Category: Insurance


  • 12 Ways to Save on Car Insurance

    Of course nobody wants to spend an arm and a leg on their car insurance. Luckily, there are a LOT of ways to ensure you get a better rate! Here are twelve of the top ways to save money on your auto insurance premium – but perhaps the most important first step is shopping with […]

    March 15, 2019

  • Insuring “Dangerous” Dog Breeds

    You’ve probably heard that owning certain dog breeds can make it nearly impossible to find insurance. How true is this, really? Well, it depends on your insurance company. Potential insurers vary widely in their stances on insuring dogs that would be considered “breeds of concern.” While some will refuse to insure homeowners with certain dog […]

    March 11, 2019

  • Why a Breakdown Doesn’t Have to Be a Meltdown

    Say your 2-year-old water heater unexpectedly bursts, spilling water everywhere and damaging your floors and belongings. Your homeowners policy will pay to correct the damage, but who’s paying for a new $1,500 water heater? If you’d like that answer to be “not me” (because who wouldn’t?), consider Equipment Breakdown coverage. What is Equipment Breakdown? Equipment […]

    February 7, 2019

  • Earthquake!

    Most people think of California when they hear the word “earthquake,” but did you know that Washington State sits on an 800 mile-long fault line and experiences hundreds of earthquakes each year? Most are mild enough that they’re not felt by humans, but the fact is that it’s only a matter of time until a […]

    January 24, 2019

  • Navigating Health Insurance Open Enrollment

    If the words “open enrollment” give you heartburn, read on. We’re here to make signing up for health insurance something that you can not only survive, but feel good about! What is open enrollment? Open enrollment is a time for people to sign up for a health insurance plan if: They won’t have insurance through […]

    November 6, 2018

  • No-Fault States (And Why You Should Care About Them)

    It was recently brought to our attention, when a car smashed into the back of Leo and Chris’s rental car in Hawaii, that some states operate much differently than Washington when it comes to auto insurance and accidents. States like Hawaii operate as “no-fault” states, meaning that drivers have insurance to cover their own injuries […]

    October 25, 2018

  • Home Improvement? Put Down the Hammer and Read This

    You’re finally in a place where you can make those renovations you’ve dreamt of since you bought the house – the updated kitchen, the addition, the Back Deck 2.0 – but before you get started (or before you go any further, if we caught you red-handed), it’s important to contact us about your homeowner’s insurance! […]

    October 9, 2018

  • I Was in a Wreck! Now What?

    Most people, thankfully, don’t have a lot of experience with getting in car accidents. The very nature of an “accident” means it’s unplanned and unexpected, which means it’s easy to get flustered at the scene and forget to take care of things that will help you with your insurance claim. That’s why we made this […]

    September 17, 2018

  • The Little Number with a Big Impact – Fire Protection Classification

    If you own a home, you’ve probably noticed that homeowners insurance premiums seem to be higher in areas like the San Juan Islands than they are in larger towns or cities. But why? Well, it’s due in great part to something called fire protection classification. What is fire protection classification? Basically, fire protection classification is […]

    September 11, 2018

  • 4 Important Questions About Medicare

    For most adults, Medicare is one of those things you don’t pay much mind to until your 65th birthday creeps around the corner and you suddenly realize: you don’t know a thing about it! Signing up for a Medicare plan and choosing coverage options is an important and complex decision, and we highly recommend seeking […]

    August 22, 2018