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No More “Free Roof” or Rebates for Insurance Deductibles

An All Too Common Scenario

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!

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Do Businesses Need Terrorism Insurance in Texas?

Many people who don’t own commercial property would be surprised to learn that 60% of American commercial buildings are insured for terrorism. This means many ordinary building owners – not just high-profile targets – are purchasing coverage. In fact, while the country at large was shocked in 2015 by the 14 people killed in San Bernardino, the owner had the foresight to buy terrorism insurance. Since then, more mass shootings and instances of domestic terrorism has affected local communities and businesses.

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5 Reasons a Business and Employees Can Benefit From Cyber Insurance

Computer crimes and cyber breaches occur on a daily basis and affect individuals and corporations alike. In 2018, American companies like Facebook and Uber were hacked. For these two companies, the breach compromised the personal information for over 100 million people. Even the United States government has been hacked. Even with theft prevention software and procedures, breaches happen.

The good news is that there is a promising solution for both individuals and small businesses. For a low rate, individuals and businesses are purchasing cyber security insurance for protection. Read on for 5 reasons why you should consider this new category of coverage in the digital age.

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Wildfire Season in West Texas

Wildfire Risk & Getting Insurance

Texas is second only to California as the state most at risk for wildfire, according to analytics company CoreLogic. At least 715,300 Texas residences are at high or extreme risk of wildfire.

A dry environment goes hand in hand with wildfire. West Texas and the Panhandle are receiving less rainfall each year, earning long term drought status. There is a high risk of wildfire affecting Lubbock and surrounding communities during certain months of the year.

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The Most Dangerous Jobs to Insure in Texas

All jobs have occupational hazards – even office workers get paper cuts or, more often these days, carpal tunnel syndrome. But some occupations are riskier than others, rodeo clowns? You bet. And those risks are reflected in insurance policies. Disability and life insurance policies are especially affected by dangerous jobs.

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How Will Climate Change Affect Insurance in Texas?

All Texans know that we live in the greatest state on earth. As such, we don’t like to be bothered by problems that divert us from advancing our business, socializing or just relaxing with some Friday night football. So it’s no wonder that many folks don’t want to face the frightening and highly inconvenient problem of climate change. But it’s here, and a spate of recent weather extremes are affecting the insurance industry.

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How Can Open Carry Affect Insurance for Texas Businesses?

Open carry legislation went into effect in Texas on January 1, 2016. This means that ordinary citizens with an existing concealed handgun license, can openly carry their firearms in public. There are several exceptions, including college campuses, federal and state owned land and in businesses that overtly prohibit open carry. While Texas is by no means the first state to allow open carry, it’s the biggest! And Texans are well known for prizing their guns.

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The Minimum Insurance You Need as an Entrepreneur

If you start reading about all the types of insurance on the market for a business, you might become overwhelmed. It’s a rookie mistake to forgo insurance, thinking coverage for a new business is an unnecessary expense.

Instead, let’s look at the minimum amount of insurance an entrepreneur should carry. Note the types and amount you should carry depend on your industry, location and the size of your business.

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Hettler Insurance Agency
Ron Hettler

4432 S Loop 289
Lubbock, TX 79414

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