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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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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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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donation to mansfield fire dept

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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rental car insurance

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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The average homeowner pays nearly $1,100 a year for home insurance, according to the latest data from the Insurance Information Institute. That’s money well spent considering what it would cost to rebuild your house and replace your belongings after a disaster. But it’s good to know whether you might be able to trim costs. Here are…

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distracted driving

Distracted Driving is increasing worldwide as smartphone usage has soared. Distracted driving includes any activity that can divert a person’s attention away from the primary task of driving. All distractions endanger driver, passenger and bystander safety. There are three types of distraction: Visual- Taking your eyes off the road. Manual- Taking your hands off the…

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Should you get Renters Insurance? Whether you live in a home you rent or an apartment, the answer is YES! There are many reasons why to get renters insurance, but we will highlight just a few. Peace of mind and protection for your personal property. Would you have the money or savings to replace your…

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In light of the tornadoes wreaking havoc across North Texas last month, there is no better time than now to take a home inventory to document everything you own for insurance purposes. In the event of a tornado, burglary, damage or fire, you will want to be prepared and make sure your possessions are documented.…

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  Will your insurance company cover you while you are driving for a Transportation Network Company? When you hail a car through a ride-sharing app like Uber on your smartphone, are you covered by insurance in the event of a serious accident? This critical question is at the heart of an ongoing debate over the…

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