Author Archives: Ryan

Walton Insurance Weather Interruptions

The Walton Insurance Agency’ normal office hours are 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday. Though we are determined to maintain these hours through this period of severe winter weather, interruptions may delay us getting to the office or phone.  Please bear with us. You may also use our office voice mail system to… Read More »

New Motor Carrier Coverage Form

The Insurance Services Office, Inc., introduced a new edition of the Motor Carrier Coverage Form in December 2023, which aims to offer greater flexibility than the prior edition. This change responds to the evolving needs of the motor carrier industry. The motor carrier coverage form is a specialized policy designed to cover the automobile insurance… Read More »

Workers Compensation Rate Decrease for 2024

Pursuant to Iowa Code section 515A.6(7), notice is hereby given that the National Council on Compensation Insurance, Inc. has made a rate filing which affects the premium rates for workers’ compensation insurance. The rate filing proposes an overall decrease of 12.0% in the voluntary and assigned risk markets from the current rates that became effective on January 1,… Read More »

Soaring Lumber Prices

To anyone planning a home improvement project, an addition or thinking about building a new home: Buyer beware. The price of lumber is hitting all-time highs. Larry Parker just experienced it. He walked into Lowe’s the other day to buy a sheet of OSB plywood for a home project he was doing at his home.… Read More »

Nationwide Auto – Premium Refund

Due to the virus emergency, Nationwide is providing our auto customers a one-time premium relief of $50 per policy for personal auto policies active as of March 31, 2020. If you pay your premium with an automatic withdrawal from your bank account, the $50 will be deposited electronically. If not, you should be receiving a… Read More »

Seek an Insurance Agency Career

Whether you are relatively new to the insurance industry or are just looking for a change, we hope you consider employment on the agency side of our industry. The opportunities for personal growth and career advancement are great today for those individuals who are motivated to succeed.  When we have a job opening, the description… Read More »

2018 Worker’s Compensation Rates

Workers compensation insurance rates will again dip in most states in 2018 as claims frequency declines and workplace safety continues to improve, two trends experts are crediting for the double-digit rate decreases proposed and enacted over the past several weeks. “It’s nothing new this year; it’s a continuation of what we are seeing,” said Jeff… Read More »