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Home Insurance Can Give You More than Just Coverage for Your Home

We typically purchase homeowners insurance to protect our largest investment – our home. But homeowners, and often condo and renters insurance too, includes many other items besides your home. Let’s take a look at just...

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Do You Know How to Dispose of Hazardous Household Items?

Whether you’re purchasing a new home or have lived in the same house for years, chances are there is old paint and other household items that require special disposal in your crawlspace or garage. Batteries: The average...

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Burglary Prevention: Should You Leave the Lights On?

It seems like a no-brainer to leave the lights on outside your home to deter burglars while you’re away (or even while you’re asleep). But does that really work? Or is it just a waste of electricity — particularly this...

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Life Changes - So Should Your Insurance Policy

Imagine if we could buy just one insurance policy and be set for life. That’s a nice thought, isn’t it? Like the good things that happen in life, your insurance policy should change and adapt to your situations. The...

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Tired of Receiving Junk Mail? Follow These Steps

If you’re like most people, you really don’t like getting junk mail delivered to your home. Not only is it wasteful to you, but the companies paying for the marketing don’t want the wasted funds for print and...

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Our Seattle Office is Hiring !!

Title: Receptionist/Insurance Office Support Location: Seattle Office in the University District Type: Full-time Description: We are seeking to fill a full-time position at our independent insurance agency office in...

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Which Home Alarms Do You Need?

Technology has made home alarms of all kinds — from security to smoke, radon to radiation — more accessible than ever. Many of them can be configured to work together, and some even alert you to trouble through your...

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How to Avoid a Spooky Halloween Insurance Claim

Halloween can be some people’s favorite holiday. Whether it’s fun sized candy, making your own costume, setting up spooky decorations inside or outside your home or carving pumpkins, Halloween brings many of us joy....

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Kim Jackson Celebrates 10 Years Volunteering With Girl Scouts

At Filer Insurance, we’re passionate about helping our communities, and we love to highlight how our employees are contributing to theirs! In this post, Kim Jackson, Personal Lines Account Executive at our Roosevelt...

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Do I Need to Keep My Insurance During The Off-Season in Washington?

It’s now time to enjoy some amazing fall camping excursions, calm boating on the lake or a motorcycle road trip. Each year we’re asked by many of our customers about the possibility to cancel your insurance policies on...

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Filer Insurance Announces Rewards Received by Safeco

At Filer Insurance, we always work to provide our clients with the right insurance for their needs. We’re proud to announce that Safeco Insurance recently recognized our agents’ skill and experience with two awards!...

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Device Insurance: Cover Your Personal Electronics With the Policy You Already Have

It seems everyone these days has a smartphone. Or a smart TV, a tablet, or an ebook reader. Or all of the above – and more.When you add it all up, you may find you have thousands and thousands of dollars tied up in...

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Understanding the Difference Between Named Perils and Open Perils for your Home Insurance

There are many coverage options to select from when shopping for your homeowner’s insurance. You need to decide on your level of coverage, whether you want a larger monthly payment and smaller deductible or vice versa....

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Know What to do If Involved in a Hit & Run Accident

Being in a hit and run accident can be a very frightening event. Being prepared to know how to handle the situation when it occurs will help you deal with the shock of it, as well as ensure you are covered for the loss...

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How to Deal With Road Rage

Have you ever noticed that, with roadway anger, it’s always the other guy’s fault? And, it very well could be. The thing is, you can’t control how other people drive. But, you can control how you respond to situations...

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Join Our Team And Walk For A Cause

Summer is beginning to wind down, and at Filer Insurance we’re preparing to continue an autumn tradition: walking for a good cause! In the past, we’ve participated in the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk, and...

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Are you a Delivery Driver Using Your Personal Vehicle? Be Warned!

Do you use your personal vehicle to deliver papers, pizzas, sandwiches, flowers or other deliverables in exchange for money? Do you, from time to time, help your son or daughter with delivering their newspaper route? If...

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Don't Be Caught Without an Umbrella Policy in These 8 Situations

There are many scenarios that would warrant the need for an umbrella insurance policy. We outline a few of them here. Example #1: Your teenage daughter is babysitting the neighbor kids and leaves the house for a moment...

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Support Your Local Community By Visiting A Farmers Market

Farmers market season is in full swing, with fresh fruits and veggies, handmade foods, and crafts galore! With numerous markets across Seattle and the surrounding area, there’s an opportunity to visit a farmer’s market...

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Wildfire Prevention Tips for your Home or Property

Wildfires occur every year and summer season is also known as fire season. Each year millions of acres across the country are scorched by both nature as well as human caused fire. By knowing how to minimize losses,...

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5 Ways to Increase the Longevity of Your Car

Purchasing a car is a big investment. Some people keep cars for 10+ years, while others trade them in only after a few years of driving. Either way, taking pride in your vehicle and keeping it properly maintained is...

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Safety Tips for Summer Thrill Seekers

The family summer vacation is a time-honored tradition, and it often includes a trip to one of our country’s incredible amusement parks.But, while the rides and other attractions at these parks are typically safe, it...

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Firework Safety for Your 4th of July Celebrations

Many of us celebrate Independence Day by getting together with family and friends or barbecuing hot dogs and hamburgers. Others like to celebrate with fireworks. While fireworks can be exciting and provide great...

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Helping To Achieve Dreams With Housing Hope

Home is where the heart is. As a homeowner’s insurance agency, Filer Insurance works to ensure our clients’ homes are protected. However, not every family in the community has a house to call home. We’re working with...

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Safety Tips Every Motorcycle Rider Should Know

The key to staying safe riding your motorcycle is to be prepared and understand how to avoid risks. Motorcyclists are at a higher risk being on the road compared to a vehicle. Keep these things in mind to dramatically...

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What Should Go in Your Home Safe (or Safe-Deposit Box)?

Spring has arrived, which means it’s time to clean the cobwebs out of the corners, organize the closets and so forth. While you’re at it, don’t forget to revisit the important documents and other items you have in your...

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Paddle For Parkinson's Event - Thursday, June 2nd

Summer is just around the corner, and it’s a great time to visit Seattle’s lakes, as well as the Puget Sound. At Filer Insurance, we enjoy our aquatic activities from boating to paddling, and coming soon is an...

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Seven Areas to Check Before Buying a Used Camper

Spring is a great season to start looking for good used campers. Whether you’re looking at a dealership or from a person off of Craigslist, it’s important to know how to look for possible damage or wear.Look for these...

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6 Spots to Check Your Seattle Roof for Damages to Prevent Major Repair

We all know that owning a home is an expensive investment. Unfortunately, you can’t just move in and let it set. Homes require constant maintenance to ensure you don’t get costly damage. We suggest doing a yearly home...

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The Type of Fire Extinguisher Every Home Should Have

A fire is a fire, and a fire extinguisher is a fire extinguisher, right? Well, not quite. There are actually different types of fires and different types of extinguishers that respond best to each one. So, which is...

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Join Us For Our Healthy Challenge In May

May flowers have started to bloom, which means it’s time for another Healthy Challenge! Whether you’re looking to get a fresh start on a lapsed New Year’s Resolution, readying yourself for summer activities, or looking...

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Key Things to Consider to Lower Your Energy Bill in Washington

Everyone loves to save money especially if it’s done with a few easy steps. Electricity bills can add up quickly in your home, but by making a few small changes can lower those bills and save money for other things in...

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Getting Your Boat Out of Storage and Into the Water

Spring is here, and you’re ready to get out on the water. But is your boat ready? Even if you’ve kept it properly stored for the winter and protected from the elements, there are still a number of things you need to...

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Navigate Rainy Roadways With Care

It’s just rain — how much impact can it really have on your driving? The answer: a lot. You’re likely to experience lower visibility, reduced traction and increased difficulty in handling your car both during and after...

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Your Spring Home Garden Checklist

Spring season can bring so much joy to garden lovers. Growing your own garden saves money on groceries each week, plus can give you the personal satisfaction of growing your own food. It’s fun when you can involve your...

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5 Tips to Consider Before Switching Around your Insurance

Switching your insurance policy can save you hundreds of dollars a year. But, make sure you consider these things before you make the switch. Tip #1: Compare Apples to Apples - You’ve seen the commercials – “average...

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Our Seattle office is Hiring!!!

Title: Receptionist/Insurance Office Support Location: Seattle Office in the University District Type: Full-time Description: We are seeking to fill a full-time position at our independent insurance agency office in...

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Identity Protection Tips for Tax Season

What’s the most important number for you this tax season? The amount of your refund? The amount you owe? The number of hours spent poring over all the other numbers? All of those are pretty important, but none of them...

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Who Is Responsible if Your Tree Falls on Your Neighbor's House?

Neighbors are great! You can count on them to keep an eye on your place while you’re away, let out a furry friend or even borrow some last minute ingredients! Shoot, some of your neighbors are probably some of your...

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Ever Wonder What Some of the More Unusual Insurance Policies Are?

Filer Insurance Agency talks about unique situations where insurance was purchased. Insurance can provide more than just the standard coverage you’ve learned and expected. - When it comes to the insurance world, you...

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Our Monroe office is Hiring!!!

Title: Receptionist/Insurance Office Support Location: Monroe, WA Type: Part time Description: We are seeking to fill a part-time position at our independent insurance agency office in Monroe, Washington. The position...

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What to Do After a Car Accident in Winter

Freezing temperatures, gusts of wind, patches of ice – winter can be a horrible time to be on the road, especially if you’re on vacation and aren’t used to driving in winter conditions. And, it’s an even worse time to...

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Be Prepared for a Power Outage in Your Home With These Tips!

Weather isn't’ the only reason the power goes out in Washington. Being prepared in the event your home loses power can make a difference in safety and sanityWhen nasty weather hits it can be easy to say, “it won’t...

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The Better Question - What can I do to make this world a better place?

When the year begins you are often asked, “Do you have a New Year’s Resolution?” You may ask, “What workout routine can I start, or what diet should I embrace?” This year, take care of yourself of course, and also...

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Filer Insurance Explains Some Winter Driving Safety!

The Best Strategies to Drive Safe in the Snow & On IceIt’s important for every driver to know how to drive in winter weather conditions. It can be challenging to drive in these conditions, but with the knowledge of...

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Keeping a Home Inventory Checklist is Important - Read Why

For most of us, we won’t have to experience a disastrous home loss such as a flood, fire, earthquake or other disaster. That doesn’t mean any of us should be less prepared for such an event should one occur. Preparing a...

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How to Avoid Animal-Vehicle Collisions

About 2 million times every year, animals and cars collide on U.S. roadways — often causing serious and even fatal injuries to drivers and passengers, along with about $1 billion in damage, according to the U.S....

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