LeBron James: Insuring His Financial Future

LeBron James: Insuring His Financial Future

June 1st, 2017 — Martinson Agency LLC — Chaska, MN

Tonight is the beginning of the 2017 NBA Finals and LeBron James is just four wins away from his 4th NBA Championship. Before winning MVP awards, breaking NBA records, and winning NBA titles, LeBron was a highly publicized high school athlete. Like many top ranked high school seniors he was scheduled to play in the 2003 McDonalds All-American Game.

LeBron was a virtual lock to be the number one pick in the 2003 NBA Draft. His initial contract would pay him 13 million dollars over three years. Because of this, he purchased a 10 million dollar insurance policy ensuring that if he suffered a career ending injury he would be compensated for potential wage loss. All-Star Game director Bob Geoghan believed this to be a smart decision stating “If I was him, I’d probably want the same thing. While the chances are slim that he would [suffer] a career ending injury, it’s something to think about.”

LeBron James and his representatives made sure to protect his financial future with an insurance policy. Make sure you do the same. Auto, home, and life insurance can help ensure that your financial future is protected. Call the Martinson Agency in Chaska, MN to learn more today!

To find out how more celebrities and athletes have protected themselves click here … Popular Celebs Insure More Than Cars and Houses

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Why Choose an Independent Agent?

Why Choose an Independent Agent?

October 19th, 2016 — Martinson Agency LLC — Chaska, MN

Rather than just a simple policy, you really need comprehensive risk management and a true partner in the process that can fit you with the right coverage at the best value.

More than 38,500 independent insurance agencies operate in the U.S. today, according to the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America. Instead of being beholden to one insurer – as is the case with exclusive agents – nonaligned agents typically represent several insurers. This allows them to provide a wide variety of valuable insurance options tailored to you and your unique needs.

That’s really just the beginning of why independent agents are valuable.

Greater Satisfaction

According to J.D. Power and Associates, overall satisfaction among customers who patronize small auto insurers is now greater than with large insurance firms. This is notable because smaller auto insurers are typically marketed by independent agents. “Price perception among customers of smaller insurers is likely influenced by the fact that they frequently select their insurer with the help of an independent agent,” said Greg Hoeg, J.D. Power VP of U.S. Insurance Operations. “Smaller insurers benefit from the personal interactions provided by their agency force, including their ability to educate customers about the value their policy provides.”

Speak On Your Behalf

Independent insurance agents’ top concern is the consumer. Your interests are their interests, so if you’re having a problem with your coverage or encounter issues that prevent you from being fully satisfied, they’re ready to go to the plate on your behalf.

One-Stop Shopping

Though there are independent insurance agents who specialize in one type of coverage, they usually deal with multiple products, including renters, homeowners, automobile and commercial insurance. Bundling is a great savings tool, and unaffiliated agents can help you take advantage of this savings by finding you the right “package” of coverages regardless of the carrier.

Confirm Your Insurance is Appropriate

All too often people buy insurance only to learn they’re underinsured when they need to file a claim. This is one of the risks of buying coverage on your own. Independent agents not only help you determine you’re buying the right type of insurance, but also the right amount of coverage.

All of us at the Martinson Agency in Chaska, MN are devoted to our customers. Being a small independent agency ensures that our focus is solely on the client regardless of the product that you are looking to purchase. Simply put, we care about YOU!

Don’t leave your insurance to luck! Call today us today!

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Popular Celebs Insure More Than Cars and Houses

Popular Celebs Insure More Than Just Cars and Houses

March 4th, 2016 — Martinson Agency LLC — Chaska, MN

Most people believe that insurance only relates to things like your cars, home or business. Celebrities however, take insurance to a completely different level. We thought it would be fun to share a few examples of popular celebs who have insured their body parts in an effort to protect their money maker.

Trou Polamalu – Troy is a well known retired NFL player who spent 12 seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was famous for being a great player but his three-foot-long hair also turned him into one of the most recognizable players in the league. Because of this, Head & Shoulders hired him to endorse their shampoo. Considering all of this, Troy has those beautiful flowing locks insured for 1 million dollars.

Mariah Carey – Mariah is a five time Grammy winning artist and believe it or not she is also the celebrity with the highest valued legs. She currently has her legs insured for 1 billion dollars. That’s right, billion…with a B.

Bruce Springsteen – No one can belt out “Born in the USA” quite like Bruce Springsteen. Because of this, “The Boss” has his unique vocal chords insured for 5.7 million dollars. Not a bad pay day if Bruce suddenly loses his ability to rock out.

Julia Roberts – Julia is an Oscar winning actress with a million dollar smile, literally. We should probably be a bit more specific, it is actually a 30 million dollar smile. That’s right, Julia Roberts has her smile insured for an astounding 30 million dollars.

Gene Simmons – You know this one right? Mr. Simmons is a bass player for the band KISS. When KISS was at its peak Gene seemed to recognize the value of his signature move; sticking out his ridiculously long tongue. In order to protect himself against the loss of this move, he purchased one million dollars in coverage on that disgustingly valuable skill set.

As you can see, insurance is a valuable resource for far more than just your car, home or business. Obviously, many of us will never have to worry about insuring our tongue, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take a long look at your assets prior to purchasing the first policy you stumble across. Contact your friends at the Martinson Agency in Chaska, MN for a comprehensive review of your insurance needs.

Don’t leave your insurance to luck! Call today!

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Email: jphagen@aibme.com