Category: John Bailey Co. Team

Five Tips for Maintaining Your Summer Garden

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Vegetables

Maintaining your garden in the high heat of these summer months can be a challenge, but hang in there – we have got some tips to help you continue enjoying the fruits of your hard work! The Watering Myth We have all been told that watering in the heat of the day is a bad idea because overhead watering has led people to believe that they will burn the leaves…

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5 Outdoor Safety Tips for Solo Adventures

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5 Safety Tips for Solo Adventures

Solo adventuring through the great outdoors can be thrilling and spontaneous while calming and peaceful. That is what makes independently trekking through the woods or a lone bike ride up and down a spiraling mountainside so appealing to many outdoors enthusiasts. The rush from the introspective struggle and harmony with nature when you are on your own is exciting, but it is also important to remember to be smart about…

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The Office Refrigerator

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Dirty Office fridge

I received an email from Anne in our office this week about the “uncomfortable” situation in the office refrigerator. It is too good not to share her thoughts on the office refrigerator policy: The problem of food preservation has been a problem for humans since we first walked upright.  For centuries we have struggled to preserve fresh meats, vegetables, fruit and dairy so that we can continue to enjoy these…

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Open Enrollment…What?

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Pill and Money

Every year I have the opportunity and pleasure to re-certify for Medicare with each of our Insurance Companies servicing Medicare. For most seniors, this is time to scramble and find the best plan for their current situation and needs.  The governing body responsible for this oversight is the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.  CMS also determines the Open Enrollment dates for Medicare Advantage plans and now, Affordable Care Act…

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Best Running Shoes of 2014

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Running Shoes

As someone who loves to shop and run, buying new tennis shoes is one of my favorite pass times.  Although I’m partial to Nike because of the style, other brands are stronger in different categories. Lately, the running world has been a buzz with the concept of energy return. Basically, the firmer and thinner the foam, the less energy you will lose and you won’t be as tired.  If you…

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Patagonia Worth the Price?

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Patagonia

With snow and colder temperatures  in the forecast, I found myself happy as I walked to class today in my warm Patagonia pullover.  But when I realized all the things I could have bought instead of my fashionable gray and teal jacket, I felt sick.  The $100 I spent on my warm jacket could have gotten me 100 things off the dollar menu at McDonald’s or 100 microwavable meals (yes,…

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Knoxville Health Insurance Update

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Medical Forms

Hey Knoxville, we have good news!  Open enrollment for January 1, 2014 effective dates for Affordable Care Act and Health Care Reform plans has been extended from December 15, 2013 to December 23, 2013.  So, what does this mean?  It means pre-existing conditions will be accepted on any new Health Insurance policy, beginning January 1, 2014.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Tim Spencer at John…

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Introducing Rose

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With thirty years of insurance background, we are excited to be welcoming Rose McKinney, formerly Rose Beets, to our team! Born and raised in Indiana, she moved to Knoxville, TN in 1988 and fell in love with the mountains. Rose is specialized in commercial insurance and we are proud to have her apart of our team handing commercial line insurance. Her experience varies from construction to municipalities. Outside of work, Rose takes pleasure in finding…

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Do you Know Anyone Looking for a Job?

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photo credit: Tax Credits We are looking to hire a Commercial (CSR) in the Knoxville, Tennessee area. Must have at least 3 years insurance experience and the following: Passion for people, solving problems, creating opportunities. Knowledge of Commercial Insurance coverage – Work Comp, BOP, PKG, Auto, Specialty. Rating and Navigation of Insurance Company Websites. Understanding of AMS360 is a plus. Social Media skills are also a plus If you know…

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2012 Knox Mayors Senior Picnic Wrap up

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To continue the theme about Medicare enrollment coverage, which starts October 15 check out the latest Knoxville County Mayor Tim Burchett’s Senior Picnic video. Tim Spencer our medicare insurance agent provided the background music from his band Soulfinger. Medicare questions? tim@johnbaileyco.com