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October Quotes for a Cause - Great Lakes Art and Gifts

We are excited to run a monthly Quotes for a Cause campaign. Each month, our agency will be donating $5 per new business quote to a nonprofit or charitable organization, regardless of whether or not the policy is...

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Community Highlight - Great Lakes Art and Gifts

We are excited to run a monthly Quotes for a Cause campaign. Each month, our agency will be donating $5 per new business quote to a nonprofit or charitable organization, regardless of whether or not the policy is...

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September Quotes for a Cause -Uplift Our Youth Foundation

We are excited to run a monthly Quotes for a Cause campaign. Each month, our agency will be donating $5 per new business quote to a nonprofit or charitable organization, regardless of whether or not the policy is...

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What Do I Need To Know About Open Enrollment?

What Do I Need To Know About Open Enrollment? Everyone’s favorite time of the year! Open enrollment for Medicare and individual plans is among us. This is a period during which you can change plans, explore new...

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Life Insurance Awareness Month

The Rathbun Agency has been providing insurance solutions for auto, home, business and life insurance for over sixty years. When we bring up life insurance, customers find it easy to put off a decision. As life...

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Community Highlight - Uplift Our Youth Foundation

We are excited to run a monthly Quotes for a Cause campaign. Each month, our agency will be donating $5 per new business quote to a nonprofit or charitable organization, regardless of whether or not the policy is...

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Ben Rathbun Featured on Cover of Independent Agent Magazine

Our very own Ben Rathbun was recently featured on the cover of Independent Agent magazine. Here is a copy of the cover article: In an industry centered around helping people, it's no surprise that many independent...

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Quotes for a Cause - Williamston Theatre

We are excited to run a monthly Quotes for a Cause campaign. Each month, our agency will be donating $5 per new business quote to a nonprofit or charitable organization, regardless of whether or not the policy is...

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Community Highlight - Williamston Theatre

We are excited to run a monthly Quotes for a Cause campaign. Each month, our agency will be donating $5 per new business quote to a nonprofit or charitable organization, regardless of whether or not the policy is...

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July Quotes for a Cause - Michigan Refugee Hope

We are excited to run a monthly Quotes for a Cause campaign. Each month, our agency will be donating $5 per new business quote to a nonprofit or charitable organization, regardless of whether or not the policy is...

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Rathbun Agency Adds Pioneer State Mutual To Carrier Lineup

For sixty four years, we have been proud to partner with the best insurance carriers that offer broad coverage and competitive pricing. We are very excited to announce that we have added Pioneer State Mutual to our...

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Do We Really Need Insurance Agents Anymore?

With access to just about all the information you need online to make purchasing decisions, do you really need an insurance agent anymore? The thought of interacting in person with a local agent seems like an obsolete...

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Community Highlight- Michigan Refugee Hope

We are excited to run a monthly Quotes for a Cause campaign. Each month, our agency will be donating $5 per new business quote to a nonprofit or charitable organization, regardless of whether or not the policy is...

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June Quotes for a Cause - The You've Got This Project

We are excited to run a monthly Quotes for a Cause campaign. Each month, our agency will be donating $5 per new business quote to a nonprofit or charitable organization, regardless of whether or not the policy is...

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Rathbun Agency Welcomes Robert Sellers to Sales Team

We are proud to introduce the latest addition to our Sales Team! Robert Sellers joins us with several years of prior sales experience after relocating back to Michigan from Virginia. Robert is originally from Battle...

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Community Highlight - The You've Got This Project

We are excited to run a monthly Quotes for a Cause campaign. Each month, our agency will be donating $5 per new business quote to a nonprofit or charitable organization, regardless of whether or not the policy is...

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May Quotes for a Cause - Friends of the Lansing Regional Trails

We are excited to run a monthly Quotes for a Cause campaign. Each month, our agency will be donating $5 per new business quote to a nonprofit or charitable organization, regardless of whether or not the policy is...

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Michigan Young Agent Ele's Place Virtual 5K

From June 1st-5th, our national insurance association hosted National Give Week. The goal was to highlight Young Agents and their agencies giving back in their communities. As Chair of this year's Michigan Young Agents...

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Should I Have an Umbrella Policy?

Should you have an umbrella policy? Yes. Now, more than ever, having an umbrella policy is critically important. But what is an umbrella policy? A personal umbrella policy is an additional liability policy that provides...

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Community Highlight - Friends of the Lansing Regional Trails

We are excited to run a monthly Quotes for a Cause campaign. Each month, our agency will be donating $5 per new business quote to a nonprofit or charitable organization, regardless of whether or not the policy is...

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April Quotes for a Cause - Music is the Foundation

We are excited to run a monthly Quotes for a Cause campaign. Each month, our agency will be donating $5 per new business quote to a nonprofit or charitable organization, regardless of whether or not the policy is...

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Why Should Drivers on Medicare Keep Unlimited Coverage?

One of the major changes that no-fault reform is bringing to the auto insurance landscape is the option to select different medical benefit levels. Drivers will have choices moving forward in their Personal Injury...

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Community Highlight - Music is the Foundation

We are excited to run a monthly Quotes for a Cause campaign. Each month, our agency will be donating $5 per new business quote to a nonprofit or charitable organization, regardless of whether or not the policy is...

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March Quotes for a Cause - Capital Area College Access Network

We are excited to run a monthly Quotes for a Cause campaign. Each month, our agency will be donating $5 per new business quote to a nonprofit or charitable organization, regardless of whether or not the policy is...

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What Changes are Coming to Order of Priority?

The term “order of priority” (OOP) refers to the set of rules that outline which no-fault insurer or entity has primary responsibility for payment of personal injury protection (PIP) benefits arising out of a motor...

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How Are My Insurance Policies Affected by Coronavirus?

We have had several questions the last few weeks on how to reduce premiums during the mandatory stay-at-home order for both businesses and individuals. Most all carriers are making accommodations if you call their...

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Why Are Independent Agents So Important During No-Fault Auto Reform?

After July 1st, No Fault Auto Reform will take effect. This is the first major change in auto insurance benefits since 1972 when the no-fault auto insurance law was enacted in Michigan. A lot of the recent discussion...

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February Quotes for a Cause - Revitalizing 15 Year Old Mural in Old Town

We are excited to run a monthly Quotes for a Cause campaign. Each month, our agency will be donating $5 per new business quote to a nonprofit or charitable organization, regardless of whether or not the policy is...

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Community Highlight - Capital Area College Access Network

We are excited to run a monthly Quotes for a Cause campaign. Each month, our agency will be donating $5 per new business quote to a nonprofit or charitable organization, regardless of whether or not the policy is...

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Do I Have Coverage for Coronavirus?

If you’re looking for coverage on your policies that respond to COVID-19, you’re likely out of luck. Insurers learned their lesson the hard way from previous health outbreaks by limiting coverage in their policies and...

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Auto No-Fault vs. Medicare - What's Covered?

One of the major changes that no-fault reform is bringing to the auto insurance landscape is the option to select different medical benefit levels. Drivers will have choices moving forward in their Personal Injury...

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What is Order of Priority?

The term “order of priority” (OOP) refers to the set of rules that outline which no-fault insurer or entity has primary responsibility for payment of personal injury protection (PIP) benefits arising out of a motor...

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Community Highlight - Revitalizing 15 Year Old Mural in Old Town

We are excited to run a monthly Quotes for a Cause campaign. Each month, our agency will be donating $5 per new business quote to a nonprofit or charitable organization, regardless of whether or not the policy is...

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January Quotes for a Cause - Happendance

We are excited to run a monthly Quotes for a Cause campaign. Each month, our agency will be donating $5 per new business quote to a nonprofit or charitable organization, regardless of whether or not the policy is...

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Community Highlight - Happendance

Striving to be a strong community partner, we partner with a different community organizations each month through our Quotes for a Cause program. We would like to expand their reach and give each month's organization...

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December Quotes for a Cause - Capital Area Housing Partnership

We are excited to run a monthly Quotes for a Cause campaign. Each month, our agency will be donating $5 per new business quote to a nonprofit or charitable organization, regardless of whether or not the policy is...

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Pat Leyser Receives Circle of Champions Recognition!

Pat Leyser has been recognized for her hard work and expertise in helping consumers enroll in and manage qualified health coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace. This achievement from the Centers for...

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Should I Schedule My Cell Phone on My Home Insurance?

You can purchase personal articles coverage on your homeowners polices for cell phones. The price is typically less than purchasing the insurance directly through the provider, but the coverage is not as broad. There...

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