Disneyland Giveaway!!

Life gets pretty challenging at times. Work, school, obligations, stress!! With school just starting back up and everyone getting back into the swing of things we thought it would be fun to spice things up a bit. We put our heads together and thought what could we do to bring a little cheer to the people around us? So, we thought about our own memories of fun and wanted to give you the chance at making fun memories too…

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Win A 2-Day Family 4-Pack of Tickets to Disneyland

Sponsored by Mertens Insurance

To enter, simply click on the link below  http://mertensinsurance.com/windisney.html

We will only need 10-15 minutes of your time on the phone or email and we won’t be a nuisance afterwards. We love our clients and our community and just want a chance to show you how much we really love you! (And possibly get you better insurance than what you currently have!)

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Come out and enjoy yourself at the Lincoln Showcase!

If you haven’t attended the Lincoln Showcase in previous years Wanda and I would definitely recommend it. It is a fun evening with a chance to enjoy our local restaurants, wineries and breweries. We are really looking forward to it!
Photo: We are getting some questions about what Showcase is... Lincoln Showcase is a gala event; with a live band and dancing under the stars, great food, wine and brews from local restaurants, wineries and breweries. It is a 21 and over event only! Tickets are $40 each, Buy 3 get 1 FREE or keep watching for our posts... they will be $30 each for a 48 hour period!! Call the Chamber for Tickets at 916-645-2035.
We are getting some questions about what the Showcase is… The Lincoln Showcase is a gala event; with a live band, dancing under the stars, great food, wine and brews from local restaurants, wineries and breweries. It is a 21 and over event only! Tickets are $40 each, Buy 3 get 1 FREE or keep watching for our posts on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MertensInsurance… they will be $30 each for a 48 hour period!! Call the Chamber for Tickets at 916-645-2035.

Labor Day Fun!

With Labor Day approaching it’s time to make plans and prepare. Millions can’t wait to hit the road, but some Americans choose to stay close to home. Why sit around stuck in traffic when you can linger at the grill and share a cold beverage – or two – with friends? Here are a few tips to make your party a fun and safe time for everyone.

Do

  • Pick a safe spot to grill. Keep it away from the house or any branches or plants that could ignite. If your grill is next to your house pull it out away from the structure of your home.
  • Keep it clean. Accumulated grease inside your grill can catch fire, so clean it before use. Keep uncooked meat and utensils used away from prepared food.
  • Make your grill a kid-free zone. Set up a play area for children well away from the hot grill.

Don’t

  • Don’t leave your grill unattended. Even for a minute. If you must step away for more spices or a clean plate, appoint a sous chef to keep watch.
  • Don’t bring the party inside. Not even into the garage. Overhead surfaces could also burn.

Grilling isn’t the only danger when you host a party. If a guest sues you because he or she got hurt on your property (and it could be your fault), personal liability coverage in a standard homeowners’ insurance policy typically can help protect you.

If that guest does not file a lawsuit, the medical payments coverage in a standard policy could come into play. It can help with medical bills associated with the injury.

Check your policy for details. If you are renting a home make sure your rental insurance covers it. We hope you have a safe and fun holiday!

We have one more iPad to give away, all you need to do is call us for a free quote to be entered

http://mertensinsurance.com/winanipad.html

IPad Winner for July

IPad Winner for July

We are excited to announce that Kim Johnstone from Elliot Homes is our IPad winner for July!!

We hope Kim enjoys her new IPad and we are looking forward to seeing who the next winner is…

We only need 10-15 minutes of your time on the phone and we will not be a nuisance afterwards. We love our clients and our community and just want a chance to show you how much we really love you! (And possibly get you better insurance than what you currently have!)

Be sure to share this with your friends and family for your and their next chance to win!!

http://mertensinsurance.com/winanipad.html

Buying a New Motorcycle

Are you are buying your first motorcycle? What do you need to know before you bring your bike home from the dealership? Before you enjoy the freedom of the open road on your first new bike, here are a few things you may want to consider.

Take a Rider’s Course

A motorcycle safety course can help build your confidence prior to purchasing your bike. Designed for beginning riders, a safety course often waives your state’s motorcycle test as well as introduces you to basics of motorcycles. It can also help you decide which type of bike you purchase. Taking a course like this may result in your insurance company offering a discount on your premium, as well. Do a little online research to find novice courses near you.

Buy Good Gear

Consider proper riding gear, even in warm weather. Gloves, jackets with padding that still allow air flow and boots that protect ankles can help prevent serious injury if you are involved in a crash. Although not mandatory in every state, you may consider a Department of Transportation-certified helmet as part of your safety gear. While most states have some sort of motorcycle helmet law, the requirements vary state to state, and some have no such law. Consult your state’s laws and regulations for accurate compliance information.

Can You Handle the Horsepower?

Consider just how much horsepower is adequate for you. A 650 cc engine may be too much for a novice biker to handle at first. However, if your goal is to take lengthy bike trips, you may need 650 cc or more. Once you buy your first bike, you may find you want more torque or more comfort. Many bikers found that their first bike was only a beginning — if one bike is good, three are better, some would say. Either way, pay attention to your needs and get the bike that’s right for you.

Sticker Shock

The final step in buying a motorcycle is determining your budget. Quality motorcycles can run anywhere from a few thousand dollars to $25,000 or more. You may be able to afford a higher-end bike, but many experienced riders recommend starting with a used model to be sure you like riding and because it’s likely you’ll have a minor spill or two as you learn.

Another aspect to consider is insurance, some bikes may come with higher premiums. Contact us for quotes on any models you are seriously considering. http://mertensinsurance.com/requestaquote.html

Once you have your new bike, you will want to keep it in new condition. Research and use the best sealants, waxes, tire care products and other preventative aids. A good cover may be a wise investment, as well. Make sure you find a quality motorcycle mechanic to keep your bike in tip-top condition.

. Take your time with this important decision and enjoy the ride!

IPad Winner for June!!

Congratulations Lauri Ackerman!! Lauri is the iPAD winner for the month of June. There’s still time to Win a BRAND NEW iPad!! Follow this link to enter:http://mertensinsurance.com/winanipad.html

We have more IPads to give away…..make sure you enter to win!! We are excited to continue giving to the people in our community.

We will only need 10-15 minutes of your time on the phone or email and we won’t be a nuisance afterwards. We love our clients and our community and just want a chance to show you how much we really love you! (And possibly get you better insurance than what you currently have!)

Be sure to share this with your friends and family for their chance to win!! http://mertensinsurance.com/winanipad.html

The Independence Day Parade

Here at Mertens Insurance we love to help our community.

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We look forward to reaching out and providing a helping hand. Every year we try to find ways to give back, make a difference and engage in our community. Recently we participated in the Independence Day Parade here in Lincoln, CA.

The Independence Parade drew the biggest crowd ever! The streets were lined up to 10 people deep in some areas, all the way though the parade route. There were a variety of entries showing their Red, White and Blue spirit!

Children lined the streets with excitement waiting to see the floats, car’s and animals. The children grew even more excited every time they seen someone coming down the street that was passing out flags, necklaces or throwing candy their way. Oh, the memories they will have to look back on when they are older.

Lincoln is a great place to live and we pride ourselves in being a home based business. Community and family are very important and we love that you are apart of our family!!

A shout out to Debbie Brown Photography for the wonderful picture!! She is a gem in Lincoln and you can find her information at http://www.debbiebrownphoto.com/.

Obesity Now Classified As a Disease

“The American Medical Association’s announcement last June that is was changing the designation of obesity from a disorder to a disease. This has and will continue have an effect on employers and insurance companies. The use and cost of weight loss drugs will continue to rise. in order for employers to minimize the increased risk, they will need to create wellness programs that focus on weight and healthy living.

Prescription Drugs

Businesses can establishing a corporate wellness program as an alternative to their employee’s relying on doctor-prescribed medication to deal with this newly classified disease.  In the U.S. physician-dispensed drugs have become a common occurrence in the medical care of injured workers and obesity.

Year-after-year the costs of prescription drugs in workers’ compensation are either on the rise, or are being battled tooth-and-nail by state governments and workers’ compensation stakeholders, adding to growing frustration and costs. 

Obesity

Despite AMA’s recent disease proclamation, obesity already had a sort of disease status in the eyes of many, including other large organizations, as well as branches of the government.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the health consequences of obesity include:

  • Coronary heart disease
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Cancers (endometrial, breast, and colon)
  • Hypertension
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Gynecological problems (abnormal menses, infertility)

From a business perspective, obesity impacts not only the healthcare system, but health insurance, businesses and the economy as a whole.

The insurance industry, like most other systems and industries, will have to grapple with how to deal with the increasing costs in the best way it can. That could mean seeking rate hikes, reducing other services, or reducing risks.

No matter what the outcome of the decisons made based on the transition of the new classifications made we will always keep your well-being at the frontmost part of decision making.

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Lincoln Farmers Market

Come on out to see us at the Farmers Market in Lincoln. We are excited to be apart of such a great community! We will be set up in front of our office at  543 F Street in Downtown Lincoln.  There will be lots of fun and Free Otter Pops! We will have fun games for the kids and prizes too!

Also, when you stop by don’t forget to enter for a chance to Win a Free iPad!

Did you know the vendors at a Certified Farmers’ Market have been inspected by their local Agriculture Department.  Each farmer has a list of the products they grow on display in their sales booth. The produce is fresh, local, and direct from the local farms. Produce sold at a Certified Farmers’ Market is usually picked the morning of the market or, at the longest time, the night before. Just a few of the products there will be vegetables, fruits, eggs, cheeses, honey and lots of other produce.

So come out, have some fun, and support our town. Listen to music,  Purchase your family some healthy, fresh food from our local farmers. If we all stick together we can help keep our town a wonderful place to live.

Want To Win An iPad? Of Course You Do!

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We Appreciate YOU!

Here at Mertens we pride ourselves in loving our clients and the communities we are involved in. So to prove it we are continuing to provide you with the best service possible and an iPad giveaway each month!
All you need to do is enter the giveaway on our website and ask for a quote, it’s that easy! We are pleased to be able to offer this fun chance of winning an iPad and possibly get you better insurance than you already have.
You can even optimize your chances of winning by asking for multiple quotes such as Health, Home, Life, Auto, Renters, Umbrella or RV Insurance. With each quote you receive we will provide you (1) entry. You can also send over family, friends, neighbors, anyone of your choice to enter the giveaway and all they have to do is say you sent them. That’s up to 8 entries! The possibilities of winning are great and that’s how we like it. 

We only need 10-15  minutes of your time either over the phone or through email and we will NOT be a nuisance to you afterwards!! We simply want to say “Thank You’ to the people of Lincoln for your business and “We truly love you”.   

To enter, simply go to our website and fill out the entry form, good luck!!

http://mertensinsurance.com/winanipad.html

To us insurance means trust and we listen to YOU!

543 F Street, Suite 102, Lincoln, CA 95648
(916)434-0621