Category Archives: News

A Helping Hand from Miguel Ferreira

Miguel’s whole career has been about helping people. He spent eighteen years assisting Mexican nationals at the Mexican Consulate. When he decided to change careers, long time friend and now colleague, Gio Arenas, encouraged Miguel to consider a career in insurance since it too was a place where Miguel’s passion for people could be put to good use.

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Will Flood Insurance Rates Go Down With the New Flood Maps?

  It’s been a long time coming but FEMA has finally released the new flood maps for New Orleans (Jefferson Parish and St Bernard Parish will have to wait a bit longer for their final maps). Many homes and businesses located in standard flood zones will be now located in a preferred flood zone -X zone-…

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Are you covered? The risks of relying on someone else’s insurance.

This past week the Greater New Orleans area, as well as the north shore, were hit with a number of tornado and water spouts. As our city and its residents are accustomed to inclement weather, these events were unusual in that they are impossible to prepare for. After any catastrophic event, the questions begin to…

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Homeowners: here 3 changes to your flood insurance you need to know about.

Whether you own one home or multiple homes that are covered by flood insurance, it’s important to understand the changes that are beginning to take place due to the one-year-old Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014 (HFIAA). HFIAA brought up some changes that are slowly being implemented to FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)…

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Water Water Everywhere

  Living in New Orleans most of us have experienced some type of water damage to our our property.  Water often times ends up somewhere it’s not supposed to be, causing all kinds of headaches.  Either leaky pipes, exploding washing machines, or busted pipes under our slabs, its bound to happen.  But what is covered…

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Jeremiah Rockin the Snow Day

This is what happens on snow days at the offices of Garcia Insurance Services.  Y’all don’t miss the tribute to Michael Jackson at the end.  Thank you Jeremiah for spreading the word that the team at Garcia Insurance rocks.  We are one of  New Orleans top Independent Insurance companies!

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Spring Franklin Named Producer at Garcia Insurance Services

Spring Franklin has recently joined Garcia Insurance Services as a licensed property and casualty Insurance Producer. With over 16 years experience in sales and marketing, her greatest strengths are her creativity, communication skills and integrity. For the past 10 years, Spring was a Marketing Director in the real estate title industry where she built a…

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Louisiana Citizens Sheds Homeowners Policies

Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp. (Citizens) has held a fourth depopulation offering in which 13,500 policies have been assumed into the private insurance market, state Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon announced. Citizens, which insures homes and commercial properties that private companies refuse to insure, had its book of business spike to 174,000 in September 2008 following…

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