Blog2018-12-07T13:54:47+00:00

Hotchkiss News

Risk Management from the Middle Ages

No, this isn’t the latest abode of a wealthy energy executive in North DFW ... it’s a picture that represents a very important principle. It’s not the foreboding, protective nature of these walls that I’m most impressed with. It’s what a would-be assailant would encounter prior to the walls, that illustrates my point. By definition, a moat is a deep, [...]

Hotchkiss Insurance Appointed to The Hanover’s President’s Club

Hotchkiss Insurance Recognized for Exceptional Customer Commitment and Service Agency selected for The Hanover’s President’s Club   Hotchkiss Insurance was recently selected for The Hanover Insurance Group’s President’s Club, an elite group of independent insurance agencies from across the country. The Hanover’s President’s Club agencies are recognized for delivering outstanding value to their customers through their insurance expertise and responsive service. [...]

May the Fourth be with You

What if you could be in multiple places at once or duplicate yourself and teleport to another location in another dimension? Well, I have good news. You can with holograms! Although some may think holograms are just for science fiction and movies, they are actually being used today in a variety of ways.  Below are a few industries utilizing holograms [...]

Don’t be Fooled

First, it was your data is in “The Cloud”. Now, the hype is cloud computing! Sounds like a storm is brewing. Well, many of you already know these are not weather terminologies, but rather technological. In simple terms, “the cloud” denotes services and software which do not necessarily require your physical computer but rather rely on access to the internet. [...]

Uh Hail No!

It’s that time of the year again!  Although some of you may be thinking baseball season and spring picnics, I am actually referring to hail season. While we have no control over when or where a hail storm strikes, you can still be proactive to mitigate your damages.  Below are a few links to insurance carriers’ recommendations on how to be [...]

Builders Risk Insurance: New Builds and Renovations

If Chip and Joanna have inspired you to finally tackle that home renovation project this year, listen up! Before you begin, you should be prepared to ask your agent a few questions about your current coverage. Some background on builders risk coverage will help you make the right decision for you and your project. Builders Risk Insurance Builders risk is [...]

Hotchkiss Helps with a Thanksgiving Feast

Our San Antonio office has a yearly tradition of partnering with the Greater San Antonio Builders Association (GSABA) to surprise trainees from the Lackland Air Force Base with a Thanksgiving meal. Hotchkiss Helps is proud to supply the turkeys for this important event. This year, a few first timers from Houston joined in to show appreciation and support. Maryana breaks [...]

Swinging into Fall with Playground Safety Tips

When the temperatures finally drop a bit in Texas, we swing into the best playground weather for little ones. There are many reasons why outdoor play is important (and fun!), but unfortunately, playgrounds can be dangerous too. From 1990 to 2012, an estimated 5,025,440 children were treated in U.S. emergency departments for playground-related injuries, averaging 218,497 children annually. With such staggering [...]

Hotchkiss Insurance Joins The Council

Hotchkiss Insurance is excited to begin the year by accepting an invitation to join The Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers. The Council provides education, resources and advocacy to its members, in the form of email communications, conferences, working groups, lobbying and webinars. Through their constant monitoring of and advocating for the important issues of our industry, they’re able to [...]

What You Need to Know About Flood Insurance

Mitigating Risk with Flood Insurance Floods are our nation's most common and costly disaster. One average, they cost the country $8.2 billion each year. While this hurricane season has left incredible damage and heartache in its wake, flood insurance can protect your buildings and contents from damage caused by rising water from a flood. As we continue the recovery process as [...]

Your Insurance at Your Fingertips: Hotchkiss on Demand

  You know this email. You may wince when it shows up in your inbox at 4:50 p.m. because you know the challenge you're up against. If you're a client of ours, hopefully you've noticed that we strive to be crazy fast at responding to you and pride ourselves in our excellent personal service. We're really passionate about what we [...]

Hotchkiss Insurance in the News

It was another great year for Hotchkiss Insurance! Over the past year, we again received recognition for our excellent client service as well as for being a great place to work. Our team is passionate about what we do, and we work hard, but we have a lot of fun together while we're at it. CEO Mike Hotchkiss explains, "We are purpose-driven [...]

Now available – Hotchkiss on Demand

Hotchkiss on Demand is an easy account access tool for our clients.  Policy information, including the ability to issue auto ID cards, certificates of insurance and  more is now available.  Clients may report claims, make changes to their policies and send a message to their Account Manager. The client access is available 24/7 and as always, our client services associates and [...]

Hotchkiss named Best Place to Work by Insurance Journal magazine

Hotchkiss Insurance named the Gold Medal winner of the Best Places to work by Insurance Journal Magazine. Customer service, customer service, customer service. Employees repeated those words over and over again in their comments about Hotchkiss Insurance Agency, Insurance Journal’s 2015 pick for Best Agency to Work For, Gold Winner – South Central. “When you come to work at Hotchkiss [...]

Healthcare Reform: Will It Impact My Business?

  The interim and final Health Care Reform rules are rolling out from Washington, DC providing a clear picture of how the new health care law will impact businesses.  This brief discussion is an overview and call to action for every employer, addressing topics including: •    How does health care reform apply to my business •    Importance of tracking employee [...]