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New Law Requires Carbon Monoxide Detector

A new law that took effect July 1, the Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act of 2010 (SB 183), requires homeowners, landlords, apartment managers and builders to install carbon monoxide detectors and smoke detectors in an effort to prevent accidental deaths. Those who don’t could receive a 30-day notice to comply, or

Is Your Boat Insurance Ready for Summer?

Summer is almost here and if you are a boat owner you are most likely planning your day on the water. However, before coasting away from land- do you know if your watercraft insurance is current and valid? Not only that, do you really understand what boating insurance covers, and

Is your new car automatically covered for insurance?

Many people assume that when they purchase a vehicle, it is automatically covered by their Auto Insurance Policy.  Most automobile policies require that the policyholder notify the insurance company or agent within a specified number of days, if indeed coverage is desired for the newly purchased vehicle. Another factor to consider

How Important is Renter’s Insurance?

Even if you don't own a home, you still have a lot at stake. After all, your personal belongings, like clothes, furniture and electronics, have significant value. And even though your landlord probably has insurance covering the building that you live in, that insurance does not include any coverage for

What to do in the event of a claim

Nobody wants to be involved in an incident or loss that can lead to a claim. An insurance claim can be a stressful experience. But know that Van Beurden Insurance will be with you every step of the way. Knowing what to do prior to having a claim can ease some

California Earthquake Insurance Update

When an Earthquake occurs, and is of a magnitude where property damage may occur, insurance companies may put a moratorium in effect for any new business in that area. The moratorium will stay in effect until aftershocks have passed. With the recent 7.2 earthquake in Baja California several companies have

California Earthquake Insurance

With the recent earthquakes in Haiti and Chile, many of my clients have called and asked if their Homeowner’s policy covers Earthquake coverage.  Many people may not realize that most Homeowners, as well as Renter’s and Condo policies, do not include earthquake coverage and it must be purchased separately, either