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Make Sure Your Holidays Stay Happy … and Safe

You'll no doubt hear the phrase "Happy Holidays!" about a thousand times over the next month. Here at Blue Valley Insurance, we'd like to change that a little bit: "Happy - and Safe - Holidays!" While the holidays...

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Tips for Preparing for Your Holiday Driving Trip

Millions of Americans will do some traveling this holiday season - the majority of it by car. Of course, winter weather creates a unique set of challenges on the roadways, whether you're simply driving around in...

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Fall Home & Auto Insurance Premium Updates

Home Insurance - Our last newsletter talked about wood roofs being a problem for new business going forward as well as some of our carriers increasing their minimum deductibles. This won't change anytime soon. The...

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Understanding the Basics of Small Business Liability Insurance

To protect a small business from potential lawsuits, liability insurance is necessary. Policies vary greatly, and they cover different classifications of risks for varying costs. Before shopping for a policy, it is...

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Beware: CGL Policies Don't Cover Faulty Work

Builders and contractors who buy commercial general liability coverage policies with the impression that they will keep them safe from allegations of inadequate or faulty work must beware of their policies. It's...

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Halloween Safety: Be Ready When the Little Goblins Come Out

It's a night full of treats for both kids and adults in Overland Park. But a number of factors - including lots of people walking in the dark, the threat of wet and stormy weather, strangers coming to your door - mean...

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When the Kids Head for College, Put “Insurance 101" on Your Class List

It's an exciting time when your child heads off to college. Whether they're attending school in Kansas or have moved all the way across the country, there were a ton of things to get done last month, but did you...

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Make Your Vacation a Great One

Whether you're planning a trip to a local attraction in Kansas this summer, or headed all the way across the country, you want your vacation to be relaxing. It's a getaway from work, not to mention your day-to-day life....

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Home Insurance Updates

Travelers Home Insurance Coverage Changes - Travelers (as of April 1, 2012) has made $2500 (or 1%) their minimum wind and hail deductible on all home renewals. Many of you may have already heard from us regarding this...

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Cyber Liability Insurance: A Smart Investment that Might Save Your Business

On April 20, 2011, someone hacked the Sony Playstation Network. They found an opening in the online video gaming network's password-reset system and penetrated the security protecting its customer database. Days later,...

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Four Common Mistakes Employers Make Regarding Workers' Compensation

Most employers look at workers' compensation as just another necessary evil and unavoidable cost of doing business. It's usually one of those out of sight, out of mind things when rates are low. It's not until an...

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Boat Maintenance Tips for Kansas & Missouri

Proper maintenance can extend the life of your boat, reduce the need for costly repairs, and help ensure the safety of your passengers on the lakes this summer. Clean and Care for Your Boat - Wash your boat regularly...

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Flood Prevention & Safety in Kansas & Missouri

Almost anywhere it rains, it can flood. Even if you live in an area of that you think isn't at risk, preparation is just as critical as with other types of emergencies. Before we get into how you can prevent, limit or...

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A Home Inventory Will Help You Know What You Own

Why should I have a home inventory? - Your furniture and appliances, clothing, sports or hobby equipment, and electronic goods are all regarded as personal property. Like many people in Kansas, you may own much more...

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Safety Tips for Your Boat Trailer

When purchasing a trailer in Kansas or elsewhere, stay within recommended capacity guidelines. When determining capacity, remember to include the weight of fuel and accessories in addition to the weight of the craft....

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Tornadoes Happen Every Year - Are You Prepared?

You don't have to be directly hit by a tornado in Kansas to experience damage. Taking some time to prepare could save you thousands of dollars and hours of clean-up. Know What Your Insurance Covers and How Much You Need...

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Spring is Coming!

With the days getting longer and the weather getting warmer, we're starting to think about spring. (Or at least hoping that springtime is coming, anyway.) And whether spring arrives on time, we've got you covered with...

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Prepare for Driving In Bad Weather Before You Hit the Road

Rain, fog, sleet, snow, ice and wind... bad weather is the enemy of every driver in Kansas. Blue Valley Insurance wants you and your employees to be safe. Even if you are satisfied that your vehicle and all of its...

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Things to Keep in Mind When Buying a Car

Buying a new car is an exciting time - but it can also be stressful. After all, you're trying to get the best deal on price, while also deciding on the make, model and features you need. We can't really help you become...

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