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Is Your Home Energy Efficient?

Drafty windows. Leaky faucets. Dirty air filters. All are common issues here in California, and they're not only annoying - they also cost you money in decreased energy efficiency and higher utility bills. Would you...

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Fire safety tips for Christmas Trees

Over 250 trees will catch fire this season. Here are tips to help avoid it being yours. When purchasing a natural tree, the most Important thing is to make sure the Christmas tree is fresh. Make sure the needles on the...

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ICA Voted Best Agency to Work For

We're very pleased to announce that Insurance Center Associates has been awarded Best Agency to Work For - West, and we were featured in a recent Insurance Journal article on the topic. As you can imagine, we're very...

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Quick tips to avoid theft around the holidays!

Thieves are more actively "shopping" as well around the holiday season. Here are some tips to avoid / reduce potential losses: DELIVERY: Industrious thieves follow the UPS / FedEx trucks this time of year, and watch...

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Are You Prepared to Fix Your Own Sidewalks?

From the DailyBreeze.com, "L.A. considers shifting sidewalk repair responsibility to property owners." Written by Rick Orlov this Tuesday October 19th 2011, the article presents an interesting situation. The city of Los...

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Looking for More Insurance Policy References?

If you'd like more information about the topics addressed in our recent blog posts, then check out the following for more details on homeowners, health, and automobile insurance. If you still have questions, know that...

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DUI=OMG

As the holiday season arrives, the smell of fresh baked goods and newly trimmed pine trees fill the air just as California's roadways fill with packed cars going to and from holiday gatherings. The California Department...

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Am I Required to Have Homeowners Insurance?

Are you currently in search of your first home? If so, then it's important that you familiarize yourself with the ins and outs of homeowners insurance and whether or not you will be required to obtain it. Learn more...

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How Would You React to a Kitchen Oil Fire?

Would you throw water on an oil fire? How about sugar? Or flour? Did you know that a wet dishcloth can be a one size fits all lid to cover a fire in a pan? Watch this video to learn a little bit about kitchen fires, and...

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Award Winning Customer Service!

Insurance Center Associates is one of two agencies who were awarded the Gold Level Customer Champion Award by Mercury Insurance Company, for achieving and providing the highest level of customer service excellence....

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Download this iPhone App: MyInsurance

Do you wish you had access to a one-stop monitoring tool for all of your insurance policies? With the MyInsurance app, you'll be able to keep track of your homeowners, car, rental, and healthcare insurance...

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Skip the lines at the DMV: Save Time and Go Online

The California Department of Motor Vehicles website has a new look! The revamped site, www.dmv.ca.gov, makes it easier for users to navigate and take advantage of the convenient online services offered by the DMV. When...

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Analyzing Different Levels of Auto Insurance

As is true of any policy type, car insurance coverage can be difficult to interpret-especially if you are unfamiliar with your state's rules and regulations regarding minimum coverage levels. Find out more about the...

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Tips for Saving Money on Your Homeowners Insurance

For most individuals, purchasing a home is one of the most significant investments made during their lifetime. Those who acknowledge this frequently decide to protect their investment by insuring their home and the...

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Insurance Information: About Different Types of Insurance

There are a number of insurance policy and package types-all of which are incredibly complex when looked at individually and in comparison to one another. But how can these be described in the simplest of terms? In this...

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Keep Your Business and Your Employees Covered with Quality Business Insurance

As a business owner, you may be faced with employee and client lawsuits, workplace accidents, property damage, and various liability issues. It is because of these potential issues that all business owners should...

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The Risk of Driving Uninsured

If you happen to be caught driving while uninsured, then it's likely you'll end up suffering from more than just embarrassment. Read on to learn more about the consequences attached to driving without automobile...

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How to Buy Homeowners Insurance

Are you psychologically and economically prepared for damage to your home or property? You'll find that homeowners insurance will provide you with a necessary buffer in both respects. Insurance Center Associates has...

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Keeping Your Auto Insurance Rates Low

Have you noticed your car insurance rates steadily increase as the years go by? Whether this is a result of your age, your car type, or your driving record, you are one of many. Luckily, there are several things...

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More Than a Tarp to Keep Your Boat Covered

Whether you own a Jet Ski, a small ski boat, fishing boat, or a 26 foot cruiser, knowing that you're covered by the right insurance should give you the peace of mind to relax and enjoy every minute on the water. What We...

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New DMV Rules on Traffic School may cost you

Sacramento -Chronic traffic offenders face a tougher road ahead, now that the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will track safety convictions in a whole new way. Beginning July 1, 2011, the courts will no...

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Summer Means More Teens in the Workplace

Business news often reports that it's difficult for teenagers to find work here in California but nonetheless, as summer approaches thousands of teenagers will enter the workforce, many for the first time. Driving - a...

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Living on Shaky Ground in California

Believe it or not, every state in the U.S. has some degree of risk from earthquakes, including California. If you live in an area susceptible to earthquakes, make sure you speak with us in order to determine whether you...

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RV & Motorhome Safety Tips

Avoid any delays and unexpected problems when you take your RV or motorhome out for what should be a relaxing trip. Follow some of our suggestions below, and consider investing in some maintenance and safety classes to...

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Revlon Run/Walk for Cancer

Please join our support our team with a donation for this great cause! We all know someone dear touched or taken away too soon from Cancer. Help us join the fight to end this disease! http://do.eifoundation.org/site/TR/...

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Cell Phone Junk Calls

Getting unwanted calls on your cell phone? Being charged for minutes? The FCC does allow you to put your cell # on the National Do Not Call Registry. Yes the same one you can use to register your home or business phone....

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Suggestions For Dealing With a Water Emergency

It's happened. There's water everywhere - in your walls, under your carpets and soaking into your belongings. Whether caused by a burst pipe, a broken water heater or flooding, there are things you can do immediately to...

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Open Enrollment for Kid's Health Insurance ends March 1st

Time is running out – March 1st is the end of the open enrollment period designed to allow parents to (apply) for coverage for children without any medical underwriting or pre-existing conditions rate ups. Don’t miss...

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Valentine Bling Insurance

Did you buy or were the recipient of something special or some bling from your sweetheart or even for yourself? Most polices provide a very limited amount of Jewelry coverage anywhere ranging between $1,500 to $3,000...

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Figure Out Your Car Insurance Needs

When choosing car insurance, you want complete coverage for the best price. There's a lot to think about when choosing your car insurance. In some states, to license your car you must: Carry liability coverage for...

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Do you need an extra car repair policy?

From a recent Yahoo! Finance Article by Jay MacDonald, On Wednesday January 12, 2011, 6:00 am EST Want to keep costly auto repairs from breaking your budget after your manufacturer's warranty expires? One option may...

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