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The Van Dyk Group Included In the Big “I” and Reagan Consulting

2022 Best Practices Study Long Beach Twp, NJ – The Van Dyk Group is part of an elite group of independent insurance agencies around the United States participating in the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) “Best Practices” Study Group. Each year since 1993, the Big “I” and Reagan […]
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The Importance of a Home Inventory

Are you able to remember all the items in your home in the event it becomes lost, destroyed, or damaged? What if you are the victim of a break-in? Do you know the value of each of those items? The reality is, most likely, no. This is why a home inventory is so important. By […]
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Flood Insurance Rate Map Changes

By Maria Scandale Changes to the federal flood insurance rate maps are being reflected in policy renewals and new policies. Known as Risk Rating 2.0, the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s update to the National Flood Insurance Program’s risk rating method affects any house in a flood zone that has a federal mortgage and thus is […]
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The Whys and Wherefores of Boat Insurance

By Maria Scandale A private boat is a luxury that opens up a world on the water. But when buying a center console for the first time, or coolly navigating the experience of owning a yacht, boat insurance is a need below the surface. “You deserve to jet off into the distance and soak up […]
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6 Ways to Secure Your Home When You’re Away

6 Ways to Secure Your Home When You’re Away Did you know that statistically a burglary occurs in the United States every 25.7 seconds? (At least according to the FBI.) As a season full of holiday-related travel approaches, are you doing what you can to adequately secure your home while you’re gone? According to data from […]
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Winterizing Your Seasonal Home

Winterizing Your Seasonal Home It’s a necessary task for any seasonal home owner, and you still have time to get it done: preparing your seasonal home for the rigors of winter. Properly planning now can help you avoid damage and expensive repairs in the spring. The best preparation is to develop a checklist of tasks […]
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