We always want to do our part to help people save money. So, when California Department of Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones asked insurance producers —that’s us — to educate consumers about the availability of the State and Federal Earned Income Tax Credit, we heeded the call. In short, many taxpayers may qualify for a cash back tax credit and are not aware of it. In California, it’s called the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC). Here’s a copy of the memo from Commissioner Jones: CA DOI Earned Income Tax Credit Memo To determine if you are eligible for the state and/or federal EITC and to..
These days, not many insurance companies take the time to reach out to their agents and give them a pat on the back. Well, we were pleasantly surprised when we received this letter dated April 21, 2014. The letter is from the top gun at Mercury Insurance Group — Gabe Tirador, President & CEO. The letter is in recognition of McKenna Insurance Services again qualifying for Mercury’s highest level (Gold) of the Service Excellence program. I have to admit, the first thing I did after reading this was to pinch the signature section of the letter with my thumb and index finger, rub it..
As a young lad, I played soccer every year from the time I was in kindergarten to about 6th grade (when finally, I was able to switch over to flag football at the grade school I attended). Seems like certificates for participating are more the fashion these days, but back in the ’80s, after the season ended there was an awards ceremony — and at those ceremonies they handed out trophies! Now, for some particular reason, my father really liked it when anyone in the family (including himself) got a trophy — kind of a “bring honor to the family” type deal. With 11..
Imagine briefly that your home was struck by an unfortunate disaster like a fire or burglary. Soon after, when you are safe from immediate danger, and the authorities have the situation under control, you’d pick up your phone and contact your insurance company to file a claim. And when the claims adjuster meets with you to settle your claim, he or she will hand you a form and advise you to list each item that was lost or damaged. At first you think to yourself, “This shouldn’t be too hard.” Besides, you live there and you know your stuff . . . right? On..