Category: Car Insurance

In-Home Business? Here are some exposure concerns...

IN-HOME BUSINESS: The U.S. has experienced rapid growth in home-based businesses in the last decade; there are over 11 million home-based business in the country. The question is, do they have proper insurance? Most home-based business owners assume that their “homeowner policy” provides coverage for their business. That policy specifically excludes business liability exposures and offers only limited coverage for business personal property (BPP). If...

Risks of Buying Cheap Insurance...

Everyone wants value for their money. Everyone wants the best price. At what point does inexpensive become “cheap”? Why does The Nicolaysen Agency seem to come up with prices that might not be the cheapest? When you’re dealing with a commodity, where one item is the same as another, cheapest price works. However, most of the things we buy are associated, in some way, with...

Why an Umbrella Policy?

What is an Umbrella Policy? It’s a separate product protecting you from liability over (and above) that provided by your other personal insurance policies. Holding this extra layer of protection requires that your underlying (base) policies (auto and home insurance) carry (at least) minimum liability limits. Umbrella policy protection is not limited to auto and home, and that is really the core of our concern:...

You have just hired a full-time domestic employee...

  You have just hired a full-time nanny to care for your children.   That makes you, the homeowner, an employer and due to NY State Statute, requires purchasing Workers Compensation and NY Disability to protect your employee. Your homeowner policy would exclude coverage for this exposure. So, where do we obtain this coverage? NY State offers a competitive market for obtaining both types of insurance....

Out of school, into your first apartment...

  What do you do if you’re out of school, living independently, and you are no longer listed or insured on your  parents’ policies? Now, you are about to rent an apartment and are required to provide proof of liability coverage to comply with the lease.  So, what should you do? We suggest a “Tenant’s Policy” to cover your liability in relation to the home or...