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North Carolina (NC) School Rules for the Road

August 29, 2017

Blog, Chalk Talk

It’s that time of year – when traffic patterns are thrown into a tailspin, and you have to leave your house 30 minutes early so you are not late to work. Yes, school is back in session. Pop Quiz Do you know when you need to stop for a school bus?  If you are not...

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Do I Need Flood Insurance?

August 29, 2017

Blog, Chalk Talk

Before you can decide if you need flood insurance let’s start at the beginning by discussing exactly what it is.  You know from watching the television Texas is in the midst of a terrible flooding situation.  Seeing that horrible devastation makes people wonder if it can happen in Charlotte, NC. In order to decide if...

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O’CONNOR INSURANCE ASSOCIATES INCLUDED IN IIABA’S BEST PRACTICES STUDY

August 15, 2017

Blog, Chalk Talk

CHARLOTTE, NC, August 15, 2017 – O’Connor Insurance Associates retains its Best Practices status, once again becoming a part of an elite group of independent insurance agencies around the United States. This status comes by participating in the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) Best Practices Study group. The...

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Does My Business Need Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI)?

June 20, 2017

Blog, Chalk Talk

How do you know if your business needs Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI)?  You have heard a million times that small business owners wear “many hats.”  As a small business owner you are well aware just how many hats you wear because if you are like me (owner of O’Connor Insurance) there are some days...

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How To Take Your Home from Cookie Cutter to Custom

June 20, 2017

Blog, Chalk Talk

If you just bought a new house or are looking to update your current home’s decor you have to check out a new video blog one of O’Connor Insurance’s clients just started called Cookie Cutter to Custom.  In the videos, Laura gives her input on how to make your home go from boring to custom.  She...

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Adding Your Teen to Your North Carolina Auto Policy

May 22, 2017

Blog, Chalk Talk

Every day we get calls from clients whose son or daughter will be getting a learner’s permit or driver’s license soon asking questions about the process and the rates.  There are lots of variables so it is always a good idea to call your agent to discuss your personal situation before you make changes. Here...

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Read This Before You Renew Your Workers Comp

April 28, 2017

Blog, Chalk Talk

Workers Compensation Renewal Checklist Are you dreading your upcoming workers compensation renewal?  If you manage to find something else to do every time you consider digging through your policy to check for changes you will be glad you took a moment to read this article.  You may even feel like pulling out your declaration pages...

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Safe Driving 101

March 20, 2017

Blog, Chalk Talk

In recent months, our office has seen an alarming number of accidents.  It is common knowledge the best way to prevent your auto insurance from rising is not to have an accident but did you know there are a number of things you can do to prevent both causing an accident and in some cases,...

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How to Keep Your Auto Insurance Rates as Low as Humanly Possible

March 20, 2017

Blog, Chalk Talk

Daily we get ask by clients if there is any way to reduce their auto insurance rates.  The actual rate is set by the insurance carrier and has a number of factors built into it.  Some of the factors include things you as the consumer are unable to control like living in a city where...

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5 Ways Insurance Can Blow Up Your Closing and What You Can Do About It

March 6, 2017

Blog, Chalk Talk

This video is especially for my Realtor and Mortgage Broker friends.  Realtors and Mortgage Brokers are all too familiar with closings that literally blow up at the last minute.  There are some things you should know so insurance doesn’t blow up your closing.  After all your hard work you deserve to have a happy client...

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