Roadside, Towing, and Your Insurance Company

Roadside service or towing…whatever you want to call it, will likely not make you happy in event of a breakdown on the side of the road with your automobile.  Automobile insurance policies typically have a nominal benefit that is really designed to get you off the road and towed to a nearby repair shop.  And if that repair shop is less than 15 miles away... Read Article

Spring Flooding Prevention Tips 2015

So far this “spring” we’ve been lucky enough that temps have stayed moderately cold. Why do I say lucky? We have a substantial snowpack left in state right now and it’s been very gradually decreasing with a few warm days and the high sun. But, if we have a series of warm days or rain events, the fast melt would lead to flooding concerns. And... Read Article

Don’t Let the Dealer Tell You They’re Adding Your New Car to Your Policy…

Don’t Let the Dealer Tell You They’re Adding Your New Car to Your Policy… PSA of the day! When you purchase a new/used vehicle and the dealer tells you that someone from the dealership will call the office to get it covered…don’t believe for a second! First, they are not you…they don’t have any authority …to make a change to your policy. If we learn... Read Article

Got Umbrella?

What if your dog bites a child or a dinner guest stumbles on a porch and hits his head? You could be hit with a multi-million dollar lawsuit. That’s where umbrella insurance comes in. It will protect you in many cases with $1 million in coverage for as little as $200 a year. Who could use and umbrella?  Someone who… * Drives a car or... Read Article

If You Think it’s Hot Outside…

Fortified Insurance Agency PSA of the day! Yeah, it’s hot. But probably not as hot as your dryer vent after a 45 minutes of trying to dry to your beach towels! Not only is it great fire prevention to clean the lint-trap of your dryer, but it’s important to have your dryer vent hose cleaned by a professional. Sometimes these vents travel through enclosed walls... Read Article