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Municipality Insurance: How I Know First-Hand the Importance of Having the Right Policies in Place

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By: Drew Gilbert, Account Executive

As some may already know, I’m currently in my second term as mayor of my hometown. When I first came into office in 2012, we had just been hit very hard by the tornado outbreak in 2011. Coming in, I knew what I was getting into - it was no secret that we were in rough shape, and, unfortunately, I saw first-hand the aftermath of a city that was under-insured. We didn’t have enough insurance to... Read More

Commercial Umbrella Insurance: 3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Purchasing

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By: Evan Chambers, Account Executive

As a business owner, you’re probably familiar with commercial umbrella insurance, or the coverage that comes into play when your underlying liability limits aren’t enough to cover the claim. While having an umbrella could possibly save your business from bankruptcy after an unfortunate event,... Read More

Honesty, Integrity, Trust: What It Means to Be a Family Business

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By: Byars|Wright

The history of Byars|Wright dates all the way back to 1946 when G.L Byars and Jean Byars started Byars Insurance Agency in the small town of Jasper, AL. With a business built on honesty, integrity and trust, G.L. would sell insurance door-to-door while his wife Jean ran the office, and even typed the policies to be delivered to customers.

After decades of building relationships and... Read More

Avoid Workers’ Compensation Claims by Preventing Heat-Related Illnesses on Construction Sites

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By: Gabe Clement, Commercial Insurance & Bonding

In the South, we all know how brutal the sun can be especially during the dogs days of summer. Those working on construction sites and roadwork projects are getting direct exposure, leaving them vulnerable to heat exhaustion, or worse, heat strokes.

This is why it’s no surprise that heat-related workers’ compensation claims are... Read More

Here’s What You Need to Know About Grocery Store Insurance

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By: Paul Burnett, Account Executive

Regardless of whether you operate a chain supermarket or a small, single independent grocery store, your exposures are the same, and in order to protect yourself and your business, you need the right insurance. When looking for the best policy, it’s important to work with an agent that’s knowledgeable and capable of finding adequate coverages at a reasonable price. That’s why, at Byars|Wright, we... Read More

How a Personal Umbrella Policy Can Protect You from Your Biggest Exposure – Your Teenager

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By: John Byars, Vice-President

Most people are aware that they need some type of personal liability insurance that’s going to protect them in a situation where there’s negligence, and either bodily injury or property damage. What many others aren’t aware of is the need for a personal umbrella policy. This type of policy is basically another limit of liability that sits over all your other liability policies, like your home and... Read More

Think Your Small Business Doesn’t Need Cyber Liability Insurance? Think Again.

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By: Matthew E. Gaston, Account Executive, CIC

Cybercrime is one of the most rapidly emerging, significant exposures to any business today. Both organized crime in the U.S., as well as foreign enemies, are hacking and stealing information from businesses in order to turn around and sell that information. According to the 2017 State of Cybersecurity in Small &... Read More

Reflecting on the Acquisition of JYC Insurance: Why Both Parties Agree It Was The Best Decision

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By: W. Haig Wright II, President

At Byars|Wright, we live by our motto that “relationships matter”; it’s our driving force, and our business hinges on it. From our clients to our insurance companies, we believe that having relationships built on trust is imperative. This is especially true when seeking out potential merger or acquisition partners. While both parties must take the time to... Read More

Byars|Wright named 2016 Best Companies to Work for in Alabama

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 AUGUST 2016 - JASPER - Byars|Wright Insurance was recently named as one of the Best Companies to Work for in Alabama. This seventh annual program was created by Business Alabama and Best Companies Group.

This program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best employers in Alabama, benefiting the county's economy, workforce and businesses. The list is made up of 16 companies in both large and small to medium size catagories. Byars|Wright has been named one of this year’s... Read More

Byars|Wright Insurance receives statewide recognition

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Andy Byars (center), Vice President of Byars|Wright accepts this recognition from Sandra McCullough, Auto-Owners Regional Vice President and Jeff Harrold, Chairman and CEO of Auto-Owners.

JUNE 2016 - JASPER - Auto-Owners Insurance is pleased to announce Byars|Wright Insurance of Jasper, AL has been named one of the TOP 10 growth agencies for Auto-Owners in the State of Alabama for 2015. The agency was recognized at a luncheon meeting in Montgomery, and at a... Read More