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Innovative Insurance Solutions

We live in a changing world, and your business insurance needs to be changing as well. In order to keep your commercial insurance up to date you need to have the ability to change and update your insurance program on a regular basis. The insurance industry has developed a number of innovative coverage that your business may just need.

Does Santa Claus Need Insurance?

Imagine that your entire business was focused on just one day out of the whole year? You have to spend 364 days preparing for one single product distribution. Do you think there might be just a little bit of stress—say around December 20? If we attempted to present Santa with a business insurance proposal, he might say, “Who would sue Santa?” I

What Have We Learned From Natural Disasters

This past month we have had major wildfires in California and Oregon and Hurricanes in Florida and Texas. We hope the victims of all these vents are recovering and our prayers and thoughts are with them still. Thank you to all the first responders who have risked their lives during the past few months.

How To Get The Most Out Of Your Homeowner’s Insurance

Most people only think about their homeowner’s insurance once a year when the policy renews, or if they have a claim. With winter weather approaching, we hope that you will take time to review your home insurance.

Three Types of Crime That Creates Problems For Your Business

Business insurance can protect you from many different kinds of criminal activity. We thought it would be worthwhile to identify a few ways criminals try to steal from your business.

A Few Simple Ways to Prepare Now For a Disaster

We have witnessed the wrath of hurricane Harvey and are looking at Irma hitting the East Coast Soon. Wild fires are hitting the West very hard. We thought it might be good to offer a little disaster preparedness.

Test Your Business Insurance IQ

We don’t expect you to be experts in business insurance, but we thought it might be fun to test you on what you do know about your business insurance.

Summer Means Greater Safety Awareness for Motorcycle Drivers

Summer traditionally sees an increase in motorcycle accidents, primarily due to the increased number of riders on the roads.

Construction Risks Increase In The Summer

We are heading into summer and that means there will be increased construction activity throughout the city. Risk and insurance experts tell us that construction risk and injuries increase from June through September.

Some Personal Supplemental Coverages Offer Value

Buying auto or home insurance can be confusing these days. Insurance companies keep making marketing claims that may or may not be very accurate. We are here to make your personal insurance buying decisions as smooth as possible.

Insurable Risks Derived From A Growing Businesses

Recently, small business owners were surveyed to help identify some of the top risks they faced when growing their businesses1 . Many small business owners are unaware of the new, and increased, risks that come with growth.

Slip Right Into Watercraft Insurance

In 2016, the Coast Guard counted 4,463 accidents that involved 701 deaths, 2,903 injuries and approximately $49 million dollars of damage to property as a result of recreational boating accidents.

Wildfires Can Occur Anywhere

Unlike earthquakes and floods, wildfire damage should not require a separate policy, and probably does not even require a high-risk policy. It is a good idea, however, to know what your homeowner’s policy does cover. In many cases wildfires are covered, but it is always good to call your agent for a homeowner’s insurance review

Are You Prepared For A Workers’ Compensation Audit?

Every business must have workers’ compensation insurance. This kind of coverage is designed to protect the workers from on-the-job injuries. Workers’ compensation also protects the employer from liability in the event of a workplace illness or injury.

Business Practices for Which you Will be Thankful

One of the best things a business owner can do to protect his or her business, is to have a business
insurance program that covers your business in the best way possible. Your business insurance program should include Employment Practice Liability, and Directors and Officers Liability insurance. These coverage’s can often be bundled together through a management liability policy.

Is Earthquake Insurance Really Needed?

Many California homeowners go without earthquake insurance. Often people mistakenly think that earthquakes are covered under their homeowner’s policy. Other people figure the odds are low, and that nothing will happen. Let us correct you; unless you have added earthquake coverage, it is excluded from your homeowner’s policy. Some mortgage companies may even require earthquake coverage, depending where you are located.

 The Impact of Legalized Marijuana On Your Business

California legalized the use of marijuana last year and the impact will be felt on all businesses. The new California initiative would allow adults to grow as many as six plants for personal use. In addition, the ballot measure allows retail sales of marijuana by licensed shops and imposes a 15% excise tax.

From Two Incomes to One… and The Value of Live Insurance 

Most families depend on two incomes to make ends meet.  If your spouse died suddenly, could your family continue to meet all their financial obligations—from paying rent or the mortgage, to daily living expenses?  Could your family continue their standard of living on a single income?  Would your plans for the future stay intact? 

Are There Insurance Lessons In “The Walking Dead”?

The AMC TV show, The Walking Dead has captured the interest of many of us.  It is one of the most popular shows on TV. While the chances of zombies roaming around an apocalyptic State of Georgia are remote, there are still many things we can learn from the show.  

Does My Insurance Cover My Christmas Gifts?

The holidays are behind us, the tree is down, and the gifts are put away.  But wait, you may have a problem! In some cases, you may need to update your home insurance or auto insurance in order to maintain the proper coverage.  Many of us may have purchased gifts that increase our personal liability, and we thought it might be good to review these items. If you have any of these items, please call your agent today.  

Remember, Criminals Are Also Looking For Deals This Holiday

We are in the middle of the holiday season. While you are out shopping for the perfect gift, criminals are also out looking for ways to enhance their holiday take. While your personal insurance will most likely cover losses from theft, we thought it might be a good time to have us review your personal insurance. Stop in and have some coffee while we review your homeowner's insurance coverage. 

A Little Preparation Can Get Your Business Running After a Loss

No one wants to think about an event so severe that it would cause your business to close. However, disaster needs to be part if your ongoing business plan. Mojor events can include floods, storms, data breach, fires, accidents, death of an owner, or lawsuits. Whatever the risk, a little pre-planning can go a long way toward getting your business up and running. 

2016 Holiday Shopping Safety

Halloween is over and that means we are in the middle of the Holiday season. During the next 60 days, we will all be busy shopping, eating out, and traveling. Thieves know that the police are overloaded during the holiday season, and they will take full advantage of it. Burglars know that there are many expensive items in homes and cars during this time. 

Why Motorcycle Insurance Important

You love your bike and where your bike can take you. When you hit the road it is important to have safety in mind as well as the right kind of motorcycle insurance. 

We Understand Your Farm or Ranch is All About Family

Your farm is your livelihood, and you can never too cautious. Since an accident can happen when you least expect it, it is important to be prepared when potential problems arise. Most traditional insurance products do not respond to the needs of farm and ranch operations. These needs can include special farm equipment, equine property, stable liability, dairy exposure, cattle and other livestock mortality exposures, high valued homes, and livestock breeder's floater, to name just a few. 

Summer Months Mean An Increase In Road Contruction Zones

Road and highway construction projects increase between the months of June and September. All of us have come upon road projects and have been asked to slow down or stop. If you get into an accident, your personal auto insurance coverage. In the past five years, over 4,400 people have died because of auto accidents in highway work zones. The drivers and passengers are the ones most often injured. Remember, road worker are just doing their jobs. Be kind and follow instructions.

How Can Your Business Limit Lawsuits

Your business not only creates income for you, it may provide employment for other people. Small and medium businesses are subject to the same risks as major corporations. You buy business insurance to help protect your business for claims and litigation that may come from a variety of sources.

The Risks Of Owning A Swiming Pool

Summer is here and many of us are enjoying our backyard swimming pool. It is good to remember that owning a pool not only has liability risks, but there are property risks as well. However, most important is keeping your friends and family safe, so here are a few pool safety reminders. 

How Cyber Liability Insurance Can Keep You In Business 

Almost every business has a cyber liability exposure. Most businesses are secure some form of coverage to protect their companies from these types of threats. A recent report by leading insurance firm said that purchases of cyber insurance grew over 30% in the last year. It has become clear that that even a good IT department cannot solve all the cyber risks your business has.

Does My Privately Held Business Need Directors and Officers Liability Insurance 

Directors and Officers (D&O) Insurance is an effective for the risks facing private organizations. Our products and services are designed to fit the needs of your business. Our insurance policy protects directors, officers, employees. volunteers, committee members, trustees, and the organization itself. 

Overlooked Business Insurance Coverage

There is nothing more important than having the right commercial insurance for your business. Let’s face it, one uninsured loss could be devastating to your business. According to the Small Business Administration, 30% of businesses never recover from large loss. Your business insurance can be designed to fit your individual needs. Here are a few business insurance coverages that some business may overlook.  

Educate Your Kids About Summer Bike Safety

Summer is almost here and your kids will be out of the house playing and biking all over the neighborhood. Now is a good time to teach them about riding their bicycles in a safe manor. Your homeowner's policy can provide coverage for bicycle theft, and some homeowner's policies have low coverage limits for things like sporting equipment. If you own a high value bike you may want to make sure it is properly covered. Remember any loss covered will be subject to your homeowner's insurance deductible. 

Dangers Of Texting And Driving

A texting driver is twenty three times more likely to have an accident than a non-texting driver is. However, one million people chat and text while driving each day. The average text takes a driver's eyes off the road for nearly five seconds, so when traveling 55mph, that is enough, time to cover the length of a football field. Most experts agree texting and driving is equal to driving drunk.

Have You Just Started A Business?

Startup businesses have a wide variety of issues, exposures, and concerns, and you want to make sure that your new venture will be protected. There are many different decisions that, as a new business owner, you need to make, and selecting the right commercial insurance is one of them. The first thing you need to do is hire the right agent to help you through the process of obtaining the right kind of commercial insurance. We recommend you choose an independent agent to help you. Independent agents have access to many different markets and can provide the right combination of commercial insurance products and services.  

How To Save On Commercial Insurance

The purchase of business insurance is an essential investment for business owners. Insurance policies protect the business from the financial consequences of accidents and mishaps that could erode profitability and threaten continuity of the operation. Business insurance can be expensive, so we wanted to give you a few tips in how to get the most out of your business insurance purchase. 

What To Do After An Accident

It is our hope that you never have an auto accident. But let’s face the facts, at some point you may be involved in an auto accident. The accident may be the fault of the other driver or due to your own negligence. Whatever the case, here are a few things to do right after an accident.

The Best Ways To Insure Your Recreational Toys

Spring is here and many of us are thinking about taking our boat out, hitting the road on our motorcycle, and even planning a long trip in our RV. Regardless of whether you are relaxing on your boat at the lake, traveling through the Rocky Mountains, camping with friends and family, or enjoying the open road on the bike of your dreams; you need to take the proper steps to protect what you have worked so hard to enjoy.

Have You Considered Professional Liability Insurance

Most businesses purchase general liability insurance to protect their businesses against certain kinds of claims. These claims could include bodily injury and property damage. It is very important for businesses to understand the difference between professional liability and general liability. 

For People Who Really Love Classic Cars

There is a special group of people who love that “old car feel”. People love older cars because these classics bring back childhood memories, and because they can be a good investment. Whatever the case, classic cars need the right kind of insurance. 

Don’t Let A Loss Turn Into A Financial Disaster

There is nothing worse than having a major home fire or other loss; unless it is to have a loss and then have difficulty getting your home repaired. This is especially true in areas of the country where a major disaster has hit. Unfortunately, disaster affected neighborhoods are often targeted by some unscrupulous people who offer construction, clean-up, or repair “services”, and then defraud their victims. We hope that you never have a disaster, but if you do, here are some sound suggestions for dealing with home repairs.


How Distracted Driving Can Affect Your Auto Insurance

Driving distractions are an increasing occurrence in America due to the growing use of hand-held devices. Driving is a skill that requires your full attention to safely control your vehicle and respond to events happening on the roads around you. Driving involves constant and complex coordination between your mind and body. Any event or thing that prevents you from operating your car safely is considered a distraction. For example, driving while using a hand-held device increases the likelihood you will be in a car accident by 400%. This has been a factor that has influenced recent restrictive legislation in our state banning hand-held devices while operating a vehicle.

Artisan Contractors Insurance

Construction projects depend on the special talent and skills of artisan contractors. Artisan contractors are part of our thriving economy. For many artisan contractors, the most cost effective and efficient way to obtain property and liability coverage is with a Business Owners Policy (BOP) especially tailored to their needs. Although marketed under a variety of names, these policies will typically have provisions similar to the BOP. In addition, a contractor will need workers’ Compensation insurance.

Proper Building Management for Winter Weather

Winter storms are a reality for many businesses in our area.  Winter storms include heavy snow, ice, wind, and even flooding.  All these events can create a complete shutdown for many businesses.  The good news is that there are many things that you can do to prepare your business for winter’s wrath.  Initiate your snow removal contract, if needed.  Work with your staff to check building conditions at all locations, and monitor the temperature.


Are You Up to Date on OSHA Regulations?

OSHA issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that clarifies an employer’s continuing obligation to keep and maintain accurate records of recordable incidents. The new rule doesn’t impose any new reporting requirements or add any new obligations for employers. Instead, the proposed rule clarifies the obligations that employers already have and reinforces that accurate records “are not simply paperwork, but have an important, in fact, life-saving purpose.”.To read more, click below:


Now Is The Time to Test Your Home Fire Safety Equipment

Now that Halloween is over and we have set our clocks back, it is time to check your home fire safety equipment.  Having working fire safety equipment can save lives. But electronic devices are not infallible; batteries die, and other parts of the smoke detector can wear out over time. Regular testing can help ensure that your family will be safe in the event of a fire in your home. .To read more, click below:


Redding Back To School Time…Sports Are Going Strong

As your child head back to school this fall, California parents need to be educated on the risks involved in  Redding school and club sports programs. These are generally good programs, but participation does come with some risk. There are over 35 million children participating in organized school and other sports programs throughout the United States. This is why sports injuries are the second leading cause of emergency room visits for children and adolescents, and the second leading cause of injuries in school. While many of these injuries are covered under some form of Florida health insurance, there should be some cause for alarm. Your personal liability may be increasing as youth sports get more competitive..To read more, click below:

Do You Want To Prevent Your Car From Being Stolen?

How important it is to have the correct Redding auto insurance?  Well, read the following statistics. A vehicle is stolen every 55 seconds in the United States. According to the National Highway Safety Administration, over 80% of all comprehensive claims involve auto theft. Only about 60% of stolen vehicles are recovered. 40-50% of vehicle theft is due to driver error. The top two months for vehicle thefts are July and August. Half of the insurance companies who offer auto insurance offer discounts for alarms or anti-theft devices.To read more, click below:

New Technologies Have Helped Lower Redding Homeowner’s Insurance

Can you believe all the new innovations that are available for your home? Many new technologies can help you in the kitchen, help keep your home cooler in summer, and some even reduce your Redding homeowner’s insurance premiums. Here is a recent quote from an insurance company, “If somebody has some sort of temperature-monitoring system in their house, we give them a discount for that.”To read more, click below:

The Key To Your Redding Life insurance

So, you’ve decided to purchase life insurance. Well then, you have made a good decision! If you have dependents, you know that you must provide for them long after you are gone. Buying life insurance shouldn’t be a budget buster either. Take a look at the following options which can help you save big time.We will give you free life insurance quotes. Naturally, you will want to talk to an agent. There are four types of life insurance plans from which you can choose: Term Life, Whole Life, Universal Life, and Variable Universal Life. To read more, click below:

Grilling Safety – California Style

Everyone in Redding loves a barbeque. Summer is here and we know that many of you are already firing up your grill and bringing on the steaks. But be safe when grilling. Did you know that in 2014, there were over 8,000 home fires that started from grills? 27% of these were stated on a balcony or porch. Every year, over 7,000 people are injured while grilling. To read more, click below:

It’s Hot Out There….California Heat Stress Prevention 

Summer is here, and many people are not accustomed to working and playing in hot temperatures. Heat stress is a signal that says the body is having difficulty maintaining its narrow temperaturerange. As a Redding employer, you have an obligation to ensure a safe work place, and the law requires businesses to have Workers’ Compensation Insurance. Workers’ Compensation insurance can provide the coverage to protect your business from heatstress claims.To read more on these preventions, click below:

Congratulations Graduates 2015… You Now Need Masters Level Insurance

In the next few weeks, over 1.5 million students will have completed their bachelor’s degree. Parents and students, as you hang that degree on the wall it may be time for a review of your home insurance and auto insurance. As students move out on their own it becomes important to consider these different insurance coverages. Renter's or Homeowner's Insurance, Auto Insurance, as well as, Health Insurance, To read more on these services, click below:

Are You Prepared For Wildfire Season?

According to the Federal Government, almost 90 percent of the wildfires in the United States are caused by humans.  We are heading into the key wildfire season, which is May through August.  Last year, the top states for wildfire damage were California, Texas, Colorado, Utah, Oregon, and Arizona. These wild fires burned over 320,000 acres, and caused billions of dollars in damage.Unlike earthquakes and floods, wildfire damage should not require a completely separate policy, and probably does not even require a high risk policy. It is a good idea, however, to know what your homeowner’s policy does cover.  In many cases wildfires are covered, but it is always good to call your agent for a homeowner’s insurance review. To read more, click below:

The Shocking News….Most People Do Not Have Enough Life Insurance

According to the latest information, most people do not have enough life insurance. Only 6 out of 10 people have even considered life insurance, and many who do have life insurance don’t think they have enough. 70% of households with children say they are just barley meeting needs. But what would happen to those families if income was lost due to the death of a spouse? Over 80% of California residents over-estimate the cost of life insurance. In reality, life insurance is very affordable and provides your family with financial peace of mind upon your passing.To read more on these concerns, click below:

You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know - Online Insurance

California consumers purchase many goods and services online. Online shopping is great for purchasing certain items.  However, if you are thinking about purchasing something as important as insurance online, think about these issues before you click “BUY NOW”. There are many concerns with Purchasing Online Insurance. The main reason you buy personal insurance is to provide financial resources in the event of a major loss. You do not buy insurance for a flat tire. You can manage that. But you do want protection when a major loss occurs. To read more on these concerns, click below:

Sometimes We Tell Our Clients Not To Buy Insurance

As we continue our articles on a new way to think about the insurance buying experience, we want to turn our attention to times when insurance may not be the right solution. Remember, we are more interested in helping our clients find the right insurance or risk solution. We will be the first to say that certain types of insurance may not always be best for your needs. We believe each client is unique and therefore requires unique insurance solutions. But there is more to the process. To read more, click below:

Proven Ways To Really Mess Up Your Personal Insurance

Many people often call our office with serious problems with their Redding homeowner’s, auto or renter’s insurance. These problems often involve an accident or loss that was not covered, which could have been covered if our agency was involved. Selecting your personal insurance can be one of the most important financial decisions you make. Personal insurance is there to protect your home, family and assets from loss. To read more on common ways, click below:

How Technology Has Impacted Personal Insurance

There is no doubt that auto technology has had a positive impact on Redding personal insurance.  Not only has technology produced advanced safety features, but it has actually helped keep Redding personal insurance premiums lower. All the automotive manufactures are designing new ways to make the driving experience more exciting and safe. To read more, click below:

Five Gaps in Coverage for Many Small California Businesses

According to the latest surveys by major insurers, small to medium sized California businesses have a number of critical gaps in their business insurance coverage. The reasons for gaps vary; not fully understanding how certain coverage applies to their business, buying insurance from a captive agent who can’t provide the coverage, thinking their commercial coverage provides the coverage, and finally believing they don’t have the risk. To read more on these insruance truths, click below:

Redding Renters: Don’t Forget About Insurance

California Renters Insurance is Needed and Often Required. Renters insurance covers your personal property such as clothes, computers, electronics, furniture and more. If your property is damaged in a fire or stolen, renters insurance can be there to help you. The policy also covers your property when it is away from your home; for example, if your laptop is stolen or damaged due to a covered peril when you take it with you on vacation.To read more on these insruance truths, click below:

Basic Truths To Consider When Buying Insurance

One of the most important things to consider when considering your personal or business insurance is, “What is the purpose, or goal, of having insurance in the first place?” If you want insurance to cover every broken window, theft of a lawn mower, or $500 medical bill, then you will pay more for the coverage. But we believe that insurance is designed to protect your business, home and family from the catastrophic events like, fire, serious injury or loss of a vehicle. In other words, losses that will affect your long term--not ruin your day. If you own an older car, it is better for you to increase your deductibles and pocket the premium savings.To read more on these insruance truths, click below:

Why Auto Insurance May Be The Most Important Financial Decision You Make

At Berry Curtis Insurance, we combine premium auto Insurance with personalized service to give you the best coverage possible. Our Redding auto insurance specialists will work with you one-on-one to find a policy that keeps you and your drivers protected at all costs – for peace-of-mind driving assurance.

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there are five leading factors involved in auto accidents. To read more on these factors, click below:

Avoid Holiday Party Law Suits

As your Redding business prepares for the annual company holiday party, remember that these activities can increase your risk. While your business insurance would most likely response to claims, we have a number of tips to help reduce the likelihood of litigation. It is worth noting that employers are responsible for the conduct of their employees at all work related events.To read more click below:


Ferguson Riots: A Good Reminder Of How Property Insurance Applies

We all witnessed the recent riots in Ferguson Missouri. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected, with hopes of restoration. Most news reports showed buildings and cars set on fire and stores vandalized. The authorities responded, but pulled back due to safety concerns. These tragic events bring two questions to mind regarding business insurance. First, does business insurance cover damage to my business during a riot? Second, will business insurance pay, even if the fire department stops fighting the fire and my building is destroyed?To read more click below:

Do You Want To Lower Your Winter Heating & Insurance Costs?

The outside temperature is getting colder, and those long hot days of our Redding summer are over. As we move into the fall and winter, now is the time to think about ways to save on your heating bills as well as your home insurance. Now is a great time to have us review your personal insurance including your home, auto, life, motorcycle and RV insurance. We have been able to help our customers save hundreds of dollars by shopping their account to many of our great markets.To read more click below:

The Importance of Having a Home Inventory

If you have a fire or burglary in your California home you would expect the insurance company to repair and or replace your lost and damaged items. Would you be able to remember every item you have accumulated over the years if they were all gone? If your home is damaged, or totally lost due to a fire or other event, having a home inventory will help you recover all your personal property with the least amount of time and stress. Having a home inventory is the easiest and best way to manage insurance claims after a disaster or loss. This also expedites the claim process, making it easier to be paid.  To read more click below:

Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween is fast approaching. Kids love to dress up, get together with friends, and go door-to-door hoping to find the full size candy bar. Halloween is the second highest grossing commercial holiday after Christmas. Children are more likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than on any other day of the year. A little pre-planning can prevent unfortunate accidents that could turn out to be tragic for kids and trying for you. Here are some pointers for ensuring your house is a safe place for trick-or-treaters on October. 31. To read more click below:

When Is a Good Time for An Insurance Review?

Everyone, at some time, should have his or her California auto, home and business insurance reviewed by an independent insurance agent like Berry Curtis Insurance. If it has been more than a year since your last review, now may be a good time. We review all our clients’ insurance needs on a regular basis. There are many benefits to an insurance review including; prices change and a review can determine if you are getting competitive rates on your personal insurance, your coverage needs may have changed and your policy should reflect these changes, or there may be new insurance companies to which we have access.To read more click below:

Property In Storage; Am I Covered?

Self-storage or mini storage facilities are available in almost every part of California, and people are placing personal property in storage for many reasons. Some people store personal property during a move, to store an ATV, to store seasonal items, or simply need the extra storage space. These facilities offer safe and clean storage for a reasonable cost.To read more click below:

How to Avoid Insurance Scams

Most of us are hardworking honest people, who are building strong families and are productive members of our Redding CA. community. Unfortunately, there are a few people who try to take advantage of us and we need to be educated on what to watch for. Fraud, including insurance scams, is the second-most burdensome financial crime in the United States. Tax evasion is number one.To read more click below:

Personal Umbrella Insurance

You’ve worked hard to earn your lifestyle. Consider adding additional liability protection to your Redding California, Home, Renters or Condo policy. Personal Umbrella Liability coverage added to your other policies can protect you, your spouse and any relatives living in your home for $1 million or more.To read more click below:

When Is A Good Time To Increase Deductibles On My California Auto Insurance?

We are all looking for ways to save money. Berry Curtis Insurance works hard to offer the best combination of California auto insurance  pricing and coverage to all our clients. We recommend that you review your California auto insurance program annually to make sure your insurance is meeting your changing needs. Considering changes in deductibles should be part of this process. Increasing deductibles can reduce your premiums and may save you money in the long run.To read more click below:

Cyber Risk Prevention

Cyber liability coverage (for data breaches) has evolved from just insurance for information technology companies to coverage that nearly every kind of business should have - if they don't already. From retailers, banks, contractors, distributors, restaurants and medical offices, many businesses are unaware of the severe data breach exposure they face. In short, any business not making an effort to protect personal private information is seriously out of step with the emerging landscape of privacy law. We can provide your firm with the right combination of pricing and coverage. Cyber risk insurance is available at very reasonable premiums. Many of our companies offer coverage to help protect your business from loss.To read more click below:

How to Insure Your Classic Car

The 1966 GTO, 1970 NOVA, and the 1960 T-Bird are all classic cars. Of course there are many more. We know the value you place on your classic car and have classic car insurance options for you. We specialize in insuring antique and classic cars, restorations, replicas, and even the modern classic car. You need the right kind of classic car insurance to protect your investment. Standard insurance may not be right for your collector car. We can protect your valuable asset with classic car insurance.To read more click below:

Does Your Homeowners Insurance Cover This?

Redding Homeowners insurance plays an important role in society. It protects your most important financial asset, your home. When most people think of damage to their home,

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Daniel S
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Andrew B.
We have no complaints about Berry Curtis Insurance! We've been using them for about seven years, and anything we've needed, they've done. They're very responsive when we have any questions, and they've helped us very much! They're very responsive and available. Berry is very good one-on-one. He's very good at explaining things, and he's always worked on our behalf. He knows his business, and he knows insurance. We've had no reason to go anywhere else! He's a professional in a professional industry.

Kathy B.
Berry Curtis Insurance covers my home, cars, and helps me with my business. I've known him for quite a while and he's very knowledgeable. If I have any questions, I can call and he always has the time to talk about them. Out of all the insurance people I've dealt with in the last 40 years, I've never had an insurance agent more helpful than Berry Curtis.

Thomas H.
erry Curtis has been an absolute pleasure to work with over the years. While his offices are in Redding and my business and residence are located in Sacramento he has helped immensely in more ways than I can count. My wife and I have our personal auto lines, our home owners, business liability, workers comp, and our business auto's all insured through Berry Curtis Ins. It is such a luxury to have one person to talk to about so many complicated issues in our personal and business lives. Berry and his staff are extremely helpful and knowledgeable. In addition, Berry is always willing to shop around for the best rates for each of our policies and has saved me a bundle by doing so. Also, the many times in which we need service such as to file a claim, change an employee, add or alter coverage, payroll reports, etc., they are always able to help almost immediately. They respond to calls and emails immediately unlike some where you may wait days or might even never receive follow up call. Their fees are minimal and we never feel like we are being overcharged. If you need insurance of any type you can rest assured Berry Curtis will make the process as simple and pleasant as possible.

Brian S.