Are you a wine aficionado? Do you have a collection of fine and rare wines? If you fit the bill, you are surely storing the wine properly. But what if you had a major power outage in the summer that lasted for days and your collection simmered in the high heat? What if a hurricane,…Read more
Insuring Your Home – Replacement Cost vs. Market Value
Unfortunately, disaster can strike at any time. No one is immune to the threat of losing his or her home due to any number of possible hazards. But a recent survey found that most homeowners are seriously underinsured. Marshall & Swift/Boekh, a leading insurance data services company, found that 66 percent of homeowners had inadequate…Read more
Why Insurance Rates are Increasing
We are often asked why are insurance rates increasing? I didn’t file a claim or get a ticket. Insurance premiums are a function of these factors: The perception of future risks, recent catastrophic claims and the return available on investment. Huge fires and other disasters factor in, such as the Colorado Springs blazes earlier this…Read more
What is Subrogation?
You’re stopped in traffic when another driver plows into you from behind. Your company is a contractor working on a renovation project. An employee of one of the other contractors bumps a ladder, sending one of your employees to the floor with broken bones. Workers are welding on the property next to yours on a…Read more
Insurance for a Swimming Pool
You’re having a new pool installed in your backyard, and you can’t wait to dive into a summer of swimming fun. Of course, you may be so busy buying water wings, noodles and floats that you forgot to take care of one very important detail: your insurance. Now is the time to take a close…Read more
Dog’s Affect on Homeowners Insurance
Like most Americans, I am a dog lover! My last dog, Miles, was a 135 pound Bloodhound and he was a great dog. He had big floppy ears and no matter what type of mood you were in he was right there with you. Unfortunately, there are some dogs that are not so nice and…Read more
How Do Insurance Agents Get Paid?
We are often asked “how do insurance agents get paid”? Insurance agents generally work on commission but before we get to the pay structure lets review the different options you have to purchase insurance. Direct You can purchase insurance directly from the insurance company. Examples of direct companies are Geico, Elephant, The General and Esurance.…Read more
High Value Homeowners Insurance
As an owner of a distinctive home, your insurance needs are unique. Your home is a significant investment, and it is important that you have the right coverage to protect special characteristics and custom fixtures as well as your fine possessions. At The Andrew Agency, we have the expertise to not only meet your expectations,…Read more
What’s the point of having nice things if you have to worry about losing them? Protect the worth of your jewelry and other cherished items by adding an Inland Marine policy also known as scheduled personal property. Protect the things that matter to you Look around your house. What are the items that are most…Read more
What Does Homeowners Insurance Cover?
We are often asked what does homeowners insurance cover. If you own a home, homeowners insurance is important. In fact, if you have a mortgage on the home, insurance is required by the mortgage company to obtain a loan. After purchasing the policy, you receive your declarations page and policy in the mail and probably…Read more
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