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Have a Happy & Safe Holiday – Dangers your family pet can face during the holiday season.

  Last week we shared an article discussing toys that are dangerous for kids, so this week we thought we would focus on dangers another beloved family member could face during the holiday season.  We know you love your pets (we do too) so we wanted to offer some information that could help you keep them safe!   Below are...

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2016-12-20
By: Advocate Brokerage

Have a Happy & Safe Holiday – Toys that are potentially dangerous for your kids

Gift giving abounds at this time of year and Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles as well as Mom & Dad are searching for gifts that bring joy to the faces of the kids they love.  Unfortunately that perfect toy you just brought home might pose a potential danger. Our friends at Property Casualty 360 have put out a great list of toys...

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2016-12-16
By: Advocate Brokerage

Secondary Homes – Water Damage accounts for 51% of home insurance claims

  A secondary home that provides a place for your family to get away is often a dream come true.  Unfortunately, because a home that you don’t live in year round is more vulnerable than your primary residence, that dream home can incur substantial damage.  While both fire and water pose a threat to your home, damage from water is...

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2016-12-15
By: Denise Koslowsky

Winter Prep for your Home and Vehicle

    Even with that dip in temperature a few weeks ago the weather has been on the mild side.  We want your home and auto to be prepared when winter finally decides to stick around for a while.  Below are a few important tips for making your home and car winter ready so that you and your loved ones...

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2016-11-30
By: Advocate Brokerage

Important Insurance Information for people who like to drive really nice cars!

For our client’s who like to drive really nice cars, it should come as no surprise that we often recommend one of our elite carriers as the insurer of choice. Many policyholders assume all auto carriers are equal and as a result, they are unwilling to pay for a more expensive auto policy. While we respect that, we wanted to...

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2016-11-04
By: Advocate Brokerage

Life with Teens – Surviving Halloween

If you have teenagers in your home, you may view Halloween as a time of year to get through as opposed to a night to enjoy. Teens want to have fun with their friends and on Halloween especially, they can get into all sorts of mischief!  From acts of vandalism to distracted driving to fun that involves alcohol, the lists...

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2016-10-27
By: Advocate Brokerage

Make Sure Fright Night is a Safe Night

For some Halloween is a night for perfect for having fun with friends.  For others it is a fright filled night that opens up your family and your property to risks.  Insurance claims increase around this time of year so we thought we would cover some of the types of claims we often see and offer some tips to help...

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2016-10-27
By: Advocate Brokerage

Fire Prevention for Homeowners – Smoke Detector Tips

  Each October the National Fire Protection Association sets aside the month to promote fire safety. This year’s theme once again focuses on Smoke Detectors. 40% of fire deaths occur in homes with no smoke detectors! That alarming statistic is a key reason that for the past 3 years the NFPA has focused their theme on Smoke Detectors.  This year’s...

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2016-10-12
By: Advocate Brokerage

The Environment, Sea Levels, Property Loss & You

By Roz Binday I’m not an alarmist and don’t buy into dooms day scenarios but I do believe in keeping my eyes open, being prepared and protecting the things I’ve worked hard to obtain.  So, when I saw an article in the Washington Post about rising sea levels, followed by a study from Zillow, I knew it was something I...

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2016-09-28
By: Advocate Brokerage

Real example from the life of an insurance professional – Insuring Really Nice Cars

By Denise Koslowsky   Advocate Brokerage has been specializing in the needs of affluent individuals for as long as I can remember.  A preponderance of our clients live in beautiful homes and drive luxury cars.  To be clear, the staff at Advocate Brokerage is not snobbish, and our clients span the socio-economic spectrum from post graduates to senior citizens.  When it...

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2016-09-26
By: Denise Koslowsky

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