Protect your home from flooding!

Flooding has the potential to cause severe damage to your home; according to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), the average flood insurance claim is nearly $42,000. Additionally, it can be difficult and dangerous to clean up flood damage. Use these precautionary measures to help prevent water from getting into places it isn’t wanted: ·…

National Preparedness Month – Document and Insure Your Property

One great way to get prepared is to document your property! Take pictures and videos and make sure you share them with your insurance agent. Some items need to be scheduled or listed on your insurance policy. Make sure that you tell your agent about jewelry, coin or weapon collections. Click here for ways to…

Condominiums and FHA Certification

Condominium Associations, when possible, should attempt to be FHA certified. The FHA certification makes it easier for purchasers to secure a loan and that the loan would have lower down payment requirements. Certification was particularly hard to obtain for many of our clients for one main reason: Previously, 50% of condominium units needed to be…

Hurricane Storm Terminology – Know the Terms!

Keep these terms in mind so you know when to start preparations for incoming weather. Tropical Cyclone: A warm-core, non-frontal, synoptic-scale cyclone, originating over tropical or subtropical waters, with organized deep convection and a closed surface wind circulation about a well-defined center. Once formed, a tropical cyclone is maintained by the extraction of heat energy…

Moving forward … the Gary Waldych legend

It is official – Gary Waldych is leaving the insurance world… and he will be missed. So where is life going to take him? Concerned he would be less than forthcoming with his personal adventures, I decided to make some up and get him thinking: Trip to Space African Safari Sail the 7 Seas When…

Bethany Miller Named 2016 Outstanding CSR of the Year in Maryland

The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research has announced that Bethany Miller is the 2016 Outstanding CSR of the Year recipient for the state of Maryland. To qualify for this top state honor, Bethany Miller submitted the winning essay on the topic, “Many in our industry came into insurance by chance, but have built…