Insurance

Why do I need renters insurance?

by Anita on June 17, 2016

Whether you are renting a family home or an apartment, renters insurance will protect you in many ways.  If you have a break-in or an injury that occurs while a guest is visiting, renters insurance will assure that you will covered in the event of a sustained loss within the property you are renting.  Let’s say in an awful situation, you have a fire in the property and lose your possessions, renters insurance will recoup what items you lost due to the fire.  If you have personal property above the average such as jewelry or collections of importance, Freedom Insurance Group can help you decide what additional coverage you may need to protect specific items.  If you have a break-in your material items are covered the same way.  Your renters policy will also provide you with coverage for additional living expenses if you need to relocate temporarily while repairs are made due to the fire.  We all like to entertain and enjoy time with our friends and if a friend was hurt or sustained an injury in our home we would be sick with worry.  Renters insurance takes the fear of your friends injury being a financial burden if a trip to the hospital or doctors is necessary.  It also alleviates any awkwardness between friends.  Renters insurance in Pennsylvania is very affordable and most companies offer flexible payment plans for as little as $175.00 a year.  renters

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Auto insurance discounts in Philadelphia

by Anita on February 2, 2016

Do you know all of the auto insurance discounts in Philadelphia available to you? We search through the ads in newspapers and online for sales and coupons. Why not approach buying auto insurance in Philadelphia the same way?  We all want to find a good price and sale on the things we purchase, the same auto insurance discounts are also found when shopping for auto insurance at Freedom Insurance Group. Call Freedom Insurance Group at 215-673-0300 to get your free quote and to discuss all the ways you can save money on your auto insurance. Did you know you are eligible for an advanced quote discount, which means you shop for auto insurance before you are picking your new car up or switching you current auto insurance company? You can qualify for a discount if you are purchasing a new vehicle and what the vehicle has to offer in the line of  safety features. Many or most cars have dual airbags, passive restraints, anti-lock brakes and numerous other safety features with the construction of the vehicle. Many companies offer what is called a paperless discount which saves money on postage and to helps the environment by sending correspondence such as bills, reminders and insurance ID cards via email. Your marital status, education level and occupation also offer discounts. Owning a home entitles you to a home owner discount and possibly a bundling discount if your auto and home is insured with the same company. If you have a teen through twenty four year old on your policy who is in good academic standing with a GPA or 3.0 or better also qualifies for a good student discount as well as a discount for driver’s education and road experience education classes.  Your college driver can qualify for an away at school discount if your student attends school over 100 miles away without a vehicle on campus. Our seniors qualify for discounts for completion of safe and defensive drivers courses. Low mileage discounts are available for those drivers who travel less than 7500 miles a year. Prior insurance coverage and length of prior insurance coverage adds up to savings in save moneyyour pocket also.

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Life insurance in Philadelphia

by Anita on January 26, 2016

Life insurance is a topic most of us do not like to discuss. We too often make excuses such as I can’t afford another bill or I’m too old and I won’t pass the health assessment. Life insurance can be used as a death benefit as well as fulfilling a financial obligation. When you call Freedom Insurance Group Inc. we can discuss your individual life insurance needs. We will discuss your expenses and income to account for what your family would need in the event of your death. Funerals generally cost upwards of $5,000.00-$10,000.00. Term life insurance offers a generally less expensive option than whole life insurance premiums. Term life insurance offer death benefit protection for the specified period purchased usually 10,15,20 or 30 years. Freedom Insurance can cater your term life insurance to your specific needs and budget to ensure you have piece of mind knowing your family is protected. Whole life insurance offers confidence with the guarantee it provides such as the premium to remain the same for the life of the policy, regardless of health or age. Guaranteed cash value so that as your cash value increases, tax deferred so that you will have access to your cash through loan and withdrawal options. Many people chose to borrow from their whole life insurance to cover tuition costs or help out with a wedding. Too often, emergencies occur and your whole life insurance can also provide peace of mind knowing you have access to it if needed without going into debt over taking out a loan.  You can work with a knowledgeable agent at Freedom Insurance Group Inc. to discuss your needs not only for life insurance but also for auto, home, recreational and umbrella insurance. You can also read more about life insurance in Philadelphia at www.freedom4insurance.com or call 215-673-0300 to review your life insurance needs.

 

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Shopping car insurance in Philadelphia

by Anita on December 14, 2015

Shopping for car insurance in Philadelphia doesn’t have to be difficult. At Freedom Insurance Group Inc., we do t he shopping for you. We began Freedom Insurance Group Inc., with a table, computer and fax machine. We have helped many loyal customers in Philadelphia shop for auto insurance. We are an experienced auto insurance agency in Philadelphia with over 12 plus years in the Northeast Philadelphia area and can assist you in getting the right auto policy based on your auto needs. Basic auto insurance coverages in Pennsylvania start with state mandated coverages you must carry such as bodily injury, property damage and medical benefits after the mandated coverages, you can add on collision, comprehensive, higher liability limits, underinsured and uninsured motorist protection as well as choose your tort options.

Freedom Insurance Group Inc. offers many discounts for your auto insurance to keep your auto premium low. Such discounts include our education level, your occupation, marital status, paperless billing and various payment options. Signing your auto application for insurance electronically not only helps the environment but also helps adds to your savings. Purchasing a new auto or having safety features on your auto can also save you money. Owning your home will qualify you for a homeowner discount and could keep your insurance premium low by bundling your auto and home insurance. Low mileage on your auto can also be applied as a discount. Senior drivers qualify for a reduction in auto premium by taking a defensive driver course and on the other hand, young drivers can save by taking a drivers education auto class or a road experience course.

Auto insurance rates in Philadelphia are also based on the type of auto you drive, which safety features your auto ahs such as air bags, anti-lock brakes, restraints and alarms. Auto rates are also based on your zip code and driving record such as tickets or accidents. Your auto insurance premium is also calculated by what coverages best suite your individual needs taking into consideration your assets, drivers in household and liability amounts needed to protect your family. Freedom Insurance Group Inc. can cater to your specific auto insurance needs.

Freedom Insurance Group Inc. is easily accessible by the Roosevelt Blvd, I-95 and the Pennsylvania turnpike. We can be found on the web at www.freedom4insurance.com on your home computer or mobile phone.

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Umbrella Policy – Insurance Philadelphia, Freedom Insurance Group, Inc

by Anita on November 20, 2015

One question insurance agents frequently are asked is “How do I know if I need an umbrella policy?” We advise our customers to look at their whole financial situation and their lifestyle. Do you own a swimming pool? Own a dog? Have large assets to protect? Agents typically recommend that customers have enough home insurance coverage equal to their assets. Umbrella policies cover liability, personal injury coverage and legal expense coverage. Umbrella polices are there to protect you against large lawsuits. There are certain parameters that must be met to get an umbrella policy. First you must carry your auto and homeowners insurance with the same company. Second you must acquire the highest limits available for auto insurance and home insurance. The maximum amount of coverage you can have under an umbrella policy varies by state. This protection can extend beyond your auto and home. It can also cover your RV, boat, snow mobiles, golf carts, ATV’s, jet skis and motorcycles. There are some added protections with an umbrella policy that are generally excluded from homeowners insurance polices. These policies can run approximately $300-$400 a year for a million dollars coverage. That is relatively inexpensive for extra coverage.The best part is that everyone in the household is covered as long as they are listed on the auto policy and live in the home.  Something to think about if you have teen drivers in the home.

The best thing to do is to speak to a licensed agent who can discuss your risk and assets. There are certain situations which will increase your need for an umbrella policy.  Call us at 215-673-0300 so we can discuss your current auto and homeowners insurance in Philadelphia, we can evaluate if you have enough coverage and if you should also look into getting an umbrella policy.  You can also visit our website at www.freedom4insurance.com click on all coverages to read about umbrella policies.

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Fall home maintenance – Homeowners Insurance Philadelphia

by Anita on November 3, 2015

Daylight saving time is upon us. Now is the time to assess what you need to do to winterize your home. Do you need to clean your gutters, caulk your windows and door frames? A quick trip to the home store to pick up new batteries for those fire/carbon monoxide detectors some insulation and caulk will put your mind at ease by reducing the risks in your home and reduce your worries.  Schedule an appointment to clean the fireplace and chimney so you can safely burn and have those cozy winter nights without a worry. Checking dyer vents and heating vents for debris will also make your home more energy efficient.

A little maintenance now goes a long way later for your home. Some routine tender loving care can avoid future disasters and homeowners insurance claims. Winters in Philadelphia can be pretty brutal and can really take a toll on your home. Many times we are forced to put a claim in with our home insurance company in order to pay for damages from we sustain from bad winter and fall seasons in Philadelphia. We hope this post can help avoid that unfortunate situation.

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Back to school with lower Car Insurance – Philadelphia

by Anita on August 27, 2015

It’s that time. Kids are going back to school. Most people think about books, pencils, back packs, school clothes, new sneakers and haircuts. But you may want to add insurance to the list. If you still have high school students in the house who drive or will soon be getting their license, remind them that good grades equal lower car insurance rates. Many insurance companies offer the good student discount which is for earning a B or better. You must provide your insurance agent with a copy of the last report card as verification. Cheaper car insurance is just another incentive to do well in school.

If you are sending your kid off to college for the first time most likely they will not have a vehicle on campus and will be living in a dorm. Is your son/daughter living away at school 100 miles or more? If the answer is yes, then you may qualify for a discount on your auto insurance. If you have a junior or senior in college they may have a car at school with them and living off campus.  If they have a vehicle at school with them, remember to provide your agent with the address where they are in school. The agent can then split rate the vehicle so that all cars are rated at their respective addresses. This is important for your auto insurance policy. When you are renting a house or apartment your contents are not covered under the landlord’s insurance policy, therefore you may want to think about renter’s insurance. Many students bring TV’s, laptops, game systems and personal belongings with them. Renters insurance may insure these items in a covered loss.  Keep your college student in the loop when it comes to insurance. This way when they are ready to purchase their own auto and renters insurance policy they will know what to do.  These are beneficial life lessons for your kids.

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Advance Quoting – Freedom Insurance Group, Inc. – Philadelphia

by Anita on August 27, 2015

Advance Quoting

Freedom Insurance Group, Inc.  announces they represent six companies that offer an early quote discount for car insurance quotes in Philadelphia.

Many consumers do not know the savings advantage associated with calling ahead when you need car insurance.  Some of their companies offer a discount just for calling for a quote one to ten days prior to your policy expiration date.  For example, Travelers calls this discount their Early Quote Advantage. With Travelers you may be eligible for a 10% discount if you call for a quote 8 or more days in advance.  Many of the companies they represent have this discount only it’s referred to by a different name.

The following companies offer a discount for getting a quote in advance:  Progressive, Travelers, The Hartford, Safeco, Grange & Mercury.

“It’s true; the early bird does get the worm.  Most consumers are not aware of the fact that calling ahead of time for a car insurance quote can save you money.”  said Anita Allegrezza, Owner & Principal agent of Freedom Insurance Group Inc.   “Freedom Insurance Group, Inc.  represents  10 A or better insurance companies, but we put the customer first.  Everyone wants to save money and take advantage of discounts.  Some people won’t buy if they don’t have a coupon, find it on sale or get a discount.  If insurance companies are offering a discount for calling your agent ahead of time, take advantage of all the savings you can.”

The agency is a full service insurance agency.  They offer auto insurance, homeowners insurance, motorcycle insurance, boat insurance, umbrella insurance, commercial insurance, life insurance, RV insurance, and more.  For more information on Freedom Insurance Group, Inc. or to get a quote, go to their website www.freedom4insurance.com.  There you will also find a money saving checklist with many discount opportunities for you to review prior to speaking with an agent.

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Freedom Insurance Group Inc. as featured in the Northeast Times – Insurance Philadelphia

by Anita on August 7, 2015

Freedom Insurance Group Inc. is an Independent Insurance Agency who has been helping customers save money in Northeast Philadelphia and the surrounding areas since 2003. This Trusted Choice agency represents 10 A rated insurance companies such as Progressive, The Hartford, Travelers, Safeco, Grange and is an AARP authorized agent. What does that mean to the consumer? That means they have the ability to offer the consumer choices and “Freedom from the high cost of insurance.” With just one phone call their team of agents are able to get quotes from 15 different companies. Not only can they save you time, but their experienced agents will review your current coverage and identify any potential areas where you may be underinsured. Freedom Insurance Group Inc. is thorough and reviews all discounts that are available to you. When you have an independent agent, if your rate goes up you don’t have to go far. This agency continually reviews their customers’ policies to make sure they are getting the best rates on car and home insurance. “When you buy insurance from a captive agent your only option is to reduce coverage when the rate goes up. At Freedom Insurance Group Inc. if your rate increases we quote you in other companies, so you can keep the coverages you need. We give our customers the freedom of choice.” said Anita Allegrezza, Owner & Principal Agent.

This full service agency writes car insurance, homeowners, life, commercial, motorcycle, boat, umbrella policies and more. They are conveniently located in the Grant & Academy shopping center next to the Police & Fire Federal Credit Union.

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Holiday Decorating

by Anita on December 5, 2014

If you are an avid holiday decorator, your decorations have been up since the day after Thanksgiving. So this will serve as a follow up checklist for you. Any time you are dealing with lights, wires, candles, live trees etc… you need to take precautions.

We all remember the scene in National Lampoon’s Christmas vacation where the cat chewed on the Christmas lights and the whole tree went up in smoke. When dealing with live trees take all necessary precautions. When purchasing a live tree be realistic.  Don’t get a tree that you’ll need three grown men to carry in.  Make sure you anchor the tree so it doesn’t tip over causing damage or injury to guests.  Keep the tree watered.  If you have pets that show interest in the tree, ornaments or lights keep an eye on them.  If you have small children it may be a good idea to put up an artificial tree as they are less likely to tip over.

When placing lights around the tree and in and around your home inspect them first.  You need to look for wear and tear.  How are the bulbs? Is the wire starting to fray? It is also important to use indoor lights indoor and outdoor lights outdoor.  If you are using extension cords don’t cut corners.  If you have illuminated the outside of your home, get outdoor extension cords.  They are made to withstand rain, snow and outdoor weather conditions.

Are you planning on decorating your mantle with candles?  Use flameless candles.  These candles produce the same effect and are safer.  When you mix garland with real candles there is potential for a fire.  If you will be lighting a menorah this holiday season extinguish the flame upon leaving the room.

This is the time of year for mistletoe and holly as well as poinsettias.  If you have pets it’s not a good idea to decorate your home with these live plants.  They can be poisonous to your pets.  You can substitute by using artificial plants.  Many artificial plants are of good quality and look very real.

When the decorating is complete, look around your home to ensure everything is secure.  If you plan on having guests over during the holidays you would want to prevent any injuries.  Prior to decorating the outside clean out your gutter of all leaves.  If you are placing blow up items on your lawn take care to secure those as well.

One of the most important things to remember this holiday season is to turn off the lights at night and when you leave the house.  Safety is more important than impressing the neighbors and passers by with your beautiful light display.

Enjoy the beauty of this holiday season.

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