Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility Skip to main content

Blog

The latest insurance articles, insight, and news from Gary Thacker Insurance.

Trusted Choice Blog
Safeco Blog

Our Holiday Hours

By Insurance

Our office will be closed beginning at 1:00 pm ET Wednesday, December 23rd and remain closed on December 24th and December 25th.  We will resume normal business hours at 9:00 am ET on Monday, December 28th.

Read More

Are You Covered?

By Personal Insurance, Umbrella

Umbrella Insurance

How Personal Umbrella Insurance Protects You: A Few Basics

The threat of a lawsuit is all too real in today’s society. You conceivably could be subject to allegations of liability for bodily injury — for example, as a result of an auto accident that hurts another person. You could even be sued for poor judgment — for example, if you were to post defamatory comments online that caused damage to someone else’s reputation.

Read More

Why You Need Personal Offense Coverage

By Insurance

In today’s digital world, slander and libel lawsuits are more common than you may think. Comments made in haste or anger on social media can have lasting and far-reaching effects on a person’s reputation or character, so it’s easier than ever to libel, slander, or invade a person’s privacy. Even if you apologize, you can […]

Read More

10 Things to do to Prepare Your Home for Fall

By Insurance

Fall is a wonderful time — if your home is ready for it. So enjoy the last few weeks of warmer weather, but do a little preventative maintenance while you’re at it. You’ll fix small problems before they become big, and big ones before they become catastrophes. Here are 10 tips to help: Look up. […]

Read More

Keep Cool — While Keeping Your Energy Costs Down

By Insurance

Two-thirds of households in America have air conditioners, according to the U.S. Department of Energy — and they spend a total $11 billion each year running them. Our guess is that most of those households (which may include yours!) wouldn’t mind spending a little less to keep their homes cool. Because as great as it […]

Read More

Tips for Power Tool Safety

By Insurance

What would you do without power tools? Well, you’d probably take on fewer home-improvement projects — and probably have a lot more calluses on your hands. Thankfully, you don’t have to do without. But you do have to use tools safely, if you want to do good work and keep all of your fingers and […]

Read More

What is water backup coverage and why is it important?

By Insurance

Water damage can be disastrous to your home. Imagine discovering that your entire basement is filled with brown water and sewage from a backed-up water main or other pipe. It’s not only disgusting and potentially dangerous, it’s also expensive. On average, most water backup claims cost $5,000-$10,000 to repair. Water backup coverage is optional coverage […]

Read More
Blog - View of Womam Sitting on Top of a Mountain with Her Dog Enjoying the View of the Skyline and Woods