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

Own a home? Here are two policy options you should know about If you have a homeowners insurance policy, you’re probably confident that it will cover all of the costs of rebuilding your home if it is damaged or destroyed by a covered peril. But are you confident that you have enough coverage? Read about […]

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! […]

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.

6 Home Renovations that Can Affect Your Insurance

If you’re planning a home renovation, you may want to call your insurance agent first because this decision can impact your homeowners insurance. Some home renovations will change the amount of coverage you need, while others could even help you qualify for a discount.

5 Questions to Ask Your Car Insurance Rep

When it comes to choosing a car insurance policy, many of us let premium price drive our decisions. But cutting corners on cost could leave you underinsured and overexposed to the risks of the road.

Loss of Use Insurance and Additional Living Expenses Coverage

If damage to your home is covered by your policy, and you must leave it while it’s being repaired, where would you stay? Would the cost of a hotel or temporary apartment fit into your budget? Having loss of use coverage included in your homeowners insurance policy can help.

Heavy Rain? Be on the Lookout for Heavy Damage

Rain

Your home protects you from the elements, but heavy rains can weaken that protection. With a little maintenance and a lot of vigilance, it’s not hard to stay safe and dry. Spring rainstorms are a fact of life in many areas of the country, and they help keep things green, even if they keep you […]