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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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Tuesday, 29 September 2015
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blog preview image The latest insurance data show that the risk of hitting a deer with your car has not changed much from a year ago. But the cost of repairing your car, if you're unlucky enough to strike one, is on the rise.  Some insurance company statistics show that the chance of a driver hitting a deer is one in ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/29/2015 2:46 PM by Benton White
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Friday, 25 September 2015
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blog preview image We continue to find ways to make doing business with us simple and hassle-free.  That's why on our Benton White Insurance website, we've created a site where you don't need an app to use it.  You can log into www.BentonWhite.com and easily review our site on your desktop, laptop, tablet, mobile phone ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/25/2015 9:55 AM by Benton White
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Tuesday, 15 September 2015
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blog preview image We just recently published an Insurance Checklist that we are offering to our new customers when we first write their insurance.  We also are circulating this to our existing clientele to make sure we are all on the same page regarding what we insure and where their GAPS of insurance coverage might ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/15/2015 2:35 PM by Benton White
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Tuesday, 8 September 2015
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blog preview image In the aftermath of well-publicized premium hikes for long-term-care insurance and the departure of some key insurers from the market, many consumers are skittish about buying coverage. But the need for protection isn't going away. The median cost of one year in a private room at a nursing home has ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/08/2015 8:17 AM by Benton White
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Friday, 4 September 2015
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blog preview image When renting an apartment, townhouse, condo or home, you might not realize how vital it is to have renters insurance. Sure, your landlord should have insurance, but in most all cases, that policy only covers the structure of the building. This means that if anything happens to your belongings inside ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/04/2015 11:30 AM by Benton White
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Tuesday, 1 September 2015
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blog preview image We are fielding questions almost daily about healthcare coverage and what to do in this new world of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Recently, Holly Fletcher of The Tennessean published an article that outlines more details about the state of ACA in Tennessee.  I thought the article gives information ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/01/2015 9:25 AM by Benton White
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Saturday, 29 August 2015
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blog preview image Teenagers: Being independent can cost you. Teenagers who piggyback on their parents' car insurance will add around 77% to the cost of their family's policy, but it would cost them almost 20% more than what their parents are being charged if they took out their own insurance plan, according to a study ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/29/2015 7:19 AM by Benton White
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Friday, 14 August 2015
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blog preview image Backyard entertaining has gotten more elaborate in recent years. Fire pits are helping homeowners extend the backyard season, and today's playsets involve more than a simple set of swings and a slide. Whether backyard entertaining means spending time by the swimming pool or gathered around the grill, ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/14/2015 9:45 AM 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...