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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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Thank You Hastings Mutual Charitable Foundation!

Thank you to the Hastings Mutual Charitable Foundation for awarding a matching grant to Ele's Place! Their $3,500 matching grant allowed us to present Ele's Place with $7,000 to support their grief backpack program.This...

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What is Qualified Health Coverage?

As a result of recent no-fault legislation, beginning July 1, 2020, there will be the option of selecting from several different options in regards to the medical coverage carried on your auto insurance policy. The...

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Community Highlight - Capital Area Housing Partnership

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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November Quotes for a Cause - Lansing Arts Gallery & Education Center

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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2020-2021 MCCA Fee Released

The Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association (MCCA) has just announced that the current per vehicle assessment of $220 will be lowered to $100 per vehicle for the period beginning July 2nd, 2020 through June 30th, 2021....

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October Quotes for a Cause - Homeless Angels

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 - Lansing Arts Gallery and Education Center

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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Congratulations, Brittany, Karen & Kim!

Congratulations are in order for Customer Service Representatives Brittany Allen, Karen Watson and Kim Evans for passing their Property and Casualty Insurance Producer licensing exam. We are so very proud of all three...

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Community Highlight - Homeless Angels

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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What Do I Need to Know About Individual Health Open Enrollment?

It's that time of the year again for Open Enrollment for individual health policies. What do you need to know in regards to this year's open enrollment window? Rates will vary by person and county, but Preferred...

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September Quotes for a Cause - Jesse Melot Scholarship Fund

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 is a Mini Tort Claim and How Do I File One?

A mini tort claim is like a small civil suit that you file against an at-fault driver. As a courtesy to our customers, The Rathbun Agency files mini tort claims with other insurance carriers. At this time, the maximum...

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August Quotes for a Cause - Michigan Wildlife Conservancy

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 - Jesse Melot Scholarship Fund

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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What No-Fault Changes Are Effective Now?

While there are several implementation dates that affect the recent no-fault reform law, the vast majority of provisions do not take effect until July 1st, 2020. However, there are certain provisions that took an...

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July Quotes for a Cause - The House of Promise

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 - Michigan Wildlife Conservancy

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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Community Highlight - The House of Promise

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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Do I Need A Personal Umbrella Policy?

Yes. But what is an umbrella policy? A personal umbrella policy is an additional liability policy that provides coverage beyond the limits of your primary personal insurance policies. Typically, the umbrella is...

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June Quotes for a Cause - Footprints of Michigan

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 Wins 2019 Top of the Town Award!

A big thank you to all our insureds and supporters who voted for us to win Best Insurance Agent/Agency in this year's City Pulse Top of the Town! We wouldn't have been able to make it sixty-three years serving our local...

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Community Highlight - Footprints of Michigan

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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Auto Insurance Reform Bill Drastically Changes Landscape of Michigan Insurance

Originally posted in Lansing State Journal: Last Wednesday morning, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an auto insurance reform bill that drastically changes the landscape of the Michigan insurance industry. The new law...

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May Quotes for a Cause - Life as a Zebra 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 We Know About No-Fault Reform?

A bipartisan agreement has been sent back to the Chambers for a vote after Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Speaker Lee Chatfield, and Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey announced they have reached a compromise on reforming...

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Congratulation on your MBA, Ben!

Over the weekend, we celebrated with Agent Ben Rathbun for graduating from Olivet College! For the last four years, Ben has been working on his Masters of Business Administration in Risk Management & Insurance.After...

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What's the Difference Between Market Value and Replacement Cost?

One of the most common questions we get when insuring a piece of property is how we determine the insurable value. Oftentimes we present a home insurance proposal to an insured and they inquire as to why the dwelling...

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Community Highlight - Life as a Zebra

Striving to be a strong community partner, we partner with a different community organization each month through our Quotes for a Cause program. Our agency donates $5 per new business quote, regardless of whether or not...

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Rathbun Agency Named Top Ten Agency

This afternoon, we were named a Top Ten agency by Auto-Owners Insurance for their Western Michigan Region! The Top 10 agency representatives met today with Dan Thelen, President, and Cathy Adcock, Regional Vice...

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April Quotes for a Cause - Small Talk Children’s Advocacy Center

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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Congratulations, Dee!

Congratulations are in order for Customer Service Representative Dee Ordiway for passing their Property and Casualty Insurance Producer licensing exam. We are so very proud of you!

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Groundbreaking at Rotary Park!

This week the Community Foundation broke ground on Rotary Park downtown, which will be completed by August. The new park will be home to a new kayak launch, a revamped plaza full of colorful furniture, a fireplace,...

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March Quotes for a Cause - 517 Day

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 is Uninsured and Underinsured Motorists Coverage?

In order to legally drive your vehicle, The State of Michigan requires that you carry casualty or liability insurance. This provides coverage for damage done by YOU to some other party for which you are legally liable....

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Congratulations, Mary & Jen!

Congratulations are in order for Customer Service Representative Mary LeZotte and Operations Manager Jennifer Walker for passing their Property and Casualty Insurance Producer licensing exam. We are so very proud of you...

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Community Highlight - Small Talk Children’s Advocacy Center

Striving to be a strong community partner, we partner with a different community organization each month through our Quotes for a Cause program. Our agency donates $5 per new business quote, regardless of whether or not...

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61 Years!? That's a Long Time!

This year, The Rathbun Agency will celebrate their 63rd year in business! We have been fortunate to have several long term customers who have partnered with us for decades. We've been lucky enough to manage their risk...

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Community Highlight - Lansing Made 517 Day

Striving to be a strong community partner, we partner with a different community organization each month through our Quotes for a Cause program. Our agency donates $5 per new business quote, regardless of whether or...

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February Quotes for a Cause - Harley Beatty 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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Welcome Home, Jen!

We are proud to welcome Jennifer Walker as our newest team member. She will be joining The Rathbun Agency as Operations Manager! After graduating from Davenport University with degrees in Business Management and Human...

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Paul and Ben Rathbun Graduate from Total Quality Agency!

For the past year, President Paul Rathbun and Producer Ben Rathbun have been attending classes to work towards their Total Quality Agency (TQA) designations. TQA is a year long course offered by the Michigan...

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Congratulations to our Newly Licensed Account Managers!

Congratulations are in order for Cheryl Grimes and Jennie Six for passing their Property and Casualty Insurance Producer licensing exam. We are so very proud of you both!

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Congratulations, Cheryl!

A big congratulations to Customer Service Representative Cheryl Grimes for earning her Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) designation. We are very proud of all your hard work and for passing all five of...

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5 Tips to Keep Pipes From Freezing

With the extreme cold temperatures around Mid-Michigan the past few weeks, the risk of frozen pipes is more present than ever. As water freezes, it expands and puts pressure on pipes. When there’s too much pressure on...

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Community Highlight - Harley Beatty Foundation

Striving to be a strong community partner, we partner with a different community organization each month through our Quotes for a Cause program. Our agency donates $5 per new business quote, regardless of whether or not...

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January Quotes for a Cause - Advent House Ministries

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 - Advent House Ministries

Striving to be a strong community partner, we partner with a different community organization each month through our Quotes for a Cause program. Our agency donates $5 per new business quote, regardless of whether or...

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Do You Need the Car Rental Insurance if You Already Have Car Insurance?

When on vacation, the nice salesperson at the rental car company counter is going to offer you their insurance coverage. Do you really need everything they're offering? It depends. The four coverages that the rental...

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December Quotes for a Cause - The Oldham 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 Agents Assist with Insurance Career Speed Dating

We love teaching tomorrow's generation about opportunities in the insurance industry. Each year, Agent Ben Rathbun speaks to high school students about insurance careers. This year, Accident Fund hosted us as we...

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Ele's Place Receives West Bend's Spirit of the Silver Lining Award

West Bend Mutual generously awarded their Spirit of the Silver Lining Award to Ele's Place - Lansing last night. Each year, West Bend bestows this award to nonprofits in which their agents are heavily involved.Agency...

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Community Highlight - The Oldham Project

Striving to be a strong community partner, we partner with a different community organization each month through our Quotes for a Cause program. Our agency donates $5 per new business quote, regardless of whether or not...

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Winter Driving Tips

Fair or foul weather driving always presents hazards. Driving conditions in winter months are far different than those faced by drivers during our Michigan summers. 1. Be able to see and be seen. Clean all the snow and...

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November Quotes for a Cause - St. Vincent Catholic Charities

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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Local Charities to Support on #GivingTuesday

For #GivingTuesday, we want to remind you to give back to your local community. If you're looking for an organization to support, look no further than any of the organizations we have supported so far in 2018 through...

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How Do I Navigate Open Enrollment 2019?

It's that time of the year again for Open Enrollment. In the individual health insurance marketplace, you can only purchase new plans or make updates to existing plans from November 1st, 2018 to December 15th, 2018 for...

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Community Highlight - St. Vincent Catholic Charities

Striving to be a strong community partner, we partner with a different community organization each month through our Quotes for a Cause program. Our agency donates $5 per new business quote, regardless of whether or not...

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October Quotes for a Cause - American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

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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Who Can Help Me?

One of the things that sets Rathbun Agency apart from other agencies is your access to a dedicated Customer Service Representative. Our account manager team can assist you with policy changes that you may need. This...

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Community Highlight: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Striving to be a strong community partner, we partner with a different community organization each month through our Quotes for a Cause program. Our agency donates $5 per new business quote, regardless of whether or not...

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September Quotes for a Cause - South Lansing Community Development Association

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: South Lansing Community Development Association

Striving to be a strong community partner, we partner with a different community organization each month through our Quotes for a Cause program. Our agency donates $5 per new business quote, regardless of whether or...

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Life Insurance Awareness Month: A Rathbun - Ele's Place Partnership

For Life Insurance Awareness Month, we wanted to remind everyone of the importance of life insurance while highlighting the vital need that Ele's Place serves in our community. Ele’s Place is a nonprofit, community...

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August Quotes for a Cause - Lansing Urban Farm 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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Protect Your Property - And What's Underneath It

Chances are you have multiple "service lines" running underground on your property: pipes and wires that connect your home to your energy company, cable provider, or municipality. You probably don't spend much time...

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July Quotes for a Cause - Against All Odds

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: Lansing Urban Farm Project

Striving to be a strong community partner, we partner with a different community organization each month through our Quotes for a Cause program. Our agency donates $5 per new business quote, regardless of whether or not...

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Why Do I Need Water Backup Coverage?

By far our most common claim, not a week goes by that we don’t have an insured with a water backup issue. But why is this coverage so important? Water backups can happen to anyone. The truth is it doesn’t matter if you...

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June Quotes for a Cause - Center for Financial Health

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: Against All Odds

Striving to be a strong community partner, we partner with a different community organization each month through our Quotes for a Cause program. Our agency donates $5 per new business quote, regardless of whether or not...

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Oh No! We Accidentally Hired a Wolverine!

We are proud to welcome Daniele Johnson as the newest member of our team! Daniele joins us as Operations Manager and is going to help keep everything running smoothly at the agency. Prior to coming on board, Daniele...

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Why Are Home Insurance Premiums on the Rise?

As we see home insurance premiums on the rise, several trends are driving up prices, including:Big storms - There were sixteen storms and climate disasters in 2017 that exceeded $1 billion in damage.Material and labor...

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Community Highlight: Center for Financial Health

Striving to be a strong community partner, we partner with a different community organization each month through our Quotes for a Cause program. Our agency donates $5 per new business quote, regardless of whether or not...

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May Quotes for a Cause - Lansing 5:01

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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Cheers to Ten Years

Customer Service Representative Mary LeZotte just celebrated 10 years with The Rathbun Agency! We want to thank her for her tireless dedication to the agency, our staff and all of our insureds. We are truly blessed to...

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Come on out to 517 Day!

What: A family-friendly community-building event hosted by Lansing Made and Rivertown Adventures, with financial support from Rathbun Insurance, Elderly Instruments, Women's Center of Greater Lansing, Land Visions Lawn...

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April Quotes for a Cause - The Davies 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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Community Highlight: Lansing 5:01

Striving to be a strong community partner, we partner with a different community organization each month through our Quotes for a Cause program. Our agency donates $5 per new business quote, regardless of whether or not...

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Why Lansing? Why Insurance?

This blog post was originally published by Ben Rathbun for Lansing 5:01, who strives to retain and attract young professionals in the Lansing region by connecting both college talent and young professionals to the...

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Congratulations, Crandell Brothers!

Crandell Brother's Trucking has received yet another Fleet Service Award from Acuity Insurance! We are proud to have such a longstanding relationship with the Crandell's and are glad to be working alongside another...

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March Quotes for a Cause - Capital Area Humane Society

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: The Davies Project

Striving to be a strong community partner, we partner with a different community organization each month through our Quotes for a Cause program. Our agency donates $5 per new business quote, regardless of whether or...

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Why Life?

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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Congratulations to the Entrepreneurial Awards Winners!

Last week, we had the pleasure of attending the 2018 Entrepreneurial Awards, put on by Greater Lansing Business Monthly. The Rathbun Agency had the honor of being one of this year's nominees and we were blessed to be...

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February Quotes for a Cause - Helping Women Period

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 Humane Society

Striving to be a strong community partner, we partner with a different community organization each month through our Quotes for a Cause program. Our agency donates $5 per new business quote, regardless of whether or not...

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Thankful for our Strong Partnerships!

We like to pride ourselves on the strong relationships we maintain with reputable insurance carriers. The Rathbun Agency is proud to celebrate another year in partnership with Citizens Insurance. For decades, they have...

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MAIA Convention 2018

We spent last week at the Michigan Association of Insurance Agents Annual Convention in Grand Rapids! The Michigan Young Agents Council were promoting our summer conference, The Wind in our Sales. In traditional Young...

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How Can I Collect for Damage to My Car without Full Coverage?

For decades now, Michigan insurance has been regulated as providing “no-fault” coverage. No-fault insurance is aimed at promptly paying personal injury claims and decreasing potential litigation costs. This means that...

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Community Highlight: Helping Women Period

Striving to be a strong community partner, we partner with a different community organization each month through our Quotes for a Cause program. Our agency donates $5 per new business quote, regardless of whether or not...

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January Quotes for a Cause - Firecracker 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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Young Entrepreneurs Academy

This was the second year in a row we were fortunate to speak to the high school students participating in Young Entrepreneurs Academy through the Michigan Chamber of Commerce. The program allows middle and high school...

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Why Is My Home Insurance So Much Different Than My Friends?

Why are my friends home insurance rates so much different than mine? We live in similar neighborhoods and our homes are about the same size! We get this question all the time and thought it would be beneficial to review...

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Congratulations, Denise!

A big congratulations to Customer Service Representative Denise Pelletier for earning her Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) designation. We are very proud of all your hard work and for passing all five...

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December Quotes for a Cause - Haslett Food Pantry

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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Two Anniversaries are Better Than One!

Today, we have the honor of celebrating work anniversaries for two of our long-term employees, Paul Rathbun and Brenda Palomo! Coming up on his fifty-second year with us, President John Keel recognized them for their...

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Winter Driving Tips

Be careful not to underestimate the danger of driving in winter weather. Here are some tips to keep you and your family safe:Go slow, accelerate slowly and don't use cruise control on wet or icy roads.Keep your...

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November Quotes for a Cause - Boys & Girls Club of Lansing

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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Congratulations, Mary!

A big congratulations to Customer Service Representative Mary LeZotte for earning her Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) designation. We are very proud of all your hard work and for passing all five of...

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October Quotes for a Cause - Capital Region Community 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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Congratulations on your retirement, Jackie!

Sixty one years ago, Jack Rathbun and his brother, Jim, opened up The Rathbun Agency. Almost forty years later, Jack's daughter, Jackie, joined the agency as our bookkeeper. Twenty two years and twenty two days later,...

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Design & Build Day 2017

We spent Saturday at Impression 5 Science Center for Design & Build Day! The Capital Region Habitat Young Professionals joined the Home Builders Association of Greater Lansing to teach children about skilled trades....

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September Quotes for a Cause - Big Brothers Big Sisters

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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Door Jam! 2017

The Capital Region Habitat Young Professionals hosted Door Jam! tonight at The Loft. Another year of artists transforming doors from the Habitat ReStore into works of art. In addition to the live art auction, a silent...

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Insure Your Love

December 5, 2014. A typical day for the Kuhnert family as Scott headed out to watch his son, Holden, play in a hockey game in Gladwin. One of his favorite pastimes was to watch his three son's sports games. He was an...

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August Quotes for a Cause - Junior League of Lansing

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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Congratulations Michigan Young Agents!

The Michigan Young Agents were awarded the Young Agents Committee of the Year for a second year in a row at the Young Agents Leadership Institute in Chicago tonight! Our very own Rita LaMoreaux also took home Young...

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Congratulations on a Great Year, David!

David Finkbeiner wrapped up his year as President of the Lansing-Dewitt Sunrise Rotary. Congratulations, David!

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Cheers to 25 Years!

A big thank you to Auto-Owners Insurance for coming in yesterday to celebrate our 25 years of partnership! We are proud to represent such a great company. Cheers to the next 25 years!

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Congratulations, Jennie Six!

A big congratulations to Customer Service Representative Jennie Six for earning her Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) designation. We are very proud of all your hard work and for passing all five of your...

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Congratulations, Kim Evans!

Congratulations to Customer Service Representative Kim Evans for receiving the Quoting Marksmanship Award from Hanover for having the highest personal lines close ratio! Thank you so much for all of your hard work!

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Public Art installed on the Lansing River Trail!

Congratulations to our friend Ben Graham on the installation of his Sign Language project as part of the Lansing Economic Area Partnership's Engage Project. This Smell the Roses pieces is part of his collection of...

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July Quotes for a Cause - Child & Family Charities

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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Congratulations, Mike Maurer!

We were proud to be a part of the nomination process for our good friend Mike Maurer, who was inducted in to the Michigan Insurance Hall of Fame! We are blessed to have worked with Mike for so long and are continually...

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June Quotes for a Cause - Impression 5

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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The Society of CIC Honors Thirty Year Member, Paul Rathbun

The Society of Certified Insurance Counselors (CIC) recognized Paul Rathbun, CIC, of The Rathbun Agency, with a certificate honoring his thirty years of faithful participation in advanced education. Paul Rathbun earned...

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May Quotes for a Cause - Arts Council of Greater Lansing

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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Congrats Cheryl!

Commercial Customer Service Representative Cheryl Grimes was Acuity Insurance Mercantile Writer of the Month back in April! Congratulations and thank you for all you do, Cheryl!

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Building Tomorrow's Leaders

Third and final time this year we've had to be hoisted up by the Business and Risk Management students from the Capital Area Career Center. We are thankful to Monique Colizzi for their partnership and presenting agent...

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Independent Agents Take on Reform

Agents Ben Rathbun and David Finkbeiner headed downtown to the Capitol in Lansing to lobby on behalf of independent agents for no-fault auto insurance reform.Pictured: Agent Ben Rathbun, Representative Andy Schor, Agent...

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Throwback to 1924!

Time for a #ThrowbackThursday! Customer Service Representative Mary LeZotte did some homework on the history of our building with the help of the Capital Area District Libraries. Our building was built in 1924 by...

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April Quotes for a Cause - Allen Neighborhood Center

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 Independent Agents take on The Hill

We hit The Hill in Washington D.C. last month to advocate on behalf of independent insurance agents at the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA) Legislative Conference. This year's lobbying...

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Thanks Iron on the Move!

A big thank you to Iron on the Move for making us a scrap version of our logo to hang in our conference room! If anyone is interested in having their logo "scrapified," we would highly recommend Bob Welton. Check him...

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Introducing HabiKids!

The Capital Region Habitat Young Professionals launched HabiKids over the weekend, a monthly program for elementary-aged kids to get involved through educational opportunities and hands-on building.

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March Quotes for a Cause - Lansing Promise

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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February Quotes for a Cause - Hospice of Lansing

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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Happy St. Patrick's Day!

St. Patrick's Day is all about green so we decided to give some green away! Thank you to Hastings Mutual Insurance Company and their Foundation for partnering with us to donate $3,000 to Ele's Place - Lansing! Happy St....

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Why Should You Place Your Coverage With An Independent Agent?

You should buy your insurance coverage through a direct writer, right? Why pay an agent to shop for you when you can just go directly to the company? You can cut out the middle man and save big bucks, right?Wrong.As...

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Old Town Business of the Year

We were blessed last night to be awarded Business Partner of the Year from the Old Town Commercial Association! We are thankful to be a part of such a great community!

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January Quotes for a Cause - Helping Hands Respite Care

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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Delta Waverly Backpack Program

Thank you to Hastings Mutual for matching our donation to the Delta Waverly Backpack Program! Agent Pat Leyser began this program close to eight years ago, which feeds 175 families in our community twice a month. Great...

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December Quotes for a Cause - WKAR Public Radio

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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November Quotes For A Cause - Brain Injury Association of MI

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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October Quotes for a Cause - Association for Child Development

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 - Westie Rescue Mission

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 Awarded 10 Over the Next Ten

Every year, the Lansing Chamber of Commerce recognizes some of the Lansing region’s top young professionals who are expected to contribute significantly to our community over the next ten years. They are recognized by...

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Michigan YAC named Council of the Year!

The Michigan Young Agents Council was awarded the Young Agents Committee of the year at the IIABA Young Agents Leadership Institute. We are very proud of all the work the Council has done to promote tomorrow's leaders...

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August Quotes for a Cause - Ronald McDonald House of Mid-Michigan

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 Awarded Citizens Community Hero Award

We are very thankful for our great carrier relationships! Agent Ben Rathbun received the Community Hero award from Citizen's Insurance and they donated $500 on our behalf to Habitat for Humanity Capital Region!

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July Quotes for a Cause - Old Town Commercial Association

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 - Mother Theresa House

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 - Cystic Fibrosis 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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Auto-Owners Top Ten Agency!

Thank you to all our insured's for allowing us to assist you with your insurance needs. We were named as an Auto-Owners Top Ten agency!Pictured: Auto-Owners President Jeff Tagsold, Agent Paul Rathbun, Auto-Owners...

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April Quotes for a Cause - Loaves & Fishes Ministries

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 - Tri-County Office on Aging

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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February Quotes for a Cause - Komen Mid-Michigan

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 - Haven House

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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December Quotes for a Cause - Art for Charlie

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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November Quotes for a Cause - Habitat for Humanity Capital Region

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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October Quotes for a Cause - City Rescue Mission

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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Lansing Hero: Dennis Rodeman

What a blessing it is to be a part of a community that does so much to look out for one another. We were honored to be a part of the recovery process for Katie Rodeman, whose husband, Lansing firefighter Dennis Rodeman,...

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September Quotes for a Cause - Ele's Place

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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