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Independent Insurance Agency in Maricopa, Arizona

Located in the Sonoran Desert, Maricopa County is one of the most historic communities in the state. The City of Maricopa is currently the second most populated within Pinal County. In 2018, it was ranked as the second fastest-growing city in the country. In 2019, it was ranked among the best places for raising a family. 

Our team at Gebhardt Insurance Agency is proud to have an office in Maricopa in addition to our Casa Grande location. Our agency has been the recipient of many accolades from the Casa Grande Dispatch, including having the best customer service. We are now representing more than 40 leading insurance carriers.

Automobile Insurance

Auto insurance provides financial compensation when unexpected events happen involving your vehicle. The insurance contract will detail key provisions such as the premium, coverage period and maximum coverage limits. 

All Arizona motorists must maintain minimum levels of liability insurance. Drivers that are stopped by law enforcement should have proof of coverage. The two required types are bodily injury coverage and property damage liability. If you are determined to be responsible for an accident, these coverages will compensate others. 

The current minimum requirements are $15,000 per person and $30,000 per accident of bodily injury coverage. The minimum requirement for damage to the property of others is $10,000. Insurance companies are required to offer optional uninsured motorist and underinsured motorist coverage to all consumers as well.

Uninsured motorist coverage would pay for damage if you are involved in an accident with a driver who lacks coverage. Another driver in an accident may have coverage that is insufficient to fully cover the cost of injuries or property damage. In this case, your underinsured motorist coverage would pay for the difference. 

Arizona recently implemented some key changes to the minimum levels of liability coverage that will take effect in 2020. The updated minimums for bodily injury will rise to $25,000 and $50,000. The minimum required property damage coverage will be increased to $15,000. 

Collision and Comprehensive Automobile Coverage

Collision and comprehensive coverage are purchased together to pay for the cost of repairing or replacing your vehicle regardless of fault. Collision coverage applies when damage occurs from a collision, such as with another motorist. Comprehensive coverage applies when losses are the result of fire, theft, vandalism, or other circumstances. 

Home Insurance

Those who own a home will obtain insurance in case of storm damage, theft or fire. Certain natural disasters such as earthquakes and floods are typically not included in standard policies and must be purchased separately. 

Coverage for your home may be based on the replacement cost, which pays for the repair or replacement of the home. The new or repaired home will be constructed of materials that are of similar quality to the existing structure. Replacement cost coverage does not account for depreciation of the property that may reduce the value. 

Extended Replacement or Guaranteed Cost Coverage

Homeowners that are willing to pay a slightly higher policy premium may choose guaranteed cost coverage. These policies have provisions that guarantee to replace the home without regard for the appraised value of the home. The insurance cost limits are typically extended by an average of roughly 20%. 

Types of Homeowners Insurance

Dwelling coverage covers the structure of the home including the foundation, walls, ceilings, etc. Content coverage may compensate the homeowner for losses that are not structural. This applies to items within the home such as furniture and clothing. Personal liability coverage is used to compensate those who may be injured while on your property, such as from unsafe conditions. 

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“Add-On” or Optional Home Insurance Coverage

Most homeowner’s insurance policies will have optional or supplemental forms of coverage that can be added. Common examples include earthquake or flood insurance. Depending on the specific policy provisions, those with unattached structures such as a shed or gazebo may need additional coverage as well. 

Understanding Deductibles

It is important to understand what a deductible is and how it functions. The deductible amount is the initial amount that the policyholder must pay “out of pocket” before their insurance begins paying. Those seeking to lower the cost of their premiums may consider choosing a higher deductible amount. 

Example Scenario

Imagine you struck a pole while parking your car. The cost to repair the vehicle is determined to be $5,000. If you have a $500 deductible on your policy, you will be responsible to pay $500. The insurance company will then pay the remaining $4,500 necessary for the repairs. 

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Commercial Insurance

Businesses typically will purchase general liability insurance coverage. For example, this may apply when someone is injured on business property. The business may have a commercial automobile policy that protects company-owned or employee-operated vehicles. Product liability coverage may be purchased when companies make or distribute products that may have a defect and create an injury or cause property damage. 

Professional liability coverage is purchased by those in certain occupations that could be liable for losses resulting from errors or negligence. This form of coverage is often referred to as errors or omissions coverage. Workers’ compensation coverage is generally required for businesses. It is used to compensate employees that are injured or become disabled as a result of a work-related accident.

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Life Insurance

Those with dependent family members should purchase life insurance. This coverage provides “lump sum” coverage to beneficiaries in case the insured party was to die. For example, it may be critical to replace future lost income of a parent who dies leaving behind surviving children. 

Why Choose an Independent Insurance Agency?

An independent agent represents multiple insurance companies, which allows greater flexibility in finding a suitable policy for an insurance customer. Insurance agents that represent a single insurer are commonly referred to as “captive” agents. An independent agent is more likely to find an insurance solution that addresses your specific needs at an affordable cost. 

Agency Offers Insurance Solutions in Maricopa, Arizona

The Gebhardt Insurance Group provides cost-effective insurance products for individuals, families, and businesses in Arizona. We pride ourselves on providing excellent customer service and local support. Call our team of professionals today at (520) 518-8008.

Maricopa, Arizona

44400 Honeycutt Rd,
Suite #102H
Maricopa, AZ 85138

Local Provider of Insurance in Arizona

The Gebhardt Insurance Group has been proudly providing insurance solutions in Maricopa and Pinal County for many years. Our team of professionals provides excellent customer service and very competitive rates.