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Help Homeowners Prevent Water-Related Property Damage

Posted by Bryan Stanwood on July 16, 2019

Sometimes, a small investment in home maintenance can prevent thousands of dollars in damage if something breaks. And, as insurers know, something will eventually break. 

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Topics: Home safety, insurance, insurance agents, home owners insurance

Help Your Customers Protect Their Homes with Smart Devices

Posted by Bryan Stanwood on April 30, 2019

Insurers have a long history of giving customer discounts for installing devices in their homes that reduce risk, such as alarm systems and automatic water-shutoff valves. Today’s smart home technologies are evolving quickly and giving consumers new ways to protect their property and belongings. 

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Topics: Home safety, Washington state, insurance, Home Fire Protection, insurance agents, renters insurance, home owners insurance

The Commercial Property Market Remains Hot, Making Now the Time to Understand Co-insurance

Posted by Bryan Stanwood on April 2, 2019

Many major urban areas feel like crane forests these days. In Chicago, 42 high rises are under construction,1 and in the San Francisco Bay Area, the largest construction projects collectively cost $22 billion, more than the gross domestic product of 80 countries.2 Central Seattle is home to 66 major construction projects, with 4.5 million square feet of office space slated to open this year.3

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Topics: P&C, Building Construction, insurance, insurance agents

WSRB – Then and Now

Posted by Bryan Stanwood on May 15, 2018

As you may know, WSRB was founded in 1911. This month, we celebrate our 107th anniversary, which means we’ve been around about as long as many of the insurance companies who use our products. Of course, our products and services have evolved over the decades, but their purpose has not – protecting property and lives. Continually using the best technology and knowledge available, WSRB has been inspecting properties and providing essential underwriting information almost as long as Washington has been a state*.

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Topics: Insurance underwriting, Protection, Washington state, insurance agents, Loss Cost Lookup