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Are You Making Costly Insurance Mistakes? – Make It Your 2014 Resolution to fix them!

An alarming number of respondents, about 38 percent, say they have never conducted research before purchasing their insurance policy, in a new, national survey by Trusted Choice and the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers. The survey also found that more than one of every three surveyed policyholders has not even talked to their insurance agent in the past year. Even...

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2014-01-24
By: Advocate Brokerage

The Cost of an Insurance Claim

By Rosalyn BindayDid you know that one claim on your auto insurance can spike your premiums by an average of 38 percent? And that the hike in premium is related to the type of claim?According to a report published by insuranceQuotes.com, drivers pay an average of 38 percent more for car insurance after making a just one claim on their...

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2014-01-16
By: Advocate Brokerage

A Resolution to Remember

           Along with losing weight, getting a better job and having a date night with your spouse once a week, another New Year’s resolution you should make is to update your insurance policy.           The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America issued the following five New Year’s resolutions:Call your agent and arrange to...

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2014-01-14
By: Advocate Brokerage

Chubb Sponsors Winter Antiques Show in New York City

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lI2Ae30V5E8 Do you like fine antiques and antiquities? Do you live in or near New York City? Whether you’re a collector or simply an admirer, the 18th annual Winter Antiques Show in New York City is a must visit -- the best of the best will be on display or available for purchase. Our friends at the Chubb Group of...

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2014-01-10
By: Advocate Brokerage

WHEN WINTER BLIZZARDS BLOW, WILL YOU BE READY?

Are your prepared for a winter storm?  Of course, you have your wooly hat and mittens on standby for when the weather gets bad, but what about your home? While your ears may be covered, does your insurance cover what could happen to your property” In 2012, the Insurance Information Institute reports that winter storms caused $38 million in insured losses,Here...

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2013-12-02
By: Advocate Brokerage

Superstorm Sandy Revisited

The first year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy gives us time to reflect what we learned from this unprecedented event.  In our 45 years as insurance brokers in Westchester County, we never encountered a situation where so many people were not merely inconvenienced, but had parts of their lives destroyed. Trees toppling onto homes, excessive flooding, the destruction of cars and...

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2013-11-01
By: Advocate Brokerage

Don’t Be “Tricked” This Halloween: Tips for Keeping Your Car Safe

Here at Advocate, we’ve been looking forward to the Halloween season for a long time—anything involving candy is A-OK with us! But we’re still mindful that Halloween can draw out some very real spooks – and believe it or not, lots of auto thieves.We’d like to share with you some tips to help protect you and yours from “evil spirits”...

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2013-10-31
By: Advocate Brokerage

A Westchester Earthquake? Remember Aug. 23, 2011?

(In the photo above, businesspeople gathering outside 40 Wall Street in New York City on August 23, 2011, in the wake of a 5.8 earthquake in Virginia. Photo by Ace Tabak, via Wikipedia) Many homeowners learned a valuable lesson during Hurricane Sandy – have insurance for the unexpected.  Policy owners with the foresight to have flood insurance basically rode out the...

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2013-05-17
By: Advocate Brokerage

A Car So Smart, It Literally Drives Itself.

Technology has been making waves in the auto industry with the integration of customer smartphones, touchscreen driver interfaces and Internet radio streaming. Safety is also increasing with new technology. Auto manufacturers are implementing active braking and cruise control systems that can slow or stop a vehicle safely if an accident is imminent, even on the highway. Google is taking it...

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2012-08-08
By: Advocate Brokerage

Enjoy Summer Safely With These Eleven Pool Safety Tips

Summer is here along with all of the fun activities associated with warmer weather. Swimming is an excellent way to cool off from the summer heat and is a great way to exercise. Though a popular summer spot to rest and recreate, swimming pools can be dangerous, causing about 43,000 personal injuries and more than 600 drowning deaths a year....

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2012-06-07
By: Advocate Brokerage

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