Barry Insurance Blog

Flower Beds and Foundations

Have you ever wondered why people insist on planting flower beds around the exterior walls of their homes? Those flower beds do more than add curb appeal; they play an important role in protecting the foundation of your home. In the South, it can get very hot and very dry in the summer. In periods […]

Driving Safely in the Wind and Rain

We’ve had several storms lately in the Ark-La-Tex. Do you take extra care when driving during inclement weather? Keep yourself and others safe by remembering these simple safety tips for driving in wind and rain. Driving in Heavy Winds Anticipate gusts. Notice larger vehicles. Keep a firm grip on the wheel.   Driving in Heavy […]

Hail: Are You Covered?

Tomorrow marks the beginning of spring, and with spring comes spring thunderstorms. Thunderstorms often bring the risk of damage from hail. Are you insured from hail damage? Read below to find out! Cars: For your car to be insured from hail damage, you must purchase comprehensive coverage for your auto policy. Comprehensive coverage covers damage […]

How can an Independent Agent save me money?

You might have heard us mention that we are an Independent Insurance Agency. But what does that mean, exactly, and how does it translate to the best coverage for you at the best price? Generally, there are two types of insurance agents: captive and independent. A captive agent sells insurance for only one insurance company. […]

Health Insurance: ‘Tis the Season for OPEN ENROLLMENT

If you don’t have health insurance through your employer, and you need to purchase an individual policy for 2017, now is the time to do it. To have coverage on January 1st, you must enroll before December 15th, 2016. Open enrollment lasts until January 31, 2017, but if you apply after December 15th, 2016 your […]