We are pleased to announce our agency has acquired Larisa Meade Insurance Agency as of May 31st. We are excited to extend a warm welcome to Jallad Insurance’s newest customers!
Principal Agent, Larisa Meade has over 35 years of experience in the insurance industry. Larisa Meade Insurance Agency has been a part of the Winter Garden and Central Florida community for over 14 years and has specialized in Personal Lines business. We’d like to wish Larisa safe travels as she enjoys a much-deserved vacation now that the transition has been completed!
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Jallad Insurance will remain fully operational during the transition and our hours will remain the same, Monday – Friday, 8:30am - 5:30pm. We will be closing the Larisa Meade Insurance Agency office effective June 21st. All of our clients will be serviced from our Maitland office. Please update your records to reflect our address as 100 E. Sybelia Ave., Suite #375 Maitland, FL 32751. Feel free to stop in for a visit and take a tour of our agency, we’d love to see you!
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions. We appreciate your business and look forward to continuing our pursuit of providing all our clients excellent customer service!
On Saturday, May 4th several members of the Jallad Insurance team will be participating in the 6th annual Iron Pigs Against Pediatric Cancer Charity Ride. The escorted motorcycle ride will begin at Nemours Children’s Hospital with a big send off for the pediatric patients. The ride will end at Ace Café in Downtown Orlando with an after party that will include music, raffles, as well as silent & live auctions. Not to mention, one lucky attendee will win a 2019 Harley Davidson Sportster Iron 883, generously donated by Orlando Harley Davidson!
The Iron Pigs Motorcycle Club is a nonprofit motorcycle club for law-enforcement and firefighters. The ride started as a small fundraising event for a member’s sister, Kelly, who had been diagnosed with brain cancer. Her wish was for the organization to continue to give back to the community in her remembrance. So, in 2014 the Iron Pigs MC decided to collaborate with Nemours Children’s Hospital and began raising funds in her honor. Since then, the annual event has grown to consistently have 200 - 300 motorcycles participate in the ride, and has collected donations totaling over $93,000.
Jallad Insurance is proud to provide a donation in support of the Iron Pigs’ mission to make a difference in the community and raise funds for the Nemours Children’s Hospital. If you would like to donate and/or join in on the fun, click the image above to learn more about the fundraiser. We hope to see you Saturday!
The holiday season is a time of light, joy, and wonder. While you finish preparing for the holiday season, be sure to stay safe and protected with these simple tips!
First, did you know that electrical fires are a leading cause of household fires every year? In fact, over $14 million per year in direct property damage is caused by fires that started from Christmas trees and decorations. Common causes of electrical fires this time of year involve overloading circuits, broken lights, and improper use of extension cords. To prevent Christmas tree fires, be sure to regularly water your live tree (and not to if it’s artificial)! Check your lights and replace any burnt-out or broken lights to prevent electricity shortages and discard the strand of lights if there are any tears in the wire insulation. Don’t run extension cords under carpets or rugs and be sure to use “outside” specified extension cords for exterior holiday decorations. Don’t place candles or space heaters close to decorations (including the tree) and never leave them unattended. We know there are a lot of distractions while you are cooking and everyone is together but be mindful not to walk away from the stove while burners are active and have redundant timers set for items in the oven so you don’t forget to check what’s baking. And finally, test that your smoke detectors and their batteries are in working condition and make sure you have at least 1 unused and charged fire extinguisher in your home.
You have also likely already heard not to put the boxes of your big-ticket items out with your recyclables around the holidays because it alerts burglars what goodies Santa brought you. It’s good advice as the weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day is peak season for home burglaries. Which is we have another tip to pass along – you may want to reconsider increasing your personal contents coverage limits if any of your presents lean towards the expensive end this year because your policy might not cover those items. For example, the average homeowner’s policy includes jewelry coverage, but with a maximum limit per item of $1,000 and an aggregate (or total) limit of $5,000. If you have an item or more that is valued more than $1,000 a stand-alone policy for jewelry might be a better option because the limits correlate to each specific item. This means you will typically be reimbursed for the appraised amount instead of the minimal limit that is provided on your homeowner’s policy. Another benefit to stand-alone policies is that if you need to put a claim in for a specific piece of jewelry, you won’t have to put a claim in to your homeowner’s policy. This is especially helpful as most carriers won’t offer coverage or quotes if you have more than 1 nonweather-related claim in a 5-year history.
Other items you might consider scheduling coverage for could include collectibles, antiques, artisanal carpets/rugs, artwork, and electronics. If you have many of these items, a High-Value Homeowners policy may be a better option for you. However, experts estimate that as many as 40 percent of high-value homes are underinsured so be sure to speak with your agent regarding your options so we can find you the best coverage for your needs. We’re here to help!
We hope these helpful tips make your holiday season safer and more enjoyable. We hope you are able to spend time together with your loved ones, celebrating the past year and looking forward to all the promises of a new year!
Sending you warm wishes for a happy and safe holiday season from all of us at Jallad Insurance!