Scary Insurance Stories: As Told by a Claims Manager

Nina ConnerPersonal Lines

Posted by Ap Personal Insurance, AssuredPartners It wasn’t a dark and stormy night. In fact, it was a regular Tuesday for these folks. If you’re like most, you spend a lot of time thinking, “It couldn’t possibly happen to me.” But the reality is catastrophic events happen all the time and it can certainly happen to you. What can be scarier than zombies, vampires and ghosts? Not being covered when disaster strikes. We interviewed our Claims Manager, Sarah Smith-Maser, who shared some of her scariest, real life client stories with us. Read on if you dare. Read AssuredPartners’ full article here: Scary Insurance Stories: As Told by a Claims Manager

Understanding Fine Art and other Private Client Insurance Solutions

Nina ConnerPersonal Lines

By Linda Young for AssuredPartners October 25th of every calendar year marks National Fine Art Appreciation Day. While many enjoy experiencing fine art at galleries or at their own home, it is important to have the proper protection for whatever high value assets you have. What are some of the key things to know when it comes to securing your valuable articles? For your home: Coverage for breakage is generally excluded. Items that are misplaced or lost may not be covered. A deductible will most likely apply to your loss. The loss settlement for items of rarity or antiquity may be limited. Typically, coverage for many types of valuables, is limited from $1,000 to $5,000. Read more here>>>

Staying Covered on The Water: The Importance of Boating Safety

Denise GillinNews, Personal Lines

By Tala Amalfard for AssuredPartners Friday, July 1st marks National Boating Day, just in time for the height of the summer season. There seems to be no better way to celebrate the kids being on summer break and the vibrant warmth than enjoying a day out on the water with friends and family. Whether it be a humble sailboat or grand yacht, boats of all kinds serve as a serene escape from the stressful realities of school and work. Anyone who embarks on their boating journey is looking for a vacation. While taking advantage of this relaxing luxury is encouraged, staying safe is key to making the most out of the boating experience. Click here to learn how>>>

National Antique Day and Insuring Your Classic Car

Nina ConnerPersonal Lines

By Ally Over, AssuredPartners   On Saturday, April 9th, antique owners receive the spotlight as it is National Cherish an Antique Day. This day celebrates the history of antiques and the value they carry to each owner. Regardless of the antique you own, it is important to have proper coverage for it, especially if it is a classic car. While there isn’t necessarily a clear-cut definition as to what constitutes a classic car, automobiles that generally need classic car insurance are: See the list here>>

Jewelry Coverage and the Importance It Carries

Nina ConnerPersonal Lines

By Monica Santiago for AssuredPartners   On Sunday, March 13th, the jewelry industry will receive the spotlight for National Jewel Day. This is an opportunity to highlight the makers and creators of these magnificent pieces, and perhaps provide an extra reason to wear your own jewelry out. Additionally, this is a prime occasion to review your insurance coverage on your jewelry items.   Click to read the issues>>>

New Year, New Plan: The Importance of Having the Right Policy for You

Denise GillinPersonal Lines, Risk Management

By Emilie Temple for AssuredPartners As the calendar turns to 2022, it’s a common practice to look ahead to what the new year holds. Whether it is an upcoming personal vacation or exciting work projects, there is an anticipation that awaits. While looking forward to the new year, it is also vital that you review your current personal insurance policies. There may be events that are coming up, or have just occurred, that effect what your exact coverage needs are. What are some of the reasons for you to evaluate your personal insurance policy? Life changes, new coverages, change in current coverages, and potential for additional savings are just some considerations. Click for more information>>>  

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Firm Insurance Market Expected to Last into Next Year

Denise GillinBusiness Insurance, Personal Lines

By Gavin Souter for Introduction by Jeffrey Gelburd, Vice President, Murray: As we head into the busy year end property / casualty renewal season, it is important to get a head start and have your best foot forward when negotiating renewal terms. With the exception of cyber liability, which is still very much in flux, rate increases on some lines have slowed down, and underwriters are interested in writing new business. After over two years of rate increases and takeaways, it’s in the best interest of insureds to market their program. Progress can now be obtained in negotiating improvements so anyone with good loss experience should use that to their advantage in renewal negotiations. Click to read Firm Insurance …

What Delivery Drivers should know about their auto coverage

Denise GillinHome and Auto Insurance, News, Personal Lines

Shared from There are a multitude of ways to make extra income these days. In a time where ridesharing and delivery services are booming, be sure you understand your auto coverage. If you are a delivery driver using your own vehicle to carry and deliver other people’s goods in return for payment, a commercial policy is required. When working for such places as Uber, Lyft, GrubHub, Door Dash or grocery delivery, you are using your vehicle for business instead of personal use. If you have started a driving job (part-time or full-time), you could be putting yourself at risk and could have a claim denied if you haven’t informed your agent. Due to the pandemic, there are some companies …

Preserve Mental Wellbeing with these Online Schooling Resources

Denise GillinHealth Benefits, News, Personal Lines

By Michael Diller, PsyD, Licensed Psychologist and Director, Employee Assistance Program, WellSpan Due to the pandemic, many teachers are conducting classes remotely, and many families are navigating virtual learning. Parents, caregivers, and teachers are working together to support each other and their students. During this uncertain school year, how do we recognized the signs that a young person is struggling with their mental health? What resources are available to help overcome these new challenges? Two websites with resources that can help alleviate some of the online school day stress and assist with the mental wellbeing of students learning virtually are Mental Health America (MHA) of Lancaster County and the Department of Education and Liberal Arts at Ashford University. Both websites …