Monsoon Season & Insurance

INW Insurance Solutions made Mesa, AZ their home so we are no strangers to the Arizona monsoon season that comes every year. We love the excitement from the storms, but we also know that monsoon season is the perfect time to determine if your home and auto insurance is enough.

Arizona’s monsoon season normally lasts from June to September. During this time thunderstorms, rain, wind, and dust storms can make frequent appearances. As astonishing as monsoons are to the Arizona desert, they also bring in hazards for your home, car, and personal safety. Strong winds can cause heavy objects like trees to fall down violently, heavy rain can cause sudden flooding, and dust storms can reduce visibility on the road.  However, your current policy may not cover certain damages or losses from extreme weather such as floods or the need for temporary living expenses. Your independent agents at INW Insurance Solutions can explain to you what these options are.

Monsoons are unpredictable and can change in an instant. Some years, our monsoon seasons are disappointing by being hot and dry. Other years, they are exciting and full of rain and haboobs. A sunny day can quickly become a hazardous rainstorm in a matter of moments, or a dry monsoon season can increase the chances of fires, which is why it is important to stay protected against the impacts of monsoon season with great insurance. Call INW Insurance Solutions today to see if your policies cover the possible damage that a monsoon can bring. Together, we can review and adjust your coverage so you can enjoy the storm from the safety of your home, knowing you are protected.

As we enter the last month of monsoon season, INW Insurance Solutions presents some tips to keep yourself safe and protected:

  • Stay updated on the weather
  • When driving in a dust storm, you should pull off the road, stop, and turn off your vehicle lights
  • Do not attempt to drive through a flooded road
  • Secure your outdoor objects that can blow away and cause damage
  • Keep up to date with repairs and maintenance of your home and car to minimize possible damages

Student Discounts from INW Insurance Solutions

The tassel was worth the hassle!

Teen or young adult drivers can be very expensive to add on insurance. Luckily, if you call INW Insurance Solutions to review your coverage, we can help find you a better rate! Some of our carriers such as Encompass, Nationwide, Travelers and many more offer a variety of student discounts to help you save while you get your diploma or degree. This can help both you and your student driver! These may include:

  • Good Student Discount: Students with a 3.0/B or higher average   
  • Students Away at School: Students who live on campus without a car and are 100 miles away from the insured’s residence
  • Driver Courses/Training: Student drivers under 21 who have completed an approved driver’s education course

These discounts range from 7%-20% savings! With the rising price of tuition, saving money is always nice!

Are there any hardworking students in your life? Refer them or their families to our independent insurance agency and you’ll be entered in our referral drawing where you could win $500! Students may have a difficult time learning about insurance but with INW Insurance Solutions, they won’t have to worry because our independent agents work hard to find quality and affordable insurance.

INW Insurance Solutions applauds all the graduates of 2021. Our team cannot wait to hear of your future successes. And if you can’t wait to hear about better insurance policies, be sure to call us today at 480-626-0797 where we can begin finding you the best rates for insurance including auto, home, and more!

Insurance Discounts for Teachers

INW Insurance Solutions is wishing all educators a Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! If you are a full time or retired teacher, teacher assistant/aide, professor, principal, or are responsible for the education of children and college students, INW Insurance Solutions has wonderful news for you.

There are hundreds of insurance carriers to choose from which can make finding insurance a daunting task. But INW Insurance Solutions looks over nearly a dozen carriers to find our customers the best rates and policies. One of our favorite insurance carriers, CSE Insurance Group rewards active and retired public employees with exclusive lower rates and additional benefits. This includes law enforcement, military personnel, firefighters, government employees, and educators! You can receive discounts of up to 24% when you reach out to INW Insurance Solutions and their agents to review your coverage and compare quotes.

If you know anyone who is a teacher or public employee who is seeking better insurance, refer them to our agency and you will be entered in our annual referral drawing. You’ll be helping them get affordable, quality insurance and you can win $500 next year! That sounds like a win-win to us.

Our team at INW Insurance Solutions celebrates all the hard work educators put in to support their students. Whether in class or remotely, teachers enrich our communities. We look back at memories of our favorite teachers and the positive impact they have had on our lives. As our thank you, we work hard to find you the best prices and policies. Call us today so our agents can review your current coverage and find you amazing discounts.

What Happens if I Don’t Have Mexican Auto Insurance?

Sunscreen? Check. Passport? Check. Mexican Auto Insurance?

Your auto policy will most likely not cover Mexico, so Mexican auto insurance is something that you need for your next vacation. Luckily, INW Insurance Solutions offers Mexican auto insurance throughout Arizona.

After all, nothing may be more synonymous with Spring Break or summer than a trip down to Mexico. For many people in Mesa, Rocky Point is a popular vacation spot. If Mexico’s sandy beaches are in your future, then be sure to learn about Mexican Auto Insurance from INW Insurance Solutions.

How many trips to Mexico have you taken without being properly insured? It’s surprising how many people visit Mexico for vacation, but either forget or opt not to purchase Mexican Auto Insurance, which can potentially lead to the vacation being anything but a fun, relaxing time! If you end up in an car accident without Mexican auto insurance, your vacation can become a nightmare with possible consequences including expensive fines and jail time.

We at INW Insurance Solutions realize that when you’re thinking of the beach, margaritas, the music and the food that awaits you in Mexico, perhaps insurance isn’t at the top of your list of priorities. This is precisely why we’re doing all we can to help make buying insurance an easy, painless, economic experience…so you can move on to concentrate on the fun stuff!

We can insure your car, your recreational vehicle, and of course your quad or motorcycle.

The importance of insuring your car while you are in Mexico is indisputable. What you may not know is how affordable an annual policy is. We have many clients who just love to visit Mexico every year and know how valuable Mexican auto insurance is! Let us provide you with a quote or answer your questions. We truly look forward to the opportunity.

Our policies are very economical, offering Liability Only coverage on any street-legal vehicle while in Mexico. We’re often asked about what the policy would cover. Most include property damages, partial theft and vandalism as well as accident coverage, but your agents can give you more details. Give us a call at 480-626-0797 for more information and specific policy details.

Why Wedding Insurance is Worth It

Don’t let it rain on your wedding day. You’ve gotten all the details down from finding the perfect venue to say your vows to the dress of your dreams— but what about the things beyond your control? Even the most meticulous planning cannot prevent the groom from getting a cold, unreliable wedding vendors, extreme weather, or other accidents that force your wedding to be cancelled or postponed. This is why INW Insurance Solutions offers wedding and event insurance across 7 different states and locally here in Arizona including Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, Queen Creek, and San Tan Valley.

Getting married is expensive. In 2019, the average cost of a wedding was $33,900. Wedding and event insurance from INW Insurance Solutions can help prevent you from being left at the altar with poor coverage that results in you losing hundreds or thousands of dollars. Our insurance experts can find comprehensive coverage that fits within your wedding budget.

For your wedding, you will have to consider a variety of factors. Are you getting married in your home’s backyard? Or out of state? Will there be alcohol served? Are loved ones helping pay for the wedding? Finding wedding insurance on your own can be an additional stressful and tiring step to add to your wedding planning. But we do the work for you. With our agent’s skills and care, we have found our customers discounts when they get both event liability insurance and event cancellation insurance.

Our agents shop nearly a dozen carriers because peace of mind on one of the most important days of your life is priceless. After all the time and dedication put into making your celebration perfect, it is important to prepare for the unexpected.

INW Insurance Solutions can do more than protect your home and cars. With wedding and event insurance, we can help protect your financial investments and commitments for special moments. Call our agents today to start discussing your event and discover the possible coverages that can protect your wedding against many unfortunate scenarios.

New Driving Law in AZ

Arizona is ringing in the new year with a ban on texting and driving. Starting January 1st, 2021, it will be illegal to use electronic devices while driving unless it is in a hands-free mode. This may include making phone calls, sending text messages, scrolling through social media, or even holding a device with your body. What about your tablets, portable music players, or gaming devices? If it is causing distraction and requires the use of your hands then yes, the same rules apply. However, this will not apply to making emergency 911 calls or using GPS navigation. You may be wondering how can this impact you the next time you get into your car?

The ban is a primary offense so you could be pulled over solely for having a phone in your hand. If you do get pulled over for violating the new law, you may not get lucky with a warning. Instead, you can receive a citation. Getting cited with a first time fine between $75-$149 is not a great way to help ease the toll on your wallet after all the shopping and spending from the holidays earlier. Not only is there a fine, but this may increase what you’ll pay for auto insurance! So, prevent the financial burden from fines or increased insurance rates and most importantly, keep yourself and others safe by following the new law.

After all, using your cellphone while driving is incredibly dangerous. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, texting takes your eyes off the road for 5 seconds. And a lot can happen when you’re not paying attention in those 5 seconds. Texting and driving can cause serious and fatal car accidents. Speaking of dangers on the road, INW Insurance Solutions wants you to know that December is also National Impaired Driving Prevention Month.

Between Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve, the holidays are the perfect time to have fun with your loved ones. However, the celebrations filled with fun and cheer also increase the dangerous risks on the road such as drunk drivers.

This is why auto insurance is essential. Accidents can happen at any time and have life changing consequences. Getting your auto insurance from INW Insurance Solutions means you get quality auto insurance coverage that helps protect you in the event of expensive lawsuits.

INW Insurance Solutions knows all about driving safely and auto insurance. If you have any questions about your current auto insurance plan, call INW Insurance Solutions so your agents can review your coverage and help you prepare for any upcoming changes. Don’t forget to share this article with your friends and family so they can be aware of the upcoming changes to driving in Arizona.

Save on Renters Insurance with Home Security & Protective Devices

Renting a house or apartment is a flexible, affordable option for many. Despite a large amount of people renting today, many renters are uninsured. Only 37% of renters had insurance, compared to 95% of homeowners who have home insurance. This statistic is a little troubling to your agents at INW Insurance Solutions because we know that renters insurance is meant to protect you and your items. Just because you’re renting your home doesn’t mean you’re safe from your valuable possessions being stolen in a burglary or damaged from severe weather. The other 63% of renters who do not have insurance are going to have to pay more when replacing their stolen or damaged valuables than they would have paid in buying insurance.

When You Need Renters Insurance

Renters insurance may not be required like most homeowners policies are, but they are extremely beneficial to have. Landlords may have insurance for the building, but this will not cover your personal belongings. Without renters insurance you would be responsible to replace your expensive electronics or clothing that have been stolen or damaged.

People may not realize how renters insurance works in a variety of situations to ensure you and your items are covered. It not just limited to protecting your items inside your home. Renters insurance can provide coverage for your items that are lost or damaged elsewhere such as in your car. Renters insurance could also provide coverage for additional living expenses in the event that your home is damaged in a covered loss. If someone is injured in your home or apartment and a lawsuit is thrown your way, renters insurance also offers liability coverage.

How to Save on Your Renters Policy

Renters insurance has a few extra perks, too. Live in a guarded or gated community? Have a fire extinguisher? Not only are these items essential for a safe home, they can end up saving you money, too! Our insurance carrier, Traveler’s, offers discounts for items you may already have installed in your house or apartment. If you have protective devices such as smoke detectors or alarms, interior sprinklers, or home security systems, you can save extra on your renters policy. Call INW Insurance Solutions today so we can go over your coverage and determine if your eligible for these discounts and more! As we review policies, we can also bundle other lines of insurance such as auto or umbrella to save you more on your renters insurance policy.

Keep your home safe with a great renters insurance policy from INW Insurance Solutions and protective devices. You don’t have to own the home you’re living in to have great protection for your possessions. And if your living situation changes or owning a home becomes a better option, INW Insurance Solutions also makes the transition from a renter’s insurance to a homeowner’s policy quick and easy! Call us today or visit our office in Mesa, AZ to discuss possible discounts on your renters insurance policy and more.

When Do You Need a Home Warranty?

Strange noises? Bad smells? Lights flickering on and off? Before you think your house is haunted, your independent agents at INW Insurance Solutions can assure you, it’s no ghost. The culprits behind these spooky occurrences could be anything from a leaky faucet, broken garbage disposal, a faulty electrical system, or any other aging household appliances and systems. You may be wondering, does your home insurance policy cover this? Or do you really need a home warranty?

While home insurance policies and home warranties are designed to protect your home, they are not the same thing. The key distinction between a home insurance policy and a home warranty depends on the circumstance. Home insurance will cover the damages and losses to appliances/systems from unexpected events such as accidents, weather, or theft. For example, if your laundry machine is destroyed in a fire, home insurance will provide coverage. Meanwhile, if your laundry machine stops working due to normal wear and tear, a home warranty may help repair or replace it.

We recommend having both since a home insurance policy and a home warranty protect your house in unique ways. Only having one does not cover against everything that can happen. For example, if trick or treaters get injured on your property, a home insurance policy could cover liability and protect you against possible lawsuits.

Your household appliances and systems are essential to your home. Even new, properly maintained appliances and systems can break or malfunction without any notice. It can be expensive to replace major appliances like refrigerators or repair air conditioning issues. For such instances, having a home warranty is vital because a home insurance plan will not cover the aging or wear of your home appliances and systems. Having a home warranty in addition to your home insurance can be extremely beneficial in protecting your home against the unexpected.

Who you gonna call? INW Insurance Solutions. (Sorry Ghostbusters). We’ll make insurance a little less scary this Halloween season by working hard to find a plan that protects your home. Call us today to discuss adding a home warranty plan to your home insurance policy today. Our carrier, Safeco, offers a $25 discount on a home warranty contract but we have many other options to choose from. Go ahead and watch a horror movie, we’ll be here dedicated to finding you a plan that gives you peace of mind this Halloween season.

What Small Business Owners Need to Know about Insurance

Small mistakes can cause huge problems for small businesses. Not having insurance puts your business at risk against lawsuits, accidents, and other damages. Our agents want you to know that we will help find a plan for you, regardless of the industry your business is in. So, what type of insurance do you need? INW Insurance Solutions can help you figure that out by helping you discover the necessary and additional insurances you can consider for your business. Additionally, many of our carriers don’t just insure individual needs—they can insure your business too!

Worker’s Compensation Insurance
If you have employees, most states may require your business to have some type of insurance such as worker’s compensation. Worker’s compensation does not eliminate the risk of accidental injuries when employees are working, but it does provide coverage for employees when they are injured from work related instances. For example, Markel Specialty’s policy can provide benefits for lost wages, medical care, rehabilitation services, legal representation, and funeral expenses. After all, your employees are valuable to your business, so it is important to protect them.

Commercial Property Insurance
Don’t let a damaged sign or broken window be the first impression customers get when visiting your business. Whether your business is located in an office, retail store, or even inside your home, we recommend having commercial property insurance for your business. In the event of fire, storm, or vandalism, having property insurance can help relieve some stress since it can aid in restoring or replacing items including documents, equipment, and fixtures that were lost or damaged.

General Liability Insurance
No industry is exempt from a lawsuit. And all it takes is one bad lawsuit to shut your business down. Therefore, having general liability insurance is important in case your business is found to be responsible for injury or damages. General liability can help cover the costs related to medical and legal expenses. You can consider adding additional endorsements such as liquor liability, product liability, or fire legal liability with Nationwide which can enhance your basic policy to be more specific to your business.

Additional Insurance
Insurance for your small business proves to be necessary when the unexpected happens. As your business continues to grow, it would be best to update your plans and add more coverage such as commercial umbrella insurance. You may want to consider commercial umbrella insurance if you believe your business may be more vulnerable to costly lawsuits and damages that exceed your policy limits.


You’ve put your dreams and passion into your business. But have you thought about the risks that could put your hard work out of business? With INW Insurance Solutions, you can focus on your business entirely instead of worrying about comparing multiple insurance carriers. We work to find you the best protection for your business. Our carriers such as Nationwide and Markel Insurance provide great plans for small businesses. Give us a call or visit our office where we can discuss the specific details of the small business you have and offer recommendations on the plans that best match your needs.

Why Cheap Insurance Isn’t Cheap

Picking the cheaper option always sounds enticing, especially when it comes to thinking about ways on how to save money. Our paychecks dwindle away from rent, bills, car payments, and errands but is cheaper the best way to go with something like insurance? At INW Insurance Solutions, there is a big difference when it comes to the protection you’ll get with a cheap insurance option and an affordable one.

No one ever wants to pay more than they have to. During this difficult time where many are facing reduced hours or major life changes, you may be considering switching your insurance to a cheaper plan. However, getting cheaper insurance could end up costing you more. Cheap policies mean less protection and if something happens, a bigger out of pocket expense you’ll have to take care of. Cheap insurance sounds like a good deal until you realize you are putting your valuables and hard-earned money at risk.

A great insurance policy that meets your needs doesn’t have to be expensive. With 14 carriers including Travelers, Safeco, Nationwide and more to compare and research, your agents at INW Insurance Solutions look into policy and pricing options for you to find affordable and cost-effective coverage. Additionally, many insurance carriers are offering flexible programs and assistance to clients. When we find the right insurance and plan, you’ll be protected without feeling a toll on your bank account.

INW Insurance Solutions is always looking for ways to save you money without sacrificing quality. We’re also sharing our favorite money saving tips:
• Establish a budget: Track and determine how much you make and how much you spend. By doing so, you’ll be able to see what expenses can be reduced and where you can direct savings towards. Establishing a budget for items such as groceries or gifts can help prevent overspending.
• Set a goal: Paying off debt, saving up for a vacation, or just wanting to be prepared for emergency expenses are examples of goals you can work towards. Setting a goal will help you feel motivated to set money aside and invest into your savings.
• Have a “No Spending Day” once or twice a week: As simple as it sounds! For the day, don’t spend money on unnecessary purchases. If you have an impulse purchase…wait out the day and see if you still want it the following day. Soon, you’ll notice those days add up to big savings!

If you have any questions or want to review your coverage to adjust to your needs, visit our office or give us a call today.