Understanding Your Insurance Is Important. Education Is Key – what you need to know about being underinsured.

By Denise Koslowsky When I talk about insurance, which is quite often, sooner or later the conversation will come back to what I currently consider a crisis – the many homeowners who are underinsured. It is an easy topic to understand when you are speaking in regards to the homes devastated by wildfires in California or the homes torn apart...

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2018-12-19
By: Advocate Brokerage

Your World, Protected. Making sure your insurance is ready for 2019.

No one really likes to think about insurance.  Insurance is a necessity that you take care of and don’t give a second thought until some type of unexpected disaster occurs.  Unfortunately, waiting to update your insurance broker could leave your insurance lacking when you need it most. Keep in mind, the more your insurance agent knows, the better they can...

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2018-12-19
By: Advocate Brokerage

What’s Better Than A Bottle of Wine? – Insurance Tips for Wine Enthusiasts

If you’re a wine enthusiast who has been building a collection, we have an important question for you… Is your collection insured? According to Joseph V. Micallef, a writer for Food & Wine Magazine and contributor to Forbes, “On average, the value of the wine cellars of self-described wine connoisseurs is between $50,000 and $100,000. The total value of collectible...

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2018-12-19
By: Advocate Brokerage

Preparing for the possibility of heavy rains and flood – from Hurricane Jose

On Friday we hinted that Hurricane Jose could become a storm to worry about, well so far it has remained offshore but it is still a storm to keep an eye on.  While it may not make landfall, the storm could produce heavy rains and the coastal flooding and the tropical storm-force winds that often comes along with it.  So,...

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2017-09-19
By: Advocate Brokerage

Parent’s of Children 18 and older – Have you completed a health care proxy yet? Understand the risks.

In June we wrote a blog that is important for all parents with teens who are approaching 18 or have already turned 18.  The blog was written specifically with parents of graduating seniors in mind but it is so important we felt we should address it once again.  If you are the parent of a teen who is approaching 18,...

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2017-08-31
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

Frozen Pipes – How to Avoid This Cold, Icy Danger

This weekend is set to be the coldest in the past few years with temperatures dropping to the single digits overnight.  While we know to bundle ourselves up to keep warm, many people forget to check to make sure their pipes stay warm as well. Ice forming in a pipe does not typically cause a break where the ice blockage...

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2014-01-03
By: Advocate Brokerage

Your Car Is Not the Dining Room

By Rosalyn Binday Put down that burger! Experts say that eating while driving can increase a motorist’s chances of a car accident by up to a whopping 80 percent -- and no Big Mac is worth your safety or the safety of your loved ones. Eating while driving is just one of the many symptoms of what has become a...

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2013-12-26
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

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