Motorcycle Insurance – coverage review

Good morning everyone! For those in Western PA, motorcycle season is very nearly upon us, and if you’re like me, that’s an exciting and gratifying thing indeed.  Four to five very long months of waiting can get rough on us all. One thing that tends to sit on the backburner is the motorcycle insurance renewalContinue reading “Motorcycle Insurance – coverage review”

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)”

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?!”

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)”

4 ways NOT to save on your insurance (and what you should’ve done!) – part 3

Discounts, discounts, everywhere!  Everywhere you look, someone on TV, some billboard, magazine ad, etc is promoting all the various discounts that their insurance company offers.   It can get confusing and even overwhelming!  Safe driver discounts, home ownership discounts, good doggy discounts…. it goes on and on and on! And yet, one thing that we find overContinue reading “4 ways NOT to save on your insurance (and what you should’ve done!) – part 3”

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”

4 ways NOT to save on your insurance (and what you should’ve done!) – part 1

Hello one and all, and happy Fourth of July!  Today we are going to start a four part series addressing common mistakes people make while attempting to save money on their insurance.  Rather than quick blurbs, Sammy’s idea was to go a bit more in depth each week.  Off we go! This week we areContinue reading “4 ways NOT to save on your insurance (and what you should’ve done!) – part 1”

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