Why Choose an Independent Insurance Agent?

When you’re shopping for insurance, you have lots of options. You can choose to buy through an Independent Insurance Agent (who represents you and is authorized to place your insurance with any of several companies), an exclusive/captive agent (who is authorized to place you with one company), or directly from the carrier (such as by buying the insurance online or over the phone). Each of these buying options will provide you with some level of insurance coverage, but the process of buying it and receiving insurance services may differ significantly. Here are reasons why we at Western National Insurance are convinced that an Independent Insurance Agent is the best way to buy and maintain your insurance policies:
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Auto Insurance Discounts for Students

Did you know that being a good student can positively affect your Personal Auto insurance? With the start of the school year approaching, Umialik wants to remind our policyholders that hard work in the classroom can pay off, literally!
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Does My Renter Insurance Cover My Roommate?

If you’re renting an apartment or house and have a roommate, you might have questions about how insurance applies to your personal property or liability.
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How Should I Prepare for a Meeting with My Agent for My Personal Insurance Policies?

After receiving information about the upcoming renewal of your personal insurance policies, you reached out to your Independent Insurance Agent and set up a meeting to discuss your policies. Now what? Do you need to prepare anything for this meeting?
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How Should I Prepare My RV for the Off-Season?

As the summer winds down, it’s about time to prepare your RV for the storage months. If you plan on using your RV during the winter, check your owner’s manual or service advisor on issues and precautions that you will need to know for your specific unit. Here are some tips for storage:
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Staying Safe While Having Fun: Playground Safety Tips

Whether at a park, a child care center, or a school, playgrounds with outdoor play equipment offer kids a fun space to get exercise and enjoy some fresh air. But did you know that, according to the National Program for Playground Safety, more than 200,000 children are treated for playground-related injuries every year? Fortunately, most of these injuries are preventable. Here are some safety tips to keep in mind to ensure that time spent at the playground isn’t derailed by injury.
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