Warm greetings to our valued clients, we hope this note finds you well as we find ourselves one month into the new year! We wanted to take a moment to touch base with you and keep you posted of some things to expect in the industry in 2018.
Last year was a busy one for us personally and professionally. Personally, we welcomed our new son Sawyer in November. He is healthy and growing quickly to keep up with his big brother and sister. Life with three children is busy and exciting and we feel very blessed!
On the business side of things, Kerth Insurance has continued to grow. For this we feel very grateful as the majority of our growth is built on referrals from you, our clients and friends. We don’t take for granted the trust you place in our agency when you send people our way and we are truly thankful! Last year, we brought on an additional agent, John O’Binger, who has over 15 years of experience in the insurance industry. We also welcomed additional support staff- you may have had the pleasure of speaking with Naomi Belcher on the phone when you have called in for service or support. Both John and Naomi have been great additions to our team!
We reported last year on auto insurance conditions and mentioned that rates were forecasted to rise in 2017 due to several factors such as increased cost and severity of auto insurance claims. We are happy to report that while we did see increases, we were often still able to find savings for clients by continuing to shop rates to find the best offerings. This year, it is expected that rates will continue on an upward trend- much of this is due to the sheer number of natural disasters our nation has experienced and the devastation they have caused. While we can’t do much to influence this upward trend, rest assured that we always have your best interest in mind and will continue to look for competitive carriers and rates. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you notice an increase in your rates; we will work hard to ensure you are getting the best rates and service in the market.
Once again, we sincerely thank you for choosing us as your insurance brokerage. We look forward to serving you in the year ahead!