From the Office of Marty Walt


Injuries from Texting & Driving

Written by Marty Walt.

texting and drivingAs states take measures to keep drivers from texting and talking while driving, a new report from researchers at the West Virginia University School of Public Health asserts the laws probably aren't having much impact on the number of injuries caused by distracted driving.

"Keeping an Eye on Distracted Driving," appears in the latest issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The paper was co-authored by Jeffrey H. Coben, M.D., interim dean of the WVU School of Public Health, and Motao Zhu, M.D., Ph.D. Both study public health and safety topics through WVU's Injury Control Research Center.


Crop Insurance Deadlines Approaching

Written by Marty Walt.

Crop InsuranceAs some of you may or may not know, Feb. 1 was the last day to buy or change crop insurance coverage for 2013 spring-planted onions in Washington, Oregon and Idaho and cabbage in Washington and Oregon.

I wanted to besure you were notified that March 15 is the last day to buy or change all other Spring Seeded Multiple Peril Crop Insurance (except for wheat in counties with fall and spring planted wheat") and it is the last date to buy 2013 Adjusted Gross Revenue-Lite insurance for new applications and enrollment processes in Washington, Oregon and Idaho.

Contact me today if you need Crop insurance or have any questions.


Car Collector?

Written by Marty Walt.

1965mustang2Car collector? Make sure that "baby" is properly insured. Too often car collectors seek the same coverage for their regular-use vehicles as they do as their collector vehicles. HOUSTON, WE HAVE A PROBLEM. Special cars require special coverage. One of the Choices Insurance companies we provide coverage through is Hagerty. Hagerty is the industry leader, providing coverage for more collector vehicles than any other specialty company in the world.  


Meet The Choices Team - Lori

Written by Marty Walt.

Lori3We'd like to introduce you to the first in our series of "Meet The Choices Team". Every month you'll be introduced to another Choices team member and we'll share with you a few details about them so you can get to know them better! This month we are pleased to introduce Lori Herr. Lori has been part of the Choices Insurance team for nine years. She is one of three team members who share two full time positions - talk about team work! At Choices Insurance we believe in work/life balance and this job share works out great for our team members. 

On a personal note, Lori has been happily married for 29 years and has three grown children and a two year old grandaughter that she just adores. She loves crafts of all kinds and enjoys camping in the summer with family and friends.

Lori said, "My favorite part of this job is that I have become very familiar with many of the clients and know about their families/lives. I thoroughly enjoy interacting with them. In fact, I even recognize them out of context. I was in Rockaway, OR playing bingo (during a camping trip to Barview Jetty) and recognized one of our customers." Hopefully, you've learned a bit more about Lori and maybe you even share something in common. Next time you see her be sure to say hi! 

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