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What Are the Different Types of Collision Coverage?

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Happy National Insurance Awareness Day! National Insurance Awareness Day is a day to remind you to look over your insurance coverage. Has your lifestyle changed since your last insurance review? Do you need or want more or different coverage? There are so many good reasons to review your insurance. We recommend talking to an insurance agent for a professional opinion about insurance coverage.
While you're focused on coverage, we want to also remind you about the 3 types of Collision Coverage in Michigan: Broad Form Collision - Provides collision coverage no matter who is at fault. Deductible only applied if you are found at fault.Standard Collision - Provides collision coverage no matter who is at fault. Deductible is applied no matter who is at fault.Limited Collision - Only provides collision coverage if you are not at fault. No vehicle coverage if you are at fault.No Collision – no coverage if there is collision damage to the insured vehicle. 
 Here's a fun little insurance in…

Meet Our Intern: Nakeah

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We're lucky to have an intern this Summer! Not just an intern but a motivated, hardworking and fun intern. We are so happy to have Nakeah's smiling face in our Muskegon office for the Summer. We really appreciate her assistance in the office and at local events.


Here is a small biography from Keah:

My name is Nakeah Brown, but usually everyone calls me Keah. I am 20 years old and the oldest of 3 siblings. I was born in Grand Haven but grew up in Muskegon and attended North Muskegon Middle and High School.  I now go to Western Michigan University where I will be entering my Senior year in the College of Business with a major in Finance and minors in Accounting, Economics, and General Business.

I chose to get a Finance degree because money basically runs everything and I love dealing with numbers. Plus, there are so many different fields such as insurance, investments, banking, corportate, and financial planning that I could make a career in. After college, I am hoping to live in …

Join us at Family Fun Day!

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We've wrapped up Windshield Repair Day and have plunged in to planning for Family Fun Day. Family Fun Day is the second event that has become a tradition for Michigan Insurance Group. This will be our third year participating in the event hosted by The Chamber of Grand Haven, Spring Lake, Ferrysburg in conjunction with the the Grand Haven Art Festival. Squirt gun painting was such a huge hit the first year that we've made that a tradition too.

We enjoy seeing the kids create colorful paintings on foam board canvas. No two board are the same!


Our agency President, Donald Shampine, CIC, CRM takes the brave job of holding art boards for younger artists. You can bet he will be squirted by at least one kid this year. (It seems this is also a tradition,)


We really enjoy spending our day downtown Grand Haven. Family Fun Day gives us a chance to be out in the community and just have fun with kids. We'd love to see you there! The event is from 10am-2pm on Saturday, June 24th. Just …

Top Tips for Boat Trailer Safety

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Living in Michigan means a body of water is never too far. This gives us many reasons to love boating season – it can be relaxing, exciting, entertaining and even rejuvenating. But hauling a boat on a trailer, and launching it at the busy launch ramp, can have its challenges. In fact, it can be stressful and, without proper precautions, it can be dangerous. 



With hot weather blanketing most of Michigan, boats are at boat launches morning, noon and night. As a reminder, and to help make sure hauling your boat to and from its destination and into the water goes smoothly, check out this basic trailer checklist from discoverboating.com.  Coupler, hitch and hitch ball are of the same sizeCoupler and safety chains are safely secured to the hitch of the tow vehicleAll fasteners are properly tightenedBoat is securely tied down to trailer (winch line is not a tie down)Wheel lug nuts are properly tightenedWheel bearings are properly adjusted and maintainedLoad is within maximum load carrying ca…