Be Proactive & Alert, Hurricane Flooded Vehicles Are On The Rise

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The Ohio Department of Insurance has released a statement warning Ohioans the danger of purchasing hurricane flood damaged vehicles. Please protect yourself, be proactive. Always ask for a vehicle report before purchase. There are many resources including Car Fax and Auto Check that will let you look up a vin# and see the vehicle history.

Contact your local, trusted mechanic. Be sure to have a professional mechanic inspection, before pulling the trigger on a new to you, vehicle.

Things to think about. Flooded vehicles often end up at car auctions.  Never purchase a vehicle that does NOT have a title. Always ask questions & shop carefully.

Click on the link above for direct phone #’s & contact information for additional questions and concerns.

 

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How Named Storms Affect Your Insurance Coverage

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Erie Insurance put together a story about how named storms can affect your insurance coverage. It’s been an active storm season so far. We all know about the damage & devastation of Hurricane Harvey & Irma, But there have been so many more hurricanes that have made landfall in 2017 alone: Jose & Katia to name a few.
We have included the link that Erie Insurance provided on why hurricanes are names, what they actually are and the drama around the named storms.

https://www.erieinsurance.com/blog/how-named-storms-affect-your-insurance-coverage-2?utm_source=thisweekaterie&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=twae092617_145424&utm_content=22958218&utm_term=_145424_145433

 

Mapfre Stadium Crew Game

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So, last week, Saturday evening to be exact, we as an agency had the opportunity to join Mapfre Insurance & watch a Columbus Crew game. We arrived a couple hours before the game to pass out freebies. Everybody loves a feebie. We had key chain flashlights, along with USB phone chargers. We were also doing a $200 gift card drawing at the half time, for some Columbus Crew swag. The $200 gift card was good for the gift shop.

It was a windy evening, with rain on and off, but with all the people there, we warmed up quickly & ran out of goodies just in time, to watch the game. Enjoy our photos.

#crewsc #mapfreinsurance #mapfrestadium #mmainsurance #soccer #freebies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$500.00 Scholarship Available

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Click on this link for the application ————->   MMA Scholarship 2017

Please complete and submit the following application by May 1st, 2017.

Are you a client with a son, daughter or grandchild graduating this year? MMA Insurance will be awarding a $500 scholarship to a graduating Ohio high school senior attending college in the fall of 2017 with a GPA of 3.0 or above.

Please make sure all instructions are followed to be eligible for the $500.00 scholarship.

Please include the following documents:

  • High school transcript
  • The application – can be printed by clicking the link, at the top of this post.
  • Word document answering the following questions:
  1. List of high school involvement including, but not limited to, extracurricular activities, clubs, sports teams, community service, and work experience. Please include years participated.
  2. List of honors and awards. (Athletic, academic, etc.)
  3. Please choose one of the following topics and write an essay of approximately 1,000 words
  • Describe both your greatest accomplishment and your biggest challenge in life so far.
  • Who do you consider your role model and why?
  • Describe something you have done in the past year that has made a difference in your community.

***Feel Free to email us at staff@mmains.net with any questions***

 

Purchasing Jewelry this Valentine’s Day?

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Valentine’s Day is one of the most popular days for engagements, and stands out as one of the biggest times of year for making fine jewelry purchases.  If you plan to give a piece of jewelry, make sure you have adequate insurance coverage in the event something happens to that gift.

Knowing how much personal property insurance coverage you have under your standard homeowners or renters policy is a good place to start. Most of the time, you’ll be covered up to a certain limit if the ring is stolen.

Many people assume that jewelry is covered under their homeowners’ insurance. Your standard coverage may only cover part of the ring’s cost, and there’s usually no coverage if the ring is lost or damaged, so you may have to add additional coverage to insure the full cost should you ever need to replace the ring. This is called scheduling property, which means you’re increasing the amount of insurance coverage for an individual item. For high valued items, like engagement rings, the item is on a “schedule” and insured separately – not covered under the general personal property limit. It is important to contact us immediately to confirm you have proper coverage in place for your jewelry.

Remember that the value of jewelry can change over time. It is important to have a recent appraisal done every couple of years and update your policy when the value of jewelry changes to ensure adequate coverage. Maybe take a photo of your jewelry, to put with your documentation.

Happy Shopping, Happy Valentine’s Day & Maybe even… Congratulations!

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