Media coverage of the recent earthquake and tsunami devastation in Japan is causing some of our local clients to reflect on their own levels of insurance protection. We've taken several calls since last week from folks with specific questions. Quickly, most homeowners policies do NOT cover damage due to earthquake, but in many cases YOU CAN … [Read more...] about Earthquake in Japan Generates Questions About Insurance Coverage
I feel very fortunate these days. Not because I am in Palm Springs, but because I am in the insurance business. I am independent, I am a Trusted Choice agent, and I get to work in in the beautiful coastal Maine town of Damariscotta. I am part of a great team of friendly, smart, and capable people at Cheney Insurance, and (despite being in a … [Read more...] about The 2011 IIABA Best Practices Symposium? Yeah, I Was There.
I have a history of trying to wrap a little adventure into my business travel. Currently, I am attending the IIABA Best Practices Symposium in Rancho Mirage, California and had made arrangements a few months back to have breakfast during my trip with a former Cheney Insurance client; someone whom I have never met but now lives in this stunning … [Read more...] about The Wrong Dennis
For quite some time, Cheney Insurance--and then The Cheney Companies Financial Group--has printed up and given away hundreds of t-shirts. Initially, it was our general contracting and builder clients who clamoured for the free (but highly effective) marketing pieces that promote our "We Do It All!" approach to financial services. Now, it seems … [Read more...] about Cheney Insurance T-Shirt Sightings
In a planned internal restructuring, Harbor Insurance Agency was merged with Cheney Insurance Agency on January 1, 2011. HIA has operated from CIA's Damariscotta office since closing their Boothbay Harbor office in 2008, so very little change will be apparent to the HIA customers, all of whom were advised of this change last … [Read more...] about Harbor Insurance Merges With Cheney Insurance
Cheney Insurance Agency is more than a business that needs to be protected; we are an essential resource to our clients. That’s why we have recently partnered with Agility Recovery, North America’s premier business continuity and disaster recovery company. We have had a written disaster plan since 2007 but now we have backed that up … [Read more...] about Cheney Insurance Partners with Agility Recovery to Expand Disaster Recovery Capabilities
There is no such thing. You either pay your insurance bill on time or it is late, and the penalty today for making a late insurance payment has far more implications than it did 10 or even five years ago. The concept of having a “grace period” was born way before we were worried about our credit ratings, credit histories, or credit scores. Yes, … [Read more...] about Let’s Kill the “Insurance Payment Grace Period” Myth