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Thursday, 9 April 2015
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blog preview image When I saw this news video of an insurance agent walking through her fire ravaged home from last Friday's storms, it caught my attention.  The sad part of the story, besides the fact that she lost her home, was the bad service she got from her OWN insurance company.  NONE of our companies would EVER ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/09/2015 10:15 AM by Benton White
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Tuesday, 7 April 2015
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blog preview image I can't tell you how many times over my career I have answered questions about trees!   "My neighbor's tree is dead and it blew over on my fence and caused damage.  Who pays for this?" "I've got this tree close to my house and it doesn't look so good ... It could be dead.  If wind from a storm ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/07/2015 11:40 AM by Benton White
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Thursday, 2 April 2015
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blog preview image If you read our blog post from this past Friday, Renting a car? Then, TAKE A PICTURE!, then you know we have been talking about rental cars.  We want you to get the most from your rental but at the same time, appropriately protect yourself at the same time. Today, we offer you an informative video ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/02/2015 11:50 AM by Benton White
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Tuesday, 31 March 2015
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blog preview image I try to stay away from extremely technical terminology in these blogs because I want them to be easily & quickly read.  I still have that in mind with today's content but admittedly, this is more technical in nature.  It comes from the file ..."Things that make you go ... hmmm!"   When there is a ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/31/2015 11:01 AM by Benton White
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Wednesday, 18 March 2015
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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 03/18/2015 12:00 PM by Benton White
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Wednesday, 11 March 2015
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blog preview image There are many who are getting engaged these days!  Most of those couples do not know about WEDDING INSURANCE that could prevent a beautiful wedding from becoming a financial disaster on that special day.   Brides and grooms have so much on their mind and the Mom's and Dad paying for much of these ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/11/2015 12:28 PM by Benton White
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Friday, 23 January 2015
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Many became engaged over the holiday season and wedding planning has begun.  Many do not know we have an inexpensive insurance program that can insure the entire wedding from A to Z!  Liability protection is included along with other provisions for contract requirements with the facility or facilities ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/23/2015 1:41 PM by Benton White
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Tuesday, 20 January 2015
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Key for us as your insurance agent is to represent companies that will be there when you need them.  All of our companies can and will be there for you.  One such company is our longest reigning property casualty company in the agency - Auto-Owners Insurance.  Many of our customers are insured with ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/20/2015 1:03 PM by Benton White
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Friday, 9 January 2015
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Many of our companies' websites are available on your mobile device just as we earlier mentioned about our own website at www.BentonWhite.com.  If you are one of our Travelers customers, there is a new Travelers mobile experience available that makes it easy for you to access and manage your insurance ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/09/2015 1:25 PM by Benton White
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Wednesday, 7 January 2015
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Mobility!  It's what we are all about these days!  The convenience of getting something the moment you need it or want it is critical to our daily activities!  We've recognized that for many years now.  That is why we work hard in our service area to respond quickly and efficiently when our customers ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/07/2015 8:50 AM by Benton White
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Thursday, 18 December 2014
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Protect Your Pricey Presents this Christmas! Looking to buy an expensive piece of jewelry for your loved one this Christmas? Some diamond earrings, a Rolex watch, or even the long-awaited engagement ring? When you're wrapping up this high value gift, make sure you're wrapping it in the right insurance ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/18/2014 12:25 PM by Benton White
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Tuesday, 16 December 2014
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No one thinks about financial gifts much at Christmas - except for money or gift cards.  But what about security or putting a child through college.  Not many think that Life Insurance could be a normal' gift at Christmas and that's probably true.  But here are 6 reasons you might consider it! 1. ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/16/2014 11:45 AM by Benton White
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Friday, 12 December 2014
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In the coming weeks, you will have Christmas gifts in your residence for many people and burglars know it. We take out home contents insurance with burglars in mind, but you probably didn't factor in the extra valuables in your home around this time of year when you estimated the value of your possessions ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/12/2014 10:40 AM by Benton White
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Tuesday, 2 December 2014
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Imagine this: You've just gotten into an automobile accident. Along with dealing with any physical injuries and worrying about the damage to your car, you may also be concerned that your auto insurance rates will go up. Car insurance is one of those things where you're not assuming you're going to use ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/02/2014 12:10 PM by Benton White
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Friday, 14 November 2014
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This Saturday - Affordable Care Act (ACA) 90 day registration window opens!  The next 90 days is YOUR TIME if you are needing healthcare coverage for you and your family.  The new effects of the ACA are trickling down to the point that this enrollment affects us all in some form or the other. People ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/14/2014 10:00 AM by Benton White
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Tuesday, 4 November 2014
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Many think of November as DEER month!  Deer hunting season begins in our area and the deer come from nowhere to meet your car!  We probably have more deer claims in November than any other month of the year.  The deer are 'frisky' in November :) and they don't use their best judgement with oncoming ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/04/2014 12:21 PM by Benton White
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Friday, 31 October 2014
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Ever wondered: "Will my automobile policy protect a friend or relative if I loan my vehicle to them?"  How about: "Do I need to buy insurance from the rental car company if I have my own personal automobile insurance?"  Answers to these questions along with many more are readily available on your computing ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/31/2014 10:25 AM by Benton White
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Tuesday, 21 October 2014
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We all like choices!  We all like freedom to choose!  We all like options and variety in our life!  This is nothing new!  But sometimes, when folks shop for insurance, they settle for only ONE CHOICE or ONE COMPANY and don't realize that there are MANY choices available in insurance.  That's why many ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/21/2014 11:06 AM by Benton White
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Friday, 17 October 2014
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Sometime, a short video can go a long way in helping any of us better understand an issue that might be more complicated if you just read about it.  That's why we promote videos on our website and continually keep them updated for your viewing convenience. Want to avoid insurance mistakes?  Click ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/17/2014 11:17 AM by Benton White
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Tuesday, 7 October 2014
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If you don't know the statistics, they are alarming.  The United States Department of Health's website, longtermcare.gov, states that 7 in 10 seniors will require long term care assistance prior to death.  That number is staggering if you consider the fact that the Boomer generation is turning 65 at ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/07/2014 3:24 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...