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    What is water backup coverage and why is it important?

    Water damage can be disastrous to your home. Imagine discovering that your entire basement is filled with brown water and sewage from a backed-up water main or other pipe. It’s not only disgusting and potentially dangerous, it’s also expensive. On average, most water backup claims cost $5,000-$10,000 to repair. Water backup coverage is optional coverage […]

    July 8, 2020

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    How to Update your Home — Without Spending Thousands

    It doesn’t take a massive remodel, or a big budget, to make your house feel a little more like home to you. Inside or out, small improvements can make a significant difference — and whether you’re handy or not, you can handle most of them yourself. Don’t believe it? Just check out our list of […]

    June 8, 2020

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    7 Facts About Teachers That Might Surprise You

    “What really makes a teacher is love … for it is love that transforms the social duty of the educator into the higher consciousness of a mission.” Almost everyone has a story about a teacher who inspired them—the one who made learning fun, ignited a passion for a specific topic, or even pushed students hard […]

    May 4, 2020

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    I Just Bought a New Car. What Insurance Coverage Do I Need?

    Congratulations! After weeks of research, comparing makes and models, and taking test drives you finally bought that brand-new car you wanted. But before you take that well-deserved road trip, check one more item off your list: the right car insurance. While some auto coverage options are essential whatever the age of your car, new vehicles […]

    April 8, 2020

  • 11 Tips for Working From Home

    If you are one of the lucky people who is able to work from home during this crisis, you might be having a bit of trouble adjusting to the new status quo. Here are 11 ways to maximize your efficiency and minimize your stress until things get back to normal: Get outside, get moving! Not […]

    March 31, 2020

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    Keep Your Pets Safe in a Disaster

    A safe home, a regular routine, a soft bed – the things that bring you comfort bring your pet comfort, too. It’s so important to give some advance thought to how you’d handle your pet responsibilities during and after a disastrous storm or other event. Your family emergency plan should include considerations for Fluffy or […]

    March 18, 2020

  • Office Closing to Visitors Wednesday, March 18

    With everyone’s health and safety in mind, we will be closing our office to visitors on Wednesday, March 18. We will still be at our posts ready to assist you with policy questions and reviews, billing, quotes, and anything else you might need! Call us at (360) 378-2949 or email us at lgnw-sh-customersvc@leavitt.com and we […]

    March 17, 2020

  • COVID-19 Operations Update

    As concern over the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) grows in the United States and within our island community, we want you to know that we are here to support all of your insurance needs – even if you are stuck at home. In fact, there are a lot of options for managing your policies without coming […]

    March 12, 2020

  • Is My Friend Covered While Driving My Car?

    There’s a long list of reasons why someone else might need to drive your car, and we’re often asked whether that “someone else” is covered by the owner’s insurance in the event of an accident. The short answer is, yes, they are! Typically, auto insurance coverage follows the car, not the driver. Therefore, your insurance […]

    February 24, 2020

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    Why You Need Service Line Coverage

    Let’s spare a moment for something most of us use every day yet probably take for granted: our service lines. We rely on them for access to water, electricity, gas, Internet connection, and more, but only think about them when service is interrupted. And when that happens, you may be surprised by what your basic […]

    February 20, 2020