Blog Posts

  • Why Do I Need To Buy a “Renter’s Insurance” Policy?

    By John Gardner | May 3, 2021

    Last year, I heard of a story about someone who was visiting their parents in Florida.  Early one morning, 4:32 a.m., he got a call on his cell phone and the caller ID showed it to be his daughter.  (He knew very […]

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  • 12 Terrible Pieces of Insurance Advice

    By John Gardner | April 19, 2021

    Not all advice is good advice. Here are some common bits of insurance wisdom that, it turns out, aren’t so wise after all. When you have an insurance claim, the last thing you want to discover is that you didn’t […]

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  • Why Buy Umbrella Coverage?

    By John Gardner | April 9, 2021

    You know the old saying: If you bring your umbrella it probably won’t rain, but as soon as you forget and leave it home there is a downpour! Umbrella coverage is something many families should carry but don’t. This important […]

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  • Driving Factors Influence Auto Insurance Rates

    By John Gardner | March 4, 2021

    Rates for auto insurance coverage for individuals is determined by the number of risks associated with covering a driver. An individual that appears to be more of a risk to insure is more likely to pay a higher premium than […]

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  • Why Do My Auto Insurance Rates Keep Going Up Even Though My Car Keeps Getting Older?

    By John Gardner | February 2, 2021

    Why do my auto insurance rates keep going up even though my car is getting older?  At the Lee County Insurance Agency, many of our clients ask this question so I would like to address it from a couple of […]

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  • The Special Risk of Hurricanes and Floods

    By John Gardner | January 19, 2021

    Those who are dealing with the crises created by natural disaster need more than news coverage—they need insurance coverage. There are significant risks presented by natural disasters, which not only threaten homes and businesses but also endanger the health and […]

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  • Christmas Tree Safety

    By John Gardner | December 20, 2020

    Decorating homes and businesses is a long-standing tradition around the holiday season. Unfortunately, these same decorations may increase your chances of fire. Based on data from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), an estimated […]

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  • Manage the “Four C’s” of Winter Fire Risks:

    By John Gardner | December 11, 2020

    Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve—these holidays mean celebrations, many of them in decorated homes filled with merry-making family members and friends. Trusted Choice® insurance professionals also know that the winter holidays bring greater-than-usual risks of fire in homes.  The […]

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