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Four Popular Insurance Advertising Marketing Trends

When did commercials become interesting and funny? Watching TV has become more about how entertaining the commercials are versus the sports we happen to be watching, like a big football game. Advertising is big business...

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Is It Time for a Home Insurance Review?

Owning a home is a great way to build wealth and give your family a place to build memories. Insuring your home correctly is important to protect your investment and your family’s well-being. Today we will go over three...

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Don’t Delay — Start Thinking About Winterizing Your RV Today

Unless you’re headed to a warmer climate for the winter - or you live in one already - fall is the time to start preparing your RV for winter (as long as you’re done using it for a while, that is). And just because you...

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4 Ways Truckers Can Stay Healthy On The Road

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, especially during these challenging times with the COVID-19 pandemic, is very important for every truck driver in America. Here are four ways to stay healthy on the road. Choose More...

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The Importance of E-bike Insurance

Electric bikes (commonly referred to as e-bikes) are expensive, high potential risks on the road typically not fully covered by homeowners, renter or auto insurances. It’s a risky move for your e-bike to be uninsured....

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10 Things to do to Prepare Your Home for Winter

Fall is a wonderful time - if your home is ready for it. So enjoy the last few weeks of warmer weather, but do a little preventative maintenance while you’re at it. You’ll fix small problems before they become big, and...

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It’s Deer Season – Here’s What You Need to Know

Did you know that there is an increased chance of hitting a deer from October to December? Yes, this is considered deer season so it’s important to keep an extra eye out for deer this time of year. Being informed is key...

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Do I Need To Maintain Insurance On My Boat, Motorcycle Or RV During Winter?

It is a sad time of year when we have to say goodbye to long warm summer nights and hello to more moderate weather and shorter days. But, the good news is pumpkin lattes are out again. With fewer boat, motorcycle or...

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Best Place To Find An Insurance Policy

It isn’t uncommon for people to type into a Google search bar, “best place to find car insurance” or “best insurance rate.” There are many ways to purchase an insurance policy but there are countless benefits of buying...

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What is water backup coverage and why is it important?

Water damage can be disastrous to your home. Imagine discovering that your entire basement is filled with brown water and sewage from a backed-up water main or other pipe. It’s not only disgusting and potentially...

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Things You Should Know About a Commercial Auto Insurance Policy

When many people think of a commercial auto insurance policy, they may think of big vehicles such as semi-trucks, box trucks, garbage trucks, etc. However, there are many variations of vehicles that would qualify for a...

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Home or Lifestyle Changes During COVID-19 & How It Could Impact Your Insurance Policy

Many people have used the COVID-19 pandemic to assess their current living situation. Whether it is finally getting to those home improvement projects, getting out in your yard or garden. Others felt inspired to make...

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Insurance Options for Classic Car Owners

If you are the lucky owner of a classic car, you can appreciate the uniqueness of the vehicle as well as cherish the nostalgia of owning it. Classic car owners invest in classics for countless reasons. Some, purely...

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Four Common Summer Insurance Claims & How to Lower Your Risk

With summer in full swing and some modified socially distant outdoor fun happening, we thought it would be a great time to discuss some common insurance claims that can occur during the summer months and how to protect...

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From Pets to Pests: Does Your Insurance Cover Animal Damage?

You might assume that your homeowners insurance would cover any and all animal damage. But, most insurance policies treat animal-related damage differently depending on factors specific to the incident. Imagine this:...

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Am I Required To Purchase Earthquake Insurance?

We have all heard of earthquake insurance, but is it required to purchase if you own a home, condo or investment property? The answer is no. However, it is important to keep in mind that your standard home, condo or...

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How to Update your Home — Without Spending Thousands

It doesn’t take a massive remodel, or a big budget, to make your house feel a little more like home to you. Inside or out, small improvements can make a significant difference - and whether you’re handy or not, you can...

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Investing In Real Estate? Read This First

The process of going from being a homeowner to a real estate investment/landlord is an exciting time. Not only are you working towards creating an extra revenue stream for your income, but you’re investing in what has...

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I Just Bought a New Car. What Insurance Coverage Do I Need?

Congratulations! After weeks of research, comparing makes and models, and taking test drives you finally bought that brand-new car you wanted. But before you take that well-deserved road trip, check one more item off...

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National Insurance Awareness Day – June 28th

Consider Sunday, June 28th a day to think about your current insurance policy. While this can be a good time to do annually at your renewal, you may have been thinking about your policy again since COVID-19 hit. Reach...

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Dog Bite Insurance Claims Are Preventable

According to the Insurance Information Institute, homeowner insures paid over $796.8 million as a result of 17,802 dog bite claims in 2019. We would like to briefly go over what happens if your dog were to bite someone...

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How To Create a Home Inventory

If you experience a disaster and need to file a claim with an insurance company, it will be extremely helpful to have a completed inventory of your possessions. After the disaster, you’ll contact the insurance company...

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Motorcycle Insurance Frequently Asked Questions

Spring is here, which means motorcycle season has arrived. Whether you enjoy going on long road trips or simply just like taking your motorcycle for a ride around your town, it’s important you have the right insurance...

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Home Landscaping Do's and Don'ts

Landscaping can have numerous benefits. It beautifies your property and can add to the curb appeal and resale value of your home. It also can provide great physical exercise and a connection with nature if you do it...

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Five Things You Should Do Before Hiring a Contractor

If you’re an experienced home remodeler, you’ve probably come across contractors who are willing to offer better pricing for cash deals or who are reluctant to provide you with a service contract. Did you know that you...

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The Healthy Challenge Is Back With A New Spin!

Now is a great time to incorporate healthy goals into our at-home lives. Our agency hosts a Healthy Challenge bi-annually that is built around building better habits to promote wellness for our employees. This time...

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C. Don Filer Agency Is Here During Challenging Times

We wish you and your families all the best during the health crisis. We are here for you and ready to assist you. Our physical offices are closed in response to the pandemic, but we are available by email or telephone....

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When Life Changes, You Should Complete An Insurance Review

Working with a local, independent insurance agency has many perks when compared to purchasing a policy online. Not only do independent insurance agencies represent the top insurance carriers, but we can also act as your...

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How to Productively Work From Home

2020 has been the year where many more individuals experience working from home instead of driving into work. For some, this may feel luxurious, while other individuals may feel lost and unsure how they can be...

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5 Ideas For Spring Cleaning Your Vehicle or Home

Having a clean home or a clean car is a great feeling. While it can be a pain to get started mentally, it’s always worth it once it’s complete. Here is a quick checklist to help you when it comes to spring cleaning your...

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Do You Have Custom Paint, Parts or Equipment for Your Vehicle?

A lot of people take great pride in their vehicles and for them it isn’t only an asset, it is something that expresses their individuality. But, if you’re customizing a vehicle, whether it be a car, motorcycle or ATV,...

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What You Need to Know About Small Business Insurance

If you’re an American adult, you’re probably familiar with the importance of insurance. In fact, you likely have insurance-for your home, car, health, travel and even your life itself. Insurance helps protect us from...

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Why You Might Want to Live Like a Minimalist

Decluttering is having a moment these days. Organizing guru Marie Kondo has her own show on Netflix, people everywhere are going through their things and asking, “Does this bring me joy?” and many are even exploring the...

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Auto Insurance Facts Vs. Myths

When it comes to purchasing auto insurance there are many myths that exist. Let’s take a closer look at some of these myths and help you understand why they may not be true. Auto Insurance Is More Expensive For Men If...

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5 Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips

Every year, unintentional carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning (not linked to fires) sends 20,000 people to the emergency room and causes more than 4,000 hospitalizations. And, you might consider them the fortunate ones. CO...

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Everything You Need to Know About Flood Insurance

The Myth: Homeowners Insurance Covers My Home From All Damage Flood insurance is one of the more commonly misunderstood insurance coverages. Many homeowners assume that if they have a homeowner’s insurance policy, then...

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What to Consider if You Want to Buy an Old Historic Home

Older homes exude character. Not only do their walls tell a history, but often the character, details and warmth inside of one of these homes is unmatched in today’s quickly built society. Instead of taking months to...

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Why You Should Buy Insurance Through an Agent vs. Online Yourself

There are many ways these days to buying an insurance policy. Some people may feel the easiest way is to simply go online and purchase it yourself. You could even shop many carriers yourself to find the best rate for...

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