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Insuring Your Valuables: 4 Benefits of a Personal Articles Policy

Posted by Chelsea England on December 29, 2017

When you think about your home insurance, it is easy to believe that you have full coverage on all your personal property items, like jewelry, furs, silverware, and firearms, but that is not the case. Your homeowners policy does provide some coverage, but it has its limitations. For instance, if your heirloom ring was stolen, you […]

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A Good Vibes Greeting: ‘Tis the Season!

Posted by Shanna Franklin on December 15, 2017

It’s always exciting when transitioning into a new way of life. I’m relatively new to Hickory and moved here from Charlotte, NC. This different pace of life for me also included a change in jobs – still in the insurance industry, but working in a new office. This reality in and of itself can be intimidating […]

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Health Insurance Update: 2017 Changes to Annual Open Enrollment

Posted by Megan Johnson on December 8, 2017

As you probably know, the Annual Open Enrollment for 2018 Health Insurance is now underway. Did you know it is almost over? You have ONE WEEK until December 15th, 2017 to make any changes, enroll in a new plan, or switch from a grandfathered policy to a new ACA compliant plan. So, what is new […]

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Understanding Your Commercial Auto Policy: Covered Auto Symbols

Posted by Paula Johnson on December 1, 2017

When was the last time you looked at the covered auto symbols in your Business Auto Policy (BAP)? Did you know that the symbols entered in the Schedule of Coverages and Covered Autos sections designate the types of autos you have elected to cover? This is important to know because only covered autos are insured under your […]

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Sowing Seeds: Celebrating the Retirement of Bob Broome

Posted by Laura Thomas on November 17, 2017

Longtime clients of Broome Associates often visit our office, sharing their remembrances of our staff who retired after spending many years here. Whether the clients wrote their insurance first under Atlas Insurance, Associated Insurance Agency, Morrow Insurance of Hickory, Fidelity Insurance, or Broome Associated Insurance, they all smile in recognition of Bob Broome. As the […]

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Why your insurance company should start Succession Planning

Posted by Jeneé Tenor on September 29, 2017

Succession planning is not always the top priority for what’s considered a small insurance agency. Growing books of business, retaining clients, and keeping up with the ever-changing market is already enough to think about. However, who is going to maintain your thriving insurance agency after you retire? Have you been producing young insurance agents who […]

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Special Information for North Carolina Contractors working in Florida

Posted by Holly Kondas on September 22, 2017

All North Carolina contractors who are planning to go to Florida for cleanup and restoration work following Hurricane Irma must be sure you have Worker’s Compensation insurance that complies with the state of Florida requirements. Your policy should be reviewed to determine whether coverage is extended to your workers while on the job in Florida. […]

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143 Million People Potentially Affected in Equifax Data Breach

Posted by Laura Thomas on September 15, 2017

Equifax, one of the largest credit reporting agencies in the United States, was recently the victim of a massive cyber attack—an attack that may have compromised the personal information of 143 million people. The breach itself occurred between mid-May and July 2017 when cyber criminals gained access to sensitive data by exploiting a weak point […]

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Preparing for Hurricane Irma

Posted by Laura Thomas on September 8, 2017

Broome Associates Hurricane Claims Guide We are keeping a close eye on Hurricane Irma and want to make sure we provide good information to you to help you prepare should our area be impacted by the storm. Here is our hurricane preparedness guide which gives good information for before, during and after a hurricane.  Should our area […]

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Getting Ahead of the Game: Choosing Your Medicare Plan

Posted by Jerrica Starnes on August 25, 2017

If you are turning 65 soon, you know you will need Medicare. Do you know which plan is best for you? Original Medicare will not be enough to cover all your insurance needs, as it only consists of Part A (hospital insurance) and Part B (covering doctors and healthcare providers services). Let us help you […]

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