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November Newsletter

Difference Between Homeowner’s Insurance and a Home Warranty:

There are a lot of people buying new homes in our area and during the escrow process, you might be presented with the option to buy a home warranty policy. Have you ever stopped to wonder what’s the difference between that home warranty and the equipment breakdown coverage you might see on your homeowners policy?

Our friends at Safeco Insurance Company provide us this brief explanation…Both types of documents provide coverage for things like well pumps, dishwashers, garbage disposals, ovens, washers and dryers as well as your refrigerator and water heater. The difference is, with equipment breakdown coverage the loss must be sudden and accidental in nature and overall wear and tear is specifically excluded. The Home Warranty on the other hand covers normal wear and tear, whereas accidental damage is not covered. In short, if it’s sudden and accidental there is a good chance your Homeowner’s Insurance will cover it, if it’s an instance of wear and tear we suggest you check with your Home Warranty if you have one.

If you have any specific questions call your agent at Heuer Insurance.

Agency Happenings:

We spent Halloween afternoon cleaning up our “adopted” park. We were fortunate to have beautiful weather and enjoyed the time outside as a team doing our part in helping keep our community clean.

 

 

Shameless Plug:

Don’t forget our referral program! Congratulations to Theresa N. and Paula C. They were dual winners in September.

There’s plenty more chances to win this year. Like us on Facebook and tell your friends about us. You could be next!

Above all, THANK YOU for your continued business, we so appreciate it! We have a ton in store for our upcoming 90th Anniversary. Be sure to stay tuned for some exciting announcements…

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October Newsletter

Insurance News:

Wow it’s STILL hot and dry out, and wildfire season is still upon us big time! Have you seen the newest blaze that sparked over the weekend in the Ruby Mountains? Just devastating to some of the finest country Nevada has to offer. As we saw this past summer, even living inside the city limits does not make us immune to wildfires.  We’ve talked in the past about defensive space between your house and flammable bushes, trees, or weeds. Now is the time to give your property a hard look again, are you ready in case wildfire gets too close to your house?  We suggest incorporating fire prevention into your annual fall clean up.  Besides the whole defensive space conversation, here are Ten Tips for Wildfire Safety:

1). Turn a light on in each room
2). Close all windows, doors and fireplace dampers
3). Remove curtains and flammable materials from windows
4). Turn off all pilot lights and shut off propane tanks and natural gas
5). Seal attic and ground vents
6). Place outside furniture inside
7). Prop a ladder against the house for easy access to roof
8). Connect garden hoses to outside taps
9). Wet the roof and shrubs within 15 feet of all structures
10). Continually check the roof, attic and yard for embers, smoke and fire for at least 12 hours

Agency News:

We had two anniversaries this past month. Michelle Meeks celebrated 19 years and Derek Moore celebrated 2 years. The two of them play a pivotal role in our Commercial Lines Department. If you’ve had a chance to work with either of them directly I think you’d agree, they are great!

As you may have seen on Facebook, the team played hooky last week and spent an afternoon at Hammer & Stain working on a Fall project. We had a great time! If you haven’t been there I’d highly recommend you go visit.

That’s all for now but stay tuned, we have some exciting things happening that we can’t wait to share! As always, thank you for your business and continued loyalty.

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Heuer Insurance Agency’s August Newsletter

As we look to close summer, families are planning for their Sons or Daughters to be moving into a college dorm or residence. We often get asked, “How does Lauren or Mark moving out of the area to attend school affect our insurance?” That’s a great question and we need to look for both the exposure of Liability/Property insurance AND Car insurance.

       Now keep in mind, some policies coverage details are different than others, so we talk in general terms for today’s blog. If you have specific questions I recommend you talking to your friendly agent at Heuer Insurance. In a nutshell most homeowners policies coverage for the distant student will automatically extend from your home, in the amount of 10% of your coverage C, or Property coverage. The Liability coverage for that distant student is also typically extended from your homeowners’ policy. Any “high valued” items like a computer or expensive bike, might want to be specifically listed in your homeowner’s policy, that way you can be sure you have the proper coverage and the deductible is also waived. Sounds simple huh?

       The situation on how it affects your car insurance policy is a little different but straight forward as well. Again, I suggest a conversation with your Heuer Insurance agent to discuss any specifics. First off, the rates remain the same as though they still lived at home. Even better than that, at times there are discounts for “Distant Students” and “Good Students”. If this scenario sounds like your family, that call to Heuer Insurance is important!

 


      

       As for agency news, we had two work anniversaries since we last wrote. Two key players celebrated another year with the office. Debi Baucom hit 41 years and LaRee Cobb 32. We couldn’t do it without these guys. Please help me in congratulating them on another milestone!

 


      

      Thanks for reading this month’s blog and THANK YOU for all the business we get to handle for you! Don’t forget our referral program. Some good money has been handed out as well as two tickets to see Keith! Get in on the action and you could be our next lucky winner!