CEA: Earthquake Insurance Purchases up Sharply in CA

CEA:  Earthquake Insurance Purchases up Sharply in CA

    The California Earthquake Authority sold 9,000 earthquake policies in January of 2018. That’s more than the average number of policies sold for an entire year from 2005 – 2015 and on track to exceed last year’s record 90,707. What’s causing this big increase? And does buying earthquake insurance make sense for you? Living […]

What is Inland Marine Insurance?

What is Inland Marine Insurance?

  Sometimes, insurance language has its quirks. As if insurance wasn’t confusing enough, there are many terms that originated over a century ago still in use today. Inland Marine is one. It sounds like you’d only need it if you have a boat, but in reality, it’s not about boats at all. Well, at least […]

Employment Practices Liability Insurance

Employment Practices Liability Insurance

Employment Practices Liability: More than Harvey Weinstein The community college trustees looked around the table at each other. Two months ago, the President of the college resigned after being confronted about unusual items on his expense reports. Today, he demanded his job back and threatened to sue for wrongful termination if the board didn’t reinstate him. Wrongful […]

What is Umbrella Insurance

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What is Umbrella Insurance? Ashley could see the flames and hear the sirens. What just happened? Frantically, she checked the back seat where her 17-month old son Jayden was nestled in his car seat. A huge relief swept over her when she saw he was scared, but okay. She quickly leapt from the car, snatched […]

Are you ready for “The Big One” in CA?

Are you ready for “The Big One” in CA?

In light of the recent earthquake in Mexico on September 19th, the date October 17, 2017 will mark the 28th anniversary of the Loma Prieta Earthquake.  Frequently, we are asked regarding whether you should take out earthquake insurance.  Even though Californians live with earthquake as a daily occurrence, earthquake insurance often is not a priority.  […]

5 Rules Every Landlord Should Live By

5 Rules Every Landlord Should Live By

I’m pretty confident that if you asked anyone who has ever owned a rental property you would get an overwhelming response that it’s not as lucrative or easy as they thought it would be. In fact, owning a rental property can be a major pain, and end up costing you a ton of money! I […]

Will my credit rating change my insurance rates?

Will my credit rating change my insurance rates?

I was recently asked this question by one of our BLW Insurance Agency clients, and thought I would share the answer here for our readers. There are a lot of things that go into homeowners and auto insurance rates, one of them being credit. I’ve heard a lot of complaints from people who don’t like the […]