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Nov 25

The Newspapers report a “Godzilla” El Nino is coming to California

Here are my Hot tips! Get your roof checked out now. Not when it’s leaking!   Get Flood insurance now.  Not after you need it!     Roofers are already months behind, so if you have a problem during the heaviest storm be prepared to fix it yourself or pay a heaty penny to a …

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Oct 23

KPMG Report Predicts Private Auto Industry Could Shrink by as Much as 60% Within 25 Years

An insurance journal article sites the firms prediction due to today’s millennial’s habits and down ward trending car accidents.  Less fatalities due to safer vehicles, increased use of on demand car service and the adoption of autonomous vehicles will reduce the demand for auto insurance.    The article also predicts the cost per accident will be …

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Aug 05

Virtual Wallet or Mobile Wallet – What products are out there Now

The big three right now are   Apple Pay Google Wallet Loop Pay  All three services use encryption software to transmit credit card information and shipping information to save you time.  Virtual wallets and Mobile Wallets let users pay for purchases using their smart phones or other devices like an apple watch.  Digital currencies like …

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Jun 15

Wage and Hour Claims are on the Rise

According to The Hartford and the Federal Judicial Center, Wage and Hour claims are up nearly 5 percent from 2013.    In wage and Hour claims, allegations by current and/or former employees typically involve unpaid overtime, failure to provide meals or rest breaks, and off the clock work.  In 2013 the Department of Labor recovered …

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Apr 01

Hodge Insurance wins Chubb Golf Tournament! Donates all winnings to The Sports Club LA for Kids Only Foundation.

On February 9th, 2015 Linn T. Hodge & Sons was proud to donate their winnings from the 2014 Chubb Charity Challenge to The Sports Club LA for Kids Only Foundation.   Linn T. Hodge & Sons won $9,700 for The Sports Club LA for Kids Only Foundation over the course of 2 events. Hodge Insurance came …

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Feb 02

Uber Insurance, Lyft Insurance, Sidecar Insurance

Do you need ride sharing auto Insurance?  If you are driving for Uber, Lyft or Sidecar the State of California is requiring you to carry commercial license plates.  Your personal auto policy already excludes any driving “for hire” so you may need to purchase a commercial auto policy. As of December 1st, 2015 Mercury Insurance …

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Dec 05

Classic License Plates are coming back to California

The California DMV announced that new license plates printed in the historic black background and yellow lettering from the 1960s.  Now your restored vehicles will look even more like they did when you were growing up! Check out this article for more information about your California Classic Car license plates:  Click here for article Please …

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May 28

Clean Tech Industry in Colorado Recommends Chubb’s Insurance Products for Its Members

The Chubb Group has been endorsed by The Colorado Cleantech Industries Association as a preferred provider of global property as a casualty insurance solutions.    The following article provides addition information about the endorsement: CLICK HERE   Chubb’s customized insurance and loss prevention programs help to reduce exposures to loss.  Chubb can provide a wide …

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Mar 12

Microsoft Windows XP support ends on April 8th, 2014

  Starting April 8th, 2014 Microsoft will not release any new security updates, non-security hot fixes, fee or paid assisted support options, or online technical content updates.  If you continue to use Windows XP you expose your computers to potential security risks and threats. Please contact our office if you would like a referral to …

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Jan 31

Five Star Service when flying at LAX

Private check-in service has arrived at LAX.  American Airlines have built a private check-in lobby for VIPs flying out of LAX.  Travelers will be greeted by name, given preprinted boarding passes and taken to the front of the security line.  The cost ranges from $50-$275 per person.  You can learn more about this program and Chubb Personal …

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