C. Don Filer Agency Blog

All You Ever Wanted to Know About Insurance

This One Quick Tip Can Get You Your Stolen Bicycle Back

According to the National Bike Registry, 1.5 million bicycles are stolen each year. With college campuses being the biggest source of bicycle theft, it would be great if there was a way to protect your investment that...

Read More


What Insurance Coverage Do I Need for My Drone or UAV?

It seems like everywhere we go we have a chance to hear the sound of a UAV, also known as a drone, commonly sounding like a disturbed hornets’ nest. Drones are fun to fly for both kids and adults. They are seemingly...

Read More


Six Steps To Follow To Keep The Interior Of Your Car in Great Condition

Protecting and cleaning the interior of your car will improve resale as well as improve your overall enjoyment of your vehicle. With these easy to follow steps, you’ll have the interior of your vehicle in tip-top shape....

Read More


Do You Need Umbrella Insurance?

One of the most certain things in life is uncertainty. Your dog could bite the neighbor’s kid. Your teen driver could hit a cyclist. A guest could fall down your stairs. A rainy morning commute on worn-out tires could...

Read More


Items to Consider If You Want To Own a Vacation Home

Owning a secondary home or vacation property can be a rewarding experience and allow you to build so many memories! While owning a vacation home can have countless advantages, it does bring some unique responsibility...

Read More


Insuring Your Seattle Home From Floods

According to FEMA, flood claims occurred in every state in our country in 2016 with the average claim cost in excess of $31,000. Just because your property doesn’t sit next to a stream, river or other body of water...

Read More


Home Security Options on a Shoestring Budget

Monthly bills can be daunting and for many, the choice of having food and shelter is more important than keeping burglars or robbers away from your home. However, when times are tough, the last thing you want to do is...

Read More


Choosing Your Insurance Soley By Price May Not Be the Best Plan

We’re flooded daily with insurance commercials claiming that shopping with them will get you the lowest insurance premiums of any company out there. Saving money on your insurance is important, but the lowest insurance...

Read More


Join Our Team in Arlington - We are looking for a Personal Lines Account Manager

C. Don Filer Agency, Inc., one of Washington’s leading local independent agencies, is looking for an experienced, licensed Personal Lines Account Manager for its office located at 518 North Olympic Avenue, Arlington WA...

Read More


Easy to Forget Cleaning Projects

As a busy homeowner, it's easy to fall into the trap of pushing off tasks that maintain the long-term value of your home in favor of more pressing problems. That’s OK, to a point, as certain house-cleaning projects...

Read More


Educating Your Child About Insurance Before They Leave For College

Attending college is an exciting time for your child. Whether it’s deciding where to go, what to major in or figuring the finances, there are a lot of decisions to think about. Before your child leaves the nest, here...

Read More


We are hiring at our Seattle location - Health Insurance Account Manager

C. Don Filer Agency, Inc., an established and respected independent insurance agency, is looking for an experienced, licensed Health Insurance Account Manager for its University District office located at 4201...

Read More


Understanding How to Avoid Foodborne Illness at Home

According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, roughly 48 million Americans get sick from foodborne illness every year. A foodborne illness occurs when you consume contaminated food or beverages. It’s...

Read More


Open Position at our Seattle Location - Commercial Lines Account Executive

C. Don Filer Agency, Inc., an established and respected independent insurance agency, is looking for an experienced, licensed Commercial Lines Account Manager for its University District office located at 4201...

Read More


Do You Know When to Add a Teen Driver to Your Insurance Policy

For your teen, learning how to drive is one of the most exciting times of their lives. Finally, a means to freedom so they think. We all remember the excitement of getting our driver’s permit, then our driver’s license....

Read More


Five Ideas for Throwing a Fun BBQ Party

Summertime is one of the most popular seasons to BBQ with friends and family. Whether it’s grilling at your local park or in your backyard, gathering with friends and family on a sunny day always is a memorable event....

Read More


Should I buy insurance when I rent a car?

You’ve probably been at the rental-car counter, listening to the representative ask if you want to purchase the company’s insurance. And the thoughts start racing through your head. “Is this a rip-off? Doesn’t my...

Read More


Do You Know What Determines Your Car Insurance Rates in Washington State?

We bet you’ve wondered how car insurance premiums are calculated. Do you ever have discussions with friends of similar age and driving history and find you’re all paying very different premiums for what would appear to...

Read More


Want a Safer Home? Consider these Inexpensive Fixes

Home improvement: It’s a never-ending process for many people, and for those of us who aren’t necessarily handy, it can be a hassle, too.But there are plenty of simple maintenance tasks and other improvements you can...

Read More


Hosting a Special Event This Summer in Washington? Consider a Special Event Insurance Policy.

Planning a wedding or a special event can seem like a full-time job. Between determining your guest list, vendors, food choices and the small details, there is so much to consider to make your dream wedding or event...

Read More


Planning a Road Trip or Vacation to a National Park This Year? Here Are The Top Five!

The United States is known world-wide for having amazing National Parks. There are 59 National Parks scattered throughout our beautiful country, with fourteen being considered UNESCO World Heritage Sites (WHS). Whether...

Read More


Help Your Dog Love Apartment Living

Apartment living can have many advantages: low maintenance, close to work and entertainment, and ease of changing residence. But, if you’re a dog owner, apartment living can present some difficulties. You probably won’t...

Read More


Understanding Auto Insurance Premium Increases in Washington

Many of you may have noticed that the auto insurance industry seems to be continually increasing premiums. While Filer Insurance represents many of the top insurance companies in the country and we can quote you with...

Read More


Love Bites – Get Umbrella Coverage

In today’s economy, everyone is pinching pennies. So why worry about umbrella coverage? Shouldn’t a home and auto policy leave you adequately covered?Unfortunately, we live in a world of lawsuits. Large damages can be...

Read More


5 Simple Tips to Avoid Having Your Vehicle Stolen in Seattle

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a vehicle is stolen every 44 seconds in the United States. Having your vehicle stolen is not only a huge inconvenience, but it is also frightening and...

Read More


Follow these Tips to Prevent Mail Theft in Seattle, WA

Mail theft is an unfortunate reality in most of the country. Thieves drive around during the mid-day and night time looking for mail that has not yet been picked up. What are they looking for? Gift cards, credit card...

Read More


Keep an Eye on your Little Ones - You're Liable for Their Actions

Our children quickly become the most important parts of our lives and our dreams suddenly become the dreams of our children. As we look at our own childhoods, we see the seemingly endless shenanigans we caused and while...

Read More


Teen Driving Safety

Talking to Your Teen About Safe DrivingWhen teens begin to drive, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the National Safety Council, the sobering statistics start to pile up:Car...

Read More


Keep These Items in your Home Safe

If you don’t own a home safe, it might be time to make the purchase. Not only can they help with theft of valuables or family heirlooms, but they can also protect special documents. A home safe is priceless when the...

Read More


Yes, you can Insure that Engagement Ring!

Getting engaged is an exciting time and brings happiness to not only the couple, but their family and friends. While the new couples should cherish this special moment, they should also find an insurance policy to...

Read More


Car Shopping With Safety in Mind

You’ve heard all the talk about driverless cars. Yet we’re still years away from living in a world where you can just tell your car where to go and then kick back and relax with a book or your phone.Even still,...

Read More


Your 6 Steps Away from Getting a Better Sale Price of your Home!

Preparing to sell your home can be a large undertaking. Often, people put off repairs on their home that don’t bother them, but would certainly deter prospective buyers or set off an alarm to a home inspector of other...

Read More


Understanding The Benefits of Renters Insurance

If you’re one of the millions of Americans that rents a home, condo or apartment, chances are you’ve either had renters insurance in the past, or currently do have a policy. If you don’t have a policy, you’ll want to...

Read More


7 Driving Habits That Are Bad for Your Car

No matter how safe you are behind the wheel, you’ve probably done things like: Shift into drive while the car is still rolling backward. Ride the brakes on steep hills. Roll into the gas station on empty. Guilty? If so,...

Read More