Central Insurance Companies

Category: Personal


What is the highest property damage claim in terms of loss frequency?

According to the Insurance Information Institute (III), wind/hail damage is the highest property claim type in terms of loss frequency. Water damage/freezing comes in second on this not so great list. With this in mind, I would like to give…

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Common Misconceptions about the Personal Umbrella Policy (Part 2)

Back in 2017, I wrote about several misconceptions that are common to personal umbrella policies. While those four misconceptions still hold true, I thought I would turn this into a two-part series since there are other misconceptions that are quite…

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Buying a New Car? Don’t Forget the Insurance!

Buying a new car is such an exciting experience. You’ve done all the research, you’ve finally found the perfect car and you are about to pull the trigger and start the purchasing process. But are you prepared? Did you bring…

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Hard Lesson Learned: A Hacker Victim’s Story  

Since October of last year, I always try to have my phone’s ringer turned up if I am not working, and I’m much more adamant about picking up a phone call. Like many people, I tended to silence my phone a…

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Imagine…your insurance policy doesn’t fully cover a liability loss. Then what?

Imagine your child and his friends are playing with the new, family pup in the backyard. Suddenly, the dog bites your son’s friend in the face causing permanent harm. You are legally liable for the costs, and the limits on…

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Keep Children Protected from Cyber Phishing Attacks

Back to school season is upon us. Many school officials, teachers, students, and families don’t know what this school year will look like, as the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting when and how students are returning to school. One thing everyone…

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What factors can change the extent of hail damage on neighboring homes?

As the end of summer is approaching, now is a good time to revisit the phenomenon of hail and the possible damage it can do. As the National Severe Storms Laboratory indicates, hail is a form of precipitation consisting of…

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Identity Theft: One Subject You Don’t Want to Learn at College

As students head off to school this fall, they need to stay vigilant against the scams, schemes, and tricks of identity fraudsters. Student identity theft is on the rise, all around the world. Like most predators, identity thieves like to…

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Coverage for the College Student

This is the time of year I often receive questions about the coverages needed to protect students who are going away for school. These requests are common for parents sending their children off to college for the first time. College…

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Save Money with Auto Premium Discounts

Many of us are well aware that owning a car can be expensive (especially a new car)! According to a AAA study, the average cost of owning and operating a new car was $773.50 a month in 2019. Expenses like…

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