At Bhavsar Insurance Agency we are an experienced group, licensed with Farmers Insurance. Auto * Home * Life * Business * Health Jay Bhavsar has grown up in the Houston Area and is ready to give back to his community.
Jay and rest of the team at The Bhavsar Insurance Agency has the energy, expertise, and longevity to protect you and your future family. As your personal agent, Jay will keep you informed and aware of Farmers Insurance products. It's his personal mission to help you develop the right plans to meet your insurance needs. Through dedication, knowledge and a tireless work ethic, Jay will be the agent that customers want to send their friends and families to. Jay's goal is to protect all of his client's assets along with exceeding all his customers’ expectations.
Mission: Our mission is to find the protection your family and your business needs with the service you deserve. We're here to meet all of our clients needs both personal and professional. We look forward to helping your family safeguard it's future. That is why we offer Auto Insurance, Health Insurance, Home and Renters Insurance, Insurance for your Commercial Business and it's needs + more! Call us, we want to be there for you
Operating as usual
Today's message is directed towards our friends on the East Coast: STAY SAFE, WARM AND INDOORS IF POSSIBLE!
Don't forget to periodically check in on elderly neighbors and friends - they'll need you!
Here's some advice from FEMA
#blizzard2018 #CycloneBomb #Happy2018
twitter.com “If you’re out shoveling snow today: bundle up, take frequent breaks, and check on your neighbors to see if there’s anything they need. #blizzard2018”
Wishing you all the happiest of Happy Thanksgivings! We are all so thankful for all of our blessings this year and so thankful to be of service to y'all!
Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving and as always, let us know how we can be of service!
ACA open enrollments are going strong - 1.48 million people across the US have signed up for coverage in the past 11 days!
A good number of our clients have been able to renew their plans or find another good plan. Please let us know how we can be of assistance!
Remember! The enrollment period has been shortened - and the website will be down from midnight to noon every Sunday!
*~*Open enrollment for the ACA begins tomorrow!!!*~*
Quick fact: the website will be shut down overnight Wednesday and back online Thursday morning. Just keep this in mind if you've already done your window shopping and are planning on signing up right away!
Remember, we're here to help you sign up if you need. Call today and set up an appointment.
Please note: The first time slot for Sunday appointments will be 12pm, other than December 10th, as the website is shut down from 12am to 12pm on every Sunday during open enrollment except December 10th!
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Here is a checklist of what you need before you get started:
Friends! #ACA - Window shopping available now, Oct 25th, in advance of Nov 01 ACA enrollment start date!
Please let us know if we can be of any assistance!
We're always here for y'all 😊
pbs.org Consumers can start previewing plans and premiums online Wednesday for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act in 2018.
For those in the Houston area, I hope you and your families are safe and dry. The road ahead is going to be difficult but it has been amazing to see how our city has come together to help each other out. Also, thank you to everyone outside of Houston who has been supportive and done so much to help us during our time of need.
I've been getting a lot of calls and messages regarding Insurance Coverage and claims so I thought I'd post some general info that may be of use during this confusing time. If you have a specific question, feel free to contact me or your agent directly.
1) If you have full coverage Auto Insurance and your car was flooded, you have nothing to worry about and will be able to file a claim.
2) For homeowners, if any damage was caused by Hurricane Harvey's (and related) winds or "wind driven rain," you will also have coverage and be able to file a claim. Just keep in mind that your deductible will likely be 2% of the dwelling coverage on your policy, although some people still have 1% deductibles (not so common anymore in this area).
3) The bigger question has been about damage to your homes caused by flooding. If you did not purchase a separate Flood Insurance policy, you will NOT have coverage. Unfortunately, this seems to be the case for most of the folks that are experiencing flooding in their homes. There *may* be federal assistance available for some, but it is not clear right now how to qualify or how it will work.
4) Similar rules apply to business owners as 2 and 3 above.
5) If you have sustained damage, it is your responsibility to act to prevent further damage if possible AND you can do so safely. SAFELY being the key word in that sentence. Take lots of photos and keep notes regarding the damage (or make a video) and keep receipts for any money spent on repairs.
6) Water damage can cause long term problems, especially with mold. Be proactive and do what needs to be done to dry out your home...and not only what's visible.
7) Due to the number of claims all Insurance companies will see, you have to be patient and expect to have to wait for an adjuster to come out and then again wait for the Insurance company to process your claim. This process will be a marathon, not a sprint. In the meantime, do what you need to do and as stated before keep receipts and take pictures.
8)) There are a lot of scammers who show up after catastrophes, especially contractors. Just be vigilant and only do business with legitimate companies. Do your research and only pay for work on a milestone basis after the work is done.
9) Feel free to contact the claims department of your Insurance Company directly if your agent's office is busy. It will SPEED UP the process and your agent will still be able to give you pointers. It makes the process faster for everyone, just keep your agent in the loop.
#Harvey #HurricaneHarvey #Insurance
Don't forget to thank employees working long hours to accommodate shoppers if you go out to get supplies today!
Also if you know any of our city and civic leaders and employees who are working and planning tirelessly to keep us safe, please give them a public shout out so we can all thank them!
Also a huge thank you to our police and fire departments who will be taxed and maxed to their limits in the ensuing days, and the numerous doctors and health care workers who will be away from their families during this natural disaster, in order to provide medical services to those who will need them.
#HurricaneHarvey has been forecasted to make landfall as a major hurricane! If you haven't already stocked up on water and food please do so. If you don't absolutely need to go outside this weekend, don't. PLEASE STAY SAFE OUT THERE, FRIENDS!
Let us know if you have any questions about your Insurance coverages :)
Harvey may make landfall west of the area, heavy rainfall and flooding is still a major concern for next several days. #houwx #glswx #txwx
If you are planning on enjoying the eclipse outdoors please keep your eyes safe and use NASA approved glasses!
For the rest of us at work today, we don't have to miss out! Live coverage of the solar eclipse begins soon!!
nasa.gov NASA covers the August 21 solar eclipse live from coast to coast, from unique vantage points on the ground and from aircraft and spacecraft, including the International Space Station.
Texas is HOT this summer and we've seen too many dogs outside and absolutely miserable! Keep your pup cool this summer with some popsicles safe for dogs!!!
1 cup peanut butter, preferably unsalted and unsweetened (Make sure it doesn't have xylitol, which is toxic for dogs)
Half a ripe banana, mashed
Water as needed
In a small mixing bowl, combine peanut butter with a little water or half a mashed banana. (The water and banana aren't essential, but they help with freezing consistency.)
Line a cookie sheet with wax paper, or use Kong-style rubber toys that have a cavity you can fill. Freeze and enjoy!
May the 4th be with you! 😉💙🐶
The Houston culinary scene never ceases to amaze us!
houstonchronicle.com [...] the tail end of his lunch shift, Ye was unaware - as were the owners of the small restaurant sandwiched in a strip center between an electronics store and a noodle shop in Chinatown - that the James Beard Foundation had announced his name, along with Houston chef Hugo Ortega, as a finalist in…
This looks like a lot of fun! See you all there :D
Don't forget to keep your Insurance cards on you while you're out there ;)
Roll around on Houston’s first outdoor roller rink! Discover a new spring tradition in downtown on Avenida Houston presents The Rink: Rolling at Discovery Green now thru March 25! Learn more: www.discoverygreen.com/rollerrink
This was shared by the USDA for those affected by the snow - but it's important for all of us to know this information for any time any of us lose power! Please share or bookmark!
To our fellow Texans, please get your flood coverages in order sooner rather than later! We're always here to help!
Your Favorite Insurance Agents :)
We know a lot of you are wondering how to keep your kids entertained this week during spring break - here's a great list of things to do!
houstononthecheap.com Wondering what to do for Spring Break in Houston? Here is a big list of free and cheap fun!
Great information on Umbrella Policies for Business Owners
Call us today for a free quote, we're here to help!
inc.com Buying insurance after cashing out.
Don't forget your umbrella when you pick up your kids or leave work!
Also, don't forget that we're here to help with all your Insurance needs!
Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet. –Bob Marley
The absolute last day to get ACA coverage for 2017 is January 31st!
Please contact us TODAY to sign up before time runs out!
One of our employees did some digging and came across this!
See you tomorrow or Monday! Please note: weekend hours available by appointment!
So sorry about our last post! Molina Health emailed stating that the deadline was extended but we found NO proof of it online - we posted in haste and excitement hoping to serve as many of you as possible.
The deadline for health Insurance coverage by January 1st, 2017 through the marketplace is INDEED today!
We're working late trying to serve as many of you as possible - if we can help you by midnight please let us know!
We do have access to OTHER options for health Insurance for business owners PLEASE let us know how we can best be of service to you!
Open Enrollment has begun!
Open Enrollment is the time to come back, look at your options and choose a 2017 plan that meets your needs and budget. More than 8 out of 10 people who enroll through HealthCare.gov qualify for financial help.
We're always here to help you enroll with the Marketplace OR help your business enroll in a group plan!!
Call us today to set up an appointment for HealthCare Coverage!
We've had a number of family friends discuss their college student's future plans. They're worried about their daughter/son "losing focus" if they take a year off school to pursue a passion...we didn't have a set answer for them at the time BUT we've come across THIS and want to share!
Good luck in whatever you choose is best for yourselves or your student!
americangap.org Gap Years originally started in the United Kingdom in the 1970's as a way to fill the 7 or 8 month gap between final exams and the beginning of university. The intention in the UK for that time was to contribute to the development of the student usually through an extended international experience.
Love seeing all the innovations in the world of Insurance! Way to go Farmers Insurance!
insurancejournal.com Farmers Insurance has launched what is believed to be the state's first rideshare insurance coverage designed to provide seamless coverage for ridesharing
City of Houston Schedules Flood Recovery Workshop/Sets up Office Hours at the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center.
The City of Houston Floodplain Management Office (FMO) has scheduled a workshop for property owners interested in participating in an application for grant funds to elevate homes. This grant is available from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) through the State of Texas and is generally for homes that are identified as repetitive losses or have been categorized as substantially damaged.
Wednesday - July 15, 2015 from 2-7pm - Rich Library (1st Level JCC)
Thursday - July 16, 2015 from 9am-2pm - Rich Library (1st Level JCC)
Homeowners do not need to make an appointment; they can just show up. The purpose is to provide residents the opportunity to meet face-to-face with city representatives and to ask specific questions regarding the renovation process.
Homeowners may also call 832-394-8854, visit the FMO in person at 1002 Washington or go to www.houstonrecovers.org to explore all options.
THE CITY WANTS YOU BACK IN YOUR HOME
houstonemergency.org City of Houston | May 2015 Storm Recovery -
Some amazing advances in science to start your Tuesday right!!!
popsci.com The loss of a tooth is a minor deformity and a major pain. Although dental implants are available, the healing process can take months on end, and implants that fail to align with the ever-growing jawbone tend to fall out. If only adult teeth could be regenerated, right? According to a study publish…
If you're dragging today here's some ADORABLE inspiration =)
huffingtonpost.com This pup is what resilience looks like. Friends of Emma, a private rescue home in Fort Worth, Texas, received a call for help from a dog owner in late May regarding a bulldog puppy from Arkansas wh
Wow, your new #1 on your Travel Bucket List?
huffingtonpost.com That's because this gem of an Italian beach town is situated on the edge of a craggy ravine, high above the electric-blue ocean. Home to humans since prehistoric times, Polignano oozes charm to this day. Its collection of stone streets, pleasant piazzas and mysterious sea caves practically begs you…
This month we've already had 2 customers inquire about Life Insurance, both are parents having more kids a little later in life and wanted to get coverage before the premium gets too high...
Here are some things to keep in mind no matter what age you have kids at
Don't wait! If you're under 35 and a non-smoker the time to sign up is now!
money.usnews.com From insurance to debt, the older you get, the more important these issues become.
On this day 15 years ago the 4th Book in the Harry Potter Book Series was released...quite a few of us here at the Bhavsar Insurance Agency are fans, but one in particular remembers this day!
For those of you who are already fans, restart the series for some fun summer reading? For those who haven't read it - get on it!
For all you parents, this is a great book to read alongside your kids!
goodnewsnetwork.org What good things happened on July 8?
City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department has already begun the final collection of storm debris. If you live in the NORTHEAST your date passed on Monday HOWEVER other region's final collection will be conducted based on the following schedule:
•Southeast - July 13, 2015 (Southward of I-10 East to Eastward of SH 288 South).
•Northwest - July 20, 2015 (Westward of I-45 North to Northward of I-10 West).
•Southwest - July 27, 2015 (Southward of I-10 West to Westward of SH 288 South).
Please keep this in mind and check out the website for more information.
For anyone still looking to get flood insurance or double check their coverage in case of another storm PLEASE do not hesitate to call your Insurance Agent - that's what we're there for!
If you need flood or wind coverage OR are looking for different homeowner's Insurance that offers more feel free to call our office. We'll do everything we can to ensure you have the right coverage at the right price for you!
Final Storm Debris Pick-Up Schedule
On Monday, July 6, 2015, the City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department will begin final collection of storm debris.
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