Safeco has introduced an app that guides you through creating an inventory of your personal belongings and their value, using photos, receipts and more. It’s quick, easy, and you can upload your home inventory to the cloud – all for free.
Here’s how it works:
- Take photos of belongings
- Choose a room or category
- Add photos or scan barcodes to add more detail
- Enter purchase price, date and / or receipt
That’s it! A home inventory list is ready to go.
The folks in Congress have passed a bill that will change Flood Insurance as we know it. Below find an awesome article by Milly Archer from the Vermont League of Cities and Towns:
Change is Coming to the National Flood Insurance Program
Last year, the U.S. Congress passed the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012. In addition to reauthorizing the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) through September 2017, the law is attempting to make the NFIP more financially stable by raising artificially low flood insurance premium rates which, at present, do not reflect the true flood risk. You may hear emergency managers and insurance agents refer to the new law as “B-W” or “BW-12.” (more…)
Tis the season for the deadliest weather trick in the book (besides flooding (depending on whom you ask)): Odin and Zeus’ favorite: Lightning. I forget what the protocol is every year.
It’s sounds like such a great idea at first blush. You have assets that you are not using (car/house/apartment) and there is a super easy way to realize some income from them. Except…….. Be very careful about nullifying your insurance by entering these contracts or just receiving money for usage. How awful would it be to realize you have no coverage after a stranger killed someone with your car or an older guest fell down the stairs at your home? (more…)
I’m a dog lover. I currently own a 110 lb lab mix and have owned malamutes and setters. Nobody believes the right people should have a family fido than me, but there is an epidemic of bad dogs and owners out there and we ALL pay for it in one way or another.
Jamieson Insurance is taking the not so bold step of entering the blogosphere.
My hope is to enlighten folks bout how insurance applies to the “real world” and in the process possibly entertain you. I may venture off into discussions about how local business is important to health of our communities and possibly get into a rant or two about corporate and government bureaucracies but in general I intend to keep it light and as they say “if you’re not careful you might learn a thing or two”!
Thanks. I look forward to hearing from you.