Safeco Insurance Now Accepts American Express On Recurring Payments

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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.

Why Most Insurance Quotes Are Boring

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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.

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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.

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


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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.

The Best Way to Get Homeowner’s Insurance for a Wood Shake Roof

Many companies are making it harder to insure homes with a wood shake roof. With our agency and through Safeco Insurance you can now quote and issue home insurance for wood shake roofs up to 25 -years old instantly online.

woodshakeIf your home is currently: owner occupied, in above average condition and loss free (1 small weather related claim may be acceptable), you should consider Safeco and Crosby and Crosby Insurance Service for your home insurance.

Click on our quote link and you will be able to securely and quickly get a quote on your home insurance. The entire process takes about 5 minutes and you can complete your quote with very little information. Once you quote has been generated you can purchase your quote directly online or contact one of our agents at 661-327-5531 and get a free insurance review and have all your questions answered.

You can instantly quote your home insurnace and purchase the policy online if you live in California, Idaho or Wisconsin.

 Tips for Quoting Your Wood-Shake Roof

  • You can save up to 15% for combining your home and auto insurance
  • Your roof should be in good physcial condition. If you have questions call 661-327-5531 or email us at agent@crosbyandcrosby.com
  • The quote process from completion to purchase should take less than 10 minutes

You can enjoy the advantages of having a trusted agent and the convenience of quoting and purchasing your policy online 365 days a year/24 hours/day.

Crosby and Crosby Insurance Services is an independent agent serving California, Wisconsin and Idaho.

Should I Purchase Earthquake Insurance?

Should you purchase earthquake insurance for your home? That is a question that we hear often because homeowners insurance companies in California are required to offer

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earthquake insurance to their policy holders. You will always receive an offer when you write  a new policy and at least every other year after that.

Should you take that offer?

You should make that decision based on the following 2- questions:

Could an earthquake destroy my house?

Would a earthquake destroying my home cause me to go bankrupt or have great financial pain?

Both of those answers are clearly; YES! If you live in the Western United States we are always waiting for the “big one” that would destroy our home in seconds. The damage or destruction of your home would cause the vast majority of us to go bankrupt or have great financial pain in trying to recover.

“Isn’t Earthquake Insurance very expensive”? Earthquake insurance rates have been falling in recent years and are quite affordable. Most homes in California can be insured for earthquake coverage for a few hundred dollars per year. Insurance Companies tend to have short memories and the Northridge Earthquake in 1994 was the last major earthquake event in California. In fact the Northridge Earthquake completely reshaped the California home insurance market with as much as $25,000,000,000 in damages.

“Isn’t Earthquake Insurance very limited in what it covers”? As rates have fallen, the coverage offerings have also improved. You can now purchase a policy with a lower 10% (as opposed to 15%) deductible, increased coverage for personal property, loss of use and building code upgrades.

“How do I purchase coverage”? Most earthquake insurance is required to be written through your homeowners insurance policy. Many companies allow you to purchase earthquake insurance at any time during your policy (prior to a loss of course). Some companies only allow you to start an earthquake policy when they offer it each or every other renewal.

“If I have a big loss and my home is destroyed I am sure the state or federal government will help me to rebuild”. It is actually a very common response when talking about earthquake insurance. We help our customers protect themselves and their families and it certainly is not prudent to “hope” that the government will step in to help when you need them.

If you have questions you can talk to us by phone 661-327-5531 or by email at agent@crosbyandcrosby.com. You can also complete an instant quote here.

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The $10-Spot, Great Insurance Coverage Enhancements That Cost You Less than $10 Bucks!

$10 doesn’t quite go as far as it once did. It can go surprisingly far to make sure that you have the proper insurance coverages. We wanted to put a list together of 5-coverage

$10 still goes far in insurance

$10 still goes far in insurance

enhancements that will cost you less than $10 per month!

Personal Umbrella Policy- There is no better bang for your buck than a personal umbrella policy. Like an umbrella, an “umbrella policy” protects over your underlying coverages such as home and auto. If you had a loss that exceeded the coverage of your home or auto liability your umbrella would kick in. Umbrella coverages start at $1,000,000 and up to $10,000,000 in coverage is available. With new multi-policy discounts most customers can add an umbrella policy for much less than $10/month.

Enhanced Home Policy-  All of our companies now offer multiple levels of coverage options. Benefits include personal property coverage for breakage, increased policy limits, identity theft protection and increased valuable items coverage. The cost? Less than $10/month.

Scheduled Valuable Items Coverage- Valuable items like jewelry, firearms, and silverware have limited coverage. You can purchase coverage for $5,000 in valuable items for less than$10/month.

Identity Theft Protection Coverage-  Your insurance policy is the best way to purchase Identity Theft Protection. Travelers and Kemper have both recently increased the coverages for their Identity Theft Protection. The increased coverage better protects you if you should become a victim of Identity Theft. In addition to coverage the policies also help you to recover and repair your Identity.

Repair/Replace Coverage- Available for newly purchased vehicles “repair/replace” coverage will replace your vehicle if you are involved in a collision. If the vehicle cannot be safely repaired your vehicle will be replaced with a brand new model year. For example if you have a 2009 model year vehicle and it is “totalled” in an accident in 2011, you will get a brand new 2011 model year vehicle. Cost varies between vehicles but it is less than $10/month.

There are lots of great ways to get valuable coverage without spending a lot of money. By taking advantage of multi-policy discounts many coverages cost much less than you would think.

Want to talk to us about other ideas? 661-327-5531 in California or 208-366-8366 in Idaho. You can email us at agent@crosbyandcrosby.com.

Savings Alert: New Occupation Discounts with Safeco Insurance

Safeco_2colorSafeco Insurance now offers up to a 15% discount for certain occupations on their auto insurance. Safeco expects that up to 25% of its customers will qualify for the discount ranging from 10%-15%.

Highly Skilled Workers 15%- Doctors, Attorneys, Pilots, Accountants

High Educated Workers 10%- a broad range of occupations for those with 4-year degrees

Contact us today to find out if you qualify for the new discounts.

By Phone: 661-327-5531

By Email: agent@crosbyandcrosby.com

Learn more online: www.crosbyandcrosby.com

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“Good Will and Confidence” – Thats What He Said

Selecting your insurance agent and company is a little different than smelling a tasty melon at the market or trying on another pair of shoes. So what ultimately do you hinge your decision on? Insurance is something you can’t smell, can’t look at in the mirror and ultimately comes in a rather large envelope with similar sounding terms and conditions.

Are all insurance companies the same? Is insurance just a commodity where the lowest price is the winner?

H.K. Dent, the founder of Safeco Insurance, said, “Insurance produces nothing, it replaces. We have nothing to sell except goodwill and confidence”.

So rather than producing a tasty melon that you can enjoy or a pair of shoes that look and fit great- we produce “goodwill and confidence”.

The good will and confidence; that assures you that you are getting the best value for your insurance, that lets you know a friend will be sitting on the other side of the desk when you need us and that our experience will help you to make the best decision, choosing your insurance.

Ultimately insurance is not equal. We have built our careers and our business on providing great insurance and a tremendous value to our customers. Our customers can feel, “the good will and confidence” we have been producing since 1963.

Crosby and Crosby Recognized as a Safeco, H.K. Dent Society, Agency

We all like awards and little things to remind us that we are doing a greatjob. We have had a long-term relationship with Safeco Insurance for more than 30 years and were recently recognized into Safeco’s, H.K. Dent Society.Safeco_2color

Fewer than 10% of Safeco agents qualify for membership. Qualification is based on business premium, profitability and tenure.

Safeco traces it roots back to the programs namesake, Hawthorne K. Dent, in 1923. Our roots as an agency go back to 1963 and a shared philosophy with Safeco; to provide the best insurance to the best risks.

Dent was credited as saying, “Insurance produces nothing, it replaces. We have nothing to sell except goodwill and confidence”.

In that shared philosophy we continue to serve our customers and are proud to be recognized into the H.K. Dent Society and represent Safeco Insurance.

Should I have a personal umbrella insurance policy?

An umbrella policy or personal catastrophe policy protects you and your assets against large liability claims. It protects you if your regular (underlying) liability limits on your auto and home policy are not sufficient to cover an individual loss.

Personal Umbrella policies are written for amounts between $1 million and $10 million.

What does it cost?

Umbrella rates depend on how many vehicles, homes, recreational vehicles and other specific risks that you need to cover. A policy that covers a home and 2 vehicles will cost around $150.

New Discounts Make Umbrellas a “No-Brainer”

Both Travelers and Safeco now offer extended multi-policy discounts for writing an umbrella policy. You can save 5% with Travelers on your home and auto and Safeco now offers a 10% discount on your auto.

With the savings including an umbrella now would cost you less than $5/month in most cases and on some accounts may actually save your money!!!

What limits?

You need to consider among other things:

  • Net worth – including real estate equity- assets such as vehicles, boats and toys- savings and retirement accounts etc.
  • Future Earnings- Your future earnings need to be considered. If you were to have a judgement for liability over your policy limits your wages could be garnished.

Speaking with an insurance professional is advised. We have a 5-minute insurance review that can help you to decide the proper liability limits you should be carrying.

Underlying Limit Requirement

With an umbrella you are required to carry a minimum underlying liability limit on your home, auto, motorcycles and recreational vehicles. For the best rates you need to carry $500,000 of underlying liability.

If you would like to complete a free 5-minute insurance review give us a call 661-327-5531, email us at agent@crosbyandcrosby.com or if you are in Bakersfield stop by for an old-fashioned office visit at 111 “H” Street.

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