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Checklist for Home Insurance

By Home Insurance
Hey, Homeowner! You Should Review Your Home Insurance NowDid you know that one in 15 insured homes has a claim each year?Yes, according to the Insurance Information Institute, it’s only a matter of time before it’s your turn to file a home insurance claim. Wind, hail, water damage, freezing, theft, fire and lightning are just a few of the common culprits. Now tack on the probability of a liability claim or lawsuit being filed against you or a family member, and the likelihood of your home insurance staying on the bench forever is slim.Following is our handy checklist of to…
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Tips for Buying a New Car

By Auto Insurance
Top 10 Tips for Buying a Car Buying a car is a big purchase! Here are the top 10 tips to steer you in the right direction: Do your research ahead of time. Check out vehicle features and compare prices online. Being knowledgeable will help you negotiate and get the best deal. Compare prices with local dealerships. You are never bound to one dealership for simply scouting out the market. Consider obtaining financing from your bank, rather than the dealership. Banks and credit unions usually offer better rates than dealerships when financing. Always negotiate: The price of the car, terms…
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Commercial Umbrella Insurance: When General Liability Meets Risky Business

By Umbrella Insurance
Insurance Considerations for Businesses Insurance considerations for businesses can be many and overwhelming, and even with the best coverage in place, there can still be limits. That’s where a commercial umbrella policy comes in. Designed to give businesses extra coverage for those costs that exceed policy limits, an umbrella policy can be a saving grace for businesses hit with a claim that results in legal costs, medical bills, damage to others’ property, and judgments and settlements — to name a few examples. How does commercial umbrella insurance work? Basically, umbrella coverage extends the coverage that a business already has, providing…
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Checklist for Auto Insurance

By Auto Insurance
Self-Driving Car? Someday … but Not Today Self-Driving Car? Someday … but Not Today 13 Essential Auto Insurance Tips for Human Drivers As drivers, we humans can make bad decisions and cause accidents. Consider how easy it is to drive while distracted. And we drive in a world full of perils — damaged and congested roads, flooded streets, fallen branches … the list is endless. If you find yourself in an auto accident or if your car is damaged, regardless of the cause, a rock-solid auto insurance policy will minimize the resulting inconvenience and expense to you. Here are 13…
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RV Trip? Make Happy Trails, Not Painful Travails

By Specialty Insurance
Trusted Choice RV Trip? Make Happy Trails, Not Painful Travails The concept of sightseeing no doubt predates the invention of the wheel. The cave man equivalent of “Kilroy was here!” has been discovered from the highest mountaintops to the deepest caves. When the weather is right and the mood strikes, there is clearly something in humans that cries, “Road trip!” Of course, it is no coincidence that motor courts, auto parks, and motels (short for “motor hotels”) developed soon after the advent of motor cars. And today, many folks long for a home away from home when hitting the highways.…
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Your Grill Should Cook, Not Burn

By Personal Insurance
Trusted Choice Your Grill Should Cook, Not Burn … the barn. Or the house. Or a child. Every year, what should be a fun outdoor occasion for family and friends instead turns into tragedy at nearly 9,000 homes, causing deaths, injuries and tens of millions in property damage. Your Trusted Choice® independent insurance agents can remind you that fire damage and potential liability for injury to friends will be covered by your homeowners policy, but we’d much rather you sidle up to the picnic table than hunker down in the emergency room. Gas grills represent the greatest risk by far,…
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DMV Closure Information

By Personal Insurance
For the health and safety of customers and employees during the COVID-19 pandemic in our local DMV Metropolitan area, the Department of Motor Vehicles offices are either closed or locations who will remain open has transitioned to handle appointment-only visits. Please click on the links below for more information on DMV closure dates, extension of Vehicle Registration, Business Licensing and Driver’s License and ID Cards. http://www.mva.maryland.gov/covid-19.htm https://www.dmv.virginia.gov/general/#covid19.asp https://dmv.dc.gov/ If you have any further questions pertaining to your insurance policy that is DMV related, please contact our agency at 1-800-241-6020 to speak with a live agent. Thank you for your patience…
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Support Your Immune System – Coronavirus (COVID-19)

By Personal Insurance
As we see more cancellations and closure of events, schools, and businesses, we encourage our clients to consider what measures you can take to promote the overall well-being of your community. This includes taking steps to boost your own immune systems, as well as considering what events/activities in your life are mandatory, and which ones could be canceled or postponed until a time when we know more about the impact of the virus. We also strongly encourage social distancing and vigilance in personal sanitation and cleanliness. Let's do our best to protect ourselves and the public at large.
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Don’t Text and Drive. It Can Wait

By Personal Insurance

Did you know that texting while driving takes your eyes off the road for an average of 5 seconds? At highway speeds, that’s like driving the length of an entire football field with your eyes closed. And when nearly 50% of teens and young adults admit to texting while driving, that fact becomes even more frightening. That’s why we’re joining Trusted Choice independent insurance agents to urge you and your families to put down the phones when driving. Every day in the U.S., more than nine people are killed and 1,000 injured in crashes involving a distracted driver. Don’t let yourself or loved…

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VW Brown Participates in 23rd Annual MCVET 5K/10K Runs/Walk

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On the morning of Sunday, June 10, 2018, members from VW Brown, in association with IIAMD (Independent Insurance Agents of Maryland, Inc.), participated in the 23rd Annual MCVET 5K/10K Runs/Walk, which was held at the War Memorial Plaza, in downtown Baltimore, MD. There was an out pore of support, as MCVET continued their legacy to be a beacon of hope to homeless veterans and other veterans in need. All proceeds benefit the Maryland Center for Veterans Education and Training, Inc. The mission of MCVET is to provide homeless veterans and other veterans in need with comprehensive services that will enable…

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