Tag: Homeowners Insurance

Alert: Do You Have Flood Insurance Coverage?

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Do You Have Flood Insurance

On late Friday, August 25, 2017, category 4 Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas. It’s safe to say, since that evening the clear majority of people across the country have continued to closely follow the news bulletins. Particularly if their friends and family were impacted directly by the hurricane and subsequent flood damage as Harvey stalled and became an historic tropical storm. Now many are trying to answer the question:…

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Do You Need High-Value Home Insurance?

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A large brick home

If you’re like most people, your home represents a safe haven for you and your family. A place where you can relax after work and spend leisurely evenings around the dinner table. And, your home is likely one of the most important financial investments that you’ll make during your lifetime. Given that, it’s important to carefully evaluate the homeowner insurance options that are available to protect your estate. One thing…

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After a Home Fire: 5 Things You Can’t Ignore

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Residential home with fire insurance

Unfortunately, home fires contribute to more than $7 billion in property damage annually. While there have been significant improvements in fire safety equipment and education, thousands of homeowners still face the daunting task of cleaning up and restoring their home after a residential fire each year. If you do experience fire damage to your home, it’s normal to feel overwhelmed, anxious and confused about what to do next. But, it…

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Heads Up – Bike Meet Drive-in Awning

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photo credit: °Florian Suddenly there is a loud crash and the bike is crunched off the car; bike meet drive thru awning… Is my bike covered? Auto insurance doesn’t normally cover the damage to your bike. It is usually covered under your homeowners or renters insurance under contents even though the bicycle is on your  car when it was damaged. Keep in mind Auto insurance will cover damages to the car,…

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Water Damage

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Unfortunately, water damage like the picture above shows what is not covered under your homeowners policy. It can be confusing on what kind of water damage your insurance covers. Always check with your independent insurance agent if you have any questions about coverage. Homeowner’s policies usually do not cover floods and damages that happen because of them. Floods would be covered under flood insurance. Also, if water seeps into your house…

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Homeowners VS Renters: Do you know the Difference?

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photo credit: Adrian Serghie In case you didn’t know the difference between the two already, homeowners insures the property as well as the contents inside the house whereas renters only covers the contents. This is because the renter does not have an insurable interest in the property; only the homeowner does. What does this mean exactly if you do own your own home and have someone living with you? This…

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Home Fire Safety Tips

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photo credit: JEKruger During the colder months, your heat may be running more to keep your home warm. There may even been space heaters keeping the spaces where the heat doesn’t seem to reach warm. On top of that, Christmas trees are brightly lit up with all sorts of colors. There are all sorts of fire hazards, so make sure you are following some important home fire safety tips. Make…

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Did You Know?

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What happens when your car gets broken into? The car hasn’t been stolen, but maybe you left your wallet or purse in it. The IPod that you leave sitting next to you and always forget to bring in the house has been taken as well. First thing you do? Call your Auto insurance agent. But wait! Unless the thief broke a window or damaged the car in some way, it does…

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Bring your Pet to Work Day

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June 24, 2011 is take your pet to work day and John Bailey Company has decided to participate this year.  To promote this fun idea we have decided to share with you our pets: Buddy, “A Prince among dogs – a sentiment I believe anyone who has ever met him would agree with.  I like to think of him as a German Shephard with a bad haircut.” (Anne Bilbrey –…

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Family Mission Statement

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I have been reading the 7 Habits; curious to know what our readers think about Family Mission Statements? Do they have the right people on the bus?