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Staff Spotlight: Ryan McLeod

Every month we like to introduce one of our awesome staff members so you can get to know them better. This month, our Personal Lines team member Ryan dishes some quality wisdom on how he defines success (it includes footwear!). You won the lottery! What’s your first purchase? Wow… definitely new house for myself and one for […]

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Fourth of July ’18 in #VanWA: common questions answered!

Independence Day is almost here and we can’t wait to celebrate our country’s 242nd birthday! Here are some answers to questions that get circulated a lot in our region during the lead-up to the Fourth: Are fireworks legal in Vancouver? Nope – at least, not within official city limits. If you’re in one of the […]

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10 Tips to Keep Your Home Safe While You’re Away

When you get back after a much-deserved vacation, the last thing you want to discover is that your home has been broken into. Take these precautionary steps to avoid any calamity. 1.) Get by with a little help from your friends Ask friends or neighbors to keep an eye on things. Give them your keys so […]

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What’s the Deal with Association Health Plans? EBSA Issues Final Regulations

On June 19, 2018, the EBSA issued the highly anticipated final regulations related to the creation and maintenance of association health plans (AHPs) under ERISA. After considering more than 900 public comments, the EBSA largely finalized the proposed regulations (see the Jan. 9, 2018 edition of Compliance Corner) with some clarification and a few modifications. […]

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Biggs Heads Back to the Capitol: an interview with our COO

At Biggs, we love to bring you stories of our team members’ involvement in community and advocacy projects great and small. Our employee Zoe sat down with Rich to get the inside scoop on his April trip to D.C. for the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) annual Federal Legislative Summit (FLS). Z: For […]

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Staff Spotlight: Cerena Mann

Every month we like to introduce one of our awesome staff members so you can get to know them better. This month, our Life & Health team member Cerena shares the harrowing story of her close encounter with a bull! You won the lottery! What’s your first purchase? A Corgi! I’m a bit dog crazy […]

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Vancouver City Council gives ODOT 5 suggestions on tolling

An Oregon committee is just weeks away from completing its recommendation for tolling on Interstate 5, and the Vancouver City Council has offered up its suggestions on the proposal. The Vancouver City Council sent a five-point policy framework to the Oregon Department of Transportation and Value Pricing Manager Judith Gray for review. The Portland Metro […]

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Tips for Buying a New Motorcycle

We’re heading into summer, which also heralds the return of motorcycles to the streets – and our friends at Nationwide have compiled some expert tips for first-time buyers. Whether you’re buying a motorcycle for a daily commute or as a way to hit the open road on a sunny day, there are plenty of things […]

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More parking planned for downtown, waterfront

A lack of parking is a quick way to frustrate residents, deter tourists and make a living in an area a general hassle – but despite concerns, most developers say Vancouver’s downtown, uptown and Waterfront Development Project are well prepared to meet increased demand. Concerns are being driven by the Waterfront Development Project and its […]

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Staff Spotlight: Tracy Lovette

Every month, we like to introduce you to one of our incredible staff. This month, our Personal Lines Account Manager Tracy Lovette talks about her family’s heartwarming new Christmas tradition. You won the lottery! What’s your first purchase? A large vacation home overlooking the ocean, but one with a rocky coastline… I don’t like sand.  […]

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