March 31st is the Enrollment Deadline for Health Insurance!

For any of your health insurance needs or questions contact Scot Wissink at (310) 390-3318 or scot@isuwissink.com. As a Certified Covered California Agent, Scot is well versed in the Affordable Care Act and is ready to help you find the right plan to fit you and your family’s needs. March 31st marks the last day for anyone without a qualifying event to obtain health insurance for the 2014 year. Contact Scot Wissink today! Read More

Teach Teen Drivers These Basic Safety Tips For Those Other Auto Problems

We are so adamant about teaching a teen driver about driving at a safe speed, avoiding distractions such as cell phones, not driving when drunk and to always use a seat belt. Yet somewhere in all of our teaching, we forget to teach our young drivers how to deal with serious auto problems such as: •           Changing a flat tire •           Jumping a car with a dead battery •           What to do while hydroplaning •           How to set up hazard warning signs Ensure to teach Read More

Easter Sunday Events in Southern California

Looking for some family friendly activities to celebrate the Easter holiday? Here are some highlights of festivities around the LA and Orange County communities. Here in Orange County, the Rabbit Run will be held on April 19 from 8:30 to 10:30 am. Get fit for Easter weekend with this 5K that is run along a course dotted with Easter eggs. Hunt while you run at this Concordia University event, and be greeted by the Easter bunny at the finish line. On April 13 for Palm Sunday Irvine Read More

April is National Autism Awareness Month

Each year, in the month of April, various organizations around the country rally together to bring awareness and education regarding autism, a developmental disability normally detected in children between the ages of two and three. One such event happening locally--Walk Now For Autism Speaks--is happening on Saturday, April 26, 2014 in Los Angeles. Autism spectrum disorder includes several conditions, including, Asperger syndrome, autistic disorder, and pervasive developmental disorder not Read More

Check Your Home After An Earthquake To Stay Safe

After the recent California earthquake, people are going over their earthquake preparedness plans to stay safe if another earthquake happens. Yet you should also check over your home and surroundings after an earthquake. Your home may have been damaged as you can use your earthquake insurance to help with repairs. Foundation cracks: Damaged foundations can cause serious stability problems for your home's structure that could cause it to collapse during the next major earthquake. Look for Read More

Valuable Insurance Tips to Enjoy Play this Spring Season

Spring season is the most popular time for outdoor recreation, and it is finally here! Before you take your toys out to play, review your insurance policy to see if you have enough coverage and the right types of insurance to protect all of your valuable assets. Make sure to check current motorcycle insurance, or get a policy before taking the first ride of the year. For protection during the many family outings this spring, find out from your insurance agent beforehand to see if you have the Read More

What are Qualifying Events under Covered California?

Covered California is the new health insurance marketplace with different policy options available to best fit your needs and help make premiums more affordable. You must find and get a plan during the open-enrollment period from October 15, 2013 through March 31, 2014. Every year after, the period runs from October 15 to December 7. Qualifying events allow you to enroll outside of the open-enrollment periods and include several different situations. One of the qualifying events include the Read More

Reasons to Review Your Commercial Auto Insurance Policy

A commercial auto insurance policy should fit the needs of each business accordingly. Most owners do not review their coverage and are likely missing money saving opportunities. There are many reasons why businesses with as few as one commercial vehicle, to a those that contain a fleet of vehicles, must review their commercial auto insurance today for proper coverage and better deals. When businesses add a vehicle to their commercial fleet, they must have extra coverage, while new and Read More

Get Your Green On in Culver City

St. Patrick's Day is a fun time to get in the holiday spirit, and here are some events around Culver City where you can get your green on! Rush Street at 9546 Washington Blvd. is the Westside's biggest St. Patrick's Day celebration. Green beer pong, six Guinness taps, and corned beef sandwiches will be served all day long! Or, stop by West Los Angeles College to celebrate the Irish with Latin flavor. 11:30 AM through 2:00 PM, cupcakes and pupusas will be available. Food trucks, comedy Read More

The Deadline for Enrollment in Health Insurance is Nearing — Don’t Wait!

March 31 is the deadline for open enrollment on the Covered California health insurance exchange. Anyone who does not sign up for coverage by this date will not be able to enroll through the exchange unless he or she experiences a qualifying event or can qualify for an exemption. Not qualifying for either and not having health insurance opens up the possibility of a penalty that will be issued through taxes. If the issue of getting coverage is due to problems with the website, it is Read More

Spring Forward into Daylight Savings on March 9th

As the winter deep-freeze gives way to warming temperatures, the warmth and sunlight can be a welcome change. So much so, in fact, that after the short winter days and long, dark nights, Daylight Saving Time approaches quickly in the early spring season. On the second Sunday in March, we spring forward. At the beginning of Daylight Saving Time, the clocks are set forward an hour. This provides an additional hour of daylight at the end of the day. The loss of the hour typically happens around Read More