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Road Rage Tips

Road rage is a dangerous problem and can lead to serious accidents. However, road rage is sometimes listed as an exemption in many auto insurance policies since damage caused by aggression isn’t typically an “accident”, but rather the results of unnecessarily risky behavior, or negligence.  Use these road rage tips to avoid aggressive driving and become a safer driver.
1. Take deep breaths.
2. Lower your music volume.
3. Loosen your grip on the steering wheel.
Combined, these road rage tips should help you feel calmer and more relaxed, ready to make reasonable decisions in a stressful situation.

road rage tips

I hope these tips and others can decrease the road rage occurrences in our community! Travel safely, friends!

Pavel (949) 436-0740

Top 20 – Safe Large Metro Areas for California: 2012

safe large metro areasEach year, Farmers Insurance ranks hundreds of U.S. communities based on safety and security. Using 2012 data compiled by researchers at Sperling’s BestPlaces, the study of safe large metro areas took into consideration a number of criteria, including economic stability, crime statistics, extreme weather, risk
of natural disasters, housing depreciation, foreclosures, air quality,
environmental hazards, life expectancy, motor vehicle fatalities, and
employment numbers.

“Our most secure large metropolitan areas are islands of security in our
challenging times,” said Bert Sperling, president of Sperling’s
BestPlaces. ”Some have a stable economy due to their local colleges and
seats of government, and some may be fortunate that their locale is not prone to hurricanes, tornadoes or earthquakes. Although each metropolitan area is different, they all possess a desirable combination
of factors (jobs, low crime rates, housing, climate, health, reduced levels of natural disasters) that make these some of the best places to live in the United States.”

Our own Orange County metro area is featured as number 19 on the list – we should all feel grateful to live in a safe large metro area, which allows us to take advantage of relatively low insurance costs (of course there are other factors here which cause some of our insurances to be higher than average.)

If you have any insurance questions or would like a free no-obligation quote, please call me.

Pavel (949) 436-0740

Farmers Insurance Logo has a New Look

Farmers Insurance celebrates its 85th birthday this year (2013).  Farmers has an interesting history. Starting out in a tiny one-room office in Los Angeles, California in 1928, just one year before the greatest economic depression in our country’s history, Farmers Insurance had all odds stacked firmly against them. I am proud to be an insurance agent for a strong company that has survived the bad times, and 85 years later, consistently named the top carrier in California and one of the largest insurance companies in America, as well as a household name, serving millions of customers.

farmers insurance logoAs part of the celebration and as a way to propel our brand into the future, Farmers is also retiring its 55-year old logo and bringing on a more modern version of the Farmers Insurance logo. The integral design of the logo remains the same. The sunrise theme was present in the Farmers Insurance original logo in 1928 and was an image chosen to represent optimism, and the sign of a new day.  The sun’s rays symbolize Farmers’ broad range of insurance products and services. Roughly 30 years later, Farmers added a shield, which signified protection for customers. Keeping these same elements, the new logo brings about a fresh change with a cleaner and more sleek design and strong, solid colors.

“The new logo captures our belief that by helping customers make more informed insurance decisions, we can provide them with greater knowledge, confidence and security. And, by doing so, we can help them make the smartest insurance choices for their families,” said Mike Linton, Chief Marketing Officer for Farmers Insurance. “The new logo is part of the Farmers transformation to an organization that not only serves our customers better, but also helps empower them.”

 

The Farmers Insurance logo was designed by New York-based Lippincott.  Read the full press release here.


The current Farmers “We Believe in Smart” advertising campaign, which is at the core of our current sales and marketing efforts, reflects and reinforces our focus and commitment to help make customers smarter about their insurance decisions. And that is my goal as well.


As always, please call me with any insurance questions or needs.

Pavel (949) 436-0740

Farmers Insurance Online Payments

Farmers Insurance payment

Did you know you can easily, quickly and safely make an Farmers Insurance online payment? Even if you are a Bristol West, or Foremost Insurance policy holder, this option is available to you.

FARMERS CUSTOMERS – By enrolling in ‘My Farmers’, you’ll enjoy these great  features:

  • Pay your home or auto insurance securely using your bank account or credit card
  • Manage your auto & home policies online
  • View policy and coverage information
  • Check the status of your claim.

To pay your bill, you’ll need your:

  • Policy number or billing account number

  • Billing zip code

  • Bank account or credit/debit card information


Watch this short video to see how to enroll in My Farmers and learn more about Farmers Insurance online payment features.

Or simply login or register for My Farmers today!


BRISTOL WEST CUSTOMERS –
 

You can pay online here. You will need your policy number and zip code. Payments processed will be debited from your bank account, so you will need that information as well.

FOREMOST CUSTOMERS –  you can pay online using Visa, Mastercard or automatic bank withdrawal.

Alternatively, I am always happy to help my customers with payments over the phone. Please call me with any questions!

Your friendly Farmers agent,
Pavel Levitanus (949) 436-0740

Farmers Affinity Discounts Have Been Expanded!

Farmers Affinity discounts have recently been expanded to include more occupations. Our Occupational Affinity discount groups offer excellent savings on home and auto insurance policies.  

Farmers affinity discount

    • The Firefighter discount now includes Paramedics. Please note that EMTs, Volunteer and Reserve Firefighters do not qualify.

 

    • The Physicians and Surgeons discount now includes Chiropractors, Optometrists, Otolaryngologists, Allergists, and Anesthesiologists. Veterinarians do not qualify for the Physicians and Surgeons discount.

 

  • The Registered Nurse discount now includes Advanced Practice Nurses, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistant. LPNs, LVNs and CNAs do not qualify.


Read about other discounts offered by Farmers Insurance. Call me today to see if your occupation is included in Farmers affinity discount groups!

Your friendly Farmers Agent,
Pavel Levitanus
(949) 436-0740