the charge was completely reasonable.  The technology is great and the convenience when you ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/22/2016 10:12 AM by Benton White
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Tuesday, 19 April 2016
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blog preview image I have had Short Term Medical insurance in my portfolio of marketable products my entire career.  In the past, it met a special need.  Someone who needs temporary healthcare coverage could purchase one of these policies and insure the 'gap' in their coverage from point A to point B.  The typical candidate ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/19/2016 12:47 PM by Benton White
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Friday, 15 April 2016
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blog preview image If you're texting while driving, you're not driving!  Watch! A public service announcement from the insurance agency that wants you to have the right insurance so that you'll be safe rather than sorry!  .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/15/2016 9:57 AM by Benton White
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Tuesday, 12 April 2016
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blog preview image Winter and the snow and cold that it brings can do some serious damage to a home's exterior.  There are several very common problems usually brought on by the winter months, including damage done to roofs, foundations and pipes. Let me offer a quick list that can help you check your home for damage.  ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/12/2016 12:42 PM by Benton White
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Friday, 8 April 2016
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blog preview image We get calls quite often about a possible claim issue whereas the customer thinks the homeowners insurance policy would cover the loss when the claim would best be settled with a homeowner WARRANTY policy.  It is confusing and we always understand when a customer calls why they would have the question.  ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/08/2016 2:09 PM by Benton White
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Tuesday, 5 April 2016
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blog preview image It's always nice to see strength of market with the companies we represent.  The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) has ranked the Top 25 property and casualty insurance companies and groups.  They use as their basis - insurance market share of direct premiums written for 2015.  ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/05/2016 11:17 AM by Benton White
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Tuesday, 29 March 2016
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blog preview image Last August, I cleaned up an off-road bike that had been sitting in the garage for several years - untouched!  After knee surgery in October, 2014, I thought - the weather is nice and how could riding a bike do nothing but better strengthen that knee?  I have some friends that have been cycling for ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/29/2016 12:56 PM by Benton White
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Wednesday, 23 March 2016
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blog preview image When one of our customers has a claim, I, along with my staff, take it very seriously.  I have always thought that you can sell a policy to a prospect which makes them a customer.  But after you do that as their agent, you have to take care of them with the kind of one on one service they need when ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/23/2016 3:15 PM by Benton White
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Friday, 18 March 2016
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blog preview image It's that time of the year!  We start seeing group Harley rides everywhere or just general fun biking on some nice, sportster motorcycle.  They should be insured and we've got one of the top providers of motorcycle insurance right here!  Progressive Insurance covers all types of what they call "toys" ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/18/2016 12:19 PM by Benton White
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Friday, 11 March 2016
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blog preview image Excuse me - the insurance guy - if I have had my brow raised over this development and discussion of self-driving vehicles being tested.  Do I like the idea?  Yes!  Do I think it will come to the buying public sometime in the future?  Most likely!  How will insurance companies handle the risk of insuring ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/11/2016 12:47 PM by Benton White
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Benton's Blog

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...