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6 years ago · by · 0 comments

Look at What Our Happiest Customers had to Say

Scurich Insurance Services Here are some of the testimonials from our happiest customers!

“I have had Scurich Insurance cover my home, vehicles, trailer and boat for many years I can’t remember who I had last.  I haven’t spent any time shopping around because due to previous experience I have been well taken care of after many incidents in my life that required assistance, attention and insurance coverage. To me that is worth any money that I might save by leaving for a less expensive company. Thank you.” Stacey T. Truckee, CA

“My family has been with Scurich for two generations, and they meet all our needs. They ate practical and reliable!” Brian M. Claremont, CA

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Come See What Our Customers Are Saying About us

Here are some of the testimonials from our happiest customers!

“We have been with Scurich Insurance for over twenty years and have been extremely satisfied with the services they provide for our company.  No high pressure sales pitch, just professionals who work with us to find the right policies to fit our business needs.  The entire staff makes us feel as if we are their most important client.  A rarity in today’s business climate.”  Sharon J. Watsonville, CA

“I’ve been with Scurich Insurance Associates for many years.  I really appreciate the personal service and professional approach they take with my business and my insurance needs.”  Jeff B. Carmel, CA

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UMBRELLA LIABILITY COVERAGE: WHAT LIMIT SAVES MY ASSETS?

Insurance funds losses; it transfers risk from your company to the insurance company for a fee – premium. Deductibles are used to reduce the number of claims by having the business pay small amounts and only reporting larger issues. The order in which claims are funded is: Deductible, liability limits, and then company assets — and sometimes personal assets. Your company needs high liability limits to protect company assets.

Claims exceeding $1 million in liability are infrequent, but not rare. Umbrella insurance covers above all other liability insurance in one million dollar layers. High liability limits become affordable this way. Business nightmares, such as the $3 million cup of coffee, the truck catching fire under a railroad bridge, or your vehicle colliding with a school bus, unfortunately do occur. A million or two is not sufficient coverage for most operations.

Asbestos and tobacco companies produced legal products for years before lawsuits started as the result of long-term exposure, and these very successful companies were brought to the brink of extinction. These companies kept tens of millions in umbrella layers. How much is enough?

Commercial Liability insurance in Watsonville, CA covers injuries to other people and damage to their property caused by your company, your employees, or you. The cause of loss might be vehicle, products, premises, operations, liable, slander, poor advice, or even aviation related. The amount of liability and types of insurance depends on your company’s exposure to risks. Most companies face fleet risks, premises-operations risks, and employee injury risks; some add professional liability risks, aviation risks, common carrier and garage liability risks.

Insurance companies recognize these typical risk scenarios and respond by offering Business Automobile, Truckers, Garage, General, Aviation and Professional Liability policies.

Purchasing sufficient liability limits for disastrous claims is costly when purchased one liability risk at a time. In fact, most companies simply could not afford purchasing insurance this way. Insurance companies offer Umbrella coverage to serve this need. The company proscribes underlying, or first dollar coverage limits, over which umbrellas pay claims settling for more, or in excess, of these policies. Since these claims are infrequent, premiums are affordable; and each added million dollar layer decreases in cost.

In addition, most umbrella forms add liability coverage by insuring more risks than the underlying policies. A relatively modest – $1,000 to $10,000 – deductible is required, but then the umbrella limits cover unscheduled liabilities. So, with an Umbrella policy, the order in which claims are paid is: deductible or underlying liability limits, umbrella limits, and then company assets.

How much is enough combined liability limit? How well can you predict the future of litigation? Products, operations, and vehicle claims in excess of $3 million are not rare. The cost effective answer depends on the amount of assets you’re protecting, the cost of the coverage, company profit from which to expense the premium, your risk tolerance, and the availability of Umbrella coverage.

Three more factors are worth considering: Products claims might take years to discover. Claim inflation requires high limits at the time the claim is paid. Large liability claims take time to settle. Claim inflation is rampant. Even though an event occurs today, you may be settling at the going rate three years from now. Million dollar claims were rare 20 years ago; not so much now. Courts have been chipping away at the corporate liability shield for smaller businesses. Personal assets might be at risk. Now consider how far that erosion of corporate protection might progress by the time you get your day in court.

Umbrella liability limits should be high enough that business assets are not at risk. Business survivability is at risk with a too low limit. Your current limits can be assessed and reviewed by your broker and/or attorney for adequacy.

 

Scurich Insurance, Watsonville CA

320 East Lake Avenue, PO Box 1170

Watsonville, CA 95077-1170

Office: 1-831-722-3541

Toll Free: 1-800-320-3666

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Sales Increase But Struggles Continue for Ristorante Barolo after ‘Restaurant: Impossible’

From http://watsonville.patch.com
On Wednesday’s episode of “Restaurant: Impossible” featuring Ristorante Barolo in Aptos, owner Cristina Locke said she often feels like she takes “one step forward and five steps back.”

With Food Network’s help, the progress is now moving forward, but not quite at the pace that Locke may have hoped.

FoodNetwork.com caught up with the folks at Ristorante Barolo and shared this update on their site:

In Aptos, Calif., Robert and the “Restaurant: Impossible” team faced the daunting task of turning things around at Ristorante Barolo. Owners Giovanni Guerisoli and Cristina Locke struggled with the changing economy as well as family health problems, and could barely keep their 10-year-old business afloat. We checked in with the couple to see how things were going afterRestaurant: Impossible.

Three months later, sales at Ristorante Barolo have increased by 37 percent.

“The new decor and also all the publicity because of the show have brought new customers,” said Cristina. “People watch and really like ‘Restaurant: Impossible.'”

With Atilio in charge of the kitchen and Giovanni running the front of house, Cristina is finally able to spend more time with her children.

“Atilio is doing a great job,” she said.

Despite her best efforts to reduce stress, Cristina recently suffered a stroke and is still recovering. Because of the stroke, she was unable to finish cleaning out her office. When she recovers, she plans to ask Jessica to help her finish the task.

Giovanni’s health has remained a challenge for him, but he continues to run the front of the restaurant.

“Giovanni is doing the best he can while still dealing with his health issues,” Locke said.

He never sold his collectibles at auction and continues to buy more.

“Doing the show was an amazing gift,” Cristina said. “I will be forever grateful for what Robert and the whole crew did for the restaurant and for my family.”

 

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320 East Lake Avenue, PO Box 1170

Watsonville, CA 95077-1170

Office: 1-831-722-3541

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Email:tony@scurichinsurance.com

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Santa Cruz County’s Most Wanted, May 17, 2012: Quiroz, Willis, Morales, Coto, Niemczyk

From http://www.santacruzsentinel.com

EDITOR’S NOTE: Each week the Sentinel publishes a list of the Most Wanted’ criminals in the county as determined by local law enforcement. Agencies participating include the four city police departments, the Sheriff’s Office, California Highway Patrol, District Attorney’s Office and State Parks. The information is provided by the Sheriff’s Office based on active investigations and/or arrest warrants. If you have information on anyone listed below, law enforcement asks you to call 911.

Amanda Niemczyk

Wanted for: Felony theft with prior convictions for theft and possession of a controlled substance

Age: 27

Description: 5-foot-3, 160 pounds, brown hair and brown eyes

Residence: Santa Cruz

Details: Niemczyk was arrested on suspicion of felony theft with prior convictions of theft and being in possession of a controlled substance. She failed to comply with the terms of her probation and a warrant has been issued for her arrest.

Agency: Santa Cruz Sheriff’s Office

Hernan Coto

Wanted for: Terrorist threats and violation of a protective order

Age: 32

Description: 5-foot-7, 120 pounds, black hair and brown eyes

Residence: Unknown

Details: Coto is wanted for making terrorist threats and violating a protective order.

Agency: Watsonville Police Department

Nancy Morales

Wanted for: Resisting arrest and driving under the influence

Age: 21

Description: 5-foot-6,

170 pounds, brown hair and brown eyes

 

Residence: Watsonville

Details: Morales was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol and resisting arrest. She failed to appear in court for the charges and a warrant has been issued for her arrest.

Agency: Watsonville Police Department

Philip Willis

WANTED FOR: Parole violation and stolen property

Age: 31

Description: 6-foot-1, 200 pounds, brown hair and brown eyes.

Residence: Unknown; frequents Sheldon Street, Santa Cruz

Details: Willis has violated his parole terms and failed to show up for scheduled court appearance. He has prior arrests for vehicle thefts, possession of stolen property, narcotics violations and resisting arrest.

Agency: Santa Cruz Police Department

Diana Quiroz

Wanted for: Identity theft, theft of an ATM card and multiple thefts

Age: 30

Description: 5-foot-5, 130 pounds, black hair and brown eyes

Residence: Santa Cruz

Details: Quiroz was arrested on suspicion of identity theft, theft of an ATM cards and multiple other thefts. She failed to appear in court for the charges and a warrant has been issued for her arrest.

Agency: Santa Cruz Sheriff’s Office

 

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320 East Lake Avenue, PO Box 1170

Watsonville, CA 95077-1170

Office: 1-831-722-3541

Toll Free: 1-800-320-3666

Email:tony@scurichinsurance.com

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How to Avoid Common Summer Accidents

From http://www.santacruzsentinel.com

Are you safe outside this summer?

Think about it: summertime usually revolves around things like grilling, fireworks, camping, and lazy afternoons in the hot sun.

What else does it mean?

Burns from those grills, firework explosions, tick bites…you see where we’re going here.

With the cost of health care steadily going up, it’s become ever more important to lower your risk for accidents and other health issues.

And don’t worry: this doesn’t mean you have to avoid all the good stuff this summer. Here are some easy ways to prevent these summer health issues…

Let’s think about grilling for a minute. There’s nothing better than burgers and hotdogs cooked on the grill, right?

But, grills are more dangerous than you might think. According to Consumer Reports, over 5,000 people went to the emergency room in 2007 because of grill related injuries (source:http://blogs.consumerreports.org/home/2008/07/grilling-safety.html).

What can you do to avoid that costly trip?

  • Never grill in an enclosed area like the garage. Always pull your grill into an open area.
  • If you’re cooking with charcoal, never spray the grill with lighter fluid after the fire has been lit. Flames can often follow the fluid back to the container that’s in your hand.
  • Keep the grease pan empty. Grease easily catches on fire, and can cause flare-ups.

Mosquitoes, ticks, horseflies, bees…now that it’s summer all of nature is out in full force.

And, don’t underestimate these little bugs; according to MSNBC, they send over 500,000 of us to the emergency room each year with potentially fatal allergic reactions (source:http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19979406/).

So, how can you have fun outside without getting eaten alive?

  • Think bug spray. If you’re uncomfortable with the chemicals used in traditional bug spray (like OFF), there are several organic brands that use natural ingredients, like EcoSmart (link:http://www.ecosmart.com/).
  • MSNBC suggests spreading a 3 ft. layer of wood chips between your yard and the woods. Ticks can’t cross the chips, so this will keep them out of your yard.
  • Also, make sure there is no standing water in your yard. And, this includes your gutters. Standing water is a breeding ground for mosquitoes.

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320 East Lake Avenue, PO Box 1170

Watsonville, CA 95077-1170

Office: 1-831-722-3541

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