Two Reasons

Most people don’t like to discuss life insurance. Mainly because it’s too complicated or a depressing subject. The truth is that there are two reasons to buy life insurance: if you owe someone and if you love someone.

Don’t waste your time trying to figure out exactly how much is the best for you. It’s more important that you have something in case something happens. A lot of financial experts will tell you to have 7 times your annual salary. This is a good number, but if you can’t afford it then its not going to work out in the long run. There is no one size fits all.

The best advice I have for you, is to go to an independent agent. Tell them you need life insurance for someone that you owe/love and let them help you throughTwo Reasons the process. Life insurance is a very rewarding product for an agent to sell because it provides a future for the clients loved ones. Often the loved ones don’t even know about it.

If you want recommendations on what kind of policy you should have or how much death benefit, please feel free to reach out. It’s too important to wait!


3 Ways to Lower your Heart Rate Besides Cardio

We all know that more cardio can permanently help reduces your beats per minute. But there are other things we can do to also keep our heart rate below 70 beats per min.

1. Get Better Sleep

Studies show that not sleeping well raises your heart rate. Make sure you are getting 7-8 hours of sleep every night. It’s also important that your get deep sleep. Your neighbors dog or a street light shining in your window may interfere. If you need to, use an eye cover or ear plugs to insure a good nights rest.

2. Don’t Hold It!

Believe it or not, going to the bathroom when you have to will keep your heart rate at a lower level. When you hold it for too long your heart will speed up. Do yourself a favor and find a restroom quickly.

3. Pack Your Lunch

Diet can effect your heart rate substantially. Eating healthy foods like salmon, bananas, avocados, and whole grains can help regulate your heart rate. Although, its not going to hurt if you reward yourself with an occasional cheat meal.Heart rate

The goal is to strengthen your heart and change certain habits to put less stress on your heart. Cardio can strengthen the heart so it has to beat fewer times to circulate the blood. Unfortunately, we typically only have one chance to take care of our heart. Make sure you do what you can to stay at your best health.


Columbus Crew SC Playoffs


As you may know the playoffs are about to make there way to Columbus for the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals. This Sunday on November 8th, the Columbus Crew will be going head to head with Montreal Impact. Below is a video that the Crew tweeted out to there fans about the big night.

It will be exciting to see what the atmosphere will be like at the newly named Mapfre Stadium. For those of you that are season ticket holders, you may be familiar with the playoff atmosphere. What you season ticket holders may not be aware of, is that Mapfre Insurance offers you discounted rates on your insurance. Mapfre already has great rates on auto and home insurance.

If you’re interested in seeing what Mapfre can do for you. You can go to Mapfre agent locator or call us at Griffin-Lantz Insurance in Dublin. We are more than happy to assist any Ohio resident with there insurance needs and find them discounts they may not know about. Most importantly, head over to Mapfre Stadium this Sunday to cheer for your Columbus Crew this Sunday!

Rise in Car Accidents

If you have been reading the Columbus Dispatch, you have heard that many Ohio insurance companies are raising rates. The reason they are raising rates is because of the rising number of claims and the rising cost of these claims. Medical bills and auto body shops are charging a bigger ticket for services.Ohio Rates

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the state troopers have investigated 45,815 crashes this year, compared to 44,836 investigated during the same time period last year. This is not just a one year spike. The Insurance Information Institute says the number of collision claims per 100 cars has been rising since 2013.

Experts expect this is due to improving economy and more drivers driving more miles. Although, most people blame the increase in distracted driving by particularly cell phones.

With rising collision claims, rising insurance rates are in the near future. The best way to combat rising insurance rates is to contact an insurance professional or independent agent to help you shop your insurance. Knowing what discounts are available or coverage is necessary, are details that an independent agent can help you with.

Score Big in Nine Minutes

If you have been on Twitter today you will notice a trending topic by the name of Robert Lewandowski. Robert is a Polish professional soccer player. What is the reason why he is attracting so much attention you may ask?

Robert did something that is almost unheard of till now. He score five goals in nine minutes. This is not a misprint. Five goals in nine minutes. That is a great day for any professional. Robert, I’m sure is on cloud nine. Much like you will be after calling Griffin-Lantz Insurance for an auto and home quote. . .

Alright, you might not feel quite the same but you will have the opportunity to score big as well. At Griffin-Lantz we have 5 agents, 7 companies, and we strive to give you quality service at a competitive price. We enjoy what we do because we enjoy saving people money.

Fresh Revolution

Recently at Griffin-Lantz Insurance we took on the task of raising money to sponsor a fresh food drop. This fresh food drop would cost $2500 and would provide 10,000 lbs of fresh fruits and vegetables to the Dublin Food Pantry. We were recruited by Safelite Auto Glass and Mid-Ohio Food Bank to take on this fundraiser.

Several of the agents at Griffin-Lantz Insurance are already involved in Special Olympics here locally and coach a softball team. As an end of the season celebration we decided to host a charity softball game. Garrett one of our agents has already posted a blog on his personal page worth reading if you would like to see pictures and learn more. We plan on making this a tradition and look forward to raising money next year.

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Source: Fresh Revolution

Tip #1 : Store Loose Items

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Spread Distracted Driving Awareness

RAIS_Facebook_Tips Tip of the day provided by Mapfre Insurance

For today’s tip on avoiding distracted driving I am going to create a scenario . . .

You’re driving around town running errands and every time you stop or go, your sons water bottle rolls across the floor of the car. After hitting your chair a couple times you decide to try and grab it off the floor and simultaneously take your eyes off the road. Anything could happen and you wouldn’t be prepared to react.

This scenario varies but is very common. To prevent this distraction,  make sure we keep items like this stored away. The Mapfre tip of the day is . . .

Store loose gear, possessions and other distractions that could roll around in the car, so you do not feel tempted to reach for them on the floor or the seat.

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