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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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Tuesday, 8 March 2016
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blog preview image I learned something new last week that caught my eye.  Maybe this new information will be important to you also.   There's a smartphone app that turns your phone into an earthquake sensor. There is potential with this to save lives which makes it a great app to have.  Even though earthquakes in ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/08/2016 12:56 PM by Benton White
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Friday, 4 March 2016
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blog preview image A little history for you!  When we first began our internet web presence nearly 20 years ago, our first domain was bwhite.com.  Not knowing any more than we did about this new medium that we thought would truly take off because Al Gore invented it and said so (just kidding!), we thought bwhite.com would ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/04/2016 2:34 PM by Benton White
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Tuesday, 1 March 2016
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blog preview image State road crews are hustling to patch a deluge of potholes left in the wake of the recent winter storms.  Potholes are all around and they are probably more dangerous or expensive to you than you imagine. Vehicles that ram potholes can have damage that can run into the thousands.  They're also deadly!  ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/01/2016 1:00 PM by Benton White
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Tuesday, 23 February 2016
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blog preview image I have these questions posed to me all the time?  What type of insurance do I need?  How much is not enough or too much in coverage?  AND, who will benefit from me getting this insurance.  These are all great questions and are rather easily answered.  Certainly, there are so many choices that deciding ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/23/2016 2:22 PM by Benton White
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Tuesday, 9 February 2016
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blog preview image When I first entered this career in the insurance business in 1978, I started it all by being a life & health insurance adviser.  I've continued to write a lot of life insurance throughout this 38 year career and really enjoy digging down with customers to decide what is best, how much is enough and ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/09/2016 2:12 PM by Benton White
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Tuesday, 2 February 2016
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blog preview image We've written recently about pipes bursting, dishwasher or ice-maker pipes leaking or a supply line to a toilet or washing machine going bad and drenching your house with water!  When ANY of this happens, you have inside flooding that almost certainly will damage your carpets, hardwoods, furniture and ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/02/2016 1:21 PM by Benton White
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Friday, 29 January 2016
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blog preview image I caught this article this week that I thought was beneficial - especially during this first quarter of the year when you can make financial/insurance adjustments that you can follow for the remainder of 2016 and beyond.  I see the benefit of planning financially everyday in my own life and those customers ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/29/2016 12:59 PM by Benton White
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Tuesday, 26 January 2016
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blog preview image A scenario from one of our customers who filed a claim:  Washing machine piping was old and a leak occurred and they were not at home.  The laundry room was upstairs and water ended up flowing in numerous places both upstairs and downstairs.  Their insurance claim was sizable and the inconvenience lasted ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/26/2016 3:29 PM by Benton White
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Benton's Blog

Can you Teach your Teens Safe Driving Habits?

Parents play a critical role in helping their teens learn the nuances and complexities of driving. Although graduated licensing requirements vary by state, most mandate a certain number of practice driving hours with a parent or an instructor in the car as part of the process.  Car crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens, and teenage boys are twice as likely to die as teenage girls, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. New teen drivers are especially...

Credit Cards That Offer Rental Car Insurance Benefits! 

We get the question consistently: “Am I covered if I rent a car?”  The usual answer is YES if you rent in the US.  If you rent outside the US, then most likely NO applies.  The solution to the NO answers could be with your credit card if you have one.    Credit cards offer versatility to your lifestyle.  Many cards offer a variety of rewards, one being the rental car insurance benefit. This benefit can save you money every time you rent a car because it provides a free collision damage...

3 Times You Should Definitely Buy the Extra Insurance—and a Few Times You Can Skip It!

We have great questions from customers quite often asking if the insurance they have acquired from us covers this or that etc.  We do our best to answer those questions – some easy – some not!  We offer some of the coverage’s that you need but there are times, we’ll refer them to other sources for specialty types of coverage’s as mentioned in this blog article.  Let’s discuss some of the most asked questions from the insurance needing public: Pet Insurance Buy it. “It’s heartbreaking to watch...