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  • Power Outages: What to Do When the Lights Go Out

    Whether it’s caused by wind, trees, a rogue car or some other anomaly, the result is the same: you have no power. We don’t often realize how much we rely on electricity until we’re sitting in the dark with a half-cooked dinner on the stove. In light of a recent outage on San Juan Island, […]

    October 11, 2017

  • Our Fall 2017 Charity of the Quarter!

    We asked you, our clients, to nominate our next Charity of the Quarter – and boy, did you come through! We received nearly 20 different nominations for local charities, and we wish we could choose them all! But the winner for Fall Quarter is: Meals on Wheels! Meals on Wheels is run by the Mullis […]

    October 5, 2017

  • The Basics of Surety Bonds

    Most people have heard the term “licensed and bonded,” but how many actually know what it means to be bonded? While a bond isn’t technically an insurance policy, it is something that we manage as insurance agents. A surety bond is essentially a guarantee that a service will be performed as specified. It is a […]

    October 4, 2017

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    Do You Need Umbrella Insurance?

      One of the most certain things in life is uncertainty. Your dog could bite the neighbor’s kid. Your teen driver could hit a cyclist. A guest could fall down your stairs. A rainy morning commute on worn-out tires could result in a multi-car accident. And you could be held liable to others for the […]

    September 28, 2017

  • The Washington Guide to Driving in the Rain

    In Washington, rain rules the roads. Those of us who live in Washington are no strangers to rain. We get it all – drizzling, spitting, pouring, misting, and everything in between – and it’s important to know how to drive safely when roadways are wet. Most don’t know that rain is actually the leader in […]

    September 22, 2017

  • 7 Ways to Get Your Car Ready for Fall

    Car care tips to keep you safe on the road this autumn As we head towards the winter months in Washington, increased rain and fewer daylight hours bring new safety concerns for drivers. We’ve compiled a list of basic maintenance and preparation you should consider to ensure that your fall driving is as safe as […]

    September 14, 2017

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    Insuring Jewelry: How to Know if Your Coverage is Enough

    A ring from a loved one. A bracelet handed down through generations. A watch or necklace marking a special occasion. Every reason why you treasure a piece of fine jewelry is a reason why it should be insured. However, calling it “jewelry insurance” may be a stretch. You don’t need a separate policy to insure […]

    September 12, 2017

  • Back To School Safety

      Everyone looks forward to the first few days of school; meeting old friends, getting new clothes and finding the seat in the new classroom, all create an excitement this time of year. But as you get your kids ready for school we want to remind you of a few safety tips. Make sure your […]

    September 5, 2017

  • You Just Got Sued For A Social Media Post

    A Friday Harbor Personal Insurance and Safety update A Texas jury has awarded a wedding photographer more than $1 million after determining a newly married couple unhappy with her work launched a social media campaign to post falsehoods about her. The Dallas County jury found Friday that the campaign against Andrea Polito amounted to defamation. […]

    August 30, 2017