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  • Thursday, January 05, 2012 3:16 PM | Jonathan D. Rausch

    I found this article on the Sun-Sentinel web site.  It's a quick read and very informative.  Consider this advice from industry experts.

    Shop around. Too many consumers don't take advantage of the competition among insurers for policies, said Alex Hageli, director of personal lines policy at the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America. 

    Check for discounts. Discounts can lower rates for good students, senior citizens, people who haven't had tickets in the past few years, and people who work for certain companies or are members of professional or alumni associations.

    Consider dropping some coverage. "A general rule of thumb is that if the car is worth less than 10 times what you pay for insurance coverage, it may not be cost effective to continue collision and comprehensive coverage," McChristian wrote in an email.

    Avoid extra fees. Don't pay for rental car coverage if you don't plan to use one or for towing coverage if you're a member of an automobile club that provides roadside assistance. If you can pay your premium upfront, you could save on administrative fees that are typically charged for monthly or quarterly payments.

    Increase your deductible. This is a particularly good option for people who don't drive a lot and are good, defensive drivers.

    Check your credit score. You can check it online for free once a year, Hageli said. Dispute inaccurate information in the report. In the meantime, if you suspect the score is unfairly affecting your insurance premium, ask your insurance company whether it's a factor in determining the premium and if it can be removed.

    CALL JONATHAN D. RAUSCH AT FL FIRST INSURANCE FOR HELP AT 561-584-0732.  We represent many fine carriers such as Progressive, Foremost, GMAC and many others.

  • Sunday, January 01, 2012 10:30 PM | Anonymous
    Greetings!

    Thanks for all those members and guests who donated toys at the Holiday Party!! Special thanks to those members that donated items for our raffle!  We raised additional monies for the Toys for Tots program with your gracious gifts.

    Raffle donors included:  BEN'S KOSHER DELI, MARY KAY, JOS. A BANKS, VITALITY LASER SPA, AMERICAN FINANCIAL GROUP, SAGE CONSULTING AND NOVELIST VICTORIA LANDIS
  • Sunday, January 01, 2012 3:24 PM | Deleted user
    Happy New Year!
    HAVE A HAPPY AND HEALTHY 2012!
    VITALITY LASER SPA
    561 470 7961
  • Sunday, December 18, 2011 7:36 PM | Deleted user
    In this day and age of health insurance being one of many products sold, The Weinbrand Group's Focus is Health Insurance.

    Scott is a 28 year industry veteran with tremendous industry and vendor relations.

    Scott handles Group, Individual and Medicare Insurance and Scott will come to you.

    You have tried all the rest, now try the best.

    Call Scott Weinbrand
    561 212 9770
  • Sunday, December 18, 2011 7:31 PM | Deleted user
    I would like to thank this years winner of the Business Person of the year for his expertise.  We tune my system and do all the back ups necessary.

    But when searching, you are in foreign waters and I was zapped.

    Craig took care of this with ease, tuned my computer, and it has never run better.

    I know it was a Sunday, and you still helped me so I can work to night.

    If you are not using Craig, I promise your computer's are not being all that they can be.  Thank you Craig and the W.I.T Group!
  • Thursday, December 15, 2011 7:19 PM | Richard Lessman
    TO ALL CHAMBER MEMBER'S. WISHING ALL A HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON.SORRY THAT I COULD NOT MAKE THE DINNER, BUT YOU ALL KNOW WHAT RETAILING IS LIKE AT THIS TIME OF SEASON. JEFF,HOPE THAT YOU ENJOYED YOUR OUTFITS. ALSO, INVITING ALL CHAMBER MEMBER'S TO COME TO THE STORE ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY FOR YOUR HOLIDAY SHOPPING.ENTIRE STORE/BUY 1 ITEM AT REGULAR PRICE AND GET ANY 2 FREE,MIX AND MATCH HOUR'S 6:00 AM TO 10:00 PM.
  • Wednesday, December 14, 2011 4:50 PM | Deleted user

    Because we Care!
    Helping Those Facing the Challenge of Cancer!


    You are cordially invited
    Saturday-12/17/2011- 4pm to 6pm


    Workshop: Beauty with a Purpose: Benefits Pink Party Foundation
    Guest: Maria Werrlein
    Where: Vitality Laser Spa
    Address: 9045 La Fontana Blvd. Suite - 102 - Boca Raton, FL 33434

    Time to discover Arbonne Anti-Aging!
    Turn Back time with Arbonne RE9.
    Start Fresh, Finish Beautiful!
    Swiss Line, Vegan Certified.
    We will be donating 15% for a Pink Party Foundation


  • Monday, December 12, 2011 7:03 PM | Craig Winograd

    1: Defragment

    You should do this monthly.  When machines get too fragmented, they suffer serious performance issues. Usually, the built-in Windows defrag tool works fine.

    2: Clean up the disk

    When you have your operating system and your files on the same drive it can fill up quickly. Make sure you are emptying your recycle bin regularly and removing temp files that may be taking up space.

    3: Clean up the registry

    Registry errors can cause a system to slow down. Making sure your registry is free from errors will help keep your PC running smooth and without problems.

    4: Remove spyware/malware

    Be sure to have adequate virus/malware protection on your PC. Make sure it is updating and scanning regularly. We are seeing a rise in virus/malware issues over the last two months.

    5: Check the disk for errors

    Be sure to watch for excessive disk usage. If your hard drive light is constantly lit it may mean you have bad sectors or drive corruption.

    *Call us at 754.367.0522 if you need a tune-up.*

    craigw@witgroup.net

    Winning Information Technologies Group, Inc

    www.witgroup.net

  • Tuesday, December 06, 2011 12:00 PM | Deleted user
    HEALTHY HABITS FOR 2012!

    Find out what to do [and what not to do] in order to get healthy!
    Tips on how to lose weight, if organic foods are really better, which preventative care screenings you may not be getting...

    Tuesday, December 6th at noon at the Parkland Library
    6620 University Drive
    Parkland, FL

    Thursday, December 8th at noon at the West Boca Library
    Glades and 95th Street
    Boca Raton, FL

    Call to reserve your seat 866-904-9262
  • Wednesday, November 30, 2011 2:28 PM | Jonathan D. Rausch

    A Florida judge has ordered a homeowners’ insurer to shut its doors and hand its business affairs over to the state after state regulators found it no longer has enough money to pay its bills.

    Florida’s Division of Rehabilitation and Liquidation has been given the go-ahead to liquidate HomeWise Insurance Co., which has been in financial trouble for months.

    In September, the Tampa, Florida-based insurer lost its one financial rating, while an affiliated company, HomeWise Preferred, was placed under state control.

    Under the terms of the liquidation order, the insurer and any of its affiliates are required to transfer all assets to the state, which will attempt to pay as many creditors as possible. Any outstanding claims dated prior to Nov. 1 will be transferred to the Florida Insurance Guaranty Association.

    The judge’s decision comes just weeks after the Tampa, Florida-based insurer made deals with two other insurers to take over its existing book of business.

    Homeowners Choice Insurance Co., through its wholly-owned subsidiary Homeowners Choice Property and Casualty Insurance Co. Inc., reached an agreement with HomeWise to assume its Florida book of business.

    Under the terms of that deal, HomeWise transmitted $53 million in unearned premiums to Homeowners Choice. However, it fell far short of what is needed to cover the business. State regulators required Homeowners Choice to execute a $10 million cash infusion to its surplus in order to close the deal.

    HomeWise’s  70,000 policyholders in the state have until Dec. 7 to accept Homeowners Choice’s offer of coverage or find coverage through another insurer.

    HomeWise also reached a deal with the Lighthouse Property Insurance Corp. to assume its Louisiana book of business. That deal sent 11,000 state homeowners to the Bigfoot, Montana-based insurer, along with $25 million in premiums.

    IF YOU HAVE THEM AND NEED ASSISTANCE JUST CALL AND I WILL HELP YOU AT 561-584-0732, JONATHAN D. RAUSCH OF FLORIDA FIRST INSURANCE.

 

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