Winter weather tips – damage & injury prevention

Good afternoon!  Seeing as how the Pittsburgh area is forecast to experience record low temperatures tomorrow & Friday, I thought I would put together a short blog with links for useful tips to prevent damage to your home and to keep yourself & your pets from getting injured. Hope you find the information useful! PreventContinue reading “Winter weather tips – damage & injury prevention”

Driverless cars – insurance for the future?

As you may have noticed, there is a lot of news coming out lately about driverless cars – Google is one of the main players in the field,  but Carnegie Mellon University made a big splash locally and nationally when it unveiled a very successful test-drive in the Cranberry area nearly two years ago.  AContinue reading “Driverless cars – insurance for the future?”

A review of personal insurance – Auto insurance (physical damage)

OK OK I know that I said I’d be back to finish up auto coverages a few days ago.  Business being what it is, it’s taken me a little while.  But here we are, and off we go! Last week we reviewed liability and injury coverages.  This week, we are going to review the coveragesContinue reading “A review of personal insurance – Auto insurance (physical damage)”

A review of personal insurance – Auto insurance (liability)

Hey everyone!  It’s been too long since we’ve posted anything.  We’ll try to blend the purpose of this post between a good mix of information and ways to save.  Since our prior posts focused on business insurance, we’re going to start in a more widely useful direction – personal insurance. Auto insurance is, at leastContinue reading “A review of personal insurance – Auto insurance (liability)”

What the Hail?!

Some timely advice for local Pittsburghers who endured the relatively uncommon pelting of hail yesterday: Worried about hail damage? Don’t be! – Virtually every building (home or business) policy includes coverage for hail damage, even if you have a named perils policy. – Same for auto policies – if you carry comprehensive, you have coverage forContinue reading “What the Hail?!”

A defense for the insurance industry…. based on my own experience

I wrote this blog on the day that the incident occurred.  I decided to wait a few weeks and give myself time to cool down so I wouldn’t be posting in anger.  Nearly a month after the fact, I’m keeping it intact, as it’s mostly not about anger so much as it is informative aboutContinue reading “A defense for the insurance industry…. based on my own experience”

4 ways NOT to save on your insurance (and what you should’ve done) – Part 4 (Severity)

This week Sammy and I are going to finish up our discussion on how your claims history affects the premium you pay for your insurance policies.  As you may recall, last week we discussed how the number of claims that you file can drive up your premium.  This week, we are going to discuss how the severityContinue reading “4 ways NOT to save on your insurance (and what you should’ve done) – Part 4 (Severity)”

4 ways NOT to save on your insurance (and what you SHOULD have done) – part 4 (Frequency)

The fourth & final installment of our 4 ways not to save thread may ruffle your fur a little bit.  Keep in mind while reading that it’s simply a different perspective to consider.  We are going to address the issue of whether or not you should file an insurance claim. There are quite a few websitesContinue reading “4 ways NOT to save on your insurance (and what you SHOULD have done) – part 4 (Frequency)”

Quick post – Flash flooding!

Just a quick hit for those who state that they don’t live in a flood zone, and that “you better build a boat if we ever get flooded” All you need is to take a look at these photographs demonstrating flash flooding that occured in the South Hills – today! All it takes is aContinue reading “Quick post – Flash flooding!”

4 ways NOT to save on your insurance (and what you should’ve done!) – part 2

Good morning one and all!  Sorry about the delay in getting a post up – Sammy’s been one busy blogger!  Too many bones in the fire, I guess.  For part two of 4 ways NOT to save on your insurance, we’ve decided that we are going to discuss removing coverages from your policy or cancelling theContinue reading “4 ways NOT to save on your insurance (and what you should’ve done!) – part 2”

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