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On August 27, 2018 | By Western Mutual Blog
Back to School Prep
How is it already back to school time? Wasn’t it just March? As we approach the end of Summer, the students in our lives look towards starting the next chapter of their academic endeavors! Summer has brought with it warmer weather, excuses to stay out late, travel and partake in activities out of our normal day-to-day routines. In order to properly prep for the coming academic year, we recommend starting to get back into your daily school time groove. Whether that is shopping for school supplies, planning a first day of school outfit or getting back to your regular sleep schedules, we know you will feel better the more organized you are!
The entire Western Mutual team wishes you a happy start and great success in the new school year!
What are your back to school rituals? Please share them below!
On August 20, 2018 | By Western Mutual Blog
This summer has broken records for how abnormally hot it has been! Whether you are male or female, young or older, have preexisting health conditions or not, heat stroke is not something to take lightly. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), extreme heat causes more deaths than hurricanes, lightning, tornadoes, earthquakes and floods combined! Perhaps now is the time to brush up on some ways to stay cool this summer!
Please make yourself aware of the list below:
- If at all possible, remain indoors during the peak heat hours of the day (10AM-2PM) in air-conditioned rooms
- Avoid direct sunlight by wearing sunscreen and/or layered clothing to avoid direct contact with your skin
- Take cooler showers and drink more water than usual
- Remain vigilant to anticipate when extreme heat waves will strike your area
- Be watchful of symptoms of heat illnesses
- Make sure elderly family, friends and neighbors are safe in this extreme weather
What are some ways you beat the heat? Please share them below!
On August 13, 2018 | By Western Mutual Blog
Agent of the Second Quarter Awarded to Jeff Ogden!
Western Mutual Insurance Group is thrilled to announce Jeff Ogden as our Agent of the Quarter for the second time in a row. Jeff continues to emerge as one of the top agents due to his extensive insurance knowledge and unwavering demand for 100% Customer Satisfaction. He works together with our applicants to make sure they have the right type of coverage for their needs.
If you or someone you know is shopping around for homeowners or rental insurance quotes, please visit his agent page or give him a call at (877) 968-8825 x 5371. If you are located in Arizona, please use this link and the following phone number (800) 696-7221 x 5371 to connect with Jeff.
On August 06, 2018 | By Western Mutual Blog
It can prove difficult to concentrate and stay on task in the middle of summer while your friends inundate your social media feeds with their exotic travels. Snap out of #FOMO (fear of missing out) mode and practice some gratitude in your daily life. It has been said that the key to success and happiness is getting up early to launch your day without distractions, meditating to combat stress, eating clean to nourish your body, reading to open your mind and practicing daily gratitude. Incorporating one or more of these into your daily routine could help to lift your spirits, increase happiness and assist you in feeling better as a whole. So, put down your cell phones, get up from your desks and start your day in a positive way! Happy Monday to you all!
Do you have any ways of staying motivated and positive in your daily life? Please share them below!
On July 30, 2018 | By Western Mutual Blog
Western Mutual Insurance Group Honored by Ward Top 50 for Seven Straight Years
On Tuesday, July 17, Ward Group named Western Mutual Insurance Group to its Ward’s 50 list of top-performing property and casualty insurance carriers. The Ward Group has analyzed the financial performance of over 3,000 property-casualty insurance companies for the past 27 years, identifying the top performers based on objective data and subjective quality measures. We have passed all safety and consistency screens and achieved superior performance for the seventh year!
We are very pleased with Ward’s announcement, which reaffirms our standing as one of the top-performing insurance companies dedicated to quality customer service. Western Mutual’s goal is to provide friendly and affordable home insurance coverage. By pairing our dedicated agents directly with customers, we hope to make their homeowners insurance journey as seamless as possible. Established in 1942, our company today consists of Western Mutual Insurance Company, Arizona Home Insurance Company and Residence Mutual Insurance Company.
For over 76 years, Western Mutual Insurance Group has served as a quality, stable home insurance company, boasting exceptional coverage with competitive pricing, friendly service and educated agents who are determined to make our customers’ experience an easy one.
For more information about Western Mutual Insurance Group, please visit our website at www.WesternMutual.com.
On July 23, 2018 | By Western Mutual Blog
Our New Quote Process is Live!
Over the last year we have been revamping our online quote process to make it even more effortless to get your free quote! From a simple to follow process and clean design to providing an optimal user experience, we are happy to offer our customers and potential customers a headache free, streamlined way to savings. For over 76 years, we have served as one of the top home insurance companies in California and Arizona. Our company boasts exceptional coverage with competitive pricing, friendly service, and educated agents who are determined to make their customer’s experience an easy one.
To start your quote, simply click on the Start a Quote button below…you won’t be sorry! In need of assistance in your homeowners insurance quote journey? Please call 877-968-8825 to speak with one of our dedicated agents!
On July 16, 2018 | By Western Mutual Blog
Partaking in Hot Dog Month?
July marks National Hot Dog Month and the season in which most hot dogs are consumed. According to the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council’s website, the Hot Dog name was coined in 1901 by a cartoonist trying to help shorten its original name—Dachshund Sausages. Unsure of how to spell Dachshund, the artist dropped it and shortened what vendors were yelling from “Get your dachshund sausages while they’re red hot!” to simply Hot Dogs!
Today, hot dog preparation can be described as an art. Everyone has their go-to preferred toppings and condiments which make each unique! From the most popular mustard topping to ketchup, relish, sauerkraut, onions and even chocolate, everyone’s taste buds vary drastically. From tips on how to properly eat a hot dog, Baseball stadium hot dog guides to glossary of terms, be sure to check out the NHDSC website for unique facts on this American summer tradition. Note that there are plenty of vegetarian and vegan options out there. Check out some veggie hot dog ideas provided by Brit+Co.
Do you have any go-to recipes and Summer BBQ traditions? Please share them below!
On July 09, 2018 | By Western Mutual Blog
Vacations & Staycations
Summer marks the most popular time of the year to get out-of-town! While some choose to jet off to tropical locations, others opt to stay a little closer to home. According to US News & World Report the top five best places to visit are Paris, Yellowstone, Rome, Tahiti and London. If you choose to remain closer to home, fun ideas could include staying at a hotel near to the beach, planning a spa day, partaking in a hiking adventure, going to a movie matinée or even setting up a backyard campout! Regardless of which you choose, go forth and get the R&R you truly deserve!
What are your favorite travel destinations or dream locales? How about staycation tips?
On July 02, 2018 | By Western Mutual Blog
Western Mutual and Patriots & Paws Raise Funds for Veterans
On Monday, May 7th, we participated as the title sponsor of the 2018 Patriots & Paws Charity Golf Tournament helping to raise over $40,000. These funds will directly benefit Veterans as they transition into civilian life and Active Duty/Reservists returning from deployment. In addition to support, this organization unites Veterans with rescued animals that are trained to give these heroes purpose and serve as emotional support.
Last year we had the privilege of being the 10th Hole sponsor and wanted to continue to be a part of such a great cause that supports our Veterans. We were proud to be this year’s title sponsor and help raise money for such a worthy cause. With a beautiful day on the course and a sold-out tournament of 152 golfers, members of our team enjoyed a day of handing out swag bags and visors, golfing and honoring our nation’s Veterans. Keep a look out on our blog for 2019 tournament details and how you can participate!
Click here to learn more about this outstanding organization and how you can get involved & give back!
On June 25, 2018 | By Western Mutual Blog
Summer BBQ Ideas
Grilling season has officially commenced! Longer summer days bring many more opportunities for us to dine alfresco! Do you and your family have any barbecue favorites to grill this season? Before you host your next backyard soiree, review the infographic below which shares some best safety practices for the season ahead.
Do you have some go-to BBQ recipes? Please share them with us below!