Why “Affluent” Consumers Need an Independent Insurance Agency

By Mark Gilman / September 15, 2021 /

Firmly wedged between high-net-worth individuals and the mass market lies the affluent market.  There are a lot of misnomers about people labeled “affluent.” For some, it means a multimillion-dollar net worth and a palatial mansion and covers a broad spectrum of clients. We’re talking basically about the upper-middle class.  They represent our community’s established professionals…

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CVSA’s Brake Safety Week a Great Reminder to Check Your Commercial Fleet Maintenance Schedule

By Mark Gilman / August 20, 2021 /

Whether you’re driving an 18-wheel rig or have a commercial fleet of 2 or 20, — you cannot avoid regular brake maintenance on your vehicle.  This week (August 22-28) has been recognized by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) as Brake Safety Week. This annual event is a valuable reminder for drivers and business owners…

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Reeling Multi-Family Real Estate Owners Now Have Rising Insurance Premiums to Add to their COVID-related Financial Angst

By Mark Gilman / July 29, 2021 /

It’s been a rough year and a half for multifamily real estate owners and you only have to point to one reason to encompass all the financial pain experienced by these landlords—COVID. Eviction moratoriums have been extended again to at least October. Even with rental assistance provided by the federal government and the state of…

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The Pandemic has Made Personal Travel Insurance a Necessity, Not an Option

By Mark Gilman / July 28, 2021 /

The global pandemic has caused chaos in the travel industry.  Travel for a time ground to a halt and people scrambled to get refunds from canceled flights, hotels, and cruise lines. The hardest part was filing for claims from travel insurance. But beyond those lost costs, there has been a lot of lessons learned from…

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