Posts Tagged ‘Home and Auto Insurance’

Kylie Schultz attends CIC in Baltimore.

Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

Kylie Schultz, (personal lines, farm, and life agent at Beck Insurance Agency), is in Baltimore, Maryland finishing up the last day of her first CIC institute, Personal Lines.

There are seven* CIC institutes. Each institute is 2 days of coursework (16 hours total), followed by a 2-hour essay exam that is required only if obtaining the designation. The CIC program is a continuing education program and a professional certification program. Any eligible individual may attend classes without taking the examinations or working toward the designation. Courses reflect the laws and regulations in the state in which the institute is held.

  1. Personal lines institute addresses the insurance needs of individuals, families, and family members, and explains the complexities of state-specific personal lines forms.
  2. Commercial casualty institute covers Commercial General Liability, Inland Marine, Ocean Marine, Business Auto, Commercial Umbrella/Excess Liability coverages.
  3. Commercial property institute covers ways to maximize coverage for various types of commercial property accounts.
  4. Life and health institute provides the basic, essential background knowledge for property and casualty agents to succeed in the life and health insurance market.
  5. Agency management institute covers the internal operations and factors necessary to run an agency. A case study is used throughout the program for practical application of the theories, methods, and procedures.
  6. Commercial Multiline covers Commercial Inland Marine Concepts & Coverages, Crime Coverages & Endorsements, Cyber Exposures and Coverages, Employment Practices Liability Insurance, Excess Liability/Commercial Umbrella Coverages
  7. Company Operations covers Executive Strategies, Regulation & Compliance, Actuarial Practices & Accounting, Product Development, Agency/Policyholder Services, Underwriting, and Claims

To become a designated CIC, the candidate must complete all five courses and pass the examinations within five calendar years. CIC designees make a commitment to update their CIC designations annually.

A CIC candidate may earn the CIC designation by completing any four CIC institutes plus one Certified Risk Managers (CRM) course. CIC and CRM designations can be earned by completing nine programs: any four of the CIC institutes and all five CRM courses (Principles of Risk Management, Analysis of Risk, Control of Risk, Financing of Risk, and Practice of Risk Management).

Kylie joined Beck Insurance in June of 2016 and became licensed in Property & Casualty a few months later. Kylie initially focused on customer service and has now transitioned into a sales and consulting role, focusing on personal lines Home, Auto, Umbrella, Recreational Vehicles, Farms, and more.  Email Kylie today at kylie@beckinsurance.com, or click here to request a quote!

4 Tips to Organize Your Garage for Winter

Friday, October 25th, 2019

I probably don’t have to tell you this, but winter isn’t too far away. That means more temperate weather for our friends in the south—and cold for our friends in the north. No matter where you live, you can use these simple tips to help organize your garage.

Store chemicals.

Heading into the winter months, if you live in an area that freezes, it is a good idea to store items that can freeze. If your garage isn’t insulated, these items can be brought inside and stored in the basement. Just be sure to keep chemicals out of the reach of children and flammable items away from heat sources.

Hang gardening tools.

If you don’t keep up with putting tools away after a project, now is the time. Hang your gardening tools to keep them out of the way and safely out of reach.

Clear a spot.

The garage is often a dumping ground for all sorts of things. Take a day or a weekend to empty the garage, and only put back the things you need. If you have other options for storage, there may be a better place for those summer toys or the lawn mower. While everything is out, be sure to blow or sweep out the garage too.

Utilize the space.

While you are limited by the size of your garage, you don’t have to be limited by its storage potential. Many items can be hung up over the winter months. Use wall hanging systems and even the garage rafters or attic space to get things up off the floor and away from salt or melting snow.

Do you have any DIY garage organization or storage tips to share?  Original content provided by our friends at Acuity Insurance Company.

Need a home or auto quote?  Call Beck Insurance Agency at 419-446-2777, or click here!

Home and Auto Insurance Quotes

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

Interested in home and auto insurance quotes?  Has it been awhile since you last looked?  Are you confident that your coverage provides adequate protection against financial devastation?  Are your premiums fair for the coverage being carried?

The insurance industry as a whole has done the buying public a great disservice with their continual “cheapest insurance is best” marketing.  Everyone is going to save you hundreds by switching to them, but what protection are you getting in return?  What good does it do if the worst happens and you are financially ruined?

If any of this concerns you, please give Beck Insurance a call for free, no obligation review and quotes.  We will evaluate your needs, identify exposures and propose plans to do just what insurance is intended to do in the first place….protect you.

Natalie Grieser & Kylie Schultz, two of our personal home and auto insurance specialists…are ready to quote your business and earn your trust.  Contact one of them today.

Phone 419-446-2777  /  Online Request Here  /  Email – Natalie@beckinsurance.com or kylie@beckinsurance.com

 

Kylie Schultz moves from customer service to sales and consulting role.

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

Beck Insurance Agency is pleased to announce that Kylie Schultz has moved into a sales and consulting role. Since 2016, Kylie has focused primarily on customer service while learning the industry, products, carriers, and processes.

Kylie’s role going forward will be in personal lines, focusing on Home and Auto Insurance as well as other lines that tend to go along with that.  (boat, RV, motorcycles…..)

Kylie’s objective is to identify and solve your coverage issues by providing solutions and other options available to you, at the fairest rate possible.

She can be reached at kylie@beckinsurance.com / 419-446-2777 / 877-446-2325 (BECK) / Or here via the web