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Protect yourself from catalytic converter theft

It's more than likely that you or someone close to you has been subject to this crime - our friends at Pemco report they're averaging one to two converter theft claims a week, with Priuses being especially susceptible. They released this article, which lists tips to...

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Everything you need to know about independent contractors

Here's an article from our partners at The Hartford laying out the basics on independent contractors - including the question of whether there's any difference between an independent contractor and a 1099 contractor. And for more on subcontractor/vendor risk...

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Staff Spotlight: Hope Coulter

Every month we like to introduce one of our staff members so you can get to know them better. This month, our ice-skating Client Services Coordinator Hope told us about her love for the arts, coffee, and reading. You won the lottery! What's your first purchase?...

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Winterkill: how to repair winter’s damage to your lawn

Last month's snow and ice storms impacted many of us in the Portland/Vancouver area - hopefully by now, any downed branches or power outages have been remedied, but have you considered the damage to your lawn? Here's an article to help you determine if your grass will...

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Staff Spotlight: Esther Barnard

Every month we like to introduce one of our staff members so you can get to know them better. This month, our Financial Controller Esther told us about her marathon ambitions, her high-stakes first job in the Australian cruise ship industry (at just 17!), and an...

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Questions to ask your home inspector

With interest rates at impressive lows, a lot of folks are becoming first-time homeowners - here, our friends at Travelers provides some guidelines to choosing a qualified inspector. Check out the video on the original page (linked to at the bottom of this article)...

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Consider safety before taking your restaurant outdoors

Here's one for our restaurant clients in both Washington & Oregon who've had to adapt to regulations stipulating outdoor dining - a highly comprehensive checklist from our partners at Cincinnati! Restaurants seeking new ways to stay operational during the pandemic...

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Staff Spotlight: Heidi Engleson

Every month we like to introduce one of our staff members so you can get to know them better. This month, Heidi, our Commercial Account Manager, told us about her philanthropic ambitions, her grocery bagging expertise, and a just-her-and-dad baseball excursion while...

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Valentine’s Day 2021 in Vancouver, WA

A pandemic simply can't stand in the way of L-O-V-E in all its forms! Here are some fun, COVID-compliant ideas to make Valentine's Day special, no matter your relationship situation.   For culinary-loving couples: Savor the Couve You may have heard of this...

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Staff Spotlight: Nolan Biggs

Every month we like to introduce one of our staff members so you can get to know them better. The first spotlight of 2021 features Nolan, our Personal Lines Agent, who told us about a memorable skydiving adventure, the excitement brought by a new Netflix series, and...

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Detox diets and cleanses: Kaiser clinicians weigh in

With the new year (bye, 2020!) comes New Year's resolution season — lots of folks are reassessing their eating habits, or maybe just looking to lose weight quickly after indulging over the holidays. Some may turn to detoxes, fasts, or juice cleanses, but before you...

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Important Notice to Our Customers and Partners

REGARDING COVID-19:

As we enter the new 'Healthy Washington' plan, Biggs is pleased to once again allow on-premises visits from our customers.

However, given that many of our crew will continue to primarily opt for telework, for the time being, we ask that you make an appointment in advance so you can be assured your representative will be present.

Our phones remain staffed from 8:30am-5pm, M-F, and if you want to email your agent directly but don’t have their info, you may find it here.

Thanks for your patience, and stay healthy.