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Let Safety Rule The Holidays

We don't want to spoil the fun, but the statistics on accidents relating to trees and decorations make for some unpleasant reading: 25 deaths and more than $100m losses from candle-related fires every year, and 14,...

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Ketchum Flower Company

Spotlight On Success - Ketchum Flower Company - The Ketchum Flower Company was formed 18 years ago by Michelle Ferris to fill a much needed niche in the Wood River Valley. The vision was to bring beautiful fresh cut...

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Know Your Real Estate Values

For most people, the real estate they own is their largest single asset. However, unlike stocks or bonds, you cannot determine the value of your real estate holdings by simply clicking on your favorite financial...

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Holiday Recipe

Holiday Recipe: Scotch Short Bread - From our family to yours: Our client, Sharon Buczak, graciously shared her family's recipe for Scotch Short Bread. Yum! Read more December Newsletter Articles here >

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Health Care Update

October 1st arrived and the Idaho-based health insurance Marketplace opened for business. Even though the system has been very slow and sometimes not operational, www.yourhealthidaho.org is now operating at a much...

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Referral Rewards

Thanks A Million! Referral Rewards Program - Win Gas Cards, Gift Cards and More! Have you heard of our NEW Thanks A Million referral rewards program? We've built our agency by taking special care of you, our clients....

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Meet Mark

Meet Mark Balcos - We would like to introduce our new Chairman of Wood River Insurance, Mark Balcos. After living in Seattle and working in insurance for 26 years, Mark began to look for a change of environment...

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Partnership News

WRI Partners with The Unique Solutions Company - Wood River Insurance is proud to announce our partnership with The Unique Solutions Company. This association offers ourclients a wide range of planning opportunities....

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Money Saving Tip

11 Ways To Save On Car Insurance - So you're shopping around for auto insurance. What do you need to know? Well, there are lots of ways - at least 11 - that you can save money. Many of these money-saving ideas may apply...

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Upcoming Health Care Changes

by Rhiana Macaya Mitchell Upcoming Health Care Changes - October 1st marked the first day of open enrollment opportunity for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Exchange. The Exchange is also referred to as the Marketplace;...

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Referral Rewards

Thanks A Million! Referral Rewards - It's your chance to win Gas Cards, Gift Cards and More! Introducing Wood River Insurance's NEW Thanks A Million referral rewards program! We've built our agency by taking special...

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A Different Season Means Different Dangers For Motorcyclists

Fall is a wonderful time to be outside on your bike, thanks to the crisp, cool weather and changing colors of the landscape. Staying safe on the road in autumn requires some special precautions, however. Because we at...

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Back to School Safety Reminders

The end of summer in Idaho means many things, such as cooler weather, shorter days and ... the start of football! But most important, it means kids are headed back to school. And that means we all should be extra...

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Flood Insurance - What You Should Know

You've probably heard this horror story before - someone loses a home due to a flood and learns after the fact that standard homeowners insurance doesn't cover flood damage. At Wood River Insurance we want you to be...

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When Things go BOOM in the Night - Fireworks Safety

For most of us, the Fourth of July is a time to enjoy the company of family and friends, having fun and creating memories - whether at home or away But for some families, the holiday is a nightmare. Each year, homes in...

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Do You Own a Classic Car of the Future?

There's nothing quite like driving a speedy, shiny classic car that turns heads and starts conversations. In fact, the beauty and elegance of old collectibles - like the 1964 Aston Martin DB5, the 1963 Corvette Sting...

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A Time to Celebrate Mothers

As the second Sunday of May nears, it's time to think of ways to celebrate mothers - although, of course, that's a worthy pursuit at any time of year! At Wood River Insurance, we thought it would be fun to give you a...

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It's Time for Spring Cleaning!

Spring is a time of new beginnings in Idaho - and now is a great time to take on some cleaning and organization tasks around your home. If you're anything like many of us here at Wood River Insurance, some of these...

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Get Ready to Safely 'Spring Forward'

Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 10, 2013, for most places in the United States, so don't forget to set your clock forward one hour. We here at Wood River Insurance want to remind you it's also a great time to...

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Be the Pinnacle of Health & Wellness This Winter

It goes without saying that keeping yourself and your family healthy through the winter months in Idaho can be a challenge. When you combine chillier temps, housebound days - not to mention kids passing around colds at...

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Protect Your Motorhome and RV From the Cold

If you're a snowbird and you're headed away from the cold this winter to a sunnier and warmer spot, you can move on to the next article. Just know that we here at Wood River Insurance wish you a safe journey - and that...

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