What’s Driving Auto Insurance Rates?

What is Driving Auto Insurance Rates?Like consumers prices across many parts of the economy, auto insurance rates are rising, too. Rate increases can be difficult for consumers, but as their trusted, an expert adviser can help your clients understand the changes as you work with them to navigate the road ahead. Returning to “Normal” (Frequency)Driving…

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Motorcycle Safety Tips

Motorcycle Safety Tips   Riding a motorcycle, whether you’re a new or seasoned rider, can be challenging and comes with a lot of responsibility. Although you’re not in a vehicle, the rules of the road still apply to you just like every other driver on the road. We put together some helpful tips that will…

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Checklist For An Annual Business Insurance Policy Review

Checklist For An Annual Business Insurance Policy Review The year-end means more than merriment, mistletoe, and your year-end business income and financial reconciliation-it are also the time to perform your annual business insurance review. As your business has grown or shifted in the past year, likely so have your insurance needs. Small business owners and…

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Homeowners Insurance and the Rising Cost of Building Materials

Recent findings from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) confirmed that household construction costs have surged over the past year. This rise in construction costs is directly tied to soaring building material expenses—namely, the price of lumber. According to the NAHB, current lumber costs are up 340% from 2020. What is more, lumber prices…

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Excess Liability Covers so Much More

We worked hard for our success. We deserve an insurance partner who recognizes that. At McKnight, we know that the more your assets grow, the higher your liability risks are. No matter how well you’ve covered your bases, sometimes things go wrong. A car accident. A guest who slips and falls on your property. A…

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Ransomware

Protect Yourself from Ransomware   With a recent uptick in attacks and more expected on the horizon, ransomware is starting to make headlines again. It’s very crucial that agents and insureds know what ransomware is and how to prevent it. During a ransomware attack, criminals break in computer networks and install programs that encrypt data.…

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Insurance changes to make when you retire

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Whether you plan to travel, serve your community, or spend more time with your family, retirement will bring changes in the ways you spend your time. And whenever life changes, so do the risks you face- which means retirement is a good time to evaluate your insurance coverage. You might need more, less or different…

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7 Things you never knew insurance covered

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When you imagine surprises involving your car insurance, visions of mishandled claims or rate increases may be the first things to spring to mind. But car insurance surprises can be good, too — and none is sweeter than learning you’re covered for costs you thought you’d have to pay yourself. “People don’t realize all of…

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$2000 donation to the Mansfield Fire Department

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Protecting What Matters 2016   We held a community education class — and earned $2,000 for the Mansfield Fire Department!   At McKnight Insurance Services, our mission has always included giving back, because we recognize building a stronger community is something that benefits us all. Safeco Insurance recognizes that, too — and we’re honored to…

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Do you need to purchase rental car insurance?

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With the summer in full swing, many families will hit the road for summer vacations. For different reasons, many people opt to rent a car versus driving their own. Do you need it? Probably not, but how can you be sure? The best way is to be prepared and know what your current personal auto…

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