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Thursday, December 29, 2016

PAY BY LICENSE PLATE RECOGNITION REPLACING PAID METERED PARKING ON RAILROAD AVE

PAY BY LICENSE PLATE RECOGNITION REPLACING PAID METERED PARKING ON RAILROAD AVE: The City of Summit announced effective November 21, payment by license plate recognition will replace paid metered parking on Railroad Avenue, the street adjacent to the Summit train station. With the new system, customers will purchase parking time by using the license plate number of their vehicle at a pay station located in the middle of the block. Machines will print a receipt that displays the location, machine number, start and expiration times, amount paid, and license plate. “This system results in lower set up costs, maintenance, and is more accurate and convenient,” explains Parking Services Manager Rita McNany. “In many cities, pay by plate has replaced parking meters and pay-and-display machines, generating fewer disputed tickets. You print your receipt and take it with you with no need to return to your vehicle to display it on your dashboard. Your license plate is the only identifier you need.” McNany continues: “Another advantage is that the system also allows the driver

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Lemonade Goes Nationwide—But Is It the Great Disruptor?

Lemonade Goes Nationwide—But Is It the Great Disruptor?

"People need people who can explain complicated contracts and concepts. Insurance is complicated, and no method of purchase changes that fact. Lemonade’s app doesn’t explain the intricacies of insurance like a knowledgeable agent would. Knowledgeable and professional people know how to get things done—like finding a place to stay and helping the victim recover. None of that comes from an app."

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Free Insurance Policy Review and Quotes


Across America the Insurance marketplace has now become so competitive that carriers are offering more and more discounts and incentives to compete for your business.
We here at O'Donnell Agency are experts  working hard every day to stay on top of all these changes to find the most suitable policies available for you.
Live your life, leave your insurance to our professional staff. Call for a free review of your policies to see which of our carriers would best suit your needs.
Insurance Carrier Changes 
(FALL 2016) 
  • The addition of MetLife as a carrier. MetLife offers personal lines and has the noted Grand Protect Product which allows one policy to cover all of your personal lines (Home, Auto, Umbrella, Jewelry,Rental Properties).  Not only does this save you money but it allows for the convenience of one bill.
  • Travelers now offers new rates under St. Paul which are highly competitive offering discounts for bundling the home and auto.
  • Farmers of Salem Progressive have a mutual discount program when  you write auto with progressive and home with Farmers of Salem.
  • Mercury Insurance also is offering a bundle discount for home and auto.
For Your Convenience You Can Get Started:
phone: (908) 272-3540 
quote online: www.ODonnellAgency.com
Visit one of our 3 locations (Elizabeth, Cranford, Raritan)
Hope to speak with you soon!
Regards,

Rob Griffith



PS - One thing that has not changed is we are still owned and operated by the Griffith Family.  So when you come in you are sure to recognize one of us!




Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Insurance News: LAWS, DISASTERS, CLAIMS, SAFETY

Insurance Laws And Regualtions are Constantly Changing

For Your Convenience You Can Get Started:
phone: (908) 272-3540 
quote online: www.ODonnellAgency.com
Visit one of our 3 locations
Hope to speak with you soon!
Regards,

Rob Griffith

O'Donnell Agency Locations (MAPS)



Cranford 908-272-3540

Raritan 732-868-8695

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Total Cost of Top Ten USA Disasters: $184 Billion

1. Hurricane KATRINA August 2005



2. Terrorists Attack September 11,2001



3. Hurricane Andrew August 1992



4. Hurricane Sandy October 2012 



5. NorthRidge,California EarthQuake  January 1994



6. Hurricane IKE  September 2008



7. Hurricane Wilma October 2005



8. Hurricane Charley August 2004 



9. Hurricane IVAN September 2004 



10. Flooding, Hail, Wind, Tornando April 2014

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Facts About Flood Insurance

Facts About Flood Insurance: In general, flood insurance is only available through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) run by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). A few private insurers offer excess flood insurance.