Brown & Brown Insurance of New Mexico was one of the sponsors for this year’s annual Crab Bash Fundraiser. The fundraiser was held for All Faiths Children’s Advocacy Center. The advocacy center provides counseling to children and their families who are struggling due to issues of divorce, homelessness, child abuse/neglect, family violence or other crises. Follow the link below to make a donation on their website.
All Faiths is a dynamic behavioral health agency specializing in the treatment of families, children and their caregivers who are struggling due to issues of divorce, homelessness, child abuse/neglect, family violence or other crises. Our highly trained staff specializes in trauma-informed treatment methods that create a safe and comfortable environment in which our clients can heal.
This month’s employee spotlight is on our lovely Andrea Vargas. Andrea is on our benefits team here in the Albuquerque office. She has been working in
insurance for 14 years and has been with us for 6 months.
Andrea says that she is 100% focused on her family. She loves to spend time with her two kids and spends most of her weekends watching her daughter play volleyball and her son play baseball. She just recently bought a house in Los Lunas, figuring out the “country” way of life on two acres of land. Andrea says that her guilty pleasure is watching any of the Real Housewives series, but her real love is the Dallas Cowboys.
Andrea is such a positive and fun person and we love having her on our team!
Movie Claim Monday: where our insurance minds speculate whether certain incidents in the cinematic universe would in fact be considered a covered claim.*
Today we look at the movie Batman vs. Superman. In a fairly early scene, we see one of Bruce Wayne’s buildings come down. We have a few thoughts on the matter:
-Is Bruce Wayne self insured? He is a billionaire, surely he could set aside a few million for coverage for his buildings. But he’s also quite brilliant—perhaps he knows that he has a high exposure in a city like Gotham (or Metropolis, which might be where this particular scene happened), and thus would purchase some high quality insurance to back him up.
– Is an alien attack covered? If he has an open peril policy and alien attacks aren’t specifically excluded, then yes, the attack is covered for all the property damage.
-Would the liability damage from the building falling be on Mr. Wayne or on the aliens. We would say the aliens, because they are the primary cause of loss. But then, taking the aliens to court to get a big payout probably wouldn’t do anyone any good.
*Disclaimer: Each insurance policy is different, and while we speculate here for enjoyment purposes, you will need to discuss your insurance policy directly with your agent or CSR. Our speculations here are in no way an indication that a similar occurrence would in fact be covered.
Daylight Savings Time is also Daylight Safety Time.
In most places in the United States, March 12 is Daylight Savings, when clocks are moved forward one hour. We here at Brown & Brown Insurance want to remind you it’s also a great time to improve your family’s safety.
Be safe in your home
Health and safety agencies often use the approach of Daylight Saving Time to remind people to change the batteries in their smoke alarms. The American Red Cross suggests you test your smoke alarms and talk with your family about your fire escape plan. Whether you live in New Mexico, or elsewhere, practice the plan too – at least twice a year.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 400 people die annually in the US from carbon monoxide poisoning. The CDC recommends changing the batteries in your CO detectors when moving your clocks forward this Sunday.
The CDC says the most common symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning include headache, dizziness, weakness, nausea, vomiting, chest pain and confusion.
This month’s employee spotlight is on the wonderful Barbara Thomas. Barb is located in our Taos office and has been with Brown & Brown for almost 23 years. She has even had the pleasure of meeting Hyatt Brown when he came to Taos. Because she is so active in the community, Barb has become the office liaison for many community organizations.
As Barb says, she is a person of the sixties, so Taos is the perfect community for her and her husband of 52 years. Along with her husband, she has one daughter and son-in-law and one gran
dson. Besides her work at Brown & Brown, Barb also curates art shows, is a textile artist, and makes teepees in her spare time.