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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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Friday, 15 January 2016
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blog preview image Unfortunately, we've seen a lot of rear-end vehicle crashes lately.  Draw your own conclusions as to why that might be but certainly, at the top of the list, you have to ask: "Are drivers paying close attention to what they are doing when on the highways!" More often than you would think. we get calls ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/15/2016 9:23 AM by Benton White
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Tuesday, 12 January 2016
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blog preview image Sadly, it's that season of fires!  So many fires are caused during colder weather where space heaters or heat lamps are used in the wrong place or in inappropriate ways! That's the case for two fires in the Williamson County area Monday morning ..  Here are details!   A Williamson County home ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/12/2016 3:00 PM by Benton White
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Tuesday, 5 January 2016
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blog preview image Happy New Year and we hope you are ready for another opportunity we all get to start fresh with new activities, new ideas and no doubt another great adventure!  I saw a great quote last week from country music singer - Brad Paisley that was posted on New Year's Eve:  It read: "Tomorrow is the first ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/05/2016 2:57 PM by Benton White
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Friday, 11 December 2015
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blog preview image The holidays often find us at our busiest, most stressed, least careful, and most distracted time.  They also bring a sudden, seasonal spike in the flow of goods, money and digital information through our homes and businesses.   Criminals know, and prey, on this - waiting to catch you off guard, ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/11/2015 1:20 PM by Benton White
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Tuesday, 1 December 2015
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blog preview image WASHINGTON - For 2014, the first year she got health coverage through the Affordable Care Act, Gail Galen chose a plan from a new nonprofit insurer, Oregon's Health CO-OP. But the price jumped for 2015, so Ms. Galen switched to a policy from a different company, LifeWise Health Plan.   Now, with ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/01/2015 3:16 PM by Benton White
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Tuesday, 17 November 2015
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blog preview image This upcoming holiday season, relationship statuses will be upgraded to "engaged".  Did you know engagement season spans from Thanksgiving to New Years? A sparkly ring can create many new decisions - one of which how do you insure your wedding.  Many people forget about this issue with a long list of ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/17/2015 11:15 AM by Benton White
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Friday, 13 November 2015
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blog preview image Personal data was stolen from 100 million Americans this year in cyber-attacks and thefts from retailers, banks and hospitals. Many of them will become victims of identity theft. While the financial hit to people and companies is real, the emotional impact can be "life-altering," says Terrell McSweeny, ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/13/2015 10:18 AM by Benton White
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Tuesday, 10 November 2015
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blog preview image I often say: "We're in the business to pay claims" and we pay many.  When I began in this business in 1978, I chose this segment of the insurance business because I liked the opportunity of helping people solve their problems in a real way with insurance when they would have a claim.  Paying claims ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/10/2015 1:39 PM by Benton White
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Friday, 6 November 2015
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blog preview image Parents have a lot on their parental plate.  There are many items of teaching that need emphasis as children get older.  But there is a thought in the media that with all of the pressing societal issues facing parents and their teens, parents are underestimating the risk that driving presents to their ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/06/2015 11:56 AM by Benton White
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Tuesday, 3 November 2015
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blog preview image Deer-vehicle collisions are three times more likely to occur on a day in November than they are on any day between Feb. 1 and Aug. 31. October is the second most likely month for a crash involving a deer and a vehicle. December is third. Collisions with deer and other large animals can cause significant ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/03/2015 1:40 PM by Benton White
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Thursday, 29 October 2015
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blog preview image We have been getting calls from some of our customers asking us about insurance they would need if they choose to rent their property as a short term rental.  They would consider the AirBNB or VRBO model and wanted to be sure their current homeowners insurance would cover them.  Simply put - it won't!  ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/29/2015 11:35 AM by Benton White
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Friday, 2 October 2015
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blog preview image In the event of severe damage to your home or business, having a current inventory of your possessions - including their make and model numbers - can help you get your insurance claim settled faster, verify losses for your income tax return and help you purchase the correct amount of insurance. While ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/02/2015 10:25 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...