Greenwich, CT (PRWEB) January 13, 2014
Connecticut insurance agency, Lampe-Batkin Associates, encourages individuals in the Greenwich community to protect and document all expensive holiday gifts.
The National Retail Federation predicted that 2013 holiday sales would rise 3.9% to $602.1 billion. This is a great deal of money spent on valuables. In fact, having these valuables at home may draw thieves to neighborhoods. Individuals who have received big ticket items are encouraged to not only insure them, but add them to a home inventory list. Insuring and creating a detailed home inventory list is the key to making sure all valuables are protected.
As a reliable agency, Lampe-Batkin Associates has put together a quick list of tips for homeowners to follow. It is important to remain responsible and take the necessary measures to protect all valuables. Individuals should:
#1: Save the receipts to expensive items. Having the original receipt will come in handy in the event of loss/damage of the item.
#2: Check in on coverage. Individuals should review their current home insurance and/or valuable insurance policy to make sure the new item is covered in the event of loss/damage.
#3: Consider extra coverage. In the event that the existing policy does not provide enough coverage, individuals should consider a floater or umbrella policy to increase the coverage limits.
#4: Add item to a home inventory list. Aside from the receipt, it is a good idea to add as much information as possible to a home inventory list. This may include the make, model, serial number, color, and place of purchase. Individuals who have not started a home inventory list should consider making this a priority in 2014. In the event of a claim, this list can help speed up the process and ensure that an individual receives the proper sum.
Individuals who are concerned about their holiday gifts and valuables should reach out to the agents at Lampe-Batkin Associates. The agency is committed to providing insurance that brings assurance to its clientele. Visit their website or call 888-520-9934 to learn more about the peace of mind that they can provide.
About Lampe-Batkin Associates:
Located in Greenwich, CT, Lampe-Batkin Associates has been serving Connecticut and New York individuals, families, and business owners for over 50 years. The third generation agency takes great pride in its growth and continues to provide quality coverage throughout each year. Aside from its personal and commercial insurance solutions, Lampe-Batkin is proud to offer high-quality services for Private Clients.