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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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Managing Claims is Easy with myCentral®

Insurance is such an oddity; people pay premiums in exchange for a promise of help if something goes wrong. Everyone hopes to never test that promise, but let’s face it – bad things happen. When something bad does happen, myCentral is…

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Coronavirus Could Complicate Hurricane Season 2020

Hurricane season is here.  Meteorologists are at work and love to make predictions about how many hurricanes will make landfall and their potential severity.  People in high-risk areas will be directly affected, of course, but everyone still needs to pay attention….

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It May Have Been Covered but HOW Was It Covered?

If you’ve watched any college football over the past several years, you’ve probably seen multiple commercials from a certain insurance company that likes to show an imaginary college professor walking an individual through a building containing exhibits that represent different…

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Shop But Don’t Drop (Your Coverages) – How to Avoid Black Friday Claims

Every year, my family and I look forward to our Thanksgiving traditions. We eat Thanksgiving dinner, watch TV, eat more Thanksgiving dinner, and then start making our Black Friday plans. We research all of the big deals, and then start…

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Don’t Let Trees Leave Damage Behind

An exciting part of spring is watching the flowers bloom and the trees regain their beautiful leaves. However, the unpredictable spring weather creates many tree-related hazards that homeowners should be aware of.

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Anything But Traditional: Insuring the Unusual Risk

We’ve all heard of some of the crazy things that celebrities have purchased insurance for – a musician’s hands, a supermodel’s legs, even a chef’s taste buds – but have you heard of these unusual types of insurance policies?

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Do Not Disturb: The Dangers of Distracted Driving

Nine. A relatively small number until you put it into context. Every day, nine lives are lost due to distracted driving.  Driving is something that many of us do each day without putting in much thought or energy, almost like…

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My Career in Insurance – What a Pleasure It’s Been!

I have had the pleasure of working in the insurance industry for the past nine years. Central Mutual Insurance Companies is the first and only company for whom I have worked throughout my career. When I first started my insurance…

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Winter Weather Can Wreak Havoc on Properties and Insurance Programs

As the temperatures dip below freezing this time of year, a number of weather-related situations can result in property insurance losses. Frozen pipes and ice dams are two of the more common wintertime insurance claims.

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