Cue the ominous music. Tax season is almost here. While you can’t officially file your taxes with the IRS until January 27th, plenty of people are already getting their documents in order for tax season. Part of the challenge of each tax season is determining what you can write off and what you can’t. While we’re no substitute for advice from your financial planner or accountant, we do have one tip for the upcoming tax season to share with you. There are some circumstances where you can deduct homeowners insurance on your taxes. Let’s dig a little deeper into which circumstances and the questions you’ll want to ask your accountant for both this year and years to come.
2020 is here and we’re all looking forward to a great New Year. Part of looking ahead involves the infamous act of setting resolutions for yourself. After all, the New Year is a great time to evaluate where you are and what you want to change. While things like weight loss, exercise, healthy eating and other positive habits will likely highlight your list, an insurance review should also be on there! Your insurance coverage, or lack thereof, can have a big impact on your year. A review is easy to do, and you can knock it out in the first few days of 2020. We’re here to help with our top tips for your 2020 Colorado Insurance Resolutions.
Here at Square State Insurance, we believe our customers are entitled to only the best service. After all, insurance products are about protecting customers from the unknown, and we know every family deserves to feel safe and secure. It is this commitment to service that has led us to become a top rated Denver insurance agent year after year. We’re honored to be recognized by several independent companies as a best rated local business. More importantly, we’re honored that so many trust us for quality insurance services. Let’s investigate what makes up a top rated Denver insurance agent and why you can trust Square State for all your coverage needs.
Another Thanksgiving holiday is here, but before you open that nice bottle of wine, let’s talk some safety. It’s certainly not the most exciting topic, but it’s one you’ll want to give some thought to this season. Kitchen and house fires skyrocket the day of Thanksgiving all over the country, and if you want to avoid an expensive claim, you should be practicing kitchen safety this Thanksgiving. In fact, the National Fire Protection Association notes that Thanksgiving is the peak day for cooking fires. This goes for cooking both indoors and outside. This time of the year always presents a stern reminder that cooking with a turkey fryer can be a dangerous venture. So let’s keep our friends and family safe around the dinner table and out of the emergency room with these safety tips for the season.
Many of us consider fall to be our favorite season. The hot temperatures have subsided and the upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays are just around the corner. However fall is also the busiest time of the year for insurance claims. This is especially true for auto related claims. Bad weather, slick roads, increased shopping visits and holiday travel all contribute to higher than average claim rates during the fall season. Don’t fall victim to the rise in fall accidents. Check out our tips for safe fall driving in Colorado to ensure everyone has a happy and healthy season! Best of all, these tips will ensure your auto insurance rates stay low for the coming year.
Halloween is upon us again, and so begins the scary season where insurance claims rise. The season continues through Thanksgiving and Christmas, but Halloween is when the spike begins. In fact Halloween can be the worst of the three holidays when it comes to a claim increases. So while you’re making the season spooky, be sure to spend plenty of time preparing your home and automobile for unforeseen insurance claims. We’re picked out some of the most common claims you may encounter this holiday so you can keep your family safe. Let’s take a look at the top Colorado Halloween claim risks.
Fall is once again upon us, and there are plenty of insurance considerations that come with this time of year. As you start to rake leaves, set out the pumpkins, and warm up the hot chocolate, don’t forget to cross off the following items on your fall insurance checklist. Of course late fall is the time to think about health insurance and open enrollment, and we encourage our customers to act now instead of waiting until the last minute. Homeowners and auto insurance claims can rise around this time of year as well. It is wise to get your home in shape for winter now and double check your driving habits when road conditions worsen. Let’s get to the checklist so you can get back to enjoying the fall season.
As we covered in our last post, Colorado Health Insurance And Open Enrollment, there is no need to wait for open enrollment on November 15th to shop health insurance. If you’re healthy, you can qualify for real premium benefit private health insurance right now. There are numerous reasons to consider a private health plan over an Obamacare or ACA plan. First and most importantly, there is no longer a tax penalty for those that skip ACA plans. That’s right, you’ll no longer be charged for having private health insurance. Second, since a private plan often excludes unnecessary and expensive coverage options, it is vastly more affordable than an ACA plan. But the question remains, how do you shop for a private plan without getting caught by clickbait or bait and switch schemes. Square State Insurance is here to help by showing you how to shop for CO health insurance.
Open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act or ACA (commonly known as Obamacare) and Colorado health insurance is coming up this November 1st. Did you know Colorado is actually one of nine states that allows for a longer open enrollment period? Most states close enrollment on December 15th. However Colorado extends the window until January 15th. Even with the extended window, it is no time to put off this important decision. Most insurance customers find open enrollment very confusing to navigate, and you can use all time you can get. The good news is you don’t have go it alone. Here at Square State Insurance we recommend working with a Colorado-based, state-licensed insurance broker. We can help you get started. Let’s take a look at how open enrollment works for 2020 and how you can get the most affordable health insurance plan for you and your family.
We all know homeowners insurance is a big part of your insurance portfolio, be it your first home or your retirement home. Homeowners insurance protects potentially your biggest investment, and getting your coverage right can save you should the worst happen. On the other hand, getting your insurance coverage wrong can cost you – and we’re talking big time. The best way to protect yourself now and years to come is to identify your homeowners coverage gaps. Doing so before you actually need to file a claim is the only way to ensure you’re covered from the worst. Let’s learn more about homeowners coverage gaps and how to close the ones most important to you.