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Prineville Insurance takes pride in helping you cover your business, auto, home, farm, group health and life insurance since 1935. We represent many carriers to give your advisor options to find the best coverage at competitive rates.

Serving Prineville, Powell Butte, Redmond, Bend, Oregon, as well as Washington, Idaho, Utah, Nevada, Colorado, California, Arizona, Georgia, and Texas.

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"We focus on you"


When it comes to shopping for insurance, a large majority of consumers are skeptical and confused. We totally understand.

Time Consuming

Are you wasting way too much time chasing something you truly don't understand?

Too Complicated

Are you overwhelmed with all of the companies, coverages, and insurance lingo?

Too Expensive

Are you needlessly spending way more than you have to on your insurance rates?

This is why we've built our services to specifically address the biggest pain-points consumer experience when searching for insurance.

Efficency

We realize your time is valuable so we'll get to work quickly on your behalf to find the best options.

Clarity

We know insurance can be confusing and we'll educate you so you truly understand your coverage.

Value

Insurance doesn't have to be expensive. We help find the perfect balance of cost & coverage.

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    • Workers Compensation
    • Commercial Auto
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    • Business & Commercial
Home Insurance
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    • Rental Dwellings
    • Seasonal
    • Renters

Why People Trust Prineville Insurance to Protect Them

JaNae Thomas

Monica at Prineville Insurance is amazing. She is effective in her attention to detail and quite frankly she gets the job done. This is about to be my 3rd year with this company and I love them!

Cynthia Garcia

Sabrina went above and beyond in providing exceptional customer service! Thank you!

Jodi Satchel

So grateful for Victoria working overtime for us to get all our insurance needs covered. Not only did she find us the best policy for our needs, she explained it to us very well. Highly recommend her!

Hollie Stanton

Liam is fantastic. He was extremely helpful with choosing the right plan for me. I feel he was looking out for my best interest and went above and beyond to make sure I felt happy with it. Very kind and pleasant to speak to in the phone!

Angie Reid

Liam was very curteous, prompt to respond, knowledgeable, and confirmed he will follow-up with my insurance company. I've been a Prineville Insurance Agency customer for many years and I highly recommend them!

Ashley McGee

Sabrina has been extremely helpful and personable! She has gone above and beyond. We are extremely excited to be working with her!

Ride Beyond Moto

Prineville Insurance is always awesome! Holly is always prompt in answering our questions, and we couldn't be happier with the staff, the attitudes, and the knowledge they posses about both their products and the communities they serve. We're surely not the biggest fish in the sea, but we always feel ...

Richard Ridenour

Holly is awesome!! She recently reached out to me to go over my coverage for the business. We scheduled a time and met at my place of business, it was very productive and we discovered several things that needed changes or updates. This is the reason I want a local ...

Renee Schmidt

Monica and Sabrina have been AMAZING to work with! They thoroughly explained options, made me feel comfortable with my questions, and set me up for success after my divorce, which was priceless. I put a good amount of weight on customer service and I highly recommend Monica and her team ...

Michael Stremme

Moved to Prineville about a month ago. Before relocating looked online and found Prineville Insurance. Called and I am happy we met Sabrina; she’s great. Sabrina was able to compare auto and homeowners policies and get us exactly what we wanted and needed. Also helping with Medicare, and other health ...

Julia Chapman

We have gotten our professional liability through Prineville Insurance since 2013 and continue to be very happy with the level of service provided by the staff. Our questions are always answered in a timely and courteous manner. We found Prineville Insurance in an online search and even though our business ...

Brian

What is the value of walking into an insurance company, being treated like a special soul, getting issues resolved and doing it all with excellent communication? I’ve been with Prineville Insurance for 10 years and it works like that for me every time. Great people, great service, great product. Thank ...

Joyce Andersen

I have always received excellent service from Prineville Insurance. From our 1,500 ac ranch, private city home, businesses, autos, recreational vehicles, farm equipment, and rental properties they have always been right there with excellent service and knowledge. No matter what your needs or your location Prineville is the only insurance ...

Shelli Larimer

Elaina Huffman at Prineville Insurance is so very professional and cares about her clients needs. She stays on top of the clients requests. She works very hard at finding the best deal for every person or company. She has been our insurance go to for everything and for all of ...

Scott Bates

Sabrina did a great job for us. We tried several other companies who couldn't be bothered to insure our cabin. So glad I found her!!!

Stephanie Schopf

Sabrina was especially great! Not so often these days you get anyone to do follow up. She calls back, sends emails and actually cares what happens to your claim! What a refreshing difference.

Holly Armstrong

I have been a CPA since 1979. I have had years of experience with various insurance firms, both for my family and for clients. Prineville Insurance is the best of all.

Jennifer Alexandria

I’ve been working with Holly on finding the right insurance for my small business. Not only am I satisfied, I’m thrilled I chose such a professional agent to do business with. All my questions were responded to promptly and she worked really hard to find me the right policy. I ...

D. Mosley

I have worked with both Sabrina & Joy for my own insurance needs and also for clients. The are super responsive, friendly and knowledgeable. I highly recommend Prineville Insurance!

Breanne U

Professionally and personally, they have been my go-to insurance company for years! I have never had a hard time getting a hold of someone to talk to, and all the brokers that I have worked with throughout the years have been attentive and proactive about making sure that I have ...

Aaron Ruhl

Business with prineville insurance has been phenomenal!!!! Absolutely love the professional service, great rates, and excellent service. The highly-qualified team at prineville insurance always always stays on top of everything!!! I would highly recommend the team at prineville insurance guarantee you will get the best service and excellent rates!!!!

Mario Mamone

My business has been working with Prineville Insurance since 2012 and they have always provided me the best service. They are timely in contacting me about renewals and arranging for payments. They work hard to get me the best policies and prices possible. They provide me with the confidence I ...

Linda Andrade

Sabrina worked with me and I could not be happier with the service I received. She listened, cared, was patient, helpful and extremely knowledgeable. I am a very happy customer.

Eric Ross

The entire team at Prineville Insurance is top-notch. I’ve had all of my P&C policies through them for a couple years now and wouldn’t dream of going anywhere else.

Bobby Bruner

Very pleased with the polite and helpful service. Sabrina helped me with my auto policies and saved me a fair amount of money I didnt know I was needlessly spending. Highly recommend!

Michael Smidt

Excellent customer service, Sabrina is great to work with. I use them for all my insurance needs.

Kama Stout

I asked for quotes for all my insurance - not only did I get quotes but a beautiful comparison of what I'm paying now and will be paying with all the coverages. Sabrina was GREAT!!!!

Nicki Reed

They have always been great with getting answers for us...the best customer service...helpful with getting us tge coverage we need...very much appreciated!

Maria Fernanda Tascon

Sabrina Stout is great. Best customer service. Always ready to help with my insurance.

Anna

Monica is amazing to work with. Very helpful, knowledgeable and responsive.

Eric Bell

Customer service from this group has been outstanding. They follow up promptly and reviewed my policy in order to keep me up to date and best taken care of. Prices have been great and their products are extensive. Thank you so much.

Emily Drake

Would highly recommend. Helped our business, Redmond Fencing & Pole Structures, grow. Very professional and helpful.

Kings Auto LLC

they work hard to be available for us

Charlene Chow

Working with Sabrina at Prineville was been great! She's been super helpful with a lot of changes frequently happening with our household and always has answers to my questions no matter how big or small. I always feel reassured after talking with her.

John Mitchell

We really appreciate their service. Thank you, Joy!

Donald Fine

Have had great service!! I would recommend them to anyone.

Kristin Simpson

FIVE STARS! To this wonderful team!

Zachary Berger

Tina was great to work with. She is very knowledgeable and was able to answer any questions that I had. She not only was able to handle our unique needs but also saved us over $2k in the process. Nothing but good things to say about Prineville Insurance.

Joel Hubert

I have had the absolute pleasure of working with Monica + Sabrina at Prineville Insurance. Excellent professionalism and resourcefulness. Super, super happy!

peggy blanchard

I have been with Prineville Insurance for years, I needed to change home and auto insurance. Sabrina Stout helped me. She was polite and knowledgeable, she listened to what I was looking for, she explained everything I needed to know, and placed me with Insurance that met my needs and ...

JaNae Thomas

Monica at Prineville Insurance is amazing. She is effective in her attention to detail and quite frankly she gets the job done. This is about to be my 3rd year with this company and I love them!

Cynthia Garcia

Sabrina went above and beyond in providing exceptional customer service! Thank you!

Jodi Satchel

So grateful for Victoria working overtime for us to get all our insurance needs covered. Not only did she find us the best policy for our needs, she explained it to us very well. Highly recommend her!

Hollie Stanton

Liam is fantastic. He was extremely helpful with choosing the right plan for me. I feel he was looking out for my best interest and went above and beyond to make sure I felt happy with it. Very kind and pleasant to speak to in the phone!

Angie Reid

Liam was very curteous, prompt to respond, knowledgeable, and confirmed he will follow-up with my insurance company. I’ve been a Prineville Insurance Agency customer for many years and I highly recommend them!

Ashley McGee

Sabrina has been extremely helpful and personable! She has gone above and beyond. We are extremely excited to be working with her!

Ride Beyond Moto

Prineville Insurance is always awesome! Holly is always prompt in answering our questions, and we couldn’t be happier with the staff, the attitudes, and the knowledge they posses about both their products and the communities they serve. We’re surely not the biggest fish in the sea, but we always feel like we are a priority…

Richard Ridenour

Holly is awesome!! She recently reached out to me to go over my coverage for the business. We scheduled a time and met at my place of business, it was very productive and we discovered several things that needed changes or updates. This is the reason I want a local agent and I appreciate the…

Renee Schmidt

Monica and Sabrina have been AMAZING to work with! They thoroughly explained options, made me feel comfortable with my questions, and set me up for success after my divorce, which was priceless. I put a good amount of weight on customer service and I highly recommend Monica and her team to everyone in Central Oregon…

Michael Stremme

Moved to Prineville about a month ago. Before relocating looked online and found Prineville Insurance. Called and I am happy we met Sabrina; she’s great. Sabrina was able to compare auto and homeowners policies and get us exactly what we wanted and needed. Also helping with Medicare, and other health coverages.

Julia Chapman

We have gotten our professional liability through Prineville Insurance since 2013 and continue to be very happy with the level of service provided by the staff. Our questions are always answered in a timely and courteous manner. We found Prineville Insurance in an online search and even though our business is on the other side…

Brian

What is the value of walking into an insurance company, being treated like a special soul, getting issues resolved and doing it all with excellent communication? I’ve been with Prineville Insurance for 10 years and it works like that for me every time. Great people, great service, great product. Thank you Prineville Insurance.

Joyce Andersen

I have always received excellent service from Prineville Insurance. From our 1,500 ac ranch, private city home, businesses, autos, recreational vehicles, farm equipment, and rental properties they have always been right there with excellent service and knowledge. No matter what your needs or your location Prineville is the only insurance company I would use or…

Shelli Larimer

Elaina Huffman at Prineville Insurance is so very professional and cares about her clients needs. She stays on top of the clients requests. She works very hard at finding the best deal for every person or company. She has been our insurance go to for everything and for all of our 27 years in business.…

Scott Bates

Sabrina did a great job for us. We tried several other companies who couldn’t be bothered to insure our cabin. So glad I found her!!!

Stephanie Schopf

Sabrina was especially great! Not so often these days you get anyone to do follow up. She calls back, sends emails and actually cares what happens to your claim! What a refreshing difference.

Holly Armstrong

I have been a CPA since 1979. I have had years of experience with various insurance firms, both for my family and for clients. Prineville Insurance is the best of all.

Jennifer Alexandria

I’ve been working with Holly on finding the right insurance for my small business. Not only am I satisfied, I’m thrilled I chose such a professional agent to do business with. All my questions were responded to promptly and she worked really hard to find me the right policy. I love having peace of mind…

D. Mosley

I have worked with both Sabrina & Joy for my own insurance needs and also for clients. The are super responsive, friendly and knowledgeable. I highly recommend Prineville Insurance!

Breanne U

Professionally and personally, they have been my go-to insurance company for years! I have never had a hard time getting a hold of someone to talk to, and all the brokers that I have worked with throughout the years have been attentive and proactive about making sure that I have the insurance coverage I need.

Aaron Ruhl

Business with prineville insurance has been phenomenal!!!! Absolutely love the professional service, great rates, and excellent service. The highly-qualified team at prineville insurance always always stays on top of everything!!! I would highly recommend the team at prineville insurance guarantee you will get the best service and excellent rates!!!!

Mario Mamone

My business has been working with Prineville Insurance since 2012 and they have always provided me the best service. They are timely in contacting me about renewals and arranging for payments. They work hard to get me the best policies and prices possible. They provide me with the confidence I require in my insurance agency.

Linda Andrade

Sabrina worked with me and I could not be happier with the service I received. She listened, cared, was patient, helpful and extremely knowledgeable. I am a very happy customer.

Eric Ross

The entire team at Prineville Insurance is top-notch. I’ve had all of my P&C policies through them for a couple years now and wouldn’t dream of going anywhere else.

Bobby Bruner

Very pleased with the polite and helpful service. Sabrina helped me with my auto policies and saved me a fair amount of money I didnt know I was needlessly spending. Highly recommend!

Michael Smidt

Excellent customer service, Sabrina is great to work with. I use them for all my insurance needs.

Kama Stout

I asked for quotes for all my insurance – not only did I get quotes but a beautiful comparison of what I’m paying now and will be paying with all the coverages. Sabrina was GREAT!!!!

Nicki Reed

They have always been great with getting answers for us…the best customer service…helpful with getting us tge coverage we need…very much appreciated!

Maria Fernanda Tascon

Sabrina Stout is great. Best customer service. Always ready to help with my insurance.

Anna

Monica is amazing to work with. Very helpful, knowledgeable and responsive.

Eric Bell

Customer service from this group has been outstanding. They follow up promptly and reviewed my policy in order to keep me up to date and best taken care of. Prices have been great and their products are extensive. Thank you so much.

Emily Drake

Would highly recommend. Helped our business, Redmond Fencing & Pole Structures, grow. Very professional and helpful.

Kings Auto LLC

they work hard to be available for us

Charlene Chow

Working with Sabrina at Prineville was been great! She’s been super helpful with a lot of changes frequently happening with our household and always has answers to my questions no matter how big or small. I always feel reassured after talking with her.

John Mitchell

We really appreciate their service. Thank you, Joy!

Donald Fine

Have had great service!! I would recommend them to anyone.

Kristin Simpson

FIVE STARS! To this wonderful team!

Zachary Berger

Tina was great to work with. She is very knowledgeable and was able to answer any questions that I had. She not only was able to handle our unique needs but also saved us over $2k in the process. Nothing but good things to say about Prineville Insurance.

Joel Hubert

I have had the absolute pleasure of working with Monica + Sabrina at Prineville Insurance. Excellent professionalism and resourcefulness. Super, super happy!

peggy blanchard

I have been with Prineville Insurance for years, I needed to change home and auto insurance. Sabrina Stout helped me. She was polite and knowledgeable, she listened to what I was looking for, she explained everything I needed to know, and placed me with Insurance that met my needs and expectations. Thank you Sabrina for…

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In 1988 with just a high school diploma for credentials, I answered a newspaper ad for a receptionist at a local insurance agency. My long term goal: To work with children who were victims of child abuse. Short Term Goal; Find a job to pay for it. My focus? I ...

Home Insurance – Use Your 15 Minutes Wisely

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An Umbrella Liability policy is a ‘separate’ policy that provides clients with an additional ‘layer’ of liability protection. The policy is placed ‘on top of’ your other insurance policies; hence the name ‘umbrella’. The minimum limit for an umbrella policy is $1,000,000, and they are sold in increments of $1,000,000, ...

Why is Local Important?

Yes Amazon is quick, convenient, and all too easy to use. My 16-year-old doesn’t understand why I prefer to purchase what I can here locally in Traverse City. Just today I wanted to purchase some school supplies to do giveaways to families before the school year begins. His exact comment ...

Client Relationships

Today I got the news that a long term client of mine passed away over the weekend. Every business owner gets these calls, and we empathize over the phone with the family member who is calling to inform us. However, it occurred to me this morning as I looked online ...

Renters Insurance – Worth the cost of 2 Ristretto Venti Chocolate Brownie Iced Drinks?

Not only are kids moving back into their parents’ homes, now they are bringing their significant other and many times, other unrelated minor children with them. Today’s home can have several individuals living together who are not related by blood, marriage or adoption. We understand the convenience and monetary reasons ...

Teen Driver Safety Tips

Drivers education courses provide our teens with enough knowledge and hands on experience to get their license, but that’s about it.  I realized this as I watched my 16-year-old taking his drivers training test last November.  The very same 16-year-old, who by the way, totaled his first vehicle within 3 ...

College Kids – To Be… or Not to Be… On Their Own

  Your 19-year-old son is away at college, is listed as a ‘driver’ on your auto policy and is using a vehicle that you; their parent – owns and insures. You have called your insurance agent and advised them of the change of address for the vehicle, so if something ...

You wrecked “Brad” and you want a new “Brad”

Yes, we realize that the Liberty Mutual television ad about wrecking a just purchased vehicle (she calls Brad), and not being able to purchase another one with the insurance proceeds, is done with humor and with purpose to draw attention to their company. Our agency is licensed with Safeco Insurance ...

What Californiaders can learn from Hurricane Harvey

Our hearts go out to the victims of Hurricane Harvey, especially knowing that 85% of them have no flood insurance. These people face a crushing blow to their personal finances and a major upheaval of their lives. It’s devastating enough to endure such a major tragedy of losing your home ...

Salvage Autos – Hurricanes, Floods, Collisions

We realize that Northern California isn’t home to many floods or hurricanes, but we find when major storms occur like Hurricane Harvey, Californiaders end up with vehicles that come from devastated areas. Unlike home insurance; where flood is excluded, auto insurance policies do provide coverage for flood if comprehensive is ...

California Auto – Medical Order of Priority

California is often in the news about our auto insurance being the highest in the Nation. Truth! Why? – Because California is the ONLY State that provides UNLIMITED medical coverage for its residents (whether insured or not! – which is a separate blog topic and therapy session). That doesn’t mean ...

Uber & Lyft have arrived in Traverse City

  So, to answer the big insurance question – it’s a flat NO – your standard California auto insurance policy does NOT cover you while you are being a local taxi driver regardless what name you slap on the app for people to contact you!! The news reports that Lyft ...

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Does my roommate need Renters Insurance too?

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Claims Reporting – When to Contact Your Agent

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Replacement Cost vs Market Value Issues

You find a major bargain for a rental property in Detroit California and only pay $65,000 for a home, but then after phone calls to 5 different insurance agencies in the area, you can’t secure any insurance on it, or the single agent who agreed to insure it, wants to ...

How Much Do I Insure My Home For?

You paid $165,000 for your home, but your agent here in California thinks your ‘bargain purchase’ for a seasonal residence should be insured for $208,000. How can that be? We get this question constantly being that our agency writes a lot of homes for newcomers to the Grand Traverse County ...

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Flood Insurance Becoming A Necessity In California?

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California Auto Reform Paperwork

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California Auto Insurance Reform

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Home Sharing Coverage Issues

I’m still living in my home, so why do you need to know that I’m also renting it out?  Unfortunately, this seems to be a common question ‘after’ a claim, not before. This question has become much more common with the home sharing phenomenon that began just 10 years ago.  ...

Full Coverage Auto Insurance

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Replacement Cost vs. Actual Cash Value (New for Old)

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Chargeable Accidents

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The California Catastrophic Claims Association (MCCA) Refund

California's MCCA has advised that refunds from our Auto Insurance No-Fault Reform Law passed in 2019, are on their way to California auto insurance consumers. Because the changes made by this law resulted in a large surplus in the current MCCA Fund, the law required a refund to consumers of ...

Recreational Vehicle Insurance

                             California Recreational Vehicles Off Premises Whether you enjoy taking a ride on an ATV or seeing the beauty of the US one campground at a time, all recreational vehicles lack liability protection once they leave your owned residence premises, and therefore, need to have separate liability insurance to protect ...

Gap in California Home Policies for Golf Carts

Lets say you purchase a new golf cart to ride around in your neighborhood and perhaps across the street to a local golf course. Did you realize that home insurance policies in the state of California do not cover golf carts once you leave the residence that you own and ...

California Worker’s Compensation Insurance

Workers' compensation insurance is not only a crucial factor when running a business, many times it's required by law, according to the California's Workers' Disability Compensation Act. Not all employers are required by law to carry workers comp insurance, but it is always in the best interest of a company ...

Should My Truck or Car Be Insured on a Business Auto Policy?

Knowing when to insure your vehicle on a business or personal auto policy can have some major coverage issues if done incorrectly. In fact, if you insure a commercially used vehicle on a personal auto policy, your insurance company can deny all claims. States definitely vary when it comes to ...

Figo Pet Insurance

Animal lovers know that our pets are a cherished part of the family. So purchasing insurance on them isn’t a new concept. In fact, the first pet insurance policy was sold in 1982. It was issued to television's star Lassie by Veterinary Pet Insurance. Figo pet insurance reimburses you as ...

California Short Term Rental Insurance

   Over the last few years, short term rental(STR) properties have become extremely popular in and around Traverse City California. Insuring them has become less costly than when they first began gaining popularity. It’s important to know that you cannot insure a short term rental on most standard, unendorsed home ...

Understanding Ordinance and Law

What is Ordinance and Law?  A frequently misunderstood coverage, ordinance and law is a property coverage issue that can be costly to owners of homes or commercial buildings that suffer an uninsured or under-insured ordinance and law issue. Let’s first visit the basic purpose of property coverage.  A property policy ...

Do I Need To Insure My Bike?

  Quiz:  Do you know what a Pinarello Bolide, Dogma F8 Xlight, or a Cervelo P5 is?  Second Question:  Are you aware that they can cost you upwards of $10,000 to purchase?  And last but not least, if you answered the first two questions with a yes, do you realize ...

You Have No Coverage

We understand how upsetting it can be for a client who has paid premiums for years with no claims, to turn one in and hear that it’s simply ‘not covered’ by their insurance.  As an agent for 31 years, I can tell you that having to impart those words or ...

Who Is An Insured?

The question of ‘who is an insured’ doesn’t seem complicated, until a claim is denied by your insurance company due to their decision that someone is simply ‘not an insured’ according to the policy language. No client likes to hear that the coverage they thought they had paid for, isn’t ...

3 Reasons to Review Your Insurance Coverage

  January is a time for new beginnings, and what better way to start the year off right than by reviewing your insurance coverage? Here are three reasons why January is the perfect time to take a closer look at your insurance policies: First, the start of the year is ...

The importance of Homeowners Insurance

  January is the perfect time to review your Thome insurance coverage and make sure you have the right amount of protection for your home and belongings. Home insurance is important for a number of reasons, including protecting your home and belongings from damage or loss due to natural disasters, ...

Living Benefits – The New Modern Life Insurance Policy

  Living benefits insurance, also known as modern life insurance, is a new type of policy that offers policyholders the ability to access their death benefit while they are still alive. This type of coverage is designed to provide financial support for policyholders who may become seriously ill or disabled ...

A Time For Celebration – The Lunar New Year

  The Lunar New Year, also known as Chinese New Year, is a significant holiday celebrated by many Asian cultures, including China, Vietnam, and Korea. The celebration marks the start of a new lunar calendar and is a time for families to come together, exchange gifts, and participate in traditional ...

Understanding Homeowners Insurance: Coverage and Exclusions

Introduction Your home is likely one of the biggest investments you'll make in your lifetime. It's where you make memories, build your life, and keep your most valued possessions. As such, it's important to protect your investment with a comprehensive homeowners insurance policy. In this blog post, we'll discuss the ...

General Liability Insurance: Protecting Your Business from Common Risks

Introduction As a business owner, it's important to have the right insurance coverage to protect yourself and your business from common risks. General liability insurance is a type of insurance coverage that provides protection for your business in the event of lawsuits or claims for bodily injury or property damage. ...

Term Life vs. Whole Life Insurance: Which Is Right for You?

Introduction When it comes to life insurance, there are two main types of coverage to choose from: term life insurance and whole life insurance. Both types of coverage can provide important protection for you and your loved ones, but they differ in several key ways. In this blog post, we'll ...

Navigating the Health Insurance Marketplace: A Guide for Individuals and Families

Introduction The health insurance marketplace can be a confusing and overwhelming place, especially if you're new to the process of shopping for health insurance. In this blog post, we'll provide a comprehensive guide to navigating the health insurance marketplace and help you find the coverage that's right for you and ...

The Top Employee Benefits That Attract and Retain Top Talent

Introduction In today's competitive job market, offering attractive employee benefits can be a key factor in attracting and retaining top talent. In this blog post, we'll discuss some of the top employee benefits that can help you stand out as an employer of choice. Health Insurance Health insurance is one ...

Auto Insurance 101: Essential Coverage Types for Every Driver

Introduction Auto insurance is a necessary expense for every driver, as it provides protection in the event of an accident or theft. However, with so many different types of coverage available, it can be difficult to know which ones you need. In this blog post, we'll discuss the essential coverage ...

“Renters Insurance: Why It’s a Must-Have for Tenants

Introduction If you're renting a home or apartment, you might think that your landlord's insurance policy will protect your personal belongings in the event of a disaster or theft. However, that's not always the case. Renters insurance is an affordable way to protect your personal property and ensure you're not ...

Personal Umbrella Insurance: Extra Protection for Peace of Mind

Introduction While you may already have insurance policies in place to protect your home, car, and personal belongings, sometimes it's not enough. That's where personal umbrella insurance comes in. Umbrella insurance provides an extra layer of protection above and beyond your other insurance policies, giving you peace of mind and ...

Condo Insurance vs. Homeowners Insurance: What’s the Difference?

Introduction When it comes to protecting your property, there are different types of insurance policies available depending on the type of home you own. For those who own a condo, condo insurance is typically the way to go. But what's the difference between condo insurance and homeowners insurance? In this ...

Tips for Saving Money on Your Auto Insurance Premiums

Introduction Auto insurance is a necessary expense for every driver, but that doesn't mean you have to pay a fortune for coverage. There are several ways to save money on your auto insurance premiums without sacrificing the coverage you need. In this blog post, we'll discuss some tips for saving ...

Comprehensive vs. Collision Coverage: Which Do You Need?

Introduction When it comes to protecting your vehicle, there are different types of auto insurance coverage available. Two of the most common types of coverage are comprehensive and collision coverage. But which one do you need? In this blog post, we'll discuss the differences between these two types of coverage ...

How to Choose the Right Homeowners Insurance Deductible

Introduction When it comes to homeowners insurance, one of the most important decisions you'll make is choosing your deductible. Your deductible is the amount you'll pay out of pocket before your insurance coverage kicks in. Choosing the right deductible is important because it can affect the cost of your insurance ...

Boat and Watercraft Insurance: Stay Afloat with the Right Coverage

Introduction If you own a boat or watercraft, it's important to have the right insurance coverage to protect yourself and your investment. Boat and watercraft insurance can provide coverage for a variety of situations, from accidents on the water to theft or damage to your vessel. In this blog post, ...

Personal Insurance and Natural Disasters: What You Need to Know

Introduction Natural disasters can strike at any time, and they can cause significant damage to your property and belongings. That's why it's important to have the right insurance coverage to protect yourself and your assets. In this blog post, we'll discuss the types of personal insurance coverage you may need ...

Retirement Planning: Understanding 401(k) Plans and Other Options

Introduction Retirement planning is an important part of financial planning, and understanding your options is key to building a secure future. One of the most common retirement savings plans is the 401(k), but there are other options as well. In this blog post, we'll discuss the basics of 401(k) plans ...

The Benefits of Offering Group Health Insurance to Your Employees

Introduction Offering group health insurance to your employees can be a significant investment, but it can also provide significant benefits to both your business and your employees. In this blog post, we'll discuss the advantages of offering group health insurance to your employees. Attracting and Retaining Employees One of the ...

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs): A Valuable Employee Benefit

Introduction Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) are a valuable employee benefit that allows employees to set aside pre-tax dollars to pay for qualified medical expenses and dependent care expenses. In this blog post, we'll discuss the advantages of offering FSAs to your employees. Reducing Employee Healthcare Costs One of the primary ...

The Importance of Disability Insurance in the Employee Benefits Package

Introduction Disability insurance is a crucial component of any employee benefits package. It provides financial protection to employees who are unable to work due to an injury or illness. In this blog post, we'll discuss the importance of disability insurance in the employee benefits package. Protecting Employees' Income Disability insurance ...

Wellness Programs: Boosting Employee Health and Productivity

Introduction Employee wellness programs are becoming increasingly popular among businesses of all sizes. By providing resources and support for healthy living, wellness programs can improve employee health, boost productivity, and lower healthcare costs. In this blog post, we'll explore the benefits of wellness programs and how you can implement one ...

The Advantages of Offering Voluntary Benefits to Your Employees

Introduction Voluntary benefits are becoming increasingly popular among employers looking to offer additional benefits to their employees. These benefits are paid for by the employee and can include things like supplemental insurance, retirement plans, and other perks. In this blog post, we'll explore the advantages of offering voluntary benefits to ...

Navigating the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) as an Employer

Introduction The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law that requires employers to provide employees with job-protected and unpaid leave for qualified medical and family reasons. As an employer, it's important to understand your obligations and responsibilities under FMLA. In this blog post, we'll explore the basics ...

Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs): Supporting Your Workforce in Times of Need

Introduction Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) are employer-sponsored programs designed to support employees in times of need. These programs provide confidential, short-term counseling and referral services to employees and their families for a variety of personal and work-related issues. In this blog post, we'll explore the benefits of EAPs and how ...

Creating an Employee Benefits Communication Strategy to Maximize Engagement and Satisfaction

Introduction Employee benefits are a crucial component of any employer's compensation package, but they're only effective if employees understand and appreciate them. That's where an effective employee benefits communication strategy comes in. In this blog post, we'll explore the importance of employee benefits communication and how to create a strategy ...

Commercial Property Insurance: Safeguard Your Business Assets

Introduction As a business owner, protecting your assets is a top priority. Commercial property insurance is a type of insurance coverage that can help safeguard your business assets in the event of damage or loss. In this blog post, we'll discuss the importance of commercial property insurance and what it ...

Business Interruption Insurance: Keeping Your Business Afloat During Unexpected Downtime

Introduction As a business owner, unexpected events can cause disruptions that can impact your ability to operate your business. Business interruption insurance is a type of insurance coverage that can help keep your business afloat during unexpected downtime. In this blog post, we'll discuss the importance of business interruption insurance ...

Workers’ Compensation Insurance: What Employers Need to Know

Introduction As an employer, providing a safe and healthy work environment for your employees is a top priority. However, accidents can still happen, which is why workers' compensation insurance is an important part of any business insurance portfolio. In this blog post, we'll discuss what employers need to know about ...

Commercial Auto Insurance: Understanding Coverage for Your Business Vehicles

Introduction As a business owner, protecting your vehicles and drivers is a top priority. Commercial auto insurance is a type of insurance coverage that can help safeguard your business vehicles and drivers in the event of an accident or other covered event. In this blog post, we'll discuss the importance ...

Professional Liability Insurance: Guarding Your Business Against Costly Claims

Introduction As a business owner, providing professional services to your clients is a top priority. However, mistakes and misunderstandings can happen, which is why professional liability insurance is an important part of any business insurance portfolio. In this blog post, we'll discuss what professional liability insurance is and why it's ...

Cyber Liability Insurance: Protect Your Business from Cyber Threats

Introduction As a business owner, protecting your business from cyber threats is essential in today's digital world. Cyber liability insurance is a type of insurance coverage that can help safeguard your business from the financial losses resulting from cyber attacks and data breaches. In this blog post, we'll discuss the ...

Employment Practices Liability Insurance: Minimizing Risk in the Workplace

"What is Employment Practices Liability Insurance? Employment practices liability insurance is a type of insurance coverage that provides protection for your business in the event of employment-related claims, such as discrimination, harassment, or wrongful termination. This type of coverage can provide financial assistance for legal defense costs, settlement costs, and ...

Directors and Officers Liability Insurance: Shielding Your Organization’s Leaders

Introduction As a leader of an organization, you have a duty to act in the best interests of the company and its stakeholders. However, mistakes and misunderstandings can happen, which is why directors and officers liability insurance is an important part of any organization's insurance portfolio. In this blog post, ...

How to Create a Comprehensive Business Insurance Plan

Introduction As a business owner, protecting your business from financial losses resulting from unexpected events is essential. A comprehensive business insurance plan can help safeguard your business and provide peace of mind. In this blog post, we'll discuss how to create a comprehensive business insurance plan. Assess Your Risks The ...

Health Savings Accounts (HSAs): A Tax-Advantaged Way to Save for Medical Expenses

Introduction A health savings account (HSA) is a tax-advantaged savings account that can be used to pay for medical expenses. HSAs are available to individuals and families who have a high-deductible health plan (HDHP) and offer several benefits, including tax savings and flexibility in how funds are used. In this ...

Understanding the Different Types of Health Insurance Plans

Introduction Health insurance is an important part of financial planning, providing financial protection against unexpected medical expenses. However, there are many different types of health insurance plans available, each with its own benefits and limitations. In this blog post, we'll discuss the different types of health insurance plans and how ...

How to Choose the Right Health Insurance Deductible and Copay

Introduction Choosing the right health insurance plan can be a complex decision, but one of the most important factors to consider is the deductible and copay. The deductible is the amount you must pay before your insurance coverage kicks in, while the copay is the amount you pay for each ...

Short-Term Health Insurance: Pros and Cons

"Sure! Here's a blog post on ""Short-Term Health Insurance: Pros and Cons"": Introduction Short-term health insurance is a type of coverage that is designed to provide temporary health insurance benefits. This type of insurance can be appealing for individuals who are in between jobs or have a gap in coverage. ...

Dental and Vision Insurance: Why They’re Important and How to Choose a Plan

Introduction Dental and vision insurance are important components of a comprehensive healthcare plan. They provide coverage for routine checkups and treatments for dental and vision health. In this blog post, we'll discuss why dental and vision insurance is important and how to choose the right plan for your needs. Why ...

Telemedicine: The Future of Health Care and Insurance

Introduction Telemedicine is a new and rapidly growing trend in the healthcare industry. It allows patients to receive medical care and advice remotely, through the use of video conferencing and other digital technologies. In this blog post, we'll explore how telemedicine is changing the face of healthcare and insurance. The ...

The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Health Insurance

Introduction The Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law in 2010, with the goal of increasing access to affordable healthcare for all Americans. In this blog post, we'll explore how the ACA has impacted the health insurance industry and what it means for consumers. Key Provisions of the ACA ...

How to Maximize Your Health Insurance Benefits

Introduction Health insurance can be a valuable resource for managing your healthcare expenses. However, understanding your coverage and maximizing your benefits can be challenging. In this blog post, we'll explore some tips for getting the most out of your health insurance coverage. Know Your Plan Understand Your Benefits Take the ...

Health Insurance and Mental Health: Coverage for a Growing Concern

Introduction Mental health issues are becoming an increasingly common concern in our society. Fortunately, health insurance plans are required to cover mental health services just as they cover physical health services. In this blog post, we'll explore how health insurance covers mental health issues and what you can do to ...

The Importance of Life Insurance for Young Adults

Introduction Life insurance is not something that most young adults think about, but it's an essential part of financial planning. Life insurance can provide financial protection for your loved ones in the event of your unexpected death. In this blog post, we'll discuss the importance of life insurance for young ...

Life Insurance and Estate Planning: Protecting Your Legacy

Introduction Estate planning is an essential part of ensuring that your assets are distributed according to your wishes after your death. Life insurance can be an important part of estate planning, providing financial support for your loved ones and protecting your legacy. In this blog post, we'll discuss the importance ...

How to Calculate Your Life Insurance Needs

Introduction Calculating your life insurance needs is an essential part of financial planning. Life insurance can provide financial support for your loved ones in the event of your unexpected death. In this blog post, we'll discuss how to calculate your life insurance needs. Assess Your Financial Obligations The first step ...

The Role of Life Insurance in Business Succession Planning

Introduction Business succession planning is an essential part of ensuring the long-term success of your business. Life insurance can play an important role in business succession planning, providing financial support for your loved ones and ensuring that your business can continue after your death. In this blog post, we'll discuss ...

Life Insurance for Stay-at-Home Parents: Why It’s Essential

Introduction Life insurance is often associated with breadwinners who provide financial support for their families. However, stay-at-home parents also need life insurance to protect their families in the event of their unexpected death. In this blog post, we'll discuss why life insurance is essential for stay-at-home parents. The Value of ...

Understanding Life Insurance Riders and Additional Benefits

Introduction Life insurance is an important part of financial planning, providing financial support for your loved ones in the event of your unexpected death. However, many people are not aware of the additional benefits and options that are available through life insurance riders. In this blog post, we'll discuss the ...

How to Choose the Right Life Insurance Beneficiary

Introduction Choosing the right life insurance beneficiary is an important part of your financial planning. Your beneficiary will receive the death benefit from your life insurance policy, providing financial support for your loved ones in the event of your unexpected death. In this blog post, we'll discuss how to choose ...

Common Life Insurance Myths Debunked

Introduction Life insurance is an important part of financial planning, providing financial support for your loved ones in the event of your unexpected death. However, there are many myths and misconceptions surrounding life insurance that can prevent people from purchasing the coverage they need. In this blog post, we'll debunk ...

Life Insurance and Retirement: Planning for a Secure Future

Introduction Life insurance is an important part of financial planning, providing financial support for your loved ones in the event of your unexpected death. However, life insurance can also play a role in retirement planning, providing additional financial security for your retirement years. In this blog post, we'll discuss how ...

Help Your Injured Employees Heal Faster and Reduce Your Costs

Getting injured workers back on their feet isn't just good for them – it's good for your business too. Prineville Insurance partners with you to create effective return-to-work programs that benefit everyone. Faster recovery: Modified work plans can accelerate healing for your employees. Cost savings: Reduce workers' compensation expenses and maintain productivity. ...

Take Control of Your Insurance Costs with Smart Safety Strategies

Prineville Insurance understands that a safe workplace leads to lower insurance costs and a thriving business. That's why we offer more than just policies – we give you the tools to reduce risks and prevent costly accidents. Our safety expertise can help you: Hire the right people: We'll provide guidance on ...

Manage Workers’ Compensation Claims Effectively and Save

Filing an incident report or a worker's compensation claim can be stressful. Prineville Insurance is here to simplify the process and help you control those costs. What to do when a workplace injury occurs: Incident Report (minor injuries): Use this for incidents requiring only first aid and when the worker doesn't ...

Understand Your Workers’ Comp Rates and How to Control Costs

Workers' Comp Basics Oregon law requires it: Protect yourself and your employees from unexpected costs and potential lawsuits. Covers: Medical bills, lost wages during recovery, and other necessary benefits for worker injuries. How Your Rates are Calculated Industry matters: Your business type is assigned a class code (e.g., construction has higher risk than ...

The Homeowner’s Insurance Guide: What You Need to Know Before Buying Explain the basics of coverage and how to make informed decisions.

The Homeowner's Insurance Guide: What You Need to Know Before Buying Buying a home is a significant milestone, and protecting your investment with the right homeowner's insurance is crucial. This guide will equip you with the essential knowledge you need to make informed decisions about your insurance coverage. Understanding Homeowner's ...

Why Renters Insurance is a Must, Even If You Think You Don’t Own Much Dispelling myths, highlighting renters’ risks, and the affordability of protection.

Why Renters Insurance is a Must, Even If You Think You Don't Own Much: Dispelling Myths, Highlighting Risks, and the Affordability of Protection Living the renter lifestyle? You might think renters insurance is unnecessary, especially if you feel you don't own much. But think again! Myth Busting: It's Not Just ...

Protecting Your Growing Family: The Importance of Life Insurance Emphasize the need for life insurance, especially as families change.

Protecting Your Growing Family: The Importance of Life Insurance Starting and growing a family is an exciting and fulfilling journey. However, with this joy comes the responsibility of ensuring their well-being, both in the present and the future. An essential aspect of this is securing life insurance, a safety net ...

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