Dodge a Homeowners Insurance Claim by Understanding the Proper Use of Space Heaters in Anchorage, AK.

Prevent a Costly Fire in your Home by Following Proper Space Heater Safety Space heaters are undeniably a convenient and efficient way to heat some spaces including garages, bedrooms and workspaces like shops or offices areas. But, an often overlooked fact with space heaters is the dangers that … [Read more...]

Avoid Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Anchorage, AK

Keeping your Home in Anchorage, AK Safe from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Our homes should be places of comfort, relaxation and memories. That’s why it is important to protect your homes from dangers such as fires, theft and one people too often overlook: carbon monoxide (CO). Carbon monoxide is an … [Read more...]

How to Keep and Maintain a Fire Extinguisher in Anchorage, AK

How to Keep and Maintain a Fire Extinguisher in your Home Your home is much more than the place that you live or where you sleep. It is where you create memories, raise a family and have family and friends over to visit. Keeping everyone safe while they’re there should be a first priority. But, … [Read more...]

Proper Fireplace Safety for your Home in Anchorage, AK

Protect Your Home and Guests from Hidden Fireplace Dangers in Anchorage, AK A fireplace is one of a home’s greatest features and can bring an ambiance and warmth to a space to create that perfect night in on a cold evening. As important as they are for creating the perfect mood, it is equally … [Read more...]

Auto Insurance Myths: What to know

Let’s face it; auto insurance can be confusing, especially when it comes to insuring new vehicles. When trying to look up information surrounding auto insurance in Anchorage, AK the internet can be full of myths and misinformation. If you are trying to disseminate fact from fiction the experts at … [Read more...]

Home Insurance: Preventing a claim

As the countdown to the holidays and NYE approaches, undoubtedly you’ve got some new gadgets, toys or jewelry around the house. Thieves know this. While you are off enjoying a holiday gathering, vacation or party, thieves could be helping themselves to your things. Taking a few extra precautions may … [Read more...]

Generator Safety 101: Do you know?

At some point during the year, you may have lost power and depending on for how long, you may have gone and purchased a generator. Some purchase generators for the “just-in-case” scenario, while others use them for RVing or running a small shop. Regardless of why you have a back-up generator, they … [Read more...]

Filing an auto insurance claim

In the moments after an auto accident there are a million things that will run through your head. Checking yourself and other passengers for injuries is probably the first thing you do followed by visually assessing the damage to your vehicle. Your next steps may make the insurance claims process a … [Read more...]

Home Insurance: Don’t let your home be a house of horrors

Time to break out the conical hats, black cat decorations and the pumpkin seeds; Halloween is on its way! Whether you intend to go all out and build a spooky scene in your front yard complete with a giant spider and web or if you plan to put up a few jack-o-lanterns you can take some extra steps to … [Read more...]

Winterizing your summer toys

As winter approaches you start to prep your home and vehicles for inclement weather. You clean gutters, fix drafty areas and make sure that your emergency kit is stocked. You also store your summer toys. RVs, motorcycles and boats need to be prepped for winter too, just to make sure that they are in … [Read more...]

Does my home or auto insurance cover hail damage?

Spring and summer bring wonderful warm (sometimes hot) weather. With that warmer weather, the potential for thunder and hail storms increases. According to the Insurance Information Institute, the U.S. saw more than 5,450 hail related weather events in 2013. While thunderstorms may rattle your … [Read more...]

Simple car maintenance: A how-to guide

When it comes to car maintenance, there are some things that are best left to the professionals. While you may not be able to repair issues with your engine, transmission or other vital systems in your vehicle, you can perform some simple maintenance and save yourself at little bit of … [Read more...]

Fire safety practices in Alaska

At some point during the end of summer and beginning of fall, you will likely use fire for something. Whether it be a camp fire or a grill, the potential for both fun and hazards is present. We put together a few helpful tips for using fire (and its byproducts) safely and responsibly. Fire Safety … [Read more...]

What are my insurance options for rental car coverage?

You know (or should know) exactly what your auto insurance covers if you get into an accident with your vehicle. But what if you are driving a vehicle that is not yours, specifically what if you are driving a rental car? Whether it be for a business trip, vacation or just a loaner while your vehicle … [Read more...]

The case for travel insurance

While booking a family vacation there are some important things you should plan for and we’d like to discuss an insurance topic that many people do not know about or elect to not purchase: travel insurance. This is not a product that we (or most insurance companies sell) so this is purely for … [Read more...]

Identity Fraud: An unfortunate reality

It has been all over the news lately: data breaches at major retailers have been potentially compromising shoppers debit and credit cards. While your banking institutions and credit card issuers do offer some protection against fraudulent charges to your accounts, did you know that your homeowner’s … [Read more...]

Top driving faux pas in Alaska

We wanted to know what some of your biggest gripes about those other drivers you share the road with. After tallying our unofficial poll results, we compiled a list of bad habits behind the wheel. Blinkers: Not using a blinker topped the list of annoyances on the road. Using a blinker allows … [Read more...]

RV Insurance – Which type to suit your needs?

You are enjoying your family road trip or living full time in your RV. Seeing the country one highway at a time and making lasting family memories. The last thing you want is an accident or lawsuit that will take up valuable time and resources. Taking the proper precautions like making sure you have … [Read more...]

Get on a solid foundation – Earthquake Insurance

Unlike some natural disasters, earthquakes are extremely difficult to predict. There are several regions in the U.S. that are at higher risk than others for having the “big one” and we just happen to live in one of them. Depending on the depth, intensity and duration, an earthquake can do … [Read more...]

Basic home emergency preparedness kit in Anchorage, AK

No one wants to think that they may be stuck in their home during a natural disaster, but the reality is natural disasters happen in every state in our country. During a natural disaster, keeping your family safe and comfortable is a top priority and having an emergency preparedness kit in … [Read more...]

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month and J.C. Morris Insurance wants to make sure that you are getting to your destination safe and sound. Keeping alert on the road can help keep you from getting in an accident or a costly ticket. Refereeing the kids in the backseat, soaking up a coffee … [Read more...]

Auto Insurance Premiums in Anchorage, AK – What to Know

You get a bill every month (or every six months depending on your preference) for your auto insurance premiums in Anchorage, Alaska. Your policy details what is covered and what is not. What it may not detail is how the policy cost was determined. There are many factors that go into an individual … [Read more...]

Flood Insurance: Protection for a soggy day

Typically when we think of things like wildfires or snowstorms, we confine them to seasons. Not all natural disasters are season specific and events like massive rainstorms can occur with the right conditions any time of year. Keeping a flood insurance policy, even if you are not in a high-risk area … [Read more...]

RC vs. ACV – What does it mean?

An insurance policy’s usefulness is determined by the policy language used. Specific policy language determines what is covered, what is excluded and the amounts covered under the policy. Reviewing your insurance policy language every now and again may be helpful in the event of a claim, as you … [Read more...]

Closing the Gap: Do I need Gap Insurance?

Congratulations, you just bought a new (or new to you) car! You were able to afford a down payment and now you are the proud owner of a new car and a monthly car payment. But, what happens if your car becomes involved in an accident and you owe more than your car is worth? Imagine this scenario: … [Read more...]

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Hiring a Contractor from a Classified Ad – What You Need to Know

It is so tempting… a contractor who will perform a landscaping job for ½ of what other quotes were and to think… you found him on Craigslist! Certainly Craigslist and other free classified websites have become a terrific resource for used goods as well as handyman services. However, there are … [Read more...]

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