Year: 2011

Chimney check-up

Tim McElhinny, CIC, LUTCF Partner, McElhinny Insurance Agency LLC tim@mcelhinny.com 412.650.5700 An annual chimney inspection keeps your hearth in good working order. By: Abby Badach The fireplace may be a happy spot for the family to gather ‘round. But did you know that fireplaces and chimneys caused 27,200 residential fires in the United States in 2008—and that those blazes caused $147.6 million in property damage... Read Article

Reduce Basement Flood Risks

Tim McElhinny, CIC, LUTCF Partner, McElhinny Insurance Agency LLC tim@mcelhinny.com 412-650-5700 Reduce Basement Flood Risks Rain showers might be dandy for your garden but not for your basement. Wet basement problems may be solved simply by repairing an obvious gutter or downspout leak, but other water problems may have causes that are difficult to identify or expensive to fix. The Insurance Institute for Business and Home... Read Article

Social Media and Deception in Fraud Investigations

Tim McElhinny, CIC, LUTCF Partner, McElhinny Insurance Agency LLC tim@mcelhinny.com 412-650-5700 Find out how Social Media is being used to fight Insurance Fraud. Social Media and Deception in Fraud Investigations http://www.propertycasualty360.com/2011/08/10/social-media-and-deception-in-fraud-investigations... Read Article

A teen driver on your insurance?

The average increase in premiums across 25 cities was 156% after a teen was added to a policy, and that's under the best of circumstances. By MSN Money partner on Tue, Jul 26, 2011 2:14 PM http://money.msn.com/saving-money-tips/post.aspx?post=af0aaf0f-7fc1-4d16-aa63-c78584d67af8... Read Article

Making Waves? Protect Your Boat

Tim McElhinny, CIC, LUTCF Partner, McElhinny Insurance Agency LLC tim@mcelhinny.com 412-650-5700 Making Waves? Protect Your Boat Many people believe sailboats or powerboats are covered under their auto or homeowners policies. But, for most insurers, that isn't the case. Consider this:     Typically, an auto policy won’t provide liability or physical damage coverage for a boat. Most homeowners policies provide a limited amount of coverage... Read Article