November 10, 2021

The cost of building materials are on the rise—are you covered to compensate?

By Braden Mack, Business Insurance Advisor The cost of building materials are on the rise—are you covered to compensate? Your business may feel this rise in […]
August 30, 2021
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Cyber Insurance: The Next Big Thing

By Braden Mack, Business Insurance Advisor Your business insurance portfolio is no longer complete without cyber insurance. With ransomware attacks like the ones on the Colonial Pipeline, […]
July 6, 2021

Meet Braden Mack – Business Insurance Advisor

Meet Braden Mack Braden comes to us with over a decade’s worth of industry experience and a passion for what he does.  What is his chief […]
April 28, 2021

Insurance Fraud

Wondering why your insurance premiums are so high? Here’s why. Fraud costs Florida consumers up to $700 in increased premiums. The high cost of insurance fraud […]
November 12, 2020

Helping our Clients Weather the Storm of Rate Increases

There’s been a storm brewing for the Florida property insurance market for, well, probably a decade.  And, now, it has finally hit. Recent surveys show that […]
July 23, 2020

Hitting the Road to Recovery? Make Sure You’re Insured!

According to recent reporting by The Washington Post, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome H. Powell stated that “the economic road ahead remains long and uncertain with 20 […]
July 10, 2019

Preparing for Hurricane Season

Hurricane season has begun and lasts through November 30. As Floridians, we have learned from experience that we have no control over when or where a […]
May 21, 2019

Texting and Driving

If you’re one of Florida’s approximately 15-million licensed drivers scurrying about on streets, highways and interstates, you’ve almost invariably seen them: drivers whose eyes are more […]
January 16, 2019

What Affects My Car Insurance Rates?

By Teresa Patlan This is a question many insurance agents get asked by their customers. Insurance rates seem to increase at every renewal and there are […]
January 16, 2019

January 2019 Employee Highlight

Meet Marisol Oquendo: I am from San Juan, Puerto Rico and actually live in Sebring, FL. I am a woman devoted to God and my family, […]
December 17, 2018

History of Heacock

Many of our customers have been with us for several years, and many customers in the Sebring area know some of the history of how Heacock Insurance […]
December 17, 2018

December Employee Highlight

Meet Kim Stewart: I have been married to my wonderful husband for almost 24 years, we love to travel and have made the decision to go […]
November 1, 2018

November Employee Highlight

Meet Tara Peavy: My name is Tara Peavy and I have been a member of the Heacock Team for 18 years now. I was born in […]
November 1, 2018

Insuring Our Furry Family Members

For many of us our pets are family members, so why don’t we insure them like one? Pets can become injured or very sick during their […]
October 19, 2018
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Business Insurance: Errors and Omissions

Business Insurance: Errors and Omissions This month we’re going to dig a little deeper into commercial, or business, insurance. Owning a business comes with many responsibilities […]
October 19, 2018
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October Employee Highlight

Meet Michelle Evans: When I’m not at work I enjoy spending time horseback riding, going to kickboxing class, and spending time with my husband and kids. […]
September 18, 2018

September Employee Highlight

Meet Darlene Dunihue: I’m married to the love of my life Louie better known as POP for 39 years. Together we have a daughter Lisa and […]
September 18, 2018

Insurance Coverage for Landlords

Are you a property owner who has bought a new home but kept your old home, choosing to rent it out as a source of additional […]
August 1, 2018

AOP and Hurricane Deductibles: What’s the Difference?

With the most active months of hurricane season quickly approaching, it’s a smart idea to review your homeowners’ policy to verify your coverage and deductibles. You’ll […]
August 1, 2018
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August Executive Highlight

Meet Jason Heacock: 1.Current Position: President 2.Team Member Since: Well, I am a Heacock… so for life! 3.Favorite Band: Tom Petty 4.Favorite Team: Florida Gators 5.Favorite […]
July 12, 2018
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July Employee Highlight

Meet Michelle Boreson: When I’m not at work I enjoy spending time with my husband relaxing at home or visiting the theme parks with my daughter […]
July 12, 2018
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Renter’s or Tenant’s Insurance?

Renter’s or Tenant’s insurance is not required by law, but what happens if there’s a fire, theft, or act of vandalism at the property you’re renting? […]
June 13, 2018

June Employee Highlight

Meet Courtney Stuart! I was born and raised in Sebring and am a graduate of Sebring High. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from […]
June 13, 2018
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Are You Prepared for a Flood?

Florida Flood Preparation Have you ever thought about doing some flood preparation for your property? Maybe purchasing flood insurance? If you’re located in an area that […]
May 15, 2018

May Employee Highlight

Meet Vicki Sheward! When not a work, I really enjoy shopping, baking desserts and being at home with my two adorable cats and wonderful hubby! Current Position: Personal lines manager- Lakeland office Team Member Since: […]
May 15, 2018
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Hurricane Season 2018: Are You Prepared?

Hurricane Season 2018: Are You Prepared? Saying the word “hurricane” after last year’s storm season sends shudders through a room if spoken, but like it or […]
May 15, 2018
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Workers Compensation Rate Decrease Effective June 1st, 2018

Workers Compensation Rate Decrease Effective June 1st, 2018 The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation approves an overall workers compensation rate decrease of 1.8% that will become […]
April 13, 2018
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Your Insurance and Ride-sharing or Home-sharing: Are You Covered?

Ride-sharing and Home-sharing: Are You Still Covered? With the rise of transportation network companies (TNCs) such as Uber and Lyft and home-sharing sites such as Airbnb, […]
April 13, 2018

April Employee Highlight

Meet Brittani Wiedemann! “I have a very bubbly personality.  I enjoy spending my free time with my family and friends and Shopping. My family is everything […]
March 8, 2018

March Employee Highlight

Meet Sharon Wheeler! “I was born and raised in Lake Wales, FL and graduated from Lake Wales Senior High School in 1994.  I have been in […]
March 8, 2018
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Rental Insurance and Your Personal Auto Policy

Rental Cars, Loss Damage Waivers, and Your Personal Auto Policy If you’ve ever gone on vacation or been on a business trip, you’ve most likely needed […]
February 27, 2018
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Types of Life Insurance: What You Should Know

Talking about different types of life insurance and just life insurance in general can be a confusing and scary thing to do, but we believe it’s […]
February 27, 2018

February Employee Highlight

Meet Roland Bishop. He’s one of our commercial lines producers at Heacock Insurance group. He grew up in Sebring and went to school at Northwood University. […]
January 12, 2018
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Scheduled Personal Property – Do You Have Enough Coverage?

Last month we talked about your policies and the importance of making sure they are up-to-date. This month we want to talk about making sure you […]
January 12, 2018

January Employee Highlight

Meet Carol Watson. “I am Blessed & married to my best friend Dow, all together we have 5 children & 11 grandchildren and love all of […]
December 12, 2017

Are Your Insurance Policies Up to Date?

Insurance is sometimes referred to as a “necessary evil”. Something that many people buy because they must. But once they get their policy, more times than […]
December 12, 2017

December Employee Highlight

Hi! I’m Carrie Crawford Moro.  I have lived in Highlands county my entire life, and I am a 7th generation Floridian.  I am married, and raising my […]
November 6, 2017
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Assignment of Benefits – What You Need to Know

With the recent hurricane and all the damage that has been done because of it, we wanted to address an important topic that often comes up […]
October 10, 2017

Heacock Insurance Acquires Bayless Insurance of Sebring

Sebring, FL (October 10, 2017) — Heacock Insurance Group – with offices in Sebring, Downtown Lakeland, South Lakeland – is pleased to announce the acquisition of Bayless […]
September 25, 2017
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September Employee Highlight

My name is Mary Hill and I have lived in Sebring since 1962. I married my high school sweetheart and we have two wonderful children and […]
August 24, 2017
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Underinsured or Uninsured Motorist

Automobile insurance can be a confusing thing, especially when thinking about all of the coverage options that are offered in the state of Florida.  And while […]
August 21, 2017
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Agribusiness Insurance: Heacock Attends Citrus Expo 2017

Our president, Jason Heacock, and one of our Agents, Roland Bishop, AFIS (Agribusiness and Farm Insurance Specialist) attended Citrus Expo 2017 to support the efforts of […]
August 15, 2017

August Employee Highlight

My name is Adela Serrano and have been in the insurance industry for 18 years. I joined the Heacock team February of 2013. I’m very blessed […]
July 21, 2017
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“Full Coverage” Auto Insurance: What’s Actually Covered?

Full coverage auto insurance – myth or real? The term “full coverage” is not normally used in the insurance industry, but has become commonplace when talking […]
July 20, 2017
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July Employee Highlight

My name is Michele Burton. I have been an insurance agent for 23 years and specialize in contractor bonding. I owned my own agency for over […]
June 20, 2017

June Employee Highlight

My name is Tami Troyer and I am a newbie to Florida. My husband and I relocated to Lakeland in June of 2016 from Michigan (brrr), […]
June 7, 2017
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Cyber And Privacy Insurance

Cyber and Privacy Insurance – What Is It and Are You Really Protected? The chance of turning on the news nowadays and hearing about another company having […]
May 24, 2017

Hurricane Season Preparation Guide

May 9, 2017
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May Employee Highlight

My name is Cathy Terrell. I am a lifelong resident of Sebring. I am the second in line from a family of 10 children and while […]
April 24, 2017
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Flood Insurance – The Risk is Real

ARE YOU PREPARED! In the past five years, all 50 states have experienced flooding. A flood can be devastating to both homes and businesses alike. And […]
March 23, 2017
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March Employee Highlight

My name is Tyina “Ty” Smith. I have been in the personal insurance industry since the “ripe old age of 17”! I began my insurance career […]
February 23, 2017
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February Employee Highlight

February 23, 2017
Commercial Insurance

Commercial Building Owners: Are You Missing Out on Saving Money?

Commercial and Business Insurance Any experienced building owner can tell you rates for commercial insurance can fluctuate from property to property. But, why? What are some […]
January 16, 2017
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You’ve Won a Free New Kitchen!

It sounds like the prize you’d receive on the set of the Price is Right, doesn’t it? Why, it sounds wonderful! Maybe it sounds too good […]
December 22, 2016

Your Insurance Christmas Checklist

‘Tis the season of love, laughter, gifts and good cheer… but it also, in some cases, can bring us injuries, accidents, and even scams and even […]
December 22, 2016

December Employee Highlight

December Employee Highlight: My name is Daniel LeClair and I have been in the insurance industry for seventeen years doing both personal insurance and underwriting. My […]
November 22, 2016
Your Guide to a Claim Free Thanksgiving

Your Guide to a Claim Free Thanksgiving

Claim Free Thanksgiving – The season to give thanks is here. With Thanksgiving just a few days away, many people are making their preparations for a […]
October 24, 2016
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Lakeland vs. Kathleen Football (Oct. 28th)

SCHOLARSHIPS & SWEEPSTAKES What matters to you, matters to us! On Friday, October 28th, the Heacock Insurance team co-hosted the Lakeland High School vs. Kathleen High […]
October 14, 2016
Florida Insurance Office Approves 14.5% Workers Comp Rate Increase

Florida Insurance Office Approves 14.5% Workers’ Comp Rate Increase

Workers’ Comp Rates The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) grants approval of the statewide workers’ compensation rate increase of 14.5% proposed by the National Council […]
September 19, 2016
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19.6% Increase in Florida Workers Compensation Cost

Workers Compensation Workers Compensation premiums are on the rise. On October 1st, 2016 Florida business owners could expect to pay 19.6% more for their workers’ compensation […]
July 20, 2016
Heacock Insurance Announces Change in Leadership

Heacock Insurance Announces Change in Leadership

Lakeland, Florida (Nov. 1, 2015) — Heacock Insurance Group is pleased to announce changes in their leadership team with the promotion of Jason Heacock to President […]
May 20, 2016
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Flooded Roadway Safety

Flood Safety – It may come as a surprise to some, but the Sunshine State isn’t always sunny. Matter of fact, the weather here has a […]
May 20, 2015
Insurance in South Lakeland

Announcing Our Brand New “Neighborhood Office”

We have exciting news to announce! Heacock Insurance has opened a new office and is now offering insurance in South Lakeland. Our brand new “Neighborhood Office” […]
February 23, 2017
Commercial Insurance

Commercial Building Owners: Are You Missing Out on Saving Money?

Commercial and Business Insurance Any experienced building owner can tell you rates for commercial insurance can fluctuate from property to property. But, why? What are some […]