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Monday, September 11, 2023

Unlock Exciting Opportunities: Join Barbee Jackson Insurance as a Customer Service Representative Are you searching for a career that offers more than just a paycheck? At Barbee Jackson Insurance, we believe in providing our employees...

Monday, June 12, 2023

I'm getting a lot of questions from different people about several ongoing things that are happening at Citizens Property Insurance. In recent developments, Citizens Property Insurance, the state-backed carrier aka Carrier of Last...

Monday, June 12, 2023

As a business owner, you have dedicated countless hours, energy, and resources to build your company. Your business partners play a pivotal role in the success of your enterprise. But have you ever thought about what would happen if...

Friday, May 26, 2023

I'm Craig Barbee, CEO of Barbee Jackson Insurance, and I want to discuss an important piece of legislation recently signed by Governor Ron DeSantis in Florida. This new law aims to tackle an issue that has been affecting both consumers...

Thursday, May 18, 2023

What is Cyber Liability Insurance, and why is it important for medical offices?Cyber liability insurance is a specialized form of insurance that protects medical offices from financial losses and legal liabilities resulting from...

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Monday, April 17, 2023

Homeowners in Florida can expect a significant increase in insurance premiums in 2023, with projected average rates set to rise by a staggering 76%. This news comes as the state's insurance regulators approve an emergency assessment on...

Friday, April 14, 2023

I'm Craig Barbee, CEO and Life Insurance Expert at Barbee Jackson Insurance. Today, I want to talk about a type of life insurance policy that you may have heard of but might not be very familiar with...Index Universal Life Insurance...

Friday, April 14, 2023

🌞☕️ TGIF - Happy Friday, everyone! ☕️🌞At Barbee Jackson, we believe in work-life balance 🧘‍♀️, and that's why we're excited to give our hardworking staff an extra...

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

5 Compelling Reasons to Pursue a Career in Commercial Lines Insurance with Barbee Jackson Insurance🏆 At Barbee Jackson Insurance, we believe that a career in Commercial Lines Insurance offers a wealth of opportunities for those...

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

As the CEO of Barbee Jackson Insurance, I've seen firsthand the importance of life insurance in protecting families and businesses. That's why I'm passionate about helping our clients find the best life insurance solutions to fit their...

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

As a commercial truck operator, it's important to understand how your credit score can affect the cost of your commercial auto insurance. Your credit score is a reflection of your financial responsibility, and many insurance companies...

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

I was asked this question by the same person who was cited for operating a motor vehicle that was overweight for his license type, which was not a Class A Commercial Driver License. Click here to read that Blog - Florida Commercial...

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

There is a lot of confusion when it comes to the new law passed back in February of 2022 on who needs a CDL and who does not. This struck home when a close personal friend of mine was pulled over by Florida Highway Patrol for towing a...

Monday, February 6, 2023

Life insurance can be a powerful tool for wealthy individuals looking to transfer and preserve wealth. With proper planning and execution, life insurance can help ensure that wealth is passed down from one generation to the next,...

Friday, February 3, 2023

Who’s to BLAME for the rising costs of Florida Homeowners Insurance? I’m tired of answering this question on the phone everyday and out and about, so here is the answer and shockingly enough it isn’t 100% the Insurance...

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Of the thousands of dealerships we insure, very few dealers understand the coverages or how the coverages protect their business. Even worse, the agent they are using doesn’t understand the coverages either!How can this...

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

One of the most valuable coverage options available to Dealerships is Dealers Open Lot (DOL) otherwise known as Physical Damage Coverage. DOL provides physical damage insurance for the dealerships inventory. This coverage comes in the...

Monday, January 23, 2023

Whether you are just getting started or have been in the business for years, many people are not aware that the state minimum liability will not cover their own inventory. Let me clarify that just a little, it will cover you driving an...

Sunday, January 22, 2023

Whether your hobby is buying and selling cars, or you have decided to go out on your own and start a dealership, it is important to know what steps to take get started. In this blog I will walk you through what you need to do, and when...

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Anyone that has lived in Florida any length of time knows that Hurricane season will soon be upon us, specifically June 1st. And the “Experts” have weighed in…AccuWeather predicts 16 to 20 named storms and six to...

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

***UPDATE***If you read this previous post I stated…“The roof is 15 years old…can you provide me with a quote? If it is a composite shingle roof the answer is most cases is No.”Well things have changed...

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

As a young adult just getting started in insurance I was sent to Columbus, Ohio for a month to learn all aspects of insurance including Life Insurance. This school; was taught by Nationwide Insurance for all new associate agents. They...

Monday, November 29, 2021

The Boat Sales Market is on Fire🔥🔥🔥This is GREAT news for our Boat Detailers businesses across the United States! Never has so many people sick of being on lockdown gone out and bought a boat or upgraded to a...

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

A weather pattern referred to as the “ring of fire” will bring sweltering heat across the Gulf Coast for the next few days as temperatures will be in the high 90’s with the real feel temperatures above 100 degrees....

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

What realtors need to know about closing homes during the season…This time of year is not only challenging for Realtors, but also for the Insurance Agents you work with get you buyers closed. 2020 Hurricane Season was a...

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

If you found this page you’ve made the decision that Life Insurance is important in securing your Family’s Financial Future.Maybe you're newly marriedMaybe you’re a proud new mother or fatherMaybe you purchased a...

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

As a realtor you spend an unusually high portion of your time traveling between appointments, showings, and other related activities. You are also the definition of a “Distracted Driver” with the amount of phone calls and...

Monday, March 15, 2021

Knowing the difference between a hip and gable roof can save your buyer hundreds, maybe thousands of dollars on your insurance (depending on the size and value of the home).Hip Roofs are the preferred roof type by Florida based...

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Protect Your PetsLiving in the South doesn’t mean we don’t get the occasional cold snap. Protect your beloved pets by following these simple guidelines.Keep Your Pets InsideThe belief that dogs and cats are resistant to the...

Friday, November 27, 2020

One of my favorite holiday traditions is picking out the Christmas TreeIt was always done as a family and holds some of my fondest memories, and one I have continued with my son. Our goal is always to get the fattest, fullest tree,...

Monday, June 8, 2020

We have discussed ways to proactively reduce your chances of having claims in earlier blogs. We have went over the most common characteristics of companies with bad claim records and etc. It is always best to do whatever you can to...

Monday, May 18, 2020

Garage Keepers Insurance is an optional coverage on the liability policy that you may purchase to protect your customers vehicles while they are in your possession. There are three different levels of coverage to consider.Who Needs the...

Monday, May 18, 2020

Clients ask this question often. The answer is kind of complicated. Where you are in the country or what commodities you are set up to haul help determine the answer to the question. However, there are a few types of cargo that are...

Friday, May 15, 2020

Depending on the operations guidelines and/or the dealership insurance, someone may accompany the customer on the test drive. We can provide information and insight, however, the decision on how to conduct this aspect of the business...

Friday, May 8, 2020

When most people think of car dealers, they think of the large franchise lot with hundreds of cars. While that is one type of operation, it can be overwhelming to think of all that goes in to starting a dealership. If you are wanting...

Friday, May 8, 2020

Commercial Trucking Insurance is made up of several types of coverage. The coverage you need for your specific trucking company can depend on many factors such as what you haul, how far you go, and etc. Today I am going to talk...

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Floridians have much to worry about this year. First off, we are dealing with the coronavirus and now is almost the start of hurricane season. Here’s what we know so far about the upcoming Atlantic Hurricane Season…...

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to commercial trucking insurance premiums. Several factors go into determining your unique insurance profile. Today I am going to discuss some of the factors that go into determining how much...

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Here at Barbee Jackson Insurance we deal with new trucking start ups on a daily basis. Today I am going to go over the basics of what you need to do once you decide to start a new trucking venture. It is obviously important that you...

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

How does driver turnover cause trucking operations to close their doors?From an insurance standpoint high driver turnover equals more claims. Claim activity can make you unprofitable for the insurance carrier causing them to non-renew...

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Many of us remember the Financial Crisis of 2008. BIG businesses and banks received billions of dollars of economic relief from the tax payers for an economic crisis that they created. During this period millions of small businesses...

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

We all know that exercise reduces the odds of developing heart disease, stroke, diabetes, improves your mood, plus it increases your focus, but what about your brain? Does exercising make you smarter?The University of British Columbia...

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Yes, it’s that time of year again…Back-to-School Tax Holiday! First for the good news. Personal computers and certain computer-related accessories that are $1,000 or less are now Tax Exempt. That is a huge improvement over...

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Nobody likes to think about the death of a loved one, but in the end, we are all going to die. If you knew the exact age of your death buying Life Insurance would be easy…just buy it the day before. But it is not that easy. You...

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Let’s clear up one thing before we start, the death of the Insurance Agent is not happening any time soon and will probably never happen. In fact, employment of insurance agents is expected to grow 10 percent over the next ten...

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Insuring rental properties is much different than insuring your primary residence. As a property owner you face losses from unforeseen scenarios that could result in the loss of the home or other monetary damage. The most common losses...

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Like many other Americans, this Thanksgiving our family will be deep frying our turkey. A time-honored tradition at the Barbee household. It is important to remember safety. According to the National Fire Protection Association, every...

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Florida Term Life InsuranceNow is the right time to protect your family against the devastating loss of a loved one with Term Life Insurance.Let’s face it, nobody wants to talk about the loss of a loved one. Death is one of the...

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Florida Back-to-School Tax HolidayAugust 3rd – 5thYes, it’s that time of year again…Back-to-School Tax Holiday! First the bad news, our lawmakers in Tallahassee failed to include technology items like new computers in...

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

My insurance company told me that they won’t insure my cargo in Florida. Can I get cargo insurance on its own?More and more insurance companies are refusing to offer cargo insurance for Florida truckers. Our unique environment in...

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

I was just involved in an accident. What do I do?Vehicle accidents happen every day. They are one of the most common causes of injury and property damage in the country. Clients that drive big trucks have many of the same problems as...

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Zurich Insurance made historic news by announcing it will non-renew certain types of dealerships in Florida and other states across the United States.A Zurich Insurance spokesperson announced, “We are reshaping our auto dealer...

Thursday, May 31, 2018

With the recent announcement that Zurich Insurance will be non-renewing a large portion of their Auto Dealerships in Florida, as well as other select states, it leaves many business’ wondering what do we do now? The obvious...

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Memorial Day Weekend was a wakeup call that we need to take this, like every other hurricane season, seriously. We may not be able to control the weather, but we can control how prepared we are in the event of a storm making landfall...

Thursday, May 17, 2018

We recently had the opportunity to attend the annual Tow Show in Orlando Florida. The tow show is an extraordinary event that brings together small business owners, tow vendors, and product vendors. The tow show really helps highlight...

Monday, April 23, 2018

Comp Time!Hard to believe buying extra Auto Insurance coverage could actually save you money, but it is 100% true. For over 20 years I’ve worked in the insurance field and one coverage option over-and-over again has saved my...

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Insurance carriers use hundreds of factors to determine your auto insurance rates. Many of these factors you are unable to control, but there are five (5) factors you can control to help save money on your Auto Insurance.5 Factors To...

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Hurricane Season officially kicks off in June and now is the time to start reviewing your Homeowners Insurance, more specifically…Your Hurricane Deductible!For years Florida Home Insurance Carriers had a standard 2% Hurricane...

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

It’s around this time every year that Colorado State University releases its  Atlantic Hurricane forecast and, as usual, they are predicting a “slightly above-normal year”.They are forecasting between 12 to 15...

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Additional Insured & Waiver of SubrogationAs construction booms, and the litigious nature in which you operate in grows, requirements for obtaining jobs are becomes more stringent. As these requirements become a more regular...

Monday, March 12, 2018

Why are insurance companies so interested in my DOT number?We see dozens of new ventures every year at Barbee Jackson Insurance. There is something about owning your own tractor and setting out on the open road that is very alluring....

Monday, February 19, 2018

One of the unique opportunities we have here at Barbee Jackson Insurance is writing insurance for new ventures. We enjoy talking with customers that have made the big decision to start their own business. Starting a trucking company is...

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Welcome to our new website. Take a look around and get a quote. 

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The Main Street Crestview Association will host its annual Christmas Parade in Downtown Crestview on Saturday, December 2, 2017 starting at 5pm. The theme this year for the floats will be favorite Christmas Movies and Stories.All of us...

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Barbee Jackson InsuranceThe list below is made up of 10 different tractors and trailers that are considered some of the best in the field for certain types of trips and loads. This is an opinion piece so if you disagree with the...

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Protecting Your Family – Term Life InsuranceTerm Life Insurance has never been more affordable and now is the time to protect your family against the devastating loss of a loved one. With a Term Life Insurance policy, you pay a...

Thursday, October 19, 2017

The cost of Commercial Truck Insurance varies by state, how your filed with the Department of Transportation (DOT), driving record, previous insurance, and your credit score. The average cost is $8,500 for experienced owner operators...

Monday, October 2, 2017

The 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season has not been kind for many Floridians. Hurricane Irma is estimated to cost Florida Home Insurance Carriers upwards of $25 billion dollars and we aren’t even finished with the hurricane season...

Monday, August 14, 2017

What Type Of Transportation Business Do you Operate?As a commercial auto/trucking insurance specialist, this is a question that we get quite often. The common misconception is that if it is a tow truck that is being operated, that it...

Monday, August 14, 2017

Elon Musk is the famous billionaire owner and founder of Tesla Motors (As well as Space X).Mr. Musk has been in the news a lot lately. He is a very interesting individual with some extremely intriguing ideas. To give you an idea of the...

Monday, August 14, 2017

How To Save Money On Your Funeral Home InsuranceAs a Funeral Home in Florida, it is important to look for ways to save money where possible. One way you may not have looked at recently is the cost of insurance, specifically...

Friday, August 11, 2017

The Future of TruckingElon Musk, CEO of Tesla is making moves against big trucking manufactures like Peterbilt and FreightlinerI have been working with commercial truckers going on 10 years now. I absolutely love my clientele. Truckers...

Monday, June 5, 2017

Garage Liability InsuranceOnce the decision is made to open a garage operation, whether it is a sales or service facility, the process is often started with what is needed. When it comes to the insurance, it is often, “what does...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Preparing for the 2017 Hurricane SeasonThe 2017 Hurricane Season is just around the corner and is predicted to be “Average.” According to most forecast models we are predicting 12 named storms, six hurricanes and two major...

Monday, May 22, 2017

Uber Freight Brokerage Has Arrived!It has arrived! There is a new way to book trucking loads. Uber, the hugely successful creator of the do it yourself taxi service, is now making its way into Trucking. This tool could be a huge...

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Whether you have owned a home in Crestview, FL for years, or this is a first-time purchase, you may have read or heard that you have a Hurricane Deductible on your Florida Home Insurance policy. A hurricane deductible is a separate...

Monday, May 16, 2016

What is the difference between Excess and Umbrella Insurance?Excess and Umbrella insurance is a very important coverage to have whether you are in construction or work in an office. Often excess insurance and umbrella insurance are...

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Important Safety Tips and Practices for TruckersTrucking is one of the most dangerous professions in the United States. There were over 300,000 accidents involving large trucks in 2012 alone. This resulted in over 100,000 injuries....

Monday, November 9, 2015

Have you ever imagined what would happen if one of your key employees suddenly died?What would it take in time and money to replace this valuable individual? Could this loss cost the business valuable clients or contacts during the...

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

At one time or another, almost every business owner will have to confront the decision of hiring employees. The first step in deciding whether or not to grow the business would be the cost to hire an employee(s). This is where things...

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

First off it is important to understand that hotshot trucking is a vital component in commercial trucking.The drivers are usually single vehicle, owner-operators, that work freelance for the freight industry. They transport smaller...

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Finding the Right Alabama Semi Truck InsuranceDo you wonder if you are receiving the best price for your Alabama semi truck insurance?Is there a concern that if you had an accident you wouldn’t be covered? Are you a new...