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7 Things to do after you say "I Do"

7 Things to do after you say "I Do"

From invitations to venues and centerpieces to menus, a wedding brings a lot of details to pay attention to. But… insurance isn’t usually one of them.

After the big day (and the perfect honeymoon), make sure your insurance information is in order. Here’s how to get started:

  1. Consolidate your home and auto insurance. For a married couple, it usually makes the most sense to share insurance coverage. Having one policy prepared by one agent tends to make everything more convenient, and you could even be offered a lower rate or discount.
  2. Or, review your individual coverage. If you’re planning to keep your insurance policies separate, plan on reviewing them first. Make sure there’s no overlap in your policies. That way, you’re not paying for the same protection twice.
  3. Understand how much insurance you can afford. With two incomes, you may have more room in your budget for more (or better) insurance coverage. If you’re willing and able to make an increase, determine the amount and review the costs with your agent.
  4. Update your life insurance beneficiary. If you have life insurance before you’re married, whether it’s through your employer or an insurance company, you’ve usually named a parent or sibling as your beneficiary. After getting married, you’ll likely want to change that to your spouse.
  5. If you don’t have life insurance, consider it. If you were to pass away, would your spouse be able to face the future financially? Or vice versa? Life insurance makes it easier to do so. It lets you know your loved one will be protected from financial stress when it’s most important.
  6. Insure the wedding rings. All jewelry (up to a certain dollar value) should be added to your homeowners insurance—especially wedding rings. Save your receipts and the appraisal, and if you move after your wedding, make sure the insurance follows you.
  7. Change your name (if you’ve decided to). A new last name means a new Social Security card, driver’s license, passport and more. As a general rule of thumb, you should also update your name anywhere you’d update your address if you moved. Think employers, service providers, subscriptions, professional memberships, alumni associations and more. Additionally, to safeguard your identity throughout the name-changing process, our team of personal fraud specialists can help you navigate any name-change requirements and creditor notifications at no cost (provided you are a Frankenmuth Insurance policyholder).

To take the first step, feel free to reach out to a Frankenmuth Insurance agent in your area. Find one near you now.

A Preferred Plus Partner with Frankenmuth Insurance

A Preferred Plus Partner with Frankenmuth Insurance

Frankenmuth, MI – At its recent Executive/Agency Round Table meeting, Frankenmuth Insurance recognized Meyering Insurance Agency, Inc. of Hamilton, MI as a “Preferred Plus” Partner for 2016.  
This prestigious distinction is awarded to the top 5% of all independent agencies representing the insurance company, and is reflective of the agency’s outstanding profitability, growth, and partnership.   
This marks the second consecutive year that Meyering Insurance Agency has been recognized as a Preferred Plus Partner.  
“The effort and professionalism of the management and staff at Meyering Insurance Agency reflects our own goal of exceeding the expectations of those we serve” says Frankenmuth Insurance President and COO Fred Edmond.  “It is indeed a privilege to honor the agency with our Preferred Plus designation.” 

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Frankenmuth Insurance has been providing peace of mind for families and businesses for nearly 150 years. Because insurance is both complicated and critical to people’s lives, we work exclusively with independent agents. With more than 600 employees, we are headquartered in Frankenmuth, Michigan, and offer insurance products in 14 states. Frankenmuth Insurance is financially sound, with more than $1 billion in assets and an A.M. Best rating of “A” (Excellent).  

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Zeeland, MI 49464

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Hamilton, MI 49419

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