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Friday, 27 June 2014
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At Benton White Insurance, we have several claims per year based solely on the results of lightning strikes. Often times they cause electrical appliance or system damage to heating/AC units.  It seems our area is quite prone to these damaging lightning strikes that could be cause for an insurance claim.  ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/27/2014 1:14 PM by Benton White
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Tuesday, 24 June 2014
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Posted on 06/24/2014 2:59 PM by Benton White
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Thursday, 19 June 2014
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blog preview image On our last blog update, we began a conversation about Travel Medical insurance and the importance of it.  For Part 1 of this 2 part series, please refer to the blog post PRIOR to this one. (Mark - if you can direct link here - that would be good!)  Here is more specific information about what you can ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/19/2014 2:47 PM by Benton White
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Tuesday, 17 June 2014
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My wife and I recently traveled outside of the US for vacation.  I did my research on how our personal medical insurance would take care of us outside the US and would it be enough if something happened to either of us.  The big answer was NO!  There were gaping holes in what our personal insurance ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/17/2014 2:15 PM by Benton White
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Thursday, 12 June 2014
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This is a good article from Forbes about a less common but essential insurance policy. A rise in liability law suits is leaving the potential payouts to be astronomical. You don't have to be a billionaire to fall foul to these types of actions. Read the full article here at Forbes: The 1% Fear Being ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/12/2014 2:41 PM by Benton White
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Thursday, 5 June 2014
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We have talked a lot about roofs to our customers in the last couple of years.  The reason is that we have replaced so many roofs because of straight line wind and hail damage.  In my agency alone, we have replaced over $1,000,000 in roofs in the last 24 months.  The costs to insurance companies for ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/05/2014 2:51 PM by Benton White
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Thursday, 22 May 2014
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It's one of those "blink and you'll miss it" type things, particularly if you and your family took a week-long spring break trip. Insurance companies sent out letters to more than a million homeowners with flood insurance policies telling them to prove that they live in their insured properties -- ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/22/2014 12:27 PM by Benton White
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Tuesday, 20 May 2014
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Over the years, we have gotten this question many times.  "If I drive my Grandma's car (or friends car), am I covered!?" Insurance follows the car, so your grandmother’s policy should cover anyone who has her permission to drive the car. Even if you had an insurance policy ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/20/2014 10:43 AM by Benton White
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Tuesday, 6 May 2014
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There are multiple factors that determine how much you pay for auto insurance at Benton White Insurance.  These factors range from your occupation to your vehicle type. For example, if you’re in the right age bracket, live in a low-risk area, and have a spotless driving record – you ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/06/2014 9:45 AM by Benton White
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Thursday, 24 April 2014
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I'm always amazed when I get offers in the USMAIL for auto or homeowners insurance.  I got another one in the last few days at my residence! The envelope arrives looking SO official, no identification indicating who it is from - just a PO Box return address.  I know it is mass mailed ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/24/2014 10:19 AM by Benton White
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Thursday, 17 April 2014
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I just received Roadside Assistance cards from my insurance company.  They send these so my wife or I would be covered if we ever have car troubles, on the road; rescue cards! In the insurance company's mail piece that came with the cards, it reads: "We're here when you need us.  ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/17/2014 10:24 AM by Benton White
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Tuesday, 15 April 2014
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Progressive Insurance  is one of the most technologically advanced companies in the country. They have just announced you can now get text updates and reminders! This is just another example of their great use of communication and why their customers love them! If you are insured with us through ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/15/2014 9:50 AM by Benton White
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Thursday, 10 April 2014
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Spring is here and so is golf!  The Masters is this week and we couldn't resist a little "insurance spin" on it.  Travelers Insurance likes to use their dog as a branding icon.  Here is one of the latest commercials where this not-so-good golfer gets a little help! We ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/10/2014 8:21 AM by Benton White
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Tuesday, 25 March 2014
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Dave Ramsey is one of the most common sense, easy to understand money advisers in our culture today.  He has grown from a very small radio show many years ago here in Nashville to what is now a national following of millions.  I wasn't suprised when his website blog a few days ago had ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/25/2014 10:12 AM by Benton White
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Wednesday, 19 March 2014
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blog preview image Congratulations!!  You or your daughter is getting married soon and you are basking in the joy of it all. Conversations with just about everyone are focusing on wedding stories of the past.  You want this to be a memorable event not only for the bride and groom, but for you as well!  Because ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/19/2014 11:45 PM by Lorry & Mandy @ Benton White Insurance
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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...