Insurance Professionals Menu

Archive | Consumer Insurance Information

The ValChoice blog is the best source for independent, unbiased consumer insurance information. Our information is unbiased and trusted because we do not sell insurance and do not have investors. Our mission is to help consumers get good insurance at a good value.

Kent Shantz

View from the Helm of a “Sleeping Giant” – Kent Shantz

Kent Shantz has been blessed with much good fortune in his career. Kent’s hard work; focus on building strong relationships and “just doing the right thing” have undoubtedly been significant contributors to this good fortune. This article chronicles Kent’s career from his start as an independent agent through to his role as President and CEO […]

Continue Reading
Flooded river as an example of the numerous 100-year flood events

How can a 100-year flood happen so frequently?

This week the Carolina’s experienced a 100-year flood. Over the last three-years, Houston experienced three 500-year floods. What’s happening? How can these rare events occur with such a high frequency? 100-Year Floods Suffer From a Naming Problem First off, the name 100-year flood is misleading. Instead, the 100-year flood should be renamed to be a […]

Continue Reading
Image for blog post on State Farm $250 million settlement of racketeering charge

How State Farm Won By Paying $250 Million Fine

Less than one week before a trial was slated to begin in federal court in East St. Louis Illinois, State Farm settled with the plaintiffs’ attorneys. The customers suing State Farm were seeking $1 billion in damages, plus interest and penalties. In total, the settlement could have gone as high as $8.5 billion. Rather than […]

Continue Reading
Ask around to find the best insurance

Should I ask around to find the best car and home insurance?

Advice to “ask around” is included in many articles and blog posts on how to shop for the best car and home insurance. However, asking around is pretty close to a waste of time. Therefore, at ValChoice we offer a better solution. To “ask around,” how many people would you have to ask? Let’s go straight […]

Continue Reading
David Gautsche

Leadership Excellence of David Gautsche

David Gautsche has proven his leadership skills, not once, but three times. Upon graduating from college, David started his career in the manufacturing sector. Next, he moved to financial services. Most recently, David was recruited to become the president and CEO of Goodville Mutual. Goodville is a mutual property/casualty insurer headquartered in New Holland, Pennsylvania. […]

Continue Reading
tips for homeowners

How do I Have the Best Fourth of July Fireworks?

Fourth of July. What a great holiday. Family, friends, good food and drink. Celebrating our freedom is of course the reason for the fourth of July holiday. Here in New Hampshire we take our freedom seriously. Just how serious we are about freedom is best captured in our state slogan, “Live Free or Die.” Undoubtedly, being […]

Continue Reading