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Scurich Insurance Services has been serving the Monterey Bay Area since 1924. Our mission is to partner with our customers and provide them superior service and value. We are a member of United Valley Insurance Services, Inc., a cluster of over 70 California Independent Insurance agencies, which produced over $530,000,000 of annual premium last year. At Scurich Insurance Services we understand your business and our community. Our customers look to us for comprehensive solutions. We have established relationships with more than 40 of the nation’s leading insurance providers, which allows us to deliver multiple, competitively-priced options and a team of experts to guide you through the process. When you need to file a claim, change a policy or process a certificate you can depend on Scurich Insurance Services to respond quickly to your request. SERVICES In order to provide value added benefits to our customers that go beyond the insurance policy Scurich Insurance Services offers the following additional services: Safety Programs – English and Spanish OSHA Compliance Safety Policies – English and Spanish Online OSHA 300 Log Safety Posters and Payroll Stuffers - English and Spanish Certificates of Insurance – If received before 3:30pm done the same day Risk Management Consulting Brokerage Services Represent most major insurance companies to better market your account. Safety tapes/DVD’s BUSINESS LINES Commercial Commercial Packages Business Auto Workers Compensation Umbrella Bonds Directors & Officers Professional Liability Employment Practices Liability Personal Auto Home Umbrella Recreational Vehicles Boatss Life & Health Individual Medical Individual Life Group Medical Group Benefits
Scurich Insurance Offers Boat Safety Tips
We advise boaters to take necessary precautions to be safe during the summer season, the time of year when boat accident claims increase in frequency, according to an analysis of claims incidence at Travelers, a leading provider of boat and yacht insurance. “Substantially more people are on the water during the summer, so that is the time boaters should be extra careful to protect their family, friends and watercraft from a loss,” said Tony Scurich of Scurich Insurance.  “It’s also a good time to review your boat and yacht insurance with an independent agent to be sure you have adequate coverage.” We recommend the following boat safety tips:
  • Wear a life jacket:  80 percent of drowning victims were not wearing a PFD (Personal Flotation Device) or life jacket.  Most states require that children under a certain age wear a life jacket and that every boat be equipped with one life jacket per passenger.
  • Take a boating course:  Even if your state does not mandate the completion of a boating course prior to obtaining your boating license, both you and your passengers will benefit from a formalized course.  To learn more about boating safety classes, visit http://cgaux.org/boatinged.
  • Schedule a vessel safety check:  The Coast Guard auxiliary offers free safety checks.  For more information, visit www.vesselsafetycheck.org/getvsc or http://www.uscgboating.org/default.aspx.
  • Equip your boat with an emergency kit and be familiar with how to use each of the items.  Travelers recommends including the following:  fire extinguisher, first aid kit, visual distress signal and/or a Coast Guard-approved throwable PFD, such as a life ring or a horseshoe.  Organize an emergency plan and make sure that passengers are familiar with it.  Remember to test equipment and be knowledgeable of the suggested guidelines for usage and replacement.
  • Be prepared for the weather:  Check the weather forecast before going on the water and be equipped for changes.
  • Know where you are:  The Coast Guard recommends having charts, a GPS (Global Positioning System) and a reliable means of communication on board.
  • Know how to contact the Coast Guard:  Marine radio is the preferred method to communicate on the water because it broadcasts to other boaters in the vicinity.  If using a cell phone on the water, test it for a maritime emergency by dialing *CG (*24).  There is no charge or penalty for calling to test the signal.
    • Do not drink and drive:  According to the Coast Guard, a boat operator with a blood alcohol level of .10 percent is 10 times more likely to be killed in a boating accident than a boat operator with a blood alcohol level of zero.  Operating a boat while drinking is illegal in several states.  Remember that the effects of alcohol are exacerbated when combined with sun exposure and being on the water.
Established in 1924, Scurich Insurance is an independent insurance agency offering a full range of insurance products including Auto, Home, Life, and more…  Scurich Insurance is a member of [ASSOCIATIONS] and supports [LOCAL CHARITIES OR ORGANIZATIONS]. For information and quotes on insurance coverage, please visit Scurich Insurance at 320 East Lake Avenue, Watsonville, CA 95077-1170 or call (831)-722-3541.   About Travelers The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) is a leading provider of property casualty insurance for auto, home and business.  The company’s diverse business lines offer its global customers a wide range of coverage sold primarily through independent agents and brokers. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Travelers has operations in the U.S., Canada, U.K. and Ireland. For more information, visit www.travelers.com.
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