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    Home security technology: Keeping you ahead of the burglars

    Back in the early days of home security “systems,” around the end of World War I, it was common for homeowners to hire “door shakers”—night watchmen who would literally walk around and check doors to make sure they were locked. The most advanced product at the time, according to the Electronic Security Association, was an […]

    February 7, 2019

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    Insurance terms, explained

    Med Pay? PIP? Dec pages? Insurance terms, explained With all kinds of different coverages for all kinds of different needs, insurance can be very confusing. And to make it even more challenging, at times it probably seems like insurance websites and policy documents are written in a completely foreign language. Of course, that’s why we […]

    January 24, 2019

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    Looking at a new piece of jewelry? Make sure to look at your insurance, too

    Whether it’s a gift from someone special or a gift to yourself, a new piece of jewelry can bring some sparkle to your life. However, many people who find themselves victimized by burglars—or worse, a fire or some other disaster—also find out too late that they didn’t have enough insurance to replace their jewelry. Here’s […]

    January 9, 2019

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    Is your home as efficient as it could be? An energy audit can tell you

    Drafty windows. Leaky faucets. Dirty air filters. All are common issues in homes across the country, and they’re not just annoying—they also cost you money in decreased energy efficiency and higher bills. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star program estimates that homeowners can save 5% to 30% on annual energy costs by incorporating technologies […]

    December 29, 2018

  • 4 Ways to Make Sure You Have the Right Car Insurance Coverage

    There’s no other way to say it, carrying just state minimum for auto insurance will put you at risk of being an underinsured motorist — and will not properly protect you and your family’s finances if you’re at-fault in an accident. Going with just bare bones car insurance coverage required for your state means you […]

    December 14, 2018

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    The Dos and Don’ts of Holiday Travel

    Nobody really enjoys traveling during the holidays, do they? OK, you might if you’re going on vacation, or you’re visiting family in Hawaii or something. But for everyone else, it’s a slog—whether you’re battling airport crowds the Wednesday before Thanksgiving or fighting through highway traffic on Christmas Eve, getting anywhere can be a massive hassle. […]

    December 13, 2018

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    Safe Driving in Winter Weather

    Millions of Americans will be traveling this holiday season, and if it’s anything like previous years, a lot of that travel will be on the road. Last year, AAA estimated that more than 100 million Americans were planning a trip of more than 50 miles during the holidays—and that was just between Dec. 23 and […]

    November 29, 2018

  • 10 Ways Your Neighbor Annoys You

    As a firefighter we are called out to settle disputes between neighbors who are unhappy with each other about a warming fire on a cool night when one has their windows open, or somebody smoking or grilling food and the smells permeate their neighbors homes. We usually ask them to work it out and leave […]

    November 28, 2018

  • In A Car Accident? Consider Diminished Value Claim

    As a professional firefighter and insurance agent, car accidents are an everyday occurrence in my life. But, the one thing you never hear discussed is “diminished value”. When the subject is brought up, everyone agrees that it’s only fair that the responsible party should pay for damages that will lower the overall value of the vehicle that was […]

    November 13, 2018

  • Insurance Awareness Day

    Insurance Terms Made Easy Best day of the year, Arrowhead Insurance is finally celebrating its favorite holiday of the year: Insurance Awareness Day! Time for a party!   That certainly calls for poem-making, party-throwing, and having a good ‘ol time talking about what makes insurance so exciting! We believe that being an independent insurance agent means more within […]

    November 9, 2018