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Take your vitamins! Product Highlight: Vitamin Shop Insurance

Published on May 12, 2015

When I was in college, I studied abroad in Switzerland. One of the first things I noticed were these stores every few blocks that had a green plus symbol hanging above their storefronts and the word “Apotheke” emblazoned in green lights below it. I was sharp enough to guess that meant that it was their version of “Apothecary” and that it was more »

Ron Abram – A timeline of determination

Published on May 7, 2015

Abram Interstate CEO and President, Ron Abram, was recently featured in Insurance Business America Magazine. As many of you, our agents know, Ron has a long-standing rapport in the industry, but many of you many not know the journey or the timeline of his experience in the insurance industry and developing Abram Interstate, which is now a long-standing more »

Homeowners replacement cost estimates: Learn from an expert

Published on May 5, 2015

Nearly five years on from the passage of state regulations that tightened underwriting guidelines for replacement cost estimates on homes, the new standards are still giving the industry cause for pause. The text added to the California Code of Regulations created standards for real estate appraisers who estimate replacement costs for insurance purposes more »

Wholesale Distribution – How much do you know?

Published on April 28, 2015

If you’re an insurance agent who has done any business with us, then you know at least a little about the process of working with a wholesaler. But the thing is, there is probably a lot that you still may not know. Are you unsure what the differences are between a wholesaler, an MGA, an MGU, and a Surplus Lines broker? Do you understand the more »

Boutique Winery Insurance | Protecting the world’s best

Published on April 14, 2015

Did you know…? California produces 90% of the U.S.’s wine production? As of 2012 the United States was the 4th largest wine producer in the world (Italy 1st, France 2nd, Spain 3rd). The U.S. has been the largest wine consuming nation in the world since 2010. Of all the wine consumed in the US, 57% of that is California wine. Excludes foreign more »

California: “Where the super Rich are buying homes” | High Value Homeowners Insurance

Published on March 24, 2015

We learned earlier this year that California has more of the top wealthiest real estate markets in the country than any other state. But today, this article from CNNMoney sheds light on the fact that we have two of the top cities in the WORLD “Where the Super Rich are Buying Homes“: The United States is the top destination for those worth more »

Grocery Store Loyalty – Commercial Insurance Highlight

Published on March 17, 2015

When I was young, there was a small grocery store up on the corner near our house called Lester’s. Being the youngest, I was always jealous of my older siblings when my mom would ask them to walk up to the corner and get a loaf of bread or a carton of milk for her. I was a toddler at the time, and it seemed like an adventure to get to walk all the more »

Insurance Agents near the Bay Area: Don’t miss this!

Published on March 10, 2015

ATTENTION INSURANCE AGENTS IN DRIVING DISTANCE TO THE BAY AREA: You don’t want to miss out on the first annual Bay Area Insurance Expo hosted by the East Bay Independent Insurance Agents Association! It’s happening NEXT WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, and it includes classes for CE credit, a luncheon with keynote speaker John Borbi, and an exhibitor more »

New home or renewing policies | Wholesale Homeowners Insurance Markets

Published on March 3, 2015

I’ve met three people in the last week just in conversations at coffee shops and the grocery store who were in the midst of moving. How many have you talked to recently? Whether they’re moving, or they just need a new policy, we have the wholesale Homeowners Insurance markets for you to get them covered. Check out the product Highlights more »

The beginning of Insurance – Video Post

Published on February 19, 2015

How did you get into the insurance industry? Perhaps you’re like me and you stumbled into it because you had some of the qualifying skills. Or perhaps you were the little kid lining up your toys, asking them if they wanted to also purchase an umbrella policy because it would be so sad if the unmentionable happened and Polly Pocket ended up on more »

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