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Some dos and don'ts for your backyard barbeques this summer

Remember, when you fire up the barbeque, there are some definite dos and don’ts to keep in mind. Every year, 7,000 Americans are injured while using backyard barbeque grills. It's usually a case of good products used...

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Will your auto insurance cover an accident when someone else is driving?

Ever wondered what are the consequences if someone has an accident while driving your car? Read on! What seems like a simple enough question actually has a few different answers as well as some potential consequences to...

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Hard-working Etsy shop owner wins Charles M. Meyer Entrepreneurial Scholarship

Christine Meyer Blood presents the Charles M. Meyer Entrepreneurial Scholarship award to this year's recipient, Grace Bayer. Grace Bayer, a senior at Oakville Senior High School, is the recipient of the 2021 Charles M....

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Why You May Need Personal Offense Coverage

In today’s digital world, slander and libel lawsuits are more common than you may think. Comments made in haste or anger on social media can have lasting and far-reaching effects on a person’s reputation or character,...

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A primer on Business Insurance Coverage

What’s the ideal insurance coverage for your small business? We’ll help you get the solution that’s ideal for you. If you're a small business owner, your business is your lifeblood and deserves all the protection it can...

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Renting a car while on vacation? Keep these insurance tips in mind.

- If you’re renting a car for a family vacation, make sure you check with us before you purchase any rental insurance. This summer, more Americans will be taking to the skies and roadways for vacations. If your plans...

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New graduate heading to college this fall? Make sure your student is properly insured.

Before your son or daughter begins college, make sure your new student, as well as his or her belongings, are properly insured. May is graduation season and if your son or daughter will be attending college in the fall,...

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Inexpensive Fixes for a Safer Home

Home improvement: It’s a never-ending process for many people, and for those of us who aren’t necessarily handy, it can be a hassle, too. But there are plenty of simple maintenance tasks and other improvements you can...

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Your vehicle could probably use a little spring cleaning, too!

Spring is a great time to give your car a little TLC – inside and out - and these helpful tips will get you going!It’s spring! A great time to clean up the yard, clear out the closet and oh, yes – give your vehicle a...

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Water damage vs. flood damage – what’s the difference?

You never know what problems spring rains might bring – but it’s very important that you understand the difference between water damage and flood damage!The onset of April showers got us wondering how many of our...

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Working from home now? Here’s what you need to know regarding your insurance coverage.

If you’re planning on working from home into the foreseeable future, make sure that you’re covered from an insurance perspective. The pandemic caused a major shift in the way office-based companies work, forcing many...

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Why a basic Homeowners policy isn’t always enough

Sometimes a basic homeowners policy just isn’t enough. So as your career advances and your income increases, it’s important to keep your insurance protection up to date. This helps you avoid expensive gaps in coverage...

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Great coverage options for your RV, ATV or motorcycle for when you get rolling this spring

With more vaccinations continuing to improve prospects for getting us closer to back to normal and warmer weather already on its way, a lot of people are making plans to get out and about in the coming months. For many,...

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All shook up - why you should consider having earthquake insurance and what you need to know

Did you know an earthquake that might devastate St. Louis and severely rattle the Greater Kansas City area is a real possibility? The St. Charles County Division of Emergency puts the odds of another major New Madrid...

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Why did my car insurance rate go up even though my vehicle is a year older?

That’s a question we get asked by a lot of our customers. On the surface, it seems that as your vehicle gets older and is worth less, your auto insurance premium should also drop. After all, if your vehicle gets totaled,...

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10 Tips to Help Prevent Identity Theft

Shopping online. Visiting the doctor. Buying gas. In nearly all of the things we do from day to day, there’s the risk of identity theft. You could unknowingly give your information to a fraudster thinking you’re...

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Charles Meyer Insurance once again receives Safeco Elite Agent award

Safeco Insurance has once again recognized the Charles M. Meyer Insurance Agency, as a Safeco Elite Agent based upon outstanding performance and our commitment to serve customers as a trusted advisor. Fewer than 10% of...

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Which Oakville High School senior will earn this year's Charles M. Meyer Entrepreneurial Scholarship?

Kaitlin Blanchard and Ethan Huegerich, winners of the past two Charles M. Meyer Entrepreneurial Scholarship Award. If you know any senior at Oakville High School who has a true entrepreneurial spirit, make sure you tell...

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Your project for February: create a home inventory checklist

Now's a great time to take stock of all your household possessions! Whether you own or rent a home, it's important to have the right insurance coverage to protect against a potentially catastrophic event such as a fire,...

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Own a home? Here are two policy options you should know about

If you have a homeowners policy, you probably expect it to cover all the costs of rebuilding your house in case it’s damaged or destroyed by a covered hazard. But are you certain you have enough coverage? Read about two...

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A simple checklist for your insurance needs for the new year

The start of a new year is always a good time to make sure that all of your insurance policies are up-to-date and providing the ideal coverage you need that's right for you. Here are a few items you may want to look...

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A worthy cause for our referral program - the Franciscan Connection

Our referral program continues to be good for the customer, good for the person who sent us the referral and good for the organization that we donate to with every referral we receive. This year, we're supporting a not-...

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Porch Safety: Should You Leave the Lights On?

It seems like a no-brainer to leave the lights on outside your home to deter burglars while you’re away (or even while you’re asleep). But does that really work? Or is it just a waste of electricity — particularly this...

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