Friday, April 22, 2016








                                      Meet the ISU Bauknight Insurance Staff


Linda Morrow- after working at another independent agency, Linda Morrow Started at Bauknight Insurance in 2006 in our Hudson, Florida location. Linda is a licensed 4-40 Insurance representative and is always cheerful, fun to be around, gives great customer service and the customers and fellow team members love her.
Carmen Greenberg- Carmen worked with L.G. Edwards Agency until 2004. in 2005, she relocated to Spring Hill and worked at one of our competitor's offices. Our newest team member, Carmen started working here in May of 2005 and assists our customers with a variety of needs of performs many necessary tasks in the agency. She speaks fluent Spanish and works hard to meet the needs of the agency and our customers.
Michelle Andre- Like Mr. Bauknight, Michelle comes from an insurance family. Her grandfather was an agent and her mother currently is an agent in another town. She started working for AAA Auto Club South in 1999 and became a 2-20 agent, licensed and qualified to assist customers with all their insurance needs. She then moved to Lakeland Florida and worked with another agency for five years, then took a job with Fearnow Insurance in Tampa Florida until 2015, when she relocated and came to work for ISU Bauknight Insurance. Michelle is competent, experienced, works extremely hard and gives 100 percent to all of her customers.
Steven Green Jr.- Steven began his Insurance career In our Spring Hill office when he was 19 years old way back in 1991`. Steve quickly became a licensed 2-10 agent and after gaining the appropriate experience, managed our Tampa Florida office. He decided to change career paths and went to work for the "company side" and became an agency manager for Mercury Insurance. Soon he was promoted to agency manager for New Jersey and Virginia. In 2010 Steve decided to "come home" and came to work in the capacity of Office Manager/Agent in charge of our Hudson, Florida Location. Last year, with the advent of internet applications we decided to combine our Hudson and Spring Hill Locations, and Steve became the vice-president of operations.
Greg Bauknight- Greg Sold his first auto insurance application at the age of 16 in 1975 in his father's agency in St. Petersburg Florida. his dad had long been in Management in Allstate Insurance Company and decided to start his own business. Soon both of Greg's brother in laws were agents and both went to work for state farm. Greg came back to work in the family agency at age 23 and started his own agency when he was 27 years old, some 30 years ago.
ISU Bauknight Insurance has been in business for 30 years in Spring Hill. When Greg's father decided to retire, Greg purchased his agency.
ISU Bauknight Insurance represents combined experience of employees of over 105 years! We maintain a positive work environment and truly enjoy what we do. With our recent decision to join ISU Insurance, we are now part of the third largest agency group by premium in the United states and have access to all the best national and local companies to serve the needs of our policyholders.
ISU Bauknight Insurance operates two Counties in Florida, Hudson, FL (727) 863-5641 and ISU Bauknight Insurance, 10488 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, Fl 34607 (352)-686-0612. They also offer coverage throughout Florida on their website or by calling them direct.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

It's official, ISU Bauknight Insurance

Our official date of Joining ISU is Friday, April 1, 2016. We are all excited about the additional products we will be able to offer our valued clients and friends.

ISU Bauknight Insurance operates two Counties in Florida, Hudson, FL (727) 863-5641 and ISU Bauknight Insurance, 10488 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, Fl 34607 (352)-686-0612. They also offer coverage throughout Florida on their website or by calling them direct.

Monday, March 14, 2016

We have changed our name to reflect our national affiliation!

Some of you may have noticed the change in our name from Bauknight Insurance to ISU Bauknight Insurance. This name change is due us joining ISU Insurance Group, the third largest by premium volume agency group in the United States. this is accomplished less than 200 elite agencies spread over the United States. Needless to say we are humbled by our induction into this group, and we are excited about what this means to our ability to service the needs of our clients.

What is the benefit of our joining this group to our customers and prospective customers? We will have access to all of the major national carriers for both personal and business Insurance. We will be able to act quickly when the market changes, and we will have the combined power of 200 agencies nationwide when negotiating contracts on behalf of our customers.

Exciting times for ISU Bauknight Insurance and our valued policyholders!

Bauknight Insurance operates two Counties in Florida, Hudson, FL (727) 863-5641 and ISU Bauknight Insurance, 10488 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, Fl 34607 (352)-686-0612. They also offer coverage throughout Florida on their website or by calling them direct.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Insurance problem resolution

Are you experiencing a problem with your Insurance company?
Most of the time Insurance companies return premium and pay claims promptly and fairly. once in a while something goes wrong and you may need assistance. Usually the best source of resolving your issue is to contact your agent and let them intervene on your behalf.
If you do not have an agent and deal direct, you can attempt to contact the company on their phone and try to resolve the issue.
If this doesn't work, you can call the department of financial services consumer "hotline" at 1-877-693-5236.
This number can also be used to resolve agent/consumer disputes or to report fraud or abuse.
Finally, if you have your insurance elsewhere and just want to bounce your issue off of 'your friend in the business', call me personally at 352-686-0612 and I will be glad to talk to you and suggest resolution avenues.
Greg Bauknight
Bauknight Insurance operates two Counties in Florida, Hudson, FL (727) 863-5641 and Bauknight Insurance, 10488 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, Fl 34607 (352)-686-0612. They also offer coverage throughout Florida on their website or by calling them direct.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Florida Insurance Commissioner McCarty to Resign After 12 Years in Job




This was the recent headline of Florida Insurance news. Insurance commissioner Kevin McCarty has resigned citing the opportunity to pursue other jobs. Quoting Mr. Mccarthy:

“I am looking forward to exploring new opportunities that will allow me to use the skills, knowledge and expertise I’ve gained as Insurance Commissioner. In the meantime, I will continue my service and provide whatever assistance is desired to facilitate a smooth transition,”


McCarthy's tenure as the state's lead Insurance regulator has not always been perceived by the Insurance Industry as "insurance company friendly". while many consumers would argue that this is in their best interest, there is always the possibility that some companies that have left Florida may be attracted back if his replacement is perceived to be friendly to their needs and desires. This could potentially be a good result in a State that suffers from a poor competitive environment and the high rates that result.

Mr. McCarthy's job was not an easy one. Florida continues to be a highly volatile place for Insurance companies who are constantly dealing with storms and sinkhole losses, high exposures to catastrophic loss and angry investors. On the other side are consumers who are left dealing with a fickle insurance industry that is perceived as raising rates unfairly and arbitrarily and cancelling policies for no reason. Hopefully the next commissioner can help improve the relationship between consumers, agents and companies.

The staff of Bauknight Insurance wishes Mr. McCarthy much success in the future and thanks him for his service to the Insurance Industry.

Bauknight Insurance operates two Counties in Florida, Hudson, FL (727) 863-5641 and Bauknight Insurance, 10488 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, Fl 34607 (352)-686-0612. They also offer coverage throughout Florida on their website or by calling them direct.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

What are the 2016 safest cars according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety?

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) every year publishes a list of the safest cars in each category based on the following critera:
To qualify for 2016 TOP SAFETY PICK, a vehicle must earn good ratings in five crashworthiness tests — small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraints — as well as a basic rating for front crash prevention.
To qualify for 2016 TOP SAFETY PICK+, a vehicle must earn good ratings in the five crashworthiness tests and an advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention.
Vehicles with optional front crash prevention qualify for either award only when equipped with the technology.
Models that earn TOP SAFETY PICK+ or TOP SAFETY PICK are the best vehicle choices for safety within size categories. Size and weight influence occupant protection in serious crashes. Larger, heavier vehicles generally afford more protection than smaller, lighter ones. Thus, a small car that's a TOP SAFETY PICK+ or TOP SAFETY PICK doesn't necessarily afford more protection than a bigger car that doesn't earn the award.
Looking for a new car? Consider one from the list below:
Minicars
2016 Scion iA
Small cars
2016 Acura ILX
with optional front crash prevention
2016 Chevrolet Sonic
with optional front crash prevention
2016 Kia Soul
with optional front crash prevention
2016 Lexus CT 200h
with optional front crash prevention
2016 Mazda 3
with optional front crash prevention
4-door hatchback | 4-door sedan
2016 Nissan Sentra
with optional front crash prevention
2016 Subaru Crosstrek
with optional front crash prevention
2016 Subaru Impreza
with optional front crash prevention
2016 Subaru WRX
with optional front crash prevention
2016 Volkswagen Golf
with optional front crash prevention and applies only to 4-door and SportWagen models
2016 Volkswagen GTI
with optional front crash prevention and applies only to 4-door models
Midsize moderately priced cars
2016 Chevrolet Malibu Limited
with optional front crash prevention and available only to fleets
2016 Chrysler 200
with optional front crash prevention
2016 Honda Accord 2-door coupe
with optional front crash prevention
2016 Honda Accord 4-door sedan
with optional front crash prevention
2016 Mazda 6
with optional front crash prevention
2016 Nissan Maxima
with optional front crash prevention
2016 Subaru Legacy
with optional front crash prevention
2016 Subaru Outback
with optional front crash prevention
2016 Toyota Camry
with optional front crash prevention
2016 Toyota Prius v
with optional front crash prevention
2016 Volkswagen Jetta
with optional front crash prevention
2016 Volkswagen Passat
with optional front crash prevention
Midsize luxury/near luxury
2016 Audi A3
with optional front crash prevention
2016 BMW 2 series
with optional front crash prevention
2016 Lexus ES 350
with optional front crash prevention
2016 Volvo S60
2016 Volvo V60
Large family cars
2016 Toyota Avalon
with optional front crash prevention
Large luxury cars
2016 Acura RLX
2016 Audi A6
with optional front crash prevention
Applies only to vehicles built after January 2015.
2016 Hyundai Genesis
with optional front crash prevention
2016 Infiniti Q70
with optional front crash prevention and does not apply to V8 4-wheel-drive models
2016 Lexus RC
with optional front crash prevention
2016 Mercedes E-Class
2016 Volvo S80
Small SUVs
2016 Buick Encore
with optional front crash prevention
2016 Fiat 500X
with optional front crash prevention
Applies only to vehicles built after July 2015.
2016 Honda CR-V
with optional front crash prevention
2016 Hyundai Tucson
with optional front crash prevention
2016 Mazda CX-5
with optional front crash prevention
2016 Mitsubishi Outlander
with optional front crash prevention
2016 Nissan Rogue
with optional front crash prevention
2016 Subaru Forester
with optional front crash prevention
2016 Toyota RAV4
with optional front crash prevention
Midsize SUVs
2016 Chevrolet Equinox
with optional front crash prevention
2016 GMC Terrain
with optional front crash prevention
2016 Honda Pilot
with optional front crash prevention
2016 Kia Sorento
with optional front crash prevention
2016 Nissan Murano
with optional front crash prevention
Midsize luxury SUVs
2016 Acura MDX
with optional front crash prevention
2016 Acura RDX
with optional front crash prevention
2016 Audi Q5
with optional front crash prevention
2016 Lexus NX
with optional front crash prevention
2016 Mercedes GLE-Class
2016 Volvo XC60
2016 Volvo XC90
Minivans
2016 Honda Odyssey
with optional front crash prevention
2016 Kia Sedona
with optional front crash prevention
Large pickups
2016 Ford F-150
with optional front crash prevention
Bauknight Insurance operates two Counties in Florida, Hudson, FL (727) 863-5641 and Bauknight Insurance, 10488 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, Fl 34607 (352)-686-0612. They also offer coverage throughout Florida on their website or by calling them direct.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Happy thanksgiving to our friends.

Happy holidays to all our friend. I am trying this year to be thankful for all the things going right in my life, to be thankful for the beauty in the world and not think about the ugly things. Most of all, I am thankful for my family and friends, and for the support of the community for Bauknight Insurance. Thank you all.






Bauknight Insurance operates two Counties in Florida, Hudson, FL (727) 863-5641 and Bauknight Insurance, 10488 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, Fl 34607 (352)-686-0612. They also offer coverage throughout Florida on their website or by calling them direct.