Renters Insurance Coverage 101: What You Need to Know

While landlord insurance coverage covers damage resulting from perils like hail, wind, or fire, it only covers the cost of fixing the rental unit and replacing any property that belongs to the landlord, such as the furniture in a furnished apartment. In other words, the policy typically excludes the tenant’s personal possessions as well as personal Read More


Does Your Insurance Cover E-Bikes and Scooters?

Scooters and e-bikes are an excellent means of transport for those who wish to get to places a little faster while saving on money. E-bikes are particularly fun, and if you'd like to incorporate exercise into your daily routine, riding these gets you closer to your fitness goals. However, electric bike insurance isn't something that many people Read More

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How to Prepare Your Pets for Earthquakes

Earthquake Preparedness Tips for Pets Living in California, an area prone to earthquakes, means you may constantly know that lingering feeling that the “big one” could happen at any time with little to no warning. While you may know what to do when an earthquake hits, what about your pets? The best course of action is to have a plan in place to Read More


Personal Safety App: SafeON

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Looking for a hands-free app that has your back? Read on! At Hoffman Brown Company, we are regularly looking for creative ways on how to advise our customers to stay safe. From useful safety tips to quality insurance, we are looking out for you. Recently, we discovered a new app that helps individuals take care of each other: SafeON. We are Read More

Holiday Safety Tips

Holiday Safety Tips

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LAPD-approved safety tips for the holiday season. The holidays are a special time of year. Whether you are out holiday shopping, decking the halls or driving winter roads, it is important to be aware of certain safety precautions. To keep your holiday and festivities running smoothly, check out these holiday safety tips from the LAPD Crime Read More

School Age Safety

Safe Practices For School-Aged Children

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Run through these important practices with your children to protect them. By the time your child reaches middle school, he or she will likely know to look both ways before crossing the road and to not wander off with strangers. Even so, as older children become more independent, they become less inclined to listen to mom and dad’s advice. For Read More

How to Best Protect Your Items in Storage

How to Best Protect Your Items in Storage

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Many of us have more things than we know what to do with and so we turn to the aid of rental storage facilities to store some of our things.  If you need extra space for your belongings, you should consider renting a storage space for your items. But before you go and rent any old place, it is best to know how to protect your items in a rental Read More

Stay Safe in Crowds

Top Ways on How to Stay Safe in Crowds

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Learn some of the best practices on how to stay safe in crowds. There’s something to be said for safety in numbers, but when you are in an area that is jam-packed with people, stalls, and vehicles, it can seem overwhelmingly dangerous. When you’re attending busy sporting events, concerts, festivals, and other large gatherings, it’s important to Read More

What NOT to Store in Your Contacts File

What NOT to Store in Your Contacts File

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Smartphones undoubtedly make our lives easier, but the convenience they offer could put our private information and at risk.  Remembering phone numbers is a thing of the past because the only number a majority of people know is their own–and perhaps another family member's. This forces us to store their numbers on our phones and entices some of us Read More

What to Know When Assessing Art value

What to Know When Assessing Art Value

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When it comes to the value of your art, it is important to know how appraisers assess and determine the value to make sure you are getting a fair assessment. Here are a few guidelines on what to look for when hiring an art appraiser. You should know the appraiser’s curriculum vitae–their education, qualification, and previous experience (this Read More

COVID-19 Update:

The Coronavirus, officially COVID-19, has become a global health emergency. One of the measures Hoffman Brown Company has taken to keep our CLIENTS and Teammates safe was to design a complete virtual work environment. For the foreseeable future, our colleagues will be conducting business virtually to avoid any disruption in our ability to serve you. These measures are based on the CDC’s guidance and will evolve with the situation. Please know that we are fully functional, available and look forward to being of service.