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3 Reasons to Review Your Insurance Coverage

January 30, 2023

  January is a time for new beginnings, and what better way to start the year off right than by reviewing your insurance coverage? Here are three reasons why January…

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Preventing Catalytic Converter Theft

October 4, 2022

What the heck is a catalytic converter and why do people steal them? In short, a catalytic converter is found in your cars exhaust and helps convert environmentally harmful gases…

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How to Jump-Start a Car

September 6, 2022

When your ride suddenly won’t start from a dead battery, knowing how to use jumper cables is a good skill to have. At first, jump-starting a car can seem like…

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Should My Truck or Car Be Insured on a Business Auto Policy

July 12, 2022

Do I Need Business Auto Insurance Knowing when to insure your vehicle on a business or personal auto policy can have some major coverage issues if done incorrectly. In fact,…

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Founder’s Blog – U.S. Eliminates Human Controls Requirement for Fully Automated Vehicles

March 30, 2022

U.S. regulators issued final rules on Thursday that eliminate the requirement for automated vehicle manufacturers to equip fully autonomous vehicles with manual driving controls in order to meet crash standards.…

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The California Catastrophic Claims Association (MCCA) Refund

March 10, 2022

California’s MCCA has advised that refunds from our Auto Insurance No-Fault Reform Law passed in 2019, are on their way to California auto insurance consumers. Because the changes made by…

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Auto Insurance Basics – Know Your Coverage

January 28, 2022

Do you know what’s in your auto insurance coverage? This article covers mandatory and optional car insurance so that you can make informed decisions about which ones fit your budget…

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California Auto Reform Paperwork

April 8, 2021

Yes, you DID just fill out a bunch of paperwork a few months ago for your auto insurance renewal, and it is time to do it again! When the California…

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California No Fault Reform Law: What Does it Mean For You?

February 20, 2020

  Last summer, I wrote about the California No Fault Auto Insurance Reform law right after it had been signed into effect. Since then, insurance agencies throughout the state have…

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Chargeable Accidents

October 9, 2019

You swerve to miss a deer and end up in the ditch causing damage to your vehicle from the impact; or perhaps you pull off the side of the road…

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Full Coverage Auto Insurance

July 18, 2019

One of the most common requests we receive as insurance agents from clients seeking auto insurance, is a quote for ‘full coverage’.  What does that even mean?  I have been…

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California Auto Insurance Reform

June 18, 2019

The news has been busy recently with photos of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Mackinac Island signing into law the long-awaited and strongly controversial auto insurance reform bill that will drastically…

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Factors YOU Control That Impact Your Auto Insurance Costs

April 19, 2018

Auto insurance rates in California continue to rise due to increasing medical costs. We are the only State with UNLIMITED medical coverage on our auto policies, and as medical costs…

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Shipt Drivers in California

April 14, 2018

So, I took the plunge! About 3 months ago I decided to give Shipt a whirl and see if it was all the hype that my busy professional mom girlfriends…

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Forms of Auto Collision Coverage in California

December 18, 2017

California is somewhat unique when it comes to auto insurance in more ways than our Unlimited Medical benefits. When purchasing collision physical damage protection for your vehicles, you have 3…

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California’s Auto Insurance Reform Defeated

December 11, 2017

Once again, the attempt to control costs of California Auto Insurance has failed by a 45-63 vote earlier this month. California having the highest auto insurance costs in the nation…

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Uber & Lyft have arrived in Traverse City

October 28, 2017

  So, to answer the big insurance question – it’s a flat NO – your standard California auto insurance policy does NOT cover you while you are being a local…

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California Auto – Medical Order of Priority

October 11, 2017

California is often in the news about our auto insurance being the highest in the Nation. Truth! Why? – Because California is the ONLY State that provides UNLIMITED medical coverage…

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Salvage Autos – Hurricanes, Floods, Collisions

October 6, 2017

We realize that Northern California isn’t home to many floods or hurricanes, but we find when major storms occur like Hurricane Harvey, Californiaders end up with vehicles that come from…

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You wrecked “Brad” and you want a new “Brad”

September 12, 2017

Yes, we realize that the Liberty Mutual television ad about wrecking a just purchased vehicle (she calls Brad), and not being able to purchase another one with the insurance proceeds,…

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College Kids – To Be… or Not to Be… On Their Own

September 7, 2017

  Your 19-year-old son is away at college, is listed as a ‘driver’ on your auto policy and is using a vehicle that you; their parent – owns and insures.…

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Teen Driver Safety Tips

August 30, 2017

Drivers education courses provide our teens with enough knowledge and hands on experience to get their license, but that’s about it.  I realized this as I watched my 16-year-old taking…

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