Tips for keeping ice off your roof

By |2020-03-21T15:00:22-05:00January 7th, 2016|Home Insurance|

Winter is in full swing in Iowa.  Lately, we have been getting a good mix of snow, rain, and freezing rain.  This has caused ice build-ups and insurance claims caused by ice build-ups on roofs.  Below are some great tips to keep ice from accumulating on your roof.  These tips can help avoid an insurance [...]

Fry a Turkey Without Burning Your House Down

By |2020-03-21T15:00:22-05:00November 12th, 2015|Home Insurance, Life Hacks|

Each year tens of millions of people fry a turkey for Thanksgiving and fire de­part­ments re­spond to more than 1,000 fires re­lated to deep fry­ers. These blazes cause more than $15 mil­lion in prop­erty dam­age an­nu­ally, not to men­tion ser­i­ous burn in­jur­ies. Follow some simple safety steps when you fry a turkey this [...]

Why your classic car needs classic car insurance

By |2020-03-21T15:00:22-05:00September 21st, 2015|Auto insurance, Car Insurance, Toy Insurance, Uncategorized|

Many people with classic cars tend to have them insured on a standard auto insurance policy instead of a purpose-built classic car insurance policy.  It's a common and defensible mistake.  After all, it is just a 'car', right? While a standard personal auto insurance policy will adequately cover the driver from a liability stand point, [...]

How to Fry a Turkey Without Burning Your House Down

By |2015-03-25T04:01:59-05:00November 24th, 2014|Home Insurance, Personal insurance|

Over 2 million households will fry a turkey this week for Thanksgiving dinner, and according to Allstate 15 of those homes will catch on fire.  Here are a few tips to prevent your home from being one of those. STEP 1: A suitable location for the deep fryer is on concrete or asphalt in an open area [...]

Snowmobile Owners Need an Insurance Card

By |2015-03-25T04:01:35-05:00November 12th, 2014|Toy Insurance|

The Iowa DNR recently put a reminder out that all snowmobile riders operating on the road right-of-way OR on public trails must have proof of liability insurance card on them at all times while riding.  This is a new requirement! If you own a snowmobile, be sure to call your insurance agent and request a proof of [...]

The 7 most expensive moving violations

By |2018-04-09T19:48:18-05:00August 13th, 2014|Auto insurance, Car Insurance|

It's no secret that receiving a speeding or any other traffic ticket can raise your insurance rates.  A drivers motor vehicle record (MVR) can have a major affect on their insurance rates and can even limit the insurance companies that will sell them a policy.  But did you know the type of ticket you receive [...]

10 states where teen drivers cost the most

By |2015-04-08T03:02:10-05:00August 6th, 2014|Auto insurance, Car Insurance, Personal insurance|

It's no shock that adding a teenage driver to an auto insurance policy can be a hit to the wallet.  Teenage drivers are statistically the worst drivers on the road, their insurance premiums will reflect that.  But the financial hit can vary from state to state. Researchers with Quadrant Information Systems looked at rate increases [...]

The Uber Insurance Predicament

By |2020-03-20T12:54:30-05:00July 25th, 2014|Car Insurance, Commercial Auto Insurance, Commercial Insurance|

Uber, the controversial ride-sharing app, is coming to Des Moines.  So what does that have to do with insurance? The app connects people looking for a ride with people who are willing to give them a ride, using the later's personal car.  The driver has to apply to Uber to be a driver, meet some [...]

Should I drive the wheels off my old car?

By |2015-03-25T03:57:49-05:00July 14th, 2014|Auto insurance, Car Insurance, Personal insurance|

To be sure, most of us have faced or will face the decision to keep driving our old car (that's paid for) or sell/trade it for a new one. For some who are financially stable and not mechanically inclined its an easy choice. They may reason, "I can afford a new car, so why be [...]

Traffic Cameras In Clive Are Being Removed

By |2015-03-25T03:56:41-05:00June 30th, 2014|Auto insurance, Car Insurance, Commercial Auto Insurance|

If you live in the Des Moines Metro you are surely aware of the Clive red light cameras along Hickman Road.  They have been snapping candid shots of drivers since 2006.  Today is the last chance you have to receive a 'free' picture of your car from the City of Clive (Well, actually a company contracted [...]

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