Insurance Auto Pilot Off | A Quick Assessment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If it has been a few years consider taking off the insurance autopilot with this quick assessment.

Here are 10 easy questions you should know.

Personal

  1. Does the insured value of my home accurately reflect the cost it would take to rebuild?
  2. Did I update my insurance when I put my home or lake home into an LLC or trust?
  3. Do I want my mechanical equipment or utility lines covered?
  4. Do I want any jewelry covered?
  5. Does my home/car insurance cover claims due to a business exposure?
  6. What if my sump pump fails or water comes up through my sewer line?
  7. Is my roof covered for replacement value or a depreciated value?
  8. Can my health insurance deductible be covered if I am in a car accident?
  9. What if I rent a car on vacation? Or in a different country?
  10. Does my umbrella include uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage?

Small Business

  1. What coverage do I have in place if I cannot operate in my building?
  2. Does the insured value of my property accurately reflect the cost it would take to rebuild?
  3. Do I need to get certificates of insurance from my subcontractors?
  4. Does my general liability cover advice I give clients?
  5. Does my general liability cover mistakes I could make on employee benefits?
  6. Is private information from customers covered?
  7. What if I terminate an employee and they bring a lawsuit against me?
  8. Do my employee(s) or prospective employee(s) driving history matter?
  9. What commitment do my employees give me when I give them a vehicle to drive?
  10. Do I know what affects my workers compensation rates?

This is by no means comprehensive, but how about a catch all question to your trusted insurance adviser? Ask them this:

“Is there anything else I should consider?”

It’s a brilliant question and it opens the door for open and honest conversation. You are in charge. Make the most of it.

Jeremy Hyde | Colligan & Company

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    Great post

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    Thank you for this post, I needed some help knowing how to look at my insurance.

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  9. Steven April 18, 2020 at 4:38 pm - Reply

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  11. Quinn April 18, 2020 at 6:12 pm - Reply

    I let my employees drive their own vehicles for work. How would they be covered on my business auto?

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    I’ve done a lot of upgrades to my home and want to make sure I’m insured properly

  13. Tommy April 18, 2020 at 7:23 pm - Reply

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    Small businesses get very little help for insurance, I think most of us are scared of what we really need.

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    Do you have a longer insurance assessment? I want to make sure I have what I need.

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    I’m thankful for an insurance agency like yours

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    I need to stop and evaluate my insurance this sometime

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    People need to stay on top of their insurance and not just let it go.

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    My agent doesn’t ask me this stuff.

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    I need insurance help. thank you!

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    I’ve been with State Farm 30 years and I’ve never even thought about this

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    Insurance is a two way street

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    I’m glad to sit down once and a while with my insurance agent and actually talk about this stuff, but I know most people are “too busy.”

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    The general public needs to actually think about these things and not just hope for the best

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    A lot of people don’t take care of their insurance

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    I’m glad your insurance agency is in Fort Wayne!

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    I need help with my insurance

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    I’m wondering how to do this consistently

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    These are good questions

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    I don’t like to think about my insurance, but I know I should

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    It’s important that you stay protected

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    It’s important to check your insurance needs once in a while

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    Thank you for your guide and also your review questionnaire for my home and auto.

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    Don’t forget about your insurance

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    Do this often and with your insurance agent

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    You need to talk with an insurance advisor

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    I also like your review questionnaire

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    People want to spend as little of time on insurance as possible… until something bad happens and its all the agents fault

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    Good info. Thanks, I think a lot of businesses just forget to look at their insurance

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    Thanks for the info, I need help on my business insurance. I’ll email you Jeremy

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    I have investment properties so I need to review my insurance regularly

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    These are simple questions and a good starting point

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    I’d like more in depth questions, let’s get together on my insurance. Thanks,

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    You need to think about your home and car insurance, these are good questions

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    These are good interesting insurance questions. Thanks

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    Good to ask yourself insurance questions once in a while

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    Go home insurance

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    Good idea to do your insurance questionnaire regularly

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    I’m wondering how often to ask these types of questions… maybe I should talk to an agent

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    Folks who want advice call Colligan insurance agency

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    Good quick read. Thanks

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    Everyone needs to look at their insurance sometimes

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    Good insurance questions

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    Nice, quick questionnaire on your website too. Good job Colligan

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    Take the time and do your insurance right. Don’t blame anyone

  92. Allen June 23, 2020 at 7:25 am - Reply

    I tend to forget about looking at my insurance so it’s a good idea to slow down and make sure I’m in good shape

  93. Tom Pattie June 29, 2020 at 12:38 am - Reply

    Thank you for serving us folks in Fort Wayne for so long

  94. Allen June 29, 2020 at 6:34 pm - Reply

    Good to do checks on your insurance with a professional

  95. Amy Miller July 21, 2020 at 4:45 am - Reply

    You should care about insurance, you’re spending a lot of money. Don’t just close your eyes and hope.

  96. Marie Michaele July 22, 2020 at 7:29 am - Reply

    I think I need to talk with someone, I have some more complicated things I want to talk about.

  97. Marie July 25, 2020 at 12:30 am - Reply

    Everyone needs to think about their insurance occassionally.

  98. Melissa Gag August 1, 2020 at 5:26 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the info Colligan

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    Good to check up on your insurance

  100. Michele Cal August 22, 2020 at 9:59 am - Reply

    thanks, good start to questions… i have others

  101. Brenda Pap August 27, 2020 at 6:14 am - Reply

    I like to talk every couple years or if I have a life change or property change.

  102. Kristi August 30, 2020 at 7:36 am - Reply

    Take assumptions off the table when it comes to insurance

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    Let’s do this, time for a real insurance check up

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    Let me sign up with you guys

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    Thank you, good idea

  106. Dorothy Pierb September 27, 2020 at 2:05 pm - Reply

    People need to be doing this regularly

  107. Cathy Pierb October 1, 2020 at 2:43 am - Reply

    A quick assessment is good, but I’d like to get together too

  108. Sara November 12, 2020 at 8:27 am - Reply

    It is good to check up on your insurance once in a while

  109. Billy December 25, 2020 at 12:30 am - Reply

    I really don’t want to take the time

  110. Haliey January 6, 2021 at 3:51 am - Reply

    This is a good article. Thanks for taking the time

  111. Connie C January 18, 2021 at 6:16 am - Reply

    As painful as it is sometimes you gotta think about your insurance

  112. Eric February 11, 2021 at 1:20 am - Reply

    Gotta pay attention to this people

  113. Pembrooke W February 11, 2021 at 6:19 am - Reply

    I hate going over my insurance, just takes time and is complicated and expensive

  114. Quincy February 14, 2021 at 8:14 am - Reply

    I guess it is important to review your insurance once in a while

  115. Ben February 15, 2021 at 9:15 pm - Reply

    Every once in a painful while….

  116. Eric D February 27, 2021 at 12:44 pm - Reply

    Lots of people never think about their insurance…whats new?

  117. Regina February 28, 2021 at 1:05 am - Reply

    Watch out what you are doing so that you aren’t caught off guard

  118. Shelly March 10, 2021 at 7:24 am - Reply

    It’s important to understand your insurance thanks

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