Can I Buy Life Insurance on My Elderly Mom or Dad?

If your parents don't have an insurance policy or the funds to pay their own way in their later years, you can buy life insurance for your parents yourself, assuming they’re on board and can qualify for coverage. Supporting your aging parents up until and including...

Flood Preparedness: Before, During, and After

Flooding is a temporary overflow of water onto land that is normally dry. Floods are the most common natural disaster in the United States. Failing to evacuate flooded areas or entering flood waters can lead to injury or death. Floods may: Result from rain, snow,...

Hurricane Storm Tips for Homeowners

Hurricane season may be inevitable, but disaster isn’t. The key, according to the American Red Cross and the National Weather Service, is to mitigate risks by taking precautions ahead of time. As hurricane season approaches, take the time to get ready. Follow these...

Summer Safety Tips with Kids!

Sunscreen  Summer is the season for sunscreen! When the sun is out, everyone should be protecting their skin. The Skin Cancer Foundation has found that children who have gotten severe sunburns have higher chances of developing Melanoma. Melanoma is a type of skin...

Rideshare Insurance for Uber and Lyft Drivers

On average, the roughly 1.5 million to 2 million people in the U.S. who drive for both Uber and Lyft earn $18.15 an hour before expenses. Just one car accident, though, could easily eat up that money—and more. That’s why Uber and Lyft drivers likely need separate...

Spring Home Maintenance

🌷Spring is here!  🌸  After a long dark and cold winter, the bright sun and warm winds of the spring are a breath of fresh air! The only downside? All that sunlight helps you see your leaf-filled gutters, cracked sidewalks, and dead plants in the flower beds....

Nancy Z. Bender Award 2022

Bender Hatch Insurance established the Nancy Z. Bender Award in 2020. The award was created to honor an individual who has demonstrated outstanding customer and/or community service as exemplified by Nancy Bender, The Insurance Library’s 2019 Insurance Professional of...

Avoiding Ice Dams on Your Roof

For areas of the country that deal with bitter cold, snow and ice can bring unwelcome damage to your home. An example of such damage are ice dams, which are ridges of ice that form when heat inside your home enters the attic and melts snow on the roof. As the snow...

What is Business Owner’s Insurance and When Do You Need It?

Your company may need insurance to survive certain unexpected—but possible—challenges. Nobody likes buying insurance. It can be confusing and expensive, and you won't see any benefit unless you have a loss, accident, or claim. But insurance can make or break your...

Fireplace Safety Tips for the Holidays

Many find the winter holidays to be their favorite time of year. Colorful decorations, warming up by the fire, decorating Christmas trees and lighting candles, and other activities with friends and family make this a special moment. However, before hanging those...