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.
So far this year in Colorado we’ve been generally lucky when it comes to the big spring hail storms we all fear. A few areas have been hit to be sure, but not with the devastation of previous years. Even so, we’re not out of the woods yet, and fingers crossed the big one isn’t around the corner. Even in the summer, Colorado can create some pretty nasty weather. When it comes to Colorado storms and homeowners insurance, there are several things you should know before the next storm ever hits. Let’s take a look at how to protect yourself and what to do if bad weather strikes in your area this year.
It is common knowledge that valid insurance is required to operate a motor vehicle in a state like Colorado. However an astonishing amount of people still choose to drive without insurance. In fact, a recent Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association study found that 16.2% of motorists in Colorado are driving without insurance. This is higher than the national average of 12.6%! So why are so many drivers choosing to break the law and forgo insurance? We won’t speculate as to the reasons people are breaking this important law. Instead today we will look at the problem a little closer and list some ways you can protect yourself from Colorado Uninsured Motorists.
As a city like Denver continues to grow, it can experience a growth in crime as well. Unfortunately vehicle theft has been up in Denver the last few years, and there is even a pattern that Denver police is noticing that we’ll discuss later. The rise in car theft can contribute to other crimes as a stolen car is often used for other nefarious purposes down the line. The increase in theft is even a big reason why car puffing has been illegal in Denver for many years. As a vehicle owner and an auto insurance customer, it pays to know how crime is evolving in your area so you can protect yourself from a potential claim. Let’s take a look at the top five most stolen vehicles in Denver and discuss different ways you can protect yourself from car theft.
We all rely on our vehicles for daily commuting, picking up and dropping off family, chores and anything else that comes up during each day. However did you ever wonder what the best selling vehicle is in your state and why people decide to drive it more than any other automobile? Today let’s look at some of the best selling vehicles in the US by region and then by state to see if any patterns emerge. We’ll also talk about how vehicle choice can impact your auto insurance and safety on the road. So let’s get down to it – can you guess the most popular vehicle in Colorado?
A question we are asked by both new and existing customers is how long the average customer will stay with one insurance carrier. Here at Square State Insurance, we are an insurance broker not an “agent,” which means we work with many different insurance carriers, or companies. This allows us to shop coverages and present the best options to clients. Because of this, we also see customers switch insurance carriers from time to time. There are several reasons people may switch or stay with one insurance carrier. Let’s see how often on average customers switch and the pros and cons of making a change.
As you shop for auto insurance, there are three important terms you should know. The first is liability insurance, which is something everyone needs. In fact, you can’t legally operate a vehicle without liability insurance. Essentially liability protects you from any accident where you’re to blame, and it helps pay for any damages other drivers or property owners sustain. Just carrying liability insurance on your vehicle is the cheapest option, but beware this coverage will not help you pay for any damage sustained to your car. This is where additional auto insurance coverage options come in, namely comprehensive vs. collision. Let’s take a closer look at both options and see if one or both are right for you.
Let’s say you’re new to Denver or the surrounding area. You finally find an affordable home in an area you like after an exhaustive search. Your next order of business – find the best home insurance for your new property. The search for home insurance can feel like it is just as difficult your recent foray into the real estate market. After all a quick web search usually uncovers hundreds of listings, all promising to find you the best price and best coverage options. So what do you do, pick the first option that sounds good and go with it? Of course not! Here are some tips to help you find the best home insurance for your individual needs.
When you’re shopping for a top rated insurance agent Denver, CO, or even in the nearby area, it pays to select a reputable company. Whether you’re new and moving to the area or just looking to switch insurance carriers, a company’s rating is extremely important. Here are several factors to consider as you search:
- Yelp Rating
- Google Rating
- Facebook Rating
- Website Appearance
- Quote Response Time
- Personal Recommendations
So before you begin your search for a top rated insurance agent Denver CO, let’s take a closer look at these six important factors.
Your dwelling needs can change from year to year. Depending on your job, family, location, and more, your housing needs, and the insurance that accompanies it, can change, sometimes unexpectedly. Aside from the initial upheaval of moving and adjusting to new surroundings, you’ll need to adjust your homeowners insurance as well. In some cases, you may need to change to renters insurance, or even add condo insurance. Let’s take a closer look at upsizing or downsizing your insurance and how your homeowners needs change.