Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Onward and Upward

Effective April 30th I am resigning from American Family Insurance. Although I have enjoyed my time with them and feel they are a good company, I am excited about the new possibilities that lie ahead of me. I wish to express my profound gratitude for my family, friends, and associates who have trusted me and have supported me in my endeavors and who have pledged to continue to support me in my new company.

I have decided to go independent and started a new company called Insurance Professionals of Arizona. I will still provide home / auto / life and other forms of insurance, but I will now have the ability to quote multiple companies and search for the lowest rate for my clients.

Again, thank you to all who have supported me and trusted me as your insurance agent. It has made a big difference.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Vehicle Theft Statistics

People always want to know why their auto insurance rates go up, even though they have not filed a claim. The answer is, no driver pays only for their own experience. You are helping to pay for everyone else as well as yourself.

In the United States, 2 vehicles are stolen every 60 seconds, or 1 every 26 seconds. That is 1.2 million vehicles stolen every year. What is the cost? It cost you $7.6 billion each year just to pay for what theives steal.

According to the Insurance Information Institute, about one-third of a typical comprehensive auto insurance premium goes to pay for auto theft claims. One-third..that is 33%, a staggering number.

Bottom line is that vehicle theft is a big business for criminals, its not just teens looking for a joy ride.

Protect yourself by doing some of the following.
  • Lock your doors
  • Remove your keys from the ignition
  • Close your windows completely
  • Park in well-lit areas
  • Consider an alarm or steering wheel lock system

And if you drive one of the following vehicles you really need to be aware. These are the top ten most stolen according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau. The year of the vehicle is in parenthesis.

Honda Civic (1995)
Toyota Camry (1989)
Honda Accord (1991)
Dodge Caravan (1994)
Chevrolet C/K 1500 (1994)
Ford F-150 (1997)
Dodge Ram Pickup (2003)
Acura Integra (1990)
Toyota Pickup (1988)
Nissan Sentra (1991)

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

New Game

Ok folks, try this little gem. Now that I have your reflexes working from the box game, see if you can put them to good use with this game. Good luck.

Friday, March 14, 2008


Everyone keeps asking me if this is an insurance blog why do I have elk stuff on it and not insurance stuff. Well, I thought I would just have an "entertaining" insurance blog. However, just to show that I do intend to use this for insurance stuff as well I will make this announcement.

American Family Insurance is now using credit based insurance scoring as part of the rating process for determining premiums for home and auto insurance. This has significantly reduced rates for people with good credit. If you have good credit and you would like to see what kind of rate you may qualify for through American Family insurance, please contact me at 480-981-6338.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008


Try this simple but amazing little game. The rumor is that fighter pilots have to hit the 2 minute mark. I have hit just under 24 seconds. I don't think 2 minutes is possible. Tell me what you get.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Thursday, March 6, 2008