As you may know, this week is National Veterans Small Business Week. But, you may not know that every November Progressive Insurance has a one-day vehicle giveaway program for some lucky veterans. It’s called the Keys to Progress® Program (#KeysToProgress), Giving Back to Those Who Gave So Much. Since 2013, the program has donated more than 600 vehicles to our veterans and various veteran organizations. It’s not just for cars, either. In 2018, the program awarded an Army veteran trucker with a Freightliner big rig truck (18-wheeler).
The Keys to Progress program is one way Progressive Insurance puts some of their core values into action and gives back to people who’ve given so much for our country. See below for a short video about Keys To Success produced by Progressive:
The Progressive program seeks to fill a need in our communities by providing support to military men and women in the form of transportation. The program focuses on those veterans with tough circumstances ranging from personal, family, health, unemployment, or homelessness. Progressive’s core value there is the “golden rule”.
This year, a lucky veteran here in Lubbock, Texas, received a Volkswagen via the Keys To Progress program. Hettler Insurance Agency has been a contributor to the program since the beginning, so one of our agents was there at the vehicle giveaway event to snap a few photos.
The veterans have to qualify with a few criteria to be considered for a vehicle. Some of the criteria include:
This week (Nov. 4th-8th), let’s take a moment to salute National Veterans Small Business Week. Every year for the past six years, the SBA (U.S. Small Business Administration) celebrates veteran-owned small businesses. Hettler Insurance Agency is part of the SMB sector (we’re not veteran-owned, but we do have one veteran employee). And, we’re proud to support other small business owners by helping with commercial insurance in Texas and the surrounding states. We represent insurance carriers who happily offer military discounts to active duty and veterans for various types of insurance.
Non-traditional (or inland marine insurance, as some policies are called) coverage is a custom-made sector of insurance coverage dealing with homes and items that would not typically fall under a typical residential, commercial property, or car insurance policy. Such items are: boats, snowmobiles, ATV’s and personal watercraft. You might discover that your existing insurance company does not even write policies for these types of goods, in which case you will have to check out a specialized insurance company.
No, this isn’t coverage against an ill-planned shopping spree at a certain clothing store in your local mall. In short, gap insurance protects you from owing more than your car is worth in case of a major accident or theft. If your vehicle is stolen, or totaled by an accident or natural disaster, the amount of money you receive from an insurer typically only equals your vehicle’s actual cash value at the time the incident occurs. If you have a new vehicle, this could leave you on the hook for thousands, given the amount you owe on the vehicle does not equal the current cash value.
Ever noticed that it seem like every facet of life is covered by some type of insurance? Life insurance. Car insurance. Health insurance. Pet insurance. Workers’ compensation insurance. Renter’s insurance. Homeowner’s insurance. Not to mention there are specific types of those insurances. Comprehensive. Liability. Flood. And, let’s not forget about general contractor insurance in Texas. According to the Texas Department of Insurance, general contractor insurance is a combination of workers’ compensation, bonds, and commercial general liability (CGL) insurance.
This Patriots Day (9/11) we salute those who served and were attacked 18 years ago on Sept. 11th, 2001. We express our sympathy to those families that lost loved ones. We are still a strong nation. May the conscience of those responsible remain heavy.
Getting the right homeowners insurance in Plainview can be a headache if you don’t understand the complex process of buying homeowners insurance coverage. Here you’ll find plenty of advice and techniques to assist you to get the homeowners insurance protection for your needs.
Imagine wading through your water-filled home or business finding many of your most cherished and vital possessions waterlogged and forever ruined. Unfortunately, each year many Texans don’t have to imagine this scenario and instead face it head on. Texas consistently has some of the highest fatality rates and property damage costs due to flooding. Let’s face it, next to fire or tornado/hurricane damage there are few things in the insurance world that are worse than a flooded home. And just because your property may be located outside a floodplain doesn’t mean you’re not at risk.
Imagine the clouds turning black one day and a storm rolls in. Hail the size of softballs strikes your home or business, damaging the roof. This is unfortunately an all too common occurrence in Texas. Soon enough, a cadre of roofing repair representatives storm your neighborhood offering discounts marketed as “no deductible”, “zero deductible” and even “free roof repair”. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!