Expiration Dates – not just for insurance policies

October 25, 2017

Blog, Chalk Talk

Insurance policies expire everyone knows that. But did you know your detectors expire too? Your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors expire and if even they are in working order it is recommended you replace them when they expire.   The carbon monoxide detector has a date printed on it. I took a...

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Replace Your Batteries!

October 25, 2017

Blog, Chalk Talk

You have heard this a million times but do you really do it? Fire safety experts recommend replacing the batteries in all your detectors (smoke and carbon) twice a year. Every month the detectors should be tested to verify they are in working order. Yes, I know that beeping is incredibly annoying. Wear some...

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Emergency Preparedness Information

September 8, 2017

Blog, Chalk Talk

While we continue to hope and pray that Hurricane Irma will take a hard right straight out to the Atlantic ocean it is clear we need to take steps to be prepared for our area to be affected by the storm(s). Here are 7 things we think you need to know.  Please...

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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....

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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”)...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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