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hail storm

Jun 22 2021

Home Insurance

Is My House Protected from Hail?

Living in areas that frequently experience hurricanes, tornadoes, and storms increases the odds of property damage. While standard insurance policy offers coverage for hail, you need “windstorm insurance” if your area is prone to frequent hail ... Read More
house for rent

Jun 22 2021

Home Insurance

How to Put Your Property up for Rent in Atlanta

Most people consider Atlanta the main hub of the South because of its scenic and strategic location. The bustling city has rising numbers of workers and tourists, making it an attractive haven for many realtors and ... Read More

Apr 26 2021

Home Insurance

Is your home really safe with insurance?

Is your homeowners' policy covering everything you need it to? Maybe, maybe not. Now's the time to check on these five areas.

Apr 19 2021

Business Insurance

Planning the First Corporate Event after COVID-19? Special Event Insurance Protects Your Business and Your Guests

Make sure everybody has an awesome time at the company picnic this year when you add Special Event Insurance to your budget.
commercial auto insurance

Apr 11 2021

Business Insurance

Switch to Commercial Auto Insurance for Your Home Business

Is your personal car serving double duty as a delivery vehicle or messenger service? Learn when it is time to add a commercial auto policy to your business insurance portfolio.
A home security system could help you save money on home insurance.

Apr 3 2021

Home Insurance

Top 5 Security Upgrades Recommended by Home Insurance Professionals

How do you make your home less appealing to burglars? Learn what the insurance professionals recommend to lower crime rates by adding security upgrades to your home.
at fault insurance coverage car wreck

Mar 22 2021

Auto Insurance

Assigning Blame: Car Insurance Coverage if the Accident is Your Fault

Nobody is perfect. That is certainly the case when it comes to driving on the open road. If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident, the first thing you need to do is call 911. ... Read More
home insurance quotes

Mar 15 2021

Home Insurance

Home Insurance: Is it Required by Law?

A home is one of the most valuable purchases that you are ever going to make. In addition to being a location where you are going to make a bunch of memories, it is also a ... Read More
value increase for home, get new insurance quotes

Mar 7 2021

Home Insurance

Home Insurance: What if Your Home Goes Up in Value?

Your home is one of the most valuable investments you will ever make. Of course, you are going to make a lot of great memories in your home. At the same time, you probably expect the ... Read More
Buying the Right Amount of Insurance for High-Value Homes

Feb 24 2021

Home Insurance

Buying the Right Amount of Insurance for High-Value Homes

Homeowners of all kinds struggle to find the right balance of insurance protection for their needs. Owners have high-value homes have unique insurance needs that must be met as part of an effective risk-management strategy. These tips will help.
Tax Benefits of Registering an Exotic Car in Montana

Feb 17 2021

Auto Insurance

Tax Benefits of Registering an Exotic Car in Montana

Exotic cars are unique, high-value vehicles that few people own. To save money on sales tax, many exotic car owners register them in Montana. These vehicles also require a customized insurance policy.
Transportation Company Insurance - So Much More than Trucking Insurance

Feb 10 2021

Transportation

Transportation Company Insurance – So Much More than Trucking Insurance

Transportation companies need more than trucking insurance. It takes a robust risk management plan to deliver effective tranporation company insurance for businesses in today's competitive trucking world.
Homeowners Insurance Does Not Protect Your Home-Based Business

Feb 3 2021

Business Insurance

Homeowners Insurance Does Not Protect Your Home-Based Business

Have you recently started operating a business from home? Don't forget to protect your assets by setting up a home-based business insurance.
tow truck business success 2021

Jan 25 2021

Business Insurance

8 Habits of Successful Towing Businesses in 2021

Business success is something we all seek to achieve in the coming year. There are some moves you can make within your organization that will do more to generate success in the future than many others. If ... Read More
cyber liability insurance

Jan 18 2021

Business Insurance

Cyber Liability Risks for Work-from-Home Employees

Employees are already the weakest link when they’re in the office; the vast majority of cybersecurity breaches occur due to the mistakes or negligence of employees. So, what happens when they’re working from home? Working from home can increase ... Read More
insuring high value cars

Jan 11 2021

Auto Insurance

How to Properly Insure Your High-Value Car

Congratulations! You just rewarded yourself with the purchase or lease of a gorgeous car with a price tag over the $100,000 mark. Of course, you got car insurance, as required by your state, but if you opted ... Read More
It's important to protect your identity when you're shopping online on Cyber Monday.

Jan 4 2021

Business Insurance

The insurance risks of employees working from home

Business owners had to scramble to adapt to a new reality in the early days of the pandemic that included having most employees work from home. Due to the sudden nature of the changes, work from ... Read More
new home buying guide

Dec 22 2020

Home Insurance

What To Do After Purchasing a New Home: A New Home Purchase Guide

If you have recently purchased a home, you are properly tired of signing papers; however, make sure your home is ready to be lived in.
insurance claims mistakes

Dec 22 2020

Home Insurance

5 Common Mistakes People Make on Homeowner’s Insurance Claims

Are you making these common home insurance claim mistakes? Learn how to protect your home and finances when you have a claim.
show insurance after credit score increase

Dec 10 2020

Auto Insurance

Did your credit score increase? It’s time to shop insurance rates

You did it — you finally paid off a credit card or made some serious strides with your finances. After this work has been accomplished, you may be awarded with a credit score increase. While this ... Read More
Employees taking time off

Dec 8 2020

Business Insurance

Why it’s important for your employees to take time off

Let’s face it: your employees are human beings, not robots. They need time to rest and relax, which means that they need a break from time to time. Maybe you offer time off to your employees, ... Read More
vacation home insurance

Dec 7 2020

Home Insurance

Vacation Home Insurance 101: What It Is and Why You Need It

Buying a vacation home is the dream of many, but there’s a lot to consider before signing a contract, and vacation property insurance is a primary one. Because you won’t be in the home full-time, having ... Read More
Thanksgiving 2020

Nov 10 2020

Home Insurance

Considerations for traveling during Thanksgiving 2020

Thanksgiving, of course, is a time that most people want to spend with friends and family. Maybe you have a tradition of gathering at someone’s house with your extended family. However, a lot of people travel ... Read More
Halloween 2020

Oct 27 2020

Home Insurance

5 considerations for Halloween 2020

With COVID-19 still a major threat and cause for concern, you might be wondering about Halloween this year. The CDC presents several examples of alternative Halloween activities so you don’t have to partake in traditional trick-or-treating, ... Read More
Business success

Oct 22 2020

Business Insurance

10 habits for business success

If you are in charge of a business, you know that it’s not an easy task. It’s not easy to be the boss, and success in business can feel like something daunting. There are, however, a ... Read More
Being a business leader

Oct 19 2020

Business Insurance

Tips if you’re new to being a leader at your business

Being the leader of a business can be tough, especially when you’re fairly new to it. There are going to be times that are tough and there are going to be some struggles. You have to ... Read More
Delegate to employees

Oct 15 2020

Business Insurance

How to delegate at your small business

One part of being the leader of a business that can be particularly challenging is delegating. However, it’s really beneficial for both your employees and for you. You get help tackling your to-do list and your ... Read More
Halloween 2020 (a)

Oct 12 2020

Home Insurance

Tips for having a safe Halloween 2020

Halloween is a fun holiday that’s meant to be joyous and lighthearted. But with the coronavirus looming, you might be a bit at a loss of how to keep the fun and magic in the day ... Read More
Severity weight

Oct 8 2020

Business Insurance

How does a violation’s severity weight get calculated?

The trucking world can be complicated, particularly when it comes to violations and what they mean. There are a lot of terms that come up, and that can be frustrating. So, we’ll take the opportunity to ... Read More
Home insurance situation

Oct 5 2020

Home Insurance

5 times your home insurance situation could improve

If you’re a homeowner, you know you need to have the right coverage to protect your home. It’s a big investment, after all, but that doesn’t mean you want to clean out your piggy bank paying ... Read More
Controlled Substances/Alcohol BASIC

Oct 1 2020

Business Insurance

What is the Controlled Substances/Alcohol BASIC?

There are a lot of regulations that truck drivers and motor carriers need to know about. There are these things called the BASICs, and there’s one category in particular called the Controlled Substances/Alcohol BASIC that you ... Read More
In-person school 1

Sep 28 2020

Home Insurance

Deciding about in-person school for your kids

The coronavirus pandemic has led to a lot of difficult decisions for families as they navigate the new reality we’re all facing. One difficult choice parents are having to face is whether to send the kids ... Read More
How to be a good boss (1)

Sep 24 2020

Business Insurance

How to be a great boss at your business

There are a lot of responsibilities that come with being a boss or being a manager. It’s a big deal. You’re the one who supports your team and you’re the one in charge. But you want ... Read More
CDL test

Sep 21 2020

Business Insurance

7 things to know about the CDL test

If you’re preparing to take the CDL test, there are a few things you should know. The CDL test is a big deal because driving a CMV and being a CDL-holder means you’re being held to ... Read More
Giving feedback

Sep 17 2020

Business Insurance

8 tips for giving feedback at your business

If you are the manager of a business, you’re going to be in a position where you have to give feedback to your employees. It’s important that your team members can both take feedback and give ... Read More
Teens and car insurance

Sep 14 2020

Auto Insurance

What should teens know about car insurance?

There’s a really exhilarating feeling that comes along with getting a driver’s license and starting your career as a driver. However, there is something that doesn’t sound like as much fun as driving, and that’s car ... Read More
Employee burnout

Sep 10 2020

Business Insurance

6 tips to help prevent employee burnout

If you are the manager or leader of a business, it’s important to have a great team of people to work with. But it’s also essential to provide them with a positive, happy work environment. That ... Read More
Trucking biennial update

Sep 3 2020

Business Insurance

4 FAQs about the biennial update of truck business info

If you have a trucking business, you know that the FMCSA and the DOT are important. Those are the major agencies trucking businesses have to contend with. Now, there’s something called the biennial update. You might ... Read More
Virtual training

Aug 27 2020

Business Insurance

How to effectively transition to virtual training

Employee training is a critical function for successful companies. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many employers are now faced with the question of how to properly train their employees while also keeping them safe. ... Read More
Landlord insurance quotes

Aug 20 2020

Business Insurance

Why do landlord insurance quotes take so long?

If you are a landlord, business owner, or property investor, you’re probably familiar with having to deal with your commercial insurance. While it can be a nuisance to deal with (and, let’s be honest, it’s probably ... Read More
Parent-teen driving contract

Aug 13 2020

Auto Insurance

How to create a parent-teen driving contract

Having a teen driver can be extremely stressful on a parent. To the teen the words “driver’s license” sound like freedom, while to the parent they sound like a disaster waiting to happen. Understandably you’re worried, ... Read More
ISS

Aug 6 2020

Business Insurance

What is the trucking ISS?

The trucking world is full of numbers and ratings and safety information that you as a motor carrier need to know about. It can be quite the job to keep it all straight and to understand ... Read More
How to get a CDL

Jul 30 2020

Business Insurance

How to get a CDL

If you’re planning on getting your CDL, congratulations! That’s great. Trucking is a great industry to be involved in. The process to get a CDL involves a lot of study and practice. So, you might be ... Read More
Insuring a new car

Jul 23 2020

Auto Insurance

Is insuring a new car more expensive?

If you’re getting a new car, congratulations! That’s exciting. You’re probably pretty happy. But you also might be concerned about how much it costs to insure a new car. You want to get a brand-new, latest ... Read More
FMCSA programs

Jul 16 2020

Business Insurance

Programs the FMCSA runs

If you are in the trucking world, you know the acronym FMCSA, which, of course, stands for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. They handle a lot of things and oversee many transportation-related issues. A lot ... Read More
Pro tips for taking a home inventory

Jul 9 2020

Home Insurance

Pro tips for taking a home inventory

If home insurance has been on your mind, you might be wondering what you can do to help yourself out when it comes to your insurance. You are trying to be proactive and be a responsible ... Read More
Driving around trucks

Jul 2 2020

Auto Insurance

10 things you need to know about driving around trucks

If you’re on the highway or even cruising down city streets, you’re going to have to share the road with big trucks and buses. Being in a passenger vehicle, even a hefty SUV, you might feel ... Read More
Workplace morale towing business

Jun 25 2020

Business Insurance

Why workplace morale is important for towing businesses

Towing is not easy. It’s long hours, hard work, and unpredictable adventures. And if you’re the leader of a towing business, you’re kind of in charge of making sure that everyone is happy working as a ... Read More
Home insurance checklist

Jun 18 2020

Home Insurance

Home insurance checklist: Do I have the right home insurance?

Home insurance might not be your favorite thing to contemplate. The jargon, the policy, the premium. It’s a lot. The thing is that insurance can be overwhelming, and you might wonder whether you have the “right” ... Read More
Auto roadside emergency kit

Jun 11 2020

Auto Insurance

Putting together an auto roadside emergency kit

If you’ve got a car and you cruise around or commute, you never know when something could happen. Cars can be stubborn. They can break. Sometimes even the smallest thing can keep the car from cooperating ... Read More
Landscaper insurance

How to get landscaper insurance

Jan 2, 2020

Being a landscaper can mean days full of surprises and risks. Between the various sizes of equipment and wide scopes of work, you know that there’s more to keeping a green space prim and proper than … Read More

It's important to read your car insurance policy.

7 reasons you should read your car insurance policy

Dec 31, 2019

If you’re a driver, you’re responsible for a vehicle that goes very fast. And you’re operating that vehicle around other cars that also go very fast. So, that calls for auto insurance, right? But car insurance … Read More

Hazardous Materials Compliance BASIC

What’s the Hazardous Materials Compliance BASIC?

Dec 26, 2019

The FMCSA’s goal is to make the roads safer – they regulate the trucking industry with safety as a top priority. Trucks are subject to many different laws, regulations, and requirements. Inspections can be stressful, but … Read More

Chrisann Richards

Employee Spotlight: Meet Chrisann Richards!

Dec 19, 2019

Managers and executives at InsuranceHub are a far cry from unapproachable. So, it’s no wonder Chrisann Richards (the powerhouse over our agency’s Transportation, Commercial Accounts, and Personal Lines Insurance divisions) was just able to wave me … Read More

Owner-operators

Working with owner-operators as a motor carrier

Dec 18, 2019

If you’re a motor carrier, you probably work with owner-operators. They’re an essential part of the trucking world. (You could even say that they’re a cog in the machine that keeps the transportation industry running smoothly.) … Read More

Unsafe Driving BASIC

What is the Unsafe Driving BASIC?

Dec 17, 2019

When it comes to driving a commercial motor vehicle, it’s important to operate the vehicle in the safest manner possible. Drivers need to be very careful as they drive, as the FMCSA takes safety seriously. There … Read More

Get contractor insurance

How to get contractor insurance

Dec 12, 2019

Whether you’re a 1099 worker or you own your own contracting company, you know that there are tons of risks to worry about in your industry. There are also tons of regulations and expectations from your … Read More

Choose a contractor

How to choose a contractor

Dec 11, 2019

You might be thinking about doing some renovations to your home, or maybe your home needs some repairs. At any rate, you’ll need to hire a contractor. It can be stressful trying to find the right … Read More

How to improve in the Vehicle Maintenance BASIC

How to improve in the Vehicle Maintenance BASIC

Dec 10, 2019

The trucking world comes with a lot of regulations, especially when it comes to maintaining the truck itself. You and your drivers need to make sure you’re taking care of your vehicles and following all relevant … Read More

Holiday safety tips

10 tips for holiday safety

Dec 5, 2019

The holidays are supposed to be filled with fun and joy and cheer, but there are plenty of dangers that come along with them. Though the holidays can be an overwhelming flurry of activity, don’t forget … Read More

US DOT Number

Your DOT Number matters

Dec 4, 2019

Truck businesses with clean loss records might wonder why their insurance costs so much. Maybe there aren’t any speeding tickets accidents on your record, but you’re still seeing rates that are higher than what they could … Read More

Alabama Slow Down, Move Over rally

Attending the Slow Down, Move Over rally in Alabama

Dec 3, 2019

At the invitation of Wes Passmore, operator of Classic Towing and Recovery, I attended the Slow Down, Move Over rally in Hueytown, Alabama. The rally was held to bring awareness to the dangers of being a … Read More

Women in trucking

Women in trucking: How can you hire more women truck drivers?

Nov 27, 2019

The trucking industry has been facing a truck driver shortage, and some have proposed that hiring more women could be part of the solution to the problem. But despite the fact that there’s definitely room for … Read More

Prepare your home for winter

Get your home ready for winter

Nov 26, 2019

If you’re a homeowner, you probably dread anything happening to your house. (Houses are expensive!) The problem is that winter and its sometimes extremely cold weather can be hard on your house. It’s important to take … Read More

New venture

New venture doesn’t mean new driver

Nov 21, 2019

I have been writing transportation insurance for quite a while and one of the things that I hear most from my customers is, “Why is the premium so high when I am not a new driver?” … Read More

Belongings stolen from car

What happens if my belongings are stolen out of my car?

Nov 20, 2019

If you walk out to your car to find a smashed window, you’re probably understandably frustrated. Why would someone do this? And to add insult to injury, the thief stole some belongings out of the vehicle. … Read More

Air conditioning contractors

What air conditioning contractors need to know about risk

Nov 19, 2019

Air conditioning contractors handle many different kinds of work. You might install or repair AC units, or maybe you do duct work and vent work. You might work with air filtration and ventilation, or perhaps you … Read More

Things tow truck drivers want their clients to know.

10 things tow truck drivers want their customers to know

Nov 14, 2019

Tow truck drivers have a tough time – not just because of the dangers of assisting others, but because of the lack of widespread knowledge about their trade. Therefore, we took to Reddit to ask the … Read More

CSA

Understanding the CSA in trucking

Nov 13, 2019

If you’re a trucking business, you know that there are a lot of regulations you need to follow – and a lot of organizations and programs you need to know about. Safety is a big deal, … Read More

Here are a few auto insurance FAQs.

10 auto insurance FAQs

Nov 12, 2019

If you’ve got a driver’s license, you might just have a car to go with it. It’s kind of a peanut butter and jelly situation. But if you have a car, there’s something else you’ll need. … Read More

Used car lot risks

Managing the risks of having a used car lot

Nov 7, 2019

If you have a used car lot, there’s a lot going on during the day. You’ve got vehicles, you’ve got customers, you’ve got employees, maybe you’ve even got a repair shop or facility. In short, there’s … Read More

How can home insurance help in winter?

How can home insurance help during the winter?

Nov 6, 2019

Winter is almost here, and that means there could be a lot of snow, ice, sleet, and so on. So, with the coldest season of the year just around the corner, you might be wondering about … Read More

Setting up a Google My Business page

How to set up your Google My business page

Nov 5, 2019

One of the easiest ways to market your business and ensure that your potential clients find their way to the right place is to set up a Google My Business Page. Of course, Google makes it … Read More

Tools to help with a tow

2 tools to help with hooking up a car for a tow

Oct 31, 2019

As a tow truck operator, you’ve seen a lot of cars and sticky situations. But sometimes, there’s a driver with a car model that you’re not too familiar with. You don’t want to risk damaging the … Read More

Clearinghouse

8 FAQs about the FMCSA Clearinghouse

Oct 30, 2019

Truckers are expected to adhere to a lot of regulations. One of the big “breaking news” events in the trucking world as far as regulations are concerned is the Clearinghouse. There’s a lot about the Clearinghouse … Read More

Tips for hiring contractors

4 tips for hiring contractors

Oct 29, 2019

If there’s something going on with your home, you need to have someone fix it. That person might be a contractor who knows how to do home repairs or improvements. You want to make sure you … Read More

What you need to know about ELDs

8 things you need to know about ELDs

Oct 24, 2019

Truckers are subject to many rules, and one of the latest regulations to make a buzz in the trucking world is ELDs. The ELD rule is a big deal, and though it’s been in effect for … Read More

What to do if you get an FMCSA warning letter

What to do if you get a warning letter from the FMCSA

Oct 23, 2019

The FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) is tasked with keeping the roads safe, and they regulate motor carriers and commercial vehicles. Since they’re focused on upholding safety standards, they’re able to intervene if those standards … Read More

Practical tips to get ready for Halloween

11 practical tips for Halloween

Oct 22, 2019

Halloween is a lot of fun, and it’s a day that kids and adults alike love. Costumes, candy, spooky decorations – what’s not to love? While it’s easy to get swept up in all the Halloween … Read More

Interstate vs intrastate trucking

The difference between interstate commerce and intrastate commerce

Oct 17, 2019

If you have a trucking business, your vehicles cover a lot of ground. And sometimes that ground is within the borders of one state, and sometimes that ground takes truckers through multiple states (or even countries). … Read More

What if a friend borrows your car?

What happens if a friend borrows my car?

Oct 16, 2019

So, sometimes you might have a good friend who wants to borrow your car. Maybe they’ve got some errands they have to run, or maybe they need it because their car is in the shop or … Read More

Prevent truck theft

8 tips to prevent truck theft

Oct 15, 2019

So, everyone wants to think that their truck is safe and sound. It’s a truck – who would steal a truck? Well, a lot of people. Truck theft is more common than one might want to … Read More

What are the trucking BASICs?

What are the trucking BASICs and why are they important?

Oct 10, 2019

When you work in trucking, you’re subject to many, many regulations. The goal of these regulations is to keep the roads safe for all drivers – CMV drivers and passenger cars alike. That’s the reason that … Read More

Angie Cooper

Meet Angie Cooper, one of our amazing Senior Account Managers!

Oct 9, 2019

We’re all one big family at InsuranceHub, and we’re so glad that we get to work together as a team. There are a lot of us in the office, and we’ve all proved in one way … Read More

Lower your liability risk

How can homeowners lower their liability risk?

Oct 8, 2019

The word lawsuit is enough to strike fear into anyone’s heart. No homeowner wants to think about being sued, or about someone getting hurt on their property. But the reality is that these things happen, and … Read More

Standard insurance carriers

7 factors standard insurance carriers look for when insuring a property

Oct 3, 2019

If you’re a property manager, chances are you speak insurance like a second language. It’s something that you’re used to dealing with, so you know the coverages and you understand the risks you need to be … Read More

Some of our team are heading to the annual MCIEF meeting.

InsuranceHub team members headed to MCIEF meeting in Orlando

Oct 2, 2019

At InsuranceHub, we believe in continuing education. Insurance is a constantly changing industry, and we like to stay up-to-date on the latest trends, technologies, and knowledge. There’s always something to learn about insurance, especially when it … Read More

What if someone drives into your house?

Am I covered if someone drives into my house?

Oct 1, 2019

So, it might seem like a far-fetched scenario – what if someone drives into your house? (How could that even happen?) But it’s something that happens more than one might expect. People accidentally drive into houses … Read More

Does your business need a USDOT Number?

Who needs a USDOT Number?

Sep 26, 2019

When it comes to trucking, there’s a lot of “paperwork” (rather, forms and such) to take care of. One big thing that you need to take care of is your USDOT Number. It might seem a … Read More

Bundling commercial insurance policies

Benefits of bundling commercial insurance

Sep 25, 2019

If you’re the owner of a business, you’ve got plenty to deal with on a day-to-day basis. Running a business is hard work. One thing that you might not particularly relish dealing with is insurance. There … Read More