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But 1st, can we make this process of decision making less like going to the dentist? - YES
1st, lets understand why I left a single carrier company 25 yrs. ago -
No options other than the single plan for my customers compared to an independent insurance agency with many competitive carriers with a variety of quality insurance plans to select from to benifit my customers.
With us, you get personal, local access to fully licensed agents that will spend whatever time needs to be spent for you to be comfortable with your insurance product buying decisions as we shop together multiple highly rated insurance carriers.
Whether you would prefer to stop by our building, by phone or email, we are completely focused on what works best for you.
Does it really Matter? - YES it does!
Unfortunately, it is a given that rates can change from 1 yr to the next by no fault of your own.
Market forces - unusually high number of claims, state insurance rate increases and competition all combine to create fluctuations in what you pay for your insurance.
Take Control. It is to your advantage to be in a position to select from many insurance carriers to constantly; year after year, acquire the best insurance package at the best price that meets your specific needs even as your needs change and grow as well as the constant fluctuations in the insurance market.
The easiest way to achieve this goal is with an independent, multi-carrier insurance agency whose only focus is YOU, welcome to, HISOT!
Or, you can roll the dice and hope you find an insurance company you can trust to have your best interest in mind year after year.
We like hope, however hope is NOT a plan that involves protecting your most important assets in the most cost efficient manner possible.
YES, we will to earn your business, your trust day after day, month after month.......We have been earning our customers trust for over 2 decades.
At this time, a dash camera car insurance discount is not offered in the U.S.
However, there are indirect benefits that can affect your premium, which in turn helps keep your car insurance rates down. While merely owning a dash cam may not lower your car insurance rates, the footage that the camera provides may turn out to be invaluable in certain situations -
Drivers often have completely different memories and descriptions of an accident. With video proof that you weren’t the driver responsible for a car crash you can save yourself from being found at fault by a car insurance company -- and receiving the higher auto insurance rates that go with that finding.
Your dash cam footage can also expedite your claim, as it may prevent you from having drawn-out discussions with insurance companies about who was at fault.
If you’re stopped for a traffic violation you didn’t commit, offer up your dash cam footage to the law enforcement officer before the ticket is written. If the officer won’t watch it, bring the footage to court to contest the ticket.
If you have a feeling the accident you were in, or just witnessed, may have been a “crash for cash,” turn over your dash cam footage to the insurance companies involved, or to the state insurance fraud unit, to investigate. Catching a fraudster in a staged accident, can indirectly lower your rates.
Dancers look in the mirror to correct their technique, athletes watch video of their previous games to improve their play, and you can review your daily driving footage to become a better driver. Reviewing how you drove in the last week can help you see ways to correct driving mistakes, such as braking too hard or switching lanes abruptly.
Being a better driver should lead to a good driving record, which should lead to you obtaining (or keeping) a good driver discount. A good driver discount is one of the best car insurance discounts to have since it can be up to 25 percent and typically extends to most of your auto coverages.
Drivers under the age of 25 have some of the highest car insurance rates due to their lack of experience behind the wheel and tendency to crash and cause claims. Anything you can do to keep your young driver from getting in an accident or from getting a ticket -- either of which is bound to raise your already high rates into the stratosphere -- is well worth the effort.
Set up a regular time to review the dash cam footage and see what your child can do better and take your teen out to practice those skills.
Most dash cameras have an option that allows you to turn it on standby that permits the camera only to turn on if it feels motion in or around the car. So, if someone breaks into your car or hits your parked car and takes off, you may be able to review the dash cam footage and find the individual responsible.
If you can’t find the person on your own, then you can hand the footage over to your insurance company to prove how the damage was done (again might keep your rates low by keeping you from being found at fault for an incident) and also to the police to see if the culprit can be located and held accountable.
You may not catch something as astonishing as meteors raining down like Russian dash cam owners captured a few years back; however, you may catch a deer darting out in the road causing your accident, a rockslide that damages your car, or neighbor’s tree that falls on your car during a storm. With that footage in hand, you can show your car insurance company what brought about your claim and may save yourself from a surcharge.
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GPS vehicle trackers are designed to allow vehicle owners to track the location of your property over a cellular network, ensuring that the updates are accurate and frequent. These GPS vehicle trackers provide real-time car tracking for individual vehicles.
Various features offered by these devices include to-the-minute speed and location details, programmable text and email alerts about your vehicles, and customizable programming to suit your individual needs.
In addition to GPS tracking devices you can purchase, there are insurance companies that offer Trackers as part of their safe driving programs and they can lower your rates for auto insurance.
Be careful, some homeowners who have paid off their mortgages choose to drop their homeowners insurance to save some money. Saving money is Good. Suffering a major loss to your paid-off home and not having insurance to cover your loss is Bad. Taking on another mortgage to cover your loss could also be Bad.
The short answer to that question - Almost always. Most insurance providers offer more than one type of insurance. Many of them offer home, auto, boat and many other types, including life insurance.
Substantial discounts – and some other benefits – await policyholders who buy more than one type of coverage from these providers.
What kind of discounts are we talking about? The amount varies widely by provider and by the types of coverage you bundle, but you can often get a discount of up to 20% for combining home and auto coverage.
Don't own a home? You also can get a price break for buying renters and car insurance from the same provider, though it's usually smaller than the home & auto package. Do you own more than one car? Some providers offer discounts of up to 20% for covering multiple vehicles.
Saving money upfront on policies is a strong motivator, of course, but it's not the only reason for bundling.
One advantage for buying multiple policies with one company is gaining familiarity with that provider. But you also could benefit from paying only one deductible on a claim that otherwise would involve multiple carriers.
What's a deductible? That's the amount you agree to pay out of pocket when you file a home or auto claim. For example, if your home suffers $5,000 worth of damage from a hailstorm and you have a $1,000 deductible, you'd pay the deductible and then receive $4,000.
But what if, under the same scenario, your car is damaged by the same hailstorm? If you don't bundle, you might have to pay the $1,000 home insurance deductible and a $500 auto insurance deductible before you received help from your policies. Some providers, when you bundle coverages, have a single deductible requirement – though usually you have to pay the larger of the two deductibles.
We are always striving to make your insurance experience as efficient and convenient as possible. Thanks for a Great 2016!
Susan Flagg - HISOT CEO
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