Homeowners insurance premiums are rising. Read why and what we're doing to help you.
Ohio has been rocked with several devastating storms this past year, causing damage from hail to tornadoes. Catastrophe losses in 2011 caused the U.S. property and casualty insurance industry to experience its worst losses since 2002, and analysts say 2012 should only see modest improvement.
A.M.Best, the industry rating agency, reported the industry experienced more than $44 billion in catastrophe losses.
When a wave of major storms strikes Ohio, or anywhere in the United States for that matter, your insurance company uses insurance premiums to pay claims to help customers, like you, recover. If they expect more storms, your rates increase.
We've decided to do whatever we can to help you, so Carrie has written a report: "What Your Insurance Agent Won't Tell You- 3 Sure-Fire Tips for surviving the homeowners insurance crisis of 2012."
It's FREE to you ($75 value) and can be downloaded by clicking the link below:
We're taking you behind the scenes and giving you real-life advice we discuss with our clients. These are actionable and very doable tips. We hope they help you.
If you have any questions, or wish to discuss your own insurance, please contact our office. We'd love to help!
Come see The Insurance Goddess at Logan County Relay for Life!
One of the largest fundraisers benefiting the American Cancer Society is the Relay for Life. Logan County's event is June 15 and 16.
Funds raised from the event help fund important cancer research in the fight to find a cure.
For the third year in a row, our resident mascot, The Insurance Goddess, will again be in attendance Friday evening from 6-9 pm to support the event.
Here's the details:
- She'll be located in the "I Relay For" tent.
- Starting immediately after the survivor lap, come find her - she'll have treats for both kids and adults!
- For a $1 donation- get your picture taken with her (all proceeds go to the Cancer Society).
- For every $1 contributed, Alan Galvez Insurance will match (up to $100).
We got rained out last year, so let's work very hard at beating the previous year's record of 50 pictures! Come see her and support the Relay at the same time. And hey, who DOESN'T like getting free stuff?
|Logan County folks- looking for ways to keep your kids busy over summer? Here's some GREAT ideas!
Summer Camps at Kirkmont- Beginning June 9 and running through the summer, Kirkmont is offering wide variety of camp experiences, including Quilt Camp, Gadget Camp, Music, Art, Dance & Drama Camp and Canoe, BIke & Hike Camp. You can get full details and registration forms at Kirkmont's website.
Check out one of the many "Castle Camps" offered through the Piatt Castles. One of the more popular is called "Digging History: An Archaeological Field School." Learn to use the tools and the methodology of archaeologists as you excavate near outbuildings at Mac-A-Cheek Castle. Read about all the Castle Camps and register at their website.
Have a horse lover in your family? Or a kid just interested in learning more about horses? Marmon Valley Farm offers their popular Horse Camp throughout the summer. You can get details and register on their website.
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Mark your calendar for our Customer Appreciation Day- August 3
Join us as celebrate the "Hot Dog Day of Summer." We'll have hot dogs (cooked up by Alan), chips and cold drinks, all for you.
New this year!- a build your own sundae bar with all the toppings. Perfect on a hot summer day and oh so yummy!
Lunch will begin at 11am and we'll serve until 2 pm.
The sundae bar will be here until 4 pm, so if you can't make it for lunch, PLEASE drop over and get a sundae!
We'll have signups for prizes and lots of freebies to give out.
Hope to see you- we're going to have LOTS of fun!
Great news- a mobile version of our website is now available!
Same address as before- www.galvezinsurance.com- but when you access via your mobile device you'll be automatically routed to the mobile site.
Our goal is simple- to make it as easy as possible to contact us no matter where you are!
Here's what you'll see:
Click to call- tap the phone number, Select Call and that's it!
Staff-specific contact information with one touch click to email
After- hours payment and claims information
General contact information with maps/driving directions
Links to our social networking sites as well as immediate signup for our newsletter
So go ahead and bookmark the site and PLEASE tell us what you think- what needs changed, improved, added, etc. You can simply hit "Reply" to this email with your feedback.
Summer fun safety
Summer's here and outdoor fun is definitely on the agenda!
Did you know that insurance companies will often give policy discounts if you take a safety course for your favorite outdoor activities? The two most common are motorcycling and boating.
The Motorcycle Safety Foundation offers an excellent course for beginning riders.
Both Alan and Carrie have taken the course- in fact that's how she learned to ride. She wrote about the experience in a prior blog post- The Accidental Motorcyclist- How I Learned to Ride (and you can too)
You can find course information, locations and class schedules on the Motorcycle Safety Foundation website .
Qualified volunteer organizations, such as the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, U.S. Power Squadron, and others sponsor many courses, and many state boating agencies also provide classes.
You can see a list of course types and sponsoring organizations by visiting the U.S. Coast Guard's website .