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Please Drive While You Are Driving Driving Distractions – That Will Scare the H-E-double hockey Sticks Out of You

April 26, 2016

Blog, Chalk Talk

As a mother, wife, sister, and insurance agent people’s driving habits are on my mind more than the average “normal” person.  If someone speeds (and I am not talking about 39 in a 35) on the parkway by my house I am worried that not only my life but the lives of my friends and...

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How Are Auto Rates Set in North Carolina

March 23, 2016

Blog, Chalk Talk

Last night on Nextdoor I noticed a post from a concerned neighbor about auto insurance increasing. The post went on to say the insurance carrier said it was because of a state rate increase.  There was a lot of confusion from other neighbors about what that meant and if it was factual.  I love that...

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8 Steps to Take When You Have a Car Accident

March 23, 2016

Blog, Chalk Talk

According to insurance industry statistics the average person has a car accident every 17.9 years. Considering most people are average to above average drivers it is natural to assume you will forget what to do if you find yourself in the unfortunate situation of having a car accident. According to the North Carolina Driver’s Handbook...

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5 Things You Need to Know Before You Hire a Contractor

February 26, 2016

Blog, Chalk Talk

Storms hit the United States pretty hard this past week.  If you have some damage to your business or home and need to have a contractor take a look you have to read this article before you call one. The process of hiring a contractor is a tough one.  Whether you are hiring someone to...

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Independent Contractor or Employee? Answering 2 Simple Questions Can Save Your Business from Financial Ruin

February 24, 2016

Blog, Chalk Talk

When you started your business I bet you never contemplated all the different things you would have to learn in order to make your business a success.  Even if you started with just one person out of the spare bedroom in your house I am sure you quickly realized you had a need for departments. ...

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Do You & Your Employees Know the Rules of the Road?

February 3, 2016

Blog, Chalk Talk

Having moved to North Carolina from Pennsylvania I was shocked when I found out I had to retake the driver’s test. Most clients can’t believe it when we tell them that is necessary to obtain your North Carolina Driver’s License.  The truth is if I hadn’t had to do that I never would have learned...

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Is Your Business on FIRE?

January 28, 2016

Blog, Chalk Talk

Have you heard O’Connor Insurance is the corporate sponsor for a podcast called Carolina Business on Fire? Podcasts are awesome internet radio stations that are on demand to you.  The best part is you can listen to them over and over again since they are archived and you can share them.   As owners of a...

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2016 Referral Thank You

January 28, 2016

Blog, Chalk Talk

A Referral is the highest compliment a business can receive from a customer. Refer a friend who allows us to review their insurance needs, who owns a business, has a home and cars or a life insurance need to O’Connor Insurance Associates and you will receive a $10 thank you gift card from either Starbucks...

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Do I Need Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage?

January 28, 2016

Blog, Chalk Talk

The name of the coverage sounds like it came directly out of an insurance text book right? While the name is complex the coverage itself is relatively straight forward and if you live in North Carolina not very expensive. If you look at your auto declaration page, you will see a line item that typically...

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December 17, 2015

announcement, Blog

We use our phones EVERYWHERE. Our cars are one of the deadliest places to use them. Hang up and #justdrive  http://www.nsc.org/ddmonth

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