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Raley, Watts & O’Neill Insurance

Since 1950, Raley, Watts & O’Neill has been serving the insurance needs of our clients. We started as a one person operation in Lexington Park, MD and are proud of our small town heritage. We have worked hard to maintain the fundamental principles of our roots while we have grown into a company that serves clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic, the United States and Internationally. We pride ourselves on getting it right and taking care of the needs of our clients. We simplify the insurance process and take the time to make sure each of our clients understand their options, what they are buying and where their money goes. Our committed staff has the expertise and extensive experience in a broad range of insurance products and services like Commercial, Personal, Bonding, Safety/Risk Management, Group Health, Life and Financial Services. We would welcome the opportunity to demonstrate to you how working with Raley, Watts & O’Neill is about more than just insurance; it is about a long term relationship. We always strive to never veer from our values – C.A.R.E

Insurance When Families Squeeze In

Gordon O’Neill Gordon O’Neill , 6/1/2016
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Home and Auto insurance were relatively straightforward for yesterday's 'typical American household" - Mom, Dad, and the kids. Today, economic pressures are leading more and more adults to move back in with their parents, double up with other families, or make room for elderly relatives. These multi-generational households and other nontraditional living arrangements can raise serious insurance issues.

In most states, when family members move in with relatives who have Homeowners (HO) insurance, their belongings will be covered under the relative's policy. However, if the individuals who move in are not related to their policyholder, their belongings probably won't be insured. With a rented apartment or house has Renters insurance, the coverage rules are different. In these cases, the policy won't cover the property of a person who moves in with the renter, regardless of whether the two are related. In a multi-generational household, or when multiple families live under one roof, whether or not you're the homeowner, it makes sense to supplement standard Liability coverage under a your HO policy with a relatively inexpensive Personal Umbrella policy. If you're in a multiple-living situation, let your Auto insurance company know even if the other drivers have their own coverage and won't be driving the cars your policy covers. Some car owners who house other drivers with checkered histories behind the wheel might wind up paying higher premiums, On the other hand, a roommate with a clean driving record could lead to multiple car discounts or other benefits. Whether it's Auto, HO, or Renters insurance, please let our agency know before you find yourself in an expanded or multi-generational household.