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Pothole Pitfalls
Potholes got you down? We understand. After this past winter’s severe weather, many motorists are experiencing costly vehicle damage from potholes. A survey conducted by Trusted Choice® and IIABA found that from 2009 to 2014 half of car owners experienced damage to their vehicles as a result of potholes. The survey also found that 31% of car owners who reported pothole damage to their vehicles filed a claim with their insurance company, but a surprising 65% of respondents who needed repairs said they (or a third party) paid out of pocket for the vehicle to be fixed.
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March Madness: Not All the Injuries Are on the Court
Three weeks and 132 teams (68 men; 64 women). Single elimination. Last one standing is the champion. For college basketball, does it get any better than this?
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Coupon Clippers Anonymous
You’ve seen the television shows and the excessive social media posts—some people are really racking up savings by using coupons when shopping. But while manufacturers and stores create coupons to provide discounts to consumers, some consumers are finding that the “savings” aren’t adding up.
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Own a Home-Based Business? Think ‘Presidentially’ When Considering Risks
No, we are not implying you fancy yourself the next Washington or Lincoln. But are you the proud owner or founder of one of the estimated 59% of established businesses in the United States that operate from a home? Then, even if your face doesn’t appear on Mount Rushmore, for your business you are still the top dog, head cheese, or grand high poobah. So welcome to your month, Ms. or Mr. President! But just as you realize that there are similarities to all businesses, wherever located, you also know there are often concerns, considerations and risks unique to a home-based environment. And your Trusted Choice® agent wants to remind you that designing proper protection encompassing both those common and unique risks requires ongoing communication and review of your current insurance and risk management programs.
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Home-Buying Tips for the Single Guy and Gal
Who says you need to be married to purchase a home? According to Bloomberg.com, single Americans make up more than half of the adult population—and many of them want to create their own version of the American Dream. Contacting a Trusted Choice® agent can be the key to success for single folks who are in the market to purchase a home, but here are some things to consider in the meantime.
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NYS Motor Vehicle Law Enforcement Fee

The purpose of this fee is to offset costs incurred by New York State Police and DMV in combating insurance-related frauds and crimes. Companies collect this fee on behalf of the State and remit it directly to New York State as required by law. Previously this fee had been $1.00 per registered vehicle and is now increasing to $5.00 as of 6/1/03. Your policy will be automatically updated to reflect this change.

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