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Why does my insurance keep going up?

Have you ever thought to yourself or said aloud: “Why does my insurance keep going up?”. If so, you are like millions of others who have wondered the same. Every year, Car, Home, Workers Comp, Health, Umbrella, General Liability, and almost every other type of insurance increases in cost. What’s worse? You have done nothing to cause this. What can you do about it? Annual rate increases are something we’re very used to. In fact, we have been talking to our clients about this situation for years. Insurance carriers prefer we agents not pay so much attention to the price.…
May 9, 2022
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Yes, you can be over-insured.

Can I be over-insured? Ask most insurance agents, and you’ll get the same answer: “You can never have too much insurance” they’ll say. Well, if that were true then we’d all be insuring our chest hair like Tom Jones, or our booties like J-Lo. Tom and Jen aren’t over-insured. You, me, and pretty much everyone you know, would be over-insured with those policies.  Being over-insured doesn’t have to just be about some money-making body part. There are many ways you can become over-insured. These are the policy types that are most often selling you more than you might need:  …
February 17, 2022
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Business Unusual

Business Unusual - MaryAnne Williams; Executive Director of GBCC. Baldwinsville is a truly exceptional community and 2020 has been an example of how we work together, particularly in times of crisis. Greater Baldwinsville Chamber of Commerce (GBCC) membership consists of individuals, businesses, churches, civic groups, and other organizations, and it was heartening to see these entities cooperating during the shutdown to try and keep everyone and everything afloat. I am always particularly impressed by the businesses that collaborate with other businesses, even when they are technically competitors. They understand that by working together, they all benefit. I am also amazed…
August 10, 2020
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After the Fire and Rain

What Happens After the Fire's Out or the Water Stops?   By Local Guest Blogger: Lorraine White of Property Restoration, Inc.   12-Step Restoration Procedure Evaluate your Emergency- Get to safety and call 911 for a true emergency.   Call your insurance agent- Report the claim. If it’s after business hours, call claims and take notes for any questions you want to ask your agent.   Selecting Restoration Services- Know your options! You have a “right” to choose which Water/Fire Damage clean-up company come into Your Home. It is nice to have a referral of a company that is known. Check Google Reviews and other avenues to feel confident with your choice.  …
July 7, 2020
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Top 10 Weirdest Insurance Claims

Top 10 Weirdest Insurance Claims Protecting yourself in the event of damage, loss, illness or death is what insurance is for. As an adult, you most likely have several types of insurance: car, life, homeowners, etc. If your house catches on fire or you get into an auto accident, you file a claim to receive compensation for replacing or fixing what you’ve insured. However, insurance goes far beyond auto, home and life. When it comes to claims, there have been more than a handful of offbeat occurrences. Here are the top 10 weirdest insurance claims and policies to date. 1.…
June 26, 2020
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Phase II COVID-19 – HOW IS IT AFFECTING THE CNY REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY?

Phase II COVID-19  - HOW DOES IT AFFECT THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY? By: Local Guest Blogger; Tracey Kline of 315 Realty Partners in Baldwinsville We have all had to adjust to a new way of life and I am sure you are thinking as I am, we will not be going back to “normal” any time soon. The Real Estate industry has certainly seen some changes during the unprecedented global pandemic. That being said, “Real Estate Must Go On”. If you have not been actively working to buy or sell a home, you may not know of all the changes…
June 22, 2020
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What are loss runs?

Question 89 in 100 Insurance Questions in 100 Days Video Series! https://youtu.be/s7l1_GpXgQk If you are a business owner, or an employee of one who has the responsibility of handling the insurance, you've probably been asked for these before. To see what loss runs are, and why it's hard to change insurance companies without them, click on this brief video explanation.
November 3, 2017
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How come insurance rates go up after claims?

Question 86 in 100 Insurance Questions in 100 Days Video Series! https://youtu.be/iDW3YaakK6I Isn't that what insurance is for? Yes it is, and more. However, your rates are based on your past, if something in the future changes, so will the insurance rate. That is the nature of the insurance business. Find out more in this brief video.
October 31, 2017
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How much for a quote?

Question 83 in 100 Insurance Questions in 100 Days Video Series! https://youtu.be/KyHBBat4UiY When listening to a radio ad about insurance and being enticed by a "free quote", do you ever wonder...hmm how much is this Free Quote saving me? I'll bet not. So, do you ever have to "pay" for a quote? Watch this video as we pull the cover off the insurance industry (lol).
October 28, 2017
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