3 Basic Ways Insurance Protects You

While insurance can be complicated, when you break it down to the basics it’s really quite simple. Here are the 3 reasons why you dish out your hard earned cash to protect yourself. 1. Property The most common insurance claims have to do with your stuff.  Whether a natural disaster comes through or you slide off the road and hit a tree, insurance covers the big bills so you don’t...

Is there such a thing as Genuine Marketing?

At Shine, our favorite activity is chatting with folks about their life, their business, and how their financial decisions impact the future.  Those conversations are predominantly about insurance, but they run the gamut.  Sometimes we’re therapists, others we’re comedians.  The point is, we love to engage, listen and help.  Being a trusted adviser is the most fun and fulfilling part of...

Warning: Insurance Will Cost More

Climate change. Global warming. It’s happening. And it’s going to cause your insurance costs to go up. When and how much are the questions. The insurance industry is a business. When it comes to paying for claims and making a profit, insurance companies and regulators pay close attention to the details. The recent National Climate Assessment report asserts that climate change is...

Why Would Anyone Want to be an Insurance Agent?

McKenzie May Goodrich, Business Insurance Agent and Co-Owner Shine Insurance Agency Get a glimpse of the inner workings of your favorite insurance pro – click here. McKenzie May Goodrich shines the light on why she became an insurance agent, and answers a few more questions in the March issue of National Underwriter Property & Casualty magazine.  Read the interview.

Giving Back

We care about our clients and our community. We want EVERYONE to SHINE ON! Each year, we choose 3 deserving organizations to give a portion of our profit.  Then we ask our clients to choose their favorite. We compile results, set aside money, and deliver checks on Valentine’s Day. When we give back, we do it together. Organizations that SHINE ON Boys & Girls Club...

Are your friends in love?

Are your friends in love with their insurance? No? Send them to us. They’ll fall in love with insurance, with their business, and with Shine. “I love Shine Insurance. McKenzie and Jeremy care about their clients, and make insurance understandable.” Abby Noroozi, The Green Nursery “McKenzie always offers sound advice and knowledge. Our business can be complex and she works hard to...

Business Insurance 101: the basics

We are entrepreneurs. We support entrepreneurship by helping your business SHINE. We created Business Insurance 101 to help you understand basics. In our experience, businesses usually need… General Liability: Coverage to protect your business if someone gets hurt and you get sued Typical reasons you’ll be glad you have General Liability coverage: Your landlord requires it Your vendors...

How to Avoid or Thaw Frozen Pipes

It continues to be incredibly cold in the Midwest and below zero temperatures are supposed to keep coming.  Make sure you don’t end up in a nightmare water situation by reading this great Red Cross article: Preventing and Thawing Frozen Pipes. You might also check out our post: 13 Things You Must Know To Stay Warm and Well in Extreme Cold

WARNING: You’ll Wish You Found Us Sooner – Shine Insurance Agency

The next time you call your insurance company on their toll-free line… And work hard to find someone who might actually help you…. And that familiar Comcast-like experience makes you want to RAGE…. think of Shine Insurance Agency – we take the hassle out of insurance hang up the phone contact us – online, through social media, email, text, call, stop...

13 Ways To Stay Warm in Extreme Cold

We are experiencing the coldest weather we have faced in over 20 years Sunday night through Tuesday night, wind chill temperatures of -40 degrees. Read on for tips to protect yourselves, your plumbing, and your heat. 1. Bring animals inside.  2. Set your thermostat a few degrees higher to build up some warmth BEFORE the extreme temperature arrives. You can expect your furnace to run constantly...
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