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Detached structures. They are one of the areas that homeowners often overlook when it comes to updating their insurance policies. And it’s something that we’ve seen popping up more often as our clients have been spending a lot of time at home this spring. If you’re like our family, you’ve spent some of your quarantine […]

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McClain Insurance has had an ongoing partnership with Cocoon House since 2010. Back then, Cocoon House volunteers operated a small eight-bed emergency shelter out of an old home down the street from our office in Everett, Washington. Since then, Cocoon House has expanded its operations to include long term housing, street outreach, and a nationally […]

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Protect Yourself From ID Theft During COVID-19

Use our tips to reduce your risk of being caught by identity thieves

In the past month we’ve seen an increase in identity theft, as fraudsters take advantage of challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Use our tips to avoid becoming a victim of ID fraud. As the Everett Herald reported in May, much of the recent ID theft in the Pacific Northwest is tied to false unemployment […]

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McClain Insurance Response to COVID-19

Committed to serving you while keeping our "social distance"

Clients and friends of McClain Insurance, On March 12, many of us heard Governor Jay Inslee’s announcement of community strategies and social distancing plans to minimize COVID-19 exposure, particularly in counties it hardest by the virus. This includes Snohomish County, where our office is located. In his emergency proclamation, Governor Inslee strongly recommended employers should […]

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3 Reasons Why Renters Insurance is More Important than Netflix

Renters insurance protects your stuff, your friends, and your independence

I imagine I am in a similar situation to many millennials. Every month, I pay rent while looking at the Western Washington housing market wondering if home ownership will ever be attainable for me. In trying to save up for future expenses – potentially a pet, wedding, or house – I had to take a […]

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Change Your Smoke Alarm Batteries When Springing Forward

You have just 120 seconds to escape a burning home

On Sunday, March 8, it’s time to spring forward and set your clocks ahead one hour to mark the beginning of daylight saving time. It’s also time to change the batteries in your smoke alarms. This reminder is fresh on our minds after McClain Insurance community member Chuck H. wrote to us with the following advice: […]

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What If I Get Pulled Over While Using My Cell Phone?

Heads Up, Drivers: Washington's E-DUI Law is Now Being Enforced

Q: What if I get pulled over while using my cell phone? A: You’ll receive an E-DUI ticket, which can impact your insurance premium.  Washington’s Driving Under the Influence of Electronics (E-DUI) law went into effect on July 23, 2017, making it illegal for Washington drivers to use hand-held electronic devices while driving. This includes all cell […]

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McClain Insurance Named Safeco Change Agent

McClain Insurance one of two agencies nationwide to receive this recognition

  EVERETT, Wash. (June 6, 2019) — Safeco Insurance is pleased to announce that McClain Insurance has been named a 2019 Safeco Change Agent and has been awarded $2,000 to donate to Everett Public Schools Foundation (EPSF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to building community support and invest resources to inspire innovation, excellence, and achievement for […]

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McClain Insurance Earns Safeco Awards

Agency Founder Claudia McClain and Vice President Nick Pembroke Receive Top Honors

Nick Pembroke Earns Safeco Outstanding Agent Recognition (S.O.A.R.) Award McClain Insurance Vice President Nick Pembroke received the Safeco Insurance Outstanding Agent Recognition (S.O.A.R.) Award for 2018. The S.O.A.R Award acknowledges Nick’s diligence, integrity, and passion for excellence. “We feel honored that once again, Safeco recognized Nick’s commitment to providing expert guidance to our clients, his […]

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