Our Idaho Course of Construction Insurance is Now Easier to Quote and Issue

Are you getting ready to break ground on construction of your Idaho dream home? It is now easier than ever to get a course of construction quote with Crosby and Crosby Insurance Services.

A Course of Construction / Builders Risk Policy That Rolls into a Homeowners Policy

In the past, the normal course of action to insure a home during construction would be purchasing a “course of construction” policy. These policies generally provided coverage for direct physical loss to the building and materials during construction. This could be losses caused, for example, by fire or even theft of building materials. There are several coverage issues with this option such as the unability to provide liability coverage and expense.

Our new favorite option is the ability to issue a full homeowners policy with a special endorsement to cover “course of constuction”. The benefits of this policy include:

- Lower insurance cost vs a traditional “course of construction” policy.

- A broader coverage option that also includes “personal liability” for the premises.

- The ability to save more by packaging along with you auto policy.

- A quick and effecient quote process that can provide an accurate quote to you the same day

Getting a Course of Construction Quote In Idaho

Our Idaho office can provide an immediate “course of construction” quote. We are https://www.cialispascherfr24.com/prix-du-cialis-20mg/ available at 208-366-8366. You can email us at agent@crosbyandcrosby.com. You can now get an online quote comparing all of our course of construction options.



Tuesday Insurance Questions… Best Homeowners Insurance in Bakersfield, Million Dollar Liability Limits

QuestionMarkWeek #2 of our “Tuesday Insurance Questions. If you have an insurance question send us an email at agent@crosbyandcrosby.com

Question: What is the best homeowners insurance company in Bakersfield?

We all know of the tremendous growth in Bakersfield the last 30 years. Each individual zip code in Bakersfield is going to have different rating. As an independent insurance agency we have several great companies that are likely to be very competitive in each zip code along with providing the valuable coverage that you need. If you are speaking about the “best company” there is going to much more than price.

We know price is important but you should never sacrifice coverage or peace of mind. If you are looking for the very best coverage “enhanced” homeowners policies from Travelers, Kemper or Safeco provide additional coverage at a reasonable price when combined with your auto policy.

Can I get $1 million liability and unisured/underinsured motorist coveage on my vehicle without an umbrella policy?

Yes!!! Travelers Insurance now offers coverage limits up to $1 million for automobile liability and uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage. The benefits of $1,000,000 in limits on your auto policy in addition to or without an umbrella policy are that you are able to protect yourself and the passengers in your vehicle if you are injured by a uninsured or underinsured motorist.

To check with us on any of your insurance needs give us a call at 661-327-5531 in California or 208-366-8366 in Idaho. You can email us at agent@crosbyandcrosby.com.

Tuesday Insurance Questions… Insurance for Boats, Moving Your Insurance to Idaho, Wood Shake Roofs

QuestionMarkToday we are kicking off our new Tuesday Insurance Questions to help answer all of your insurance questions plus anything else you can throw at us. If you have a specific question you would like us to answer send us an email at agent@crosbyandcrosby.com.

Question: What is the best way to get insurance on my boat and what coverages should I choose?

Answer: The days of having to write your boat with a separate company from your home and auto insurance are in the past. The best way to get both the best value and the best coverages for your boat is combining the boat coverage with your home and auto insurance. For example Safeco, Kemper and Travelers all now offer excellent boat coverage for everything from wake boarding boats to bass boats. The best thing is that adding a boat policy may actually give your a discount on your other policies such as auto and home!

A boat insurance policy is going to have several options. You are going to want a policy that offers “agreed value” in the event the boat is destroyed. That is the policy will pay a value that is agreed to on the policy as opposed to a depreciated amount. Don’t forget coverage for the trailer and personal property such as fishing equipment and electronics that you may keep on the boat.

Last but not least you are going to want to discuss your coverage needs for both liability and uninsured boaters coverage. Don’t skimp on the uninsured boaters coverage! Many boaters on the water chose not to carry any coverage and in the event they cause an accident the uninsured boaters coverage will protect your and the passengers on the boat.

Question: I am moving from California to Idaho and need to transfer my insurance. How do I do that?

Answer: Many agencies are to be licensed to do business only in California. Crosby and Crosby is both licensed to write insurance in Idaho as well as having a local office in Boise. If you are currently insured with Travelers, Safeco or Kemper we can help you to transfer your existing California policy to Idaho and maintain all longevity credits that you are receiving. Our phone number in Idaho is 208-366-8366.

Question: I have a wood shake roof and am currently getting cancelled by my current insurance company. What can I do?

Answer: We have written several blog post about wood shake roofs including this one, “The Best Way to Get Homeowners Insurance for a Wood Shake Roof”. If your roof is in relatively good condition and less than 25 years old we can help find you great coverage. You can even quote and purchase online here.


Crosby and Crosby Insurance is a leading independent agency for great companies like Travelers, Safeco and Kemper Auto and Home. We are licensed in California, Idaho, Washington, Oregon and Wisconsin.

We can be reached to answer any of your questions at 661-327-5531 or 208-366-8366 in Idaho or you can email us at agent@crosbyandcrosby.com

Travelers Insurance Expands Mobile Tools with Android Application

travelers2If you haven’t had a chance to visit Travelers Mobile Tools page take a look at their new Android application in addition to their existing iPhone, BlackBerry and mobile web applications.

The new Android and iPhone applications help you take the right steps and keep you calm if you are involved in an accident. You can even begin the claims process immediately.

Of course your Crosby and Crosby personal agent is always available to quickly help you with any claim at 661-327-5531 in California or 208-366-8366 in Idaho.

In Remembrance to Those That Gave Their Lifes

This Monday, May 30th, our offices will be closed in remembrance of those that gave their lives in defense of the Constitution for these United States. Their sacrafice should never be united-states-flagforgotten! We are certainly thankful for the individual rights that they died to defend.

If you need immediate assistance with a claim please view our claims page.

Safeco Insurance Now Accepts American Express On Recurring Payments


Are you looking to make your insurance payments automatically with your American Express card? Safeco insurance is now accepting American Express cards for automatic payment customers.

Let us know if you would like us to help you set-up your payment. We can be reached at 661-327-5531 or stop by our Bakersfield office at 111 “H” Street.

What is the loss payee for Kern Schools Federal Credit Union?

Did you receive a letter in the mail or just finance a vehicle with Kern Schools Federal Credit Union? No problem it is simple… You must carry $1000 or less comprehensive and collision deductibles and list Kern Schools as loss payee:

Kern Schools Federal Credit Union                                                                                       

PO BOX 40490

Bakersfield, CA 93304

Are you a member of Kern Schools? Both Safeco and Progessive offer members of Kern Schools a discount on their auto insurance. Give us a call 661-327-5531 or complete an online quote.

Why Most Insurance Quotes Are Boring


Get an instant comparison insurance quote with us now

We talk to people all day long who are shopping for new insurance. Most of them are reluctantly doing their insurance shopping because they were forced to by bad customer service and a lack of options with their current company or agency. In a daze they spit out the same information over and over again as they go from agency to agency being asked exactly the same questions in exactly the same way.

There is no reason getting an insurance quote should be boring! You are doing something that will help to protect your family and hopefully is going to help you get a better value along the way.

Why should you go through the repetitive task of comparing exactly the same coverage over and over and hoping you come across a good deal?

There is a better way to shop for insurance. It starts with having several options and companies to chose from and ends with building a relationship with a trusted agent that can help you to make the best decision on your insurance.

Whether you prefer to call us on the phone or complete your quote online with Crosby and Crosby you are going to get several quotes with different options to compare. You can save time and compare options from great companies like Travelers, Kemper Auto and Home and Safeco Insurance.

You can call and discuss your quote with one of our agents at 661-327-5531 or if you prefer you can quote online now.


Quote and Buy Safeco Insurance Online and Get a Great Agent

There is certainly a lot of benefits to shopping for your insurance online and being able to quote and even purchase a policy online. With Safeco’s new quote and issue feature you can take advantage of Safeco_2colorthe best of both worlds by purchasing a policy online and at the same time partnering with a great agent.

Many people think buying direct from the company can save you money. Whether you buy insurance directly from Safeco or from our agency the cost is exactly the same. What you get when you purchase your insurance through our agency is a trusted partner. As a, H.K. Dent recognized agency, Crosby and Crosby Insurance has been recognized as one of the top 10% of all Safeco agents in the nation.

The 1-on-1 Difference

With Crosby and Crosby Insurance you are assigned one agent that will handle your account during your application, will assist you with claims, and will be your independent advisor to make sure you are getting the proper coverage.

Get a quote now!!!

You can quote online 24 hours a day and even purchase the policy.






Contact Us

If you have questions or would like help with your quote call us at 661-327-5531 in California, 208-366-8366 in Idaho or toll free 1-888-710-7816.

Crosby and Crosby Insurance Services is licensed to write business in California, Idaho, Washington and Wisconsin.

What Should I do if I am in a Auto Accident?

First off take a deep breath! Surely there are a million thoughts going through your head. If you have done your homework and chosen to protect yourself with a great insurance agent, caraccident1like Crosby and Crosby, your insurance is adequate and standing by to assist you in getting you back on your feet.

Once you have taken a big breath and accessed any immediate medical concerns for yourself and your passengers the following steps will help you to be safe and gather the information that you need.


  1. If possible move your vehicle to a safe location out of traffic.
  2.  If needed call 911 for medical or police.
  3.  Gather a pen and paper or even better yet your camera cell phone.
  4.  Document the time, location, conditions and the names of any witnesses available.
  5.  If you have a camera phone take pictures of the location, damage to any vehicles and with most newer phones you can even take a photo of the other parties documents.
  6. Exchange information with the other party. Do not admit fault! It is best to settle your emotions and let the police and insurance companies sort out fault.
  7. Turn your claim in. We are available to help, check out our claims page.

A great tool for those with an i-Phone or a Blackberry is Travelers (you can use with any of our companies for free) new app that can walk you through everything you need after an auto claim and help you to get the claim started right on your phone. You can find the apps and the mobile site available to anyone with Internet on their phones here.

What to expect from us once you have turned in a claim?

After you have turned in a claim with us you will hear from a claim adjuster within 1-business day. The adjuster will help to get your vehicle repaired and handle any bodily injury damages that occurred. They also can help you to get a rental car if you have chosen to carry rental car coverage.

As your agent we are always your independent advisor and can help to answer any insurance questions that you have, help to explain the claims process or help to solve any issues with your claim.

What to do before your claim!

The time to worry about your insurance coverage is certainly not when you are sitting in your wrecked vehicle. The best thing you can do for your own peace of mind is discuss and/or review your insurance needs today. We can help to evaluate you current needs in our 5-minute insurance review.

We are waiting for you to call us today to review your coverages. Go ahead and test us, I will bet we answer on the first ring! 661-327-5531

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