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Severe Weather Alerts

Farmers believes in smart. That’s why we’ve partnered with the Weather Channel and weather.com to provide you with Severe Weather Alerts, letting you know if severe weather is approaching so that you can plan ahead and prepare your family, home and vehicles. For those who are most invested in protecting their future, Farmers is an insurance company that believes in making its customers smarter, more informed, and better prepared.

You can sign up for Farmers Severe Weather Alerts for free on Farmers.com. It’s an easy process, where you can select and manage what types of weather alerts you wish to receive and how you want to receive them, via text or email.

We believe in helping you prepare for the unexpected. Sign up for Farmers Severe Weather Alerts by clicking on the banner below today!

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Money-Saving Tips for Insurance Policies

As your insurance agent, I am looking out for your best interests and always trying to save you money, while providing adequate coverage for your needs.  I want to share some money-saving tips for insurance.  If you started a new policy with me, I always ask these questions initially while setting up your policy. But circumstances change, and perhaps you are now eligible for a discount that you weren’t previously.  If that is the case, please let me know.

  • Certain occupations and college degrees qualify you for Affinity discounts, which can be as much as 18% off auto insurance and 5% off home insurance premiums.
  • Bundle your coverages in order to get a multi-line discount.


There are things you can actively do to decrease your car insurance premiums.

  • Enroll in and attend a traffic school when you receive a citation. There are limits as to how often you can attend, but if you are eligible to attend, you should always ALWAYS elect to go to traffic school rather than have that violation on your driving record.
  • If there is a teenage driver in your household, Farmers has a special program just for them. It is called Farmers Y.E.S. The YES stands for You’re Essential to Safety and the program includes an online video, quiz and agreement that could result in a 30% decrease on their auto insurance premium.
  • Be a good driver.  What many people don’t know is that the state of California mandates the exact specifications of what constitutes a good driver and the discounts that apply are true across ALL INSURANCE CARRIERS.


Health insurance costs and coverages are constantly changing nowadays. This article may help you to cut costs on your health insurance premiums.


For other money-saving tips on insurance, read this and this.


I hope this is helpful. As always, please contact me directly with any of your insurance needs.


Pavel

(949) 436-0740

Get Connected

For those of you I don’t know, my name is Pavel Levitanus. I am a Farmers Insurance agent in Orange County, California and am happy to serve customers all over the great state of California. Along with offering quality insurance products through Farmers Insurance, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, my goal is customer service and 100% satisfaction.

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Our customers often ask us how to find our Farmers Insurance Agency online. My website is a good place to start, where customers can find more information about my agency and learn more about the insurance products we offer. I’d also like to invite you to get connected to me through various social media networks, as seen below.  And where reviews are allowed (and warranted), I would certainly appreciate it if you’d write one for me.

 

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Please contact me directly with any insurance questions or needs.

Pavel (949) 436-0740

 

10 Things You Need in your Glovebox

things you need in your gloveboxGlove boxes are not for gloves anymore! Consider this list of things you need in your glovebox and you’ll be one step closer to being organized and prepared for disasters, big and small.

  • Proof of auto insurance
  • Current vehicle registration paperwork.  In California, carrying items #1 and 2 in your car and presenting them to an officer when asked is the law.
  • Pen and paper. But I have a cell phone.
    I know you do, but if you need to leave someone a note, or if you are involved in an accident and another party does not have a mobile phone, this will come in handy.
  • First aid kit or at least a few medical items. This doesn’t have to be elaborate. Get a ziplock bag, fill it with Band-aids, some ointment and aspirin and check this one off the list.
  • Swiss army knife – the perfect tool for on the go
  • Napkins, paper towels or wipes – for cleaning up messes in your car, on your windshield or on your face
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Sunscreen
  • Plastic bags
  • Owner’s manual for your vehicle

 

The most important thing is that you are prepared in the event of an accident or other surprise. Of course these are just my suggestions. What is in your glove box?

Farmers Insurance Financial Strength Upgraded

On June 28, 2012, Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services announced that it raised Farmers Insurance financial strength and issuer credit ratings on the members of Farmers Insurance Exchange group to ‘A+’ from ‘A’. It added that “the outlook is stable.”

“The upgrade is supported by the view that despite recent years of catastrophe events, low interest rates, and minimal premium increases, Farmers has performed well compared with higher-rated peers,” said Standard & Poor’s credit analyst Jieqiu Fan.

In a press release, Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services went on to say: “The upgrade reflects Farmers’ strong competitive position, its being the third-largest U.S. personal insurer, its diverse product offerings and broad-based distribution channels, strong operating performance consistent with peers’, and its strategic importance to Zurich Insurance Group (ZIG)…We expect Farmers to maintain capital strength at the ‘A’ level as measured by our capital model.”

This only further cements our goal of Farmers Insurance becoming the largest property and casualty insurer in the United States by 2020. Farmers is currently the largest property & casualty insurer in California.

If you have any questions about Farmers Insurance, please call me at (949) 436-0740.