The Official Merrill Insurance helpful Guides and Resources page for our clients in Lake County. Please sign up for our monthly newsletter for updates!
Check out our comprehensive Hurricane Prep Guide
We’ll help you get ready for the summer’s severe weather (including supply checklists, pre-storm prep, and more), learn how to weather the storm, and what to do afterward in case of damage! Click For Details >>
Flood Damage Policy Guide
It’s extremely important to know that Flood damage is not covered in a normal homeowners or renters policy, and in when heavy rainfall is normal and extreme weather events are increasing in frequency, a flood policy can save you from the financial devastation of a flooding event, which averages around $37,000 for an inch covering 2,000 square feet, and increases drastically with deeper water left standing. Learn more about flood insurance, what it does and doesn’t cover, and schedule an appointment to talk to us about buying a flood policy! Click For Details >>
Assignment Of Benefits Fraud is an increasing serious problem in Florida
Assignment of Benefits, or AOBs, have been a part of Florida’s marketplace for more than 100 years, but loopholes in the way it is being used in the marketplace are driving up costs for homeowners across the state due to unnecessary litigation associated with certain AOB claims.
It is critically important to understand the risks involved when signing an Assignment of Benefits authorization; you are essentially handing over all of the rights and benefits of the insurance policy you paid for, and if your company disputes a claim made as a result of an AOB, you can be on the hook for the balance. Read on to learn how to protect yourself from possible AOB fraud. Click For Details >>
Florida’s trees – many of them hundreds of years old! – are beloved for their beauty, cooling shade, and the wildlife they attract.
However, like any living thing, they must be cared for and maintained; trees, especially large old-growth trees with a wide root span, can cause catastrophic damage and/or injury when loose branches fall or the tree uproots in a storm. Click For Details >>
Are your valuables fully covered?
A standard homeowners policy includes coverage for the items inside – including valuables like jewelry, artwork, firearms, and more – lost by perils such as fire, windstorm, theft and vandalism.
However, to keep coverage affordable, there are special limits of liability – a limitation within your policy wording that states how much the maximum will be paid for certain predefined items. For instance, since jewelry is easily stolen, the standard policy limit of liability for theft is $1,000 – the maximum that would be paid out with a standard insurance policy, no matter what the value of the stolen piece itself actually was. Click For Details >>
Travel Safety Tips
Sun and sand, mountains and fresh air, a city of glittering skyscrapers or a countryside full of stars…wherever you like to get away, there’s nothing like traveling! Be fully immersed in the experience so you don’t forget any of it – but also be aware so you’re not targeted by a thief or scammer while you’re away, souring the memories you’d rather make. Click For Details >>
Spring Cleaning & Home Maintenance
As the relatively cooler temperatures give way to Florida’s famous sunshine and warmth, it’s a good time to roll up your sleeves for some spring cleaning and home maintenance, to make sure everything is safe and sound after the months of winter could have taken a toll (and maybe add a little curb appeal in the process!) Click For Details >>
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