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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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Boating season kicks off May 4, and if you’re a true Pacific Northwesterner you may have already taken your boat out once or twice this spring. Whether you sail the San Juans or cruise Lake Washington, it’s important to make sure you have the right insurance protection for your vessel. Here are some common boat […]

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  Snowmageddon 2019 brought record-breaking snowfall to Western Washington. It also brought an ice dam to my roof, causing serious water damage to the first and second stories of my home Snohomish. Yes — insurance agents have claims, too. Here are my honest thoughts on my claims process:   Take Preventative Steps Now According to […]

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This weekend’s “Nor’wester” snowstorm promises to bring more snow to our region. But slick roads aren’t the only thing we need to be concerned about. Snow can wreak havoc when it melts, too. Here are five ways to help prevent damage to your home as snow starts melting: Remove large accumulations of snow from areas […]

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Get ready for more snow. Forecasts of 5-10 inches of snow (or more!) have prompted a Winter Storm Watch for much of Western Washington. We want to make sure you have the information you may need should this “Nor’wester” snowstorm be as strong as predicted. Our advice: After the snow starts falling, stay home. Even […]

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Happy New Year! If you’re like us, you’re writing resolutions and penciling out your budget for the coming year. January is a natural time to re-evaluate your insurance coverage. Here are our top five insurance hacks for maximizing the value of your family’s insurance plan in 2019: Take our five-minute insurance checkup. Chances are, your life […]

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Agent Nick Pembroke, CIC, was named vice president and shareholder of McClain Insurance. “Nick has the heart of a teacher and is a true servant leader,” says Claudia McClain, president and founder of McClain Insurance. “I look forward to continuing to work alongside this outstanding professional as we strive to continue our tradition of service […]

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