I bet you didn’t even know there was such a day, but June 28, 2017 is Insurance Awareness Day. It may not be as exciting as national peanut butter cookie day that we recently celebrated here in our office, but it is a lot more important. The purpose of insurance is to help put your life back together again if an unfortunate event happens. Insurance Awareness Day is meant to be a reminder to check-in with your agent to be sure you are properly covered for your life, car, home, business, and more.
According to Wikipedia, property insurance can be traced back to the Great Fire of London in 1666 that destroyed more than 13,000 homes. The devastating effects of the fire converted the development of insurance from a matter of convenience into one of urgency. In 1681 Nicholas Barbon and his associates established the first fire insurance company that initially insured 5,000 homes.
Now that the history lesson is over, get out your insurance policies and ask your agent for a review to be sure you are appropriately covered in all aspects of your life.