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We understand that knowledge is key to making informed decisions about your needs. We have provided this page as a resource tool to support our clients by providing valuable news articles on current insurance related topics as well as links to industry related sites. We trust that you will find this as informative and beneficial as we have.

Assurance Brokers is recognized as an expert in the insurance industry. Many times we are asked for opinions, and our professionals are published in industry-leading publications. On some occasions we also author and distribute white papers or informative letters to clients and referral sources. A select group of these items is presented below, along with additional articles of interest.

Umbrella and Auto Insurance Rate Increases Continue in 2021

Unfortunately, so far in 2021 we do not see the trends from last year going away. Umbrella and Auto rates have continued to increase significantly again this year with no sign of slowing. We have also seen examples of insurance carriers not willing to write large umbrellas, nor write over any other insurance company’s underlying […]

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COVID-19 Ruling in UK Against Insurance Companies

The decision in the UK made many claims of business interruption due to COVID-19 valid. No businesses should profit more than they would in a normal year of business, but payouts should put them back into a similar position as if the financial affects COVID did not occur. You can read more about the groundbreaking […]

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2020 Holiday Hours

Our offices will be open for a ½ day on Thursday, December 24th but closed on Friday, December 25th.  We will also be open a ½ day on Thursday, December 31st and closed on January 1st.  Happy Holidays!

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We Pray For Your Health, Your Business And Your Family In 2021

2020 has been a year of uncertainty and unexpected changes. Businesses, health and families have all been affected by COVID. However, we can be grateful for many things. As the year comes to a close, we are especially thankful for you. Thank you, from all of us, for partnering with us once again this year. […]

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Small Business Saturday, November 28

Please support Small Business Saturday coming up on November 28th.  It is more important than ever to support your community by shopping local next week.  Consider buying local for as much as you can this holiday season to keep your area thriving!

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Assurance Brokers Thanksgiving Hours

Although Thanksgiving will look significantly different this year for most of us, we are still taking time to spend with family and celebrate Thanksgiving.  Our offices will be closed on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th.  Stay safe & healthy!

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Construction Industry Continues to Face Challenges from COVID-19

2020 has been a year of the unexpected.  Unforeseen viruses, closures, layoffs, riots, lock downs and mandates.  Business have additional challenges of adapting to the surroundings to continue operating at some sort of profit.  As with most industries, the construction industry will continue to see new issues that will affect your bottom line through 2021. […]

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Farm & Ranch Insurance

For some of us, a farm or ranch is the way of life and source of income.  For others, it is merely a hobby or a family meeting place.  Having the right insurance protects everything from your equipment & machinery to the house, barns & personal property. We have several options offering the best coverages […]

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Deductions Questionable at Tax Time with PPP Loan

The issue is the loan is basically considered a grant once it is forgiven.  The IRS has currently ruled that will deny expense deductions to “prevent a double tax benefit.”  Typically, expenses like payroll and rent are considered write offs on taxes.  However, under this current ruling, payroll paid with PPP money is no longer […]

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Choosing a Nursing Home Facility for a Loved One

Choosing a facility that meets our loved one’s needs, fits a budget, and has the right type of care are obvious goals when looking at residential facilities. However, there are additional factors which you need to consider when visiting and choosing a care center with your loved ones.  Location, services, visitor’s policy, activities are other […]

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