Welcome 2016! We have all made New Years resolutions, to improve ourselves and our lives have we looked into improving our insurance needs or looking into new insurance? Did you know that you may be paying too much for your current insurance? When is the last time you consulted with an insurance agent about your insurance policies? By calling Freedom Insurance Group at 215-673-0300 and speaking to a knowledgeable licensed agent we can review your policies free of charge and assess your insurance needs. Have you had a change of life event such as a marriage or separation or changed your address or possibly purchased a home? If so, your insurance needs have changed and need attention. Do you have a teen that is newly licensed or a parent living with you that needs to be on your auto policy? If you have any new toys, jewelry or valuables in the new year you want to be sure to protect them. You could possible need an umbrella policy to fully protect yourself and all that you have worked so hard for. Most importantly, you want to be sure you have yourself and your family covered with life insurance in the event of a tragedy. We put so much time and effort into changing ourselves and our habits in the new year why not do the same for your insurance needs? By making that one important call to Freedom Insurance Group Inc. you will get dependable service for all of your insurance needs. We check our 15 A+ rated insurance companies and find you the lowest price based on your insurance needs. You can also visit Freedom Insurance Group Inc. on the web at www.freedom4insurance.com to see our staff and read our mission to provide quality insurance for your auto home and life insurance needs.
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.
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.