The Advantage Blog

Why Almost Everyone Should Get A Flu Shot

Annual Flu Shots Recommended for Almost All The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends annual influenza vaccination for everyone 6 months of age and older. The influenza vaccine has prevented millions of flu cases and tens of thousands of related hospitalizations, according to the CDC. The vaccine doesn’t guarantee 100 percent that you won’t […]

Kym Hussong Recognized for Outstanding Service

GOING ABOVE AND BEYOND TO DELIVER GREAT SERVICE Acuity Insurance recently named Kym Hussong, a Customer Service Representative at the Mitchell Agency, as one of its Outstanding Service Professionals for 2016. At the Mitchell Agency, Kym Hussong is known for putting her best effort into any task. “Kym always goes above and beyond the call […]

Timely Tips to Prevent Sports Injuries

High school and middle school football, soccer, cross country, volleyball and other teams are now preparing themselves for their fall sports seasons.  These are activities that our young athletes enjoy, but they can also be physically and emotionally demanding.  With all the practices and extra training involved, there’s a chance sports related injuries will occur. […]

Be Safe in the Water and When Boating This Summer

Enjoying swimming, boating and other activities around water are great summertime pastimes. Staying safe when in the water or on your boat takes some common sense and following some basic guidelines. Water Safety Tips The four major causes of drowning are (1) not wearing a life jacket, (2) abuse of alcohol, (3) lack of sufficient […]

Insurance Questions that Come before You Say “I do”.

June is traditionally the “BIG” month for weddings.  With so much love in the air there are times when some of the practical considerations of being newlyweds are overlooked.  Being properly insured is often one of them. Along with your new marital status come several questions.  Do I need life insurance and disability insurance?  How […]

The Extras Only an Independent Insurance Agent Can Offer

Acquiring insurance today can be done in multiple ways.  Through an agent who works for one insurance company, online direct to an insurance company, or through an independent agency that represents multiple insurance companies. Of all these approaches there is only one where the insurance agent is working directly on your behalf. That is the […]

Texting & Driving …. A Losing Combination

  At any given daylight moment across America, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 660,000 drivers are using cell phones or manipulating electronic devices while driving. In 2014, 3,179 people were killed, and 431,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers. It is Not All About the Teenagers A staggering […]

Spring Break Airline Travel … Tips to Minimize the Pain

We all look forward to a nice spring break get-away, but not necessarily to the airline trip to our destination.  Long check-in and security lines, delayed flights, and the crush of hundreds of fellow travelers can begin or end our trip on a painful note.   To avoid some of the hassles of airline travel, […]

The Painful Impact of Slips, Trips and Falls

Slips, trips and falls are one of the leading causes of unintentional injuries, according to the National Safety Council. The impact on a company’s workforce with lost work days, medical costs and ultimately on insurance rates is significant. 25,000 –estimated number of incidents each day 95 million – the number of lost workdays per year […]