Did You Know – Your Pool Is an “Attractive Nuisance”

Did you know… Your insurance company labels your pool as an “attractive nuisance?” Now, you might be scratching your head wondering what that even means. An attractive nuisance is an appealing item that could be a danger to children. Pools, playground equipment, trampolines, lawn mowers, gasoline pumps, abandoned cars, and certain landscaping features such as … Continue reading Did You Know – Your Pool Is an “Attractive Nuisance”

Get Familiar with Flood Insurance

By Carolyn Paulochik, CIC Georgetown Insurance Service, Inc. Frederick, MD  21703 It’s a common misconception that you only need flood insurance if you own property in a flood-prone state like Florida, Louisiana, Georgia, or the Carolinas. But the truth is, floods can (and do) happen anywhere. Changing weather conditions in recent years have caused flooding … Continue reading Get Familiar with Flood Insurance

Driverless Cars and Insurance: How Does it Work?

By Matthew Simmons, CIC Georgetown Insurance Service, Inc. Silver Spring, MD  20901 Driverless or self-driving cars might sound like something out of a science fiction novel. But the technology has already become a reality. In fact, research and computer modeling conducted by Accenture and the Stevens Institute of Technology projected that by the year 2035 … Continue reading Driverless Cars and Insurance: How Does it Work?

Auto Insurance 101: What You Need to Know

By Matthew P. Simmons, CIC Georgetown Insurance Service, Inc. Silver Spring, MD “Do I really need auto insurance?” Even if you think you’re the safest driver out there, the answer to this question is an unequivocal yes. Auto insurance is a critical purchase and it’s required in all states, except for New Hampshire. Whether you … Continue reading Auto Insurance 101: What You Need to Know

Why is my Auto Insurance premium going up?

By Remmie Butchko, CIC Georgetown Insurance Service, Inc. Silver Spring, MD We are constantly asked why auto insurance premiums are going up so regularly. Unfortunately, I can tell you from a recent life experience. I was at a swim meet, and another driver was nice enough to “hit and run” the front end of my … Continue reading Why is my Auto Insurance premium going up?

Preparedness Month: Check Your Insurance Coverage

As we discussed in our blog earlier this month, September is National Preparedness Month, an initiative by the Ready Campaign “designed to educate and empower the American people to prepare for, respond to and mitigate emergencies” (source). This week’s theme is ‘Check Your Insurance Coverage.’ If a disaster strikes, insurance is your first line of … Continue reading Preparedness Month: Check Your Insurance Coverage

Preparedness Month: Physical Threats

This month is National Preparedness Month, an initiative by the Ready Campaign, which is “designed to educate and empower the American people to prepare for, respond to and mitigate emergencies.” Each week highlights a different, important element of disaster preparedness. This first week is ‘Make and Practice Your Plan.’ In case of a natural disaster … Continue reading Preparedness Month: Physical Threats

Life at Georgetown – Matthew Simmons

By Matthew Simmons, CIC Georgetown Insurance Service, Inc. Silver Spring, MD  20901 Describe your job. What do you do? I’m a Vice President at Georgetown Insurance. When I consider my job, I like to think about it in terms of assurance. Our customers are trusting us to protect their lifestyles and what they have created … Continue reading Life at Georgetown – Matthew Simmons