It is National Fire Prevention Week! (October 5-11, 2014)

Is Your Family Prepared For A Fire Emergency? October is fire safety month but we should practice fire safety all year long. Many potential fire hazards go undetected because people simply do not take the necessary steps to fireproof their home. Barth Insurance wants to remind you about Fire Prevention throughout your home to keep your family safe in the …

Important Notice For Homeowners Living Near Long Island Sound

There will be a significant change in law effective Oct 1st, 2014 that may affect Connecticut homeowners who live near Long Island Sound. For the past several years (since 2007), insurance companies have been permitted to NOT write any home located within 2600 feet to Long Island Sound with having what they called “wind mitigation”. This means homeowners could be …

Covering LEGO and Other Valuable “Collections” On Your Homeowner’s Policy

There are so many questions regarding coverage of specific items within your home in the event of a fire, burglary or other catastrophe. As you may know, your personal property coverage has limits for jewelry, furs, silver, firearms and cash. Homeowners policies usually will have replacement costs coverage for contents, but it is often limited to somewhere between $1,000- $5,000. …

How does the dreaded ticket affect your car insurance?

Question: How does the dreaded driver ticket affect your car insurance when you get pulled over and receive a moving violation? Answer: You’re having a great time cruising down the highway enjoying the cool summer wind in your face and then it happens…the lights start flashing in your rear-view mirror, your heart stops for a second and you feel like …