Did you know? You can access your policies on our website!

We have a client portal where you can log in and view all of your insurance policies online! Our agency client portal is easy to use and allows you to access any of your policies, regardless of which company they are insured with. You can also print ID Cards, evidence of insurance, or request a […]

What happens when your insurance policy renews?

Your insurance policy is up for renewal but what does that mean? Does your policy renew automatically? Do we review things for you? What about home remodels, changes in drivers, or how many miles you drive? Here at Atkinson Insurance Group, we have an internal renewal process. Kelli pulls a daily report of all upcoming […]

Did you know? We are licensed in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Arizona!

Atkinson Licensed Map

Our agency is licensed to do business in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Arizona! This means that we can still provide insurance protection for you if you buy a vacation home, relocate or retire to one of those places. You may know how much we love to do business by referral, but now you know you […]

We are an independent insurance agency

We are an independent insurance agency. We operate a little differently from captive insurance agencies. Captive insurance agents are employed by the insurance company and can only represent that insurance company’s offerings. We, on the other hand, operate independently of the insurance companies. We choose which companies we want to represent and they choose us! […]

Rideshare Coverage

Your personal auto insurance policy does NOT automatically extend coverage for delivery drivers or those of you driving for Rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft. In fact, all of our personal auto insurance companies exclude coverage for anyone driving their vehicle for delivery purposes such as Pizza, Uber Eats, Door Dash, etc. Call us right […]

The Washington State Credit Scoring Ban and What it Means for You

Credit Scoring Ban

On June 20, 2021, some big changes are hitting insurance carriers and their members in Washington state. These changes are due to an emergency order that was passed in March by the state’s Insurance Commissioner, Mike Kreidler. The order prohibits insurance carriers from using a person’s credit information when determining their policy, rates, and underwriting. Rates for some will increase considerably, while others may see a slight reduction.

What is diminished value?

Auto Accident

Diminished value explained Depending on its age and condition, a car that has been in a major accident generally has less resale value than the same vehicle in pre-crash condition. Even if the car repairs meet the highest quality standards, potential buyers are unwilling to pay as much for a car they know has been […]

Safeco RightTrack®

Safeco RightTrack

RightTrack rewards Safeco policyholders for their safe driving habits. Customers receive an initial 10% discount upon enrollment that lasts through the review period. After just 90 days – half the time it takes to complete other carriers’ telematics programs – they receive a final discount of 5% to 30% that stays with them through the […]

What are Oregon State Auto Insurance Laws?

Insurance

In Oregon, it is illegal to drive without liability coverage. See ORS 806.010. The minimum insurance a driver must have is: Bodily injury and property damage liability $25,000 per person; $50,000 per crash for bodily injury to others; and $20,000 per crash for damage to others’ property. Personal injury protection $15,000 per person. Uninsured motorist […]