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From the time capsule

A little bit of Clayton Hanley history! Hand drawn flyer announcing the office moving to the 'new facilities'. Circa 1980 - Artist: Unknown - #familyownedbusiness #insurance #ClaytonHanley #Artwork #ArtistUnknown

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24/7 Access to Safeco

*File a claim *Fast access to adjuster correspondence *Taking and sending claim damage photos and estimates *Reserving a rental car *Tracking property damage mitigation and repairs *Easy to follow instructions on moving...

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How to Choose Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are essential for any home, so you should ensure that your house is equipped with them. You should have detectors in the main living areas on each floor, including in every bedroom...

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The Christmas tree is up!

Merry Christmas with a little touch of insurance humor from our Clayton Hanley Insurance family to yours!! - #christmastree -

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In the doghouse?

Your lovable Labrador is a digger. Which is fine in your yard. But she got out and dug up your neighbor’s garden and their sprinkler system. Now, without the proper coverage, you may be in the doghouse. #...

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Good Drivers earn big savings


Merb's Bionic Apples!

Friday + Fall = Merbs Bionic Apples! - Sweet treats to start our weekend off right. -

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How to Make a Fire Safety Plan

No one likes to think about the possibility of a fire in their home, but this is one situation where it definitely pays to be prepared. This is especially true if you have children or pets in your home. Read on to learn...

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Walk to End Alzheimer's

- Co-worker Nicki and her family participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer's that took place in St Louis this weekend. - This is a cause near and dear to her family as both grandparents are 'living' with this terrible...

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Happy 100th Birthday Doris!

Happy 100th birthday Doris!!! - This pretty lady has quite a history with Clayton Hanley Insurance. Doris started with Clayton Hanley in 1950 when she was married to a prior owner of our agency. - Doris is still a...

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How to Decide If Solar Panels Are Right for Your Home

Solar panels can provide clean electricity for your home, helping you to save money on energy costs while also doing your part to help the environment. However, not all homes are suited to solar energy. Here's what you...

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Taking one for the team!

- Proud to be a sponsor of the Mehlville High School Football Booster trivia night fundraiser. - Great job ladies on a coordinating a successful evening. - #MehlvilleFootball #TriviaNight #Football #highschoolsports -

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Tim The Fisherman

As school starts and the sunlight starts to fade, Tim snuck away for a fishing trip. - Big time Crappie and even bigger Northern Pike in beautiful Rose Lake in Frazee, Minnesota with a double rainbow. - Rose Ridge...

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Happy Anniversary!!!

Happy 2 years with Clayton Hanley!!!!! - Although we think we have only worked 'in person' for 6 months of those 2 years. - Shhhhhhhhhhh Nicki Marie doesn't know we took the lunch photo. -

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How Independent Agents Are Different from Captive Agents

When it comes to buying insurance, you have two primary options available to you: independent agents like us, and captive agents. While both can provide insurance services, these two types of insurance agents are not...

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WOW!!!

Who has the 'sweetest' customers? - WE DO!!! Thanks Laurie J. -

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STUDENT OFF TO COLLEGE?

Son or daughter off to college over 100 miles from home? - Not taking a car to school? - Email - main [at] claytonhanley [dot] com - Text - 314-487-2921 - OR call Clayton Hanley for more information on Distant Student...

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This is us!!!

Clayton Hanley Insurance - Not your typical insurance agency. - The Clayton Hanley team are all prior customers, co-volunteers, and some are even childhood friends. We are a close group that works well together and...

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Benefits of Using a Dash Cam

More and more people these days are choosing to add dash cams to their vehicles, and for good reason. These small cameras can be highly useful to you, especially in the event that you get a traffic ticket or are...

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Home Insurance

Home Insurance – Protecting Missouri and Illinois. - Your home is the center of your daily life, and likely your most valuable asset. When your home is damaged or destroyed, you need your claim settled by an insurance...

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Happy Birthday Boss Man!

Rounding out the July birthdays with the Boss Man, who I must say was a great sport in our photo session. - #Birthday #BossMan #BlackberryCobbler #CHI #KrispyKreme -

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Do you need Rental Car Insurance?

Do You Need Rental Car Insurance? - Maybe you’ve been here before. You’ve just come off the plane, picked up your baggage and gone to the rental car counter. You’re tired from the flight, about to begin an ambitious...

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Motorcycle Insurance

A Safeco® Motorcycle policy comes with robust built-in coverages plus options to ensure the best combination of protection and value. - YES, you read that correctly! - Original Parts replacement AND Harley-Davidson...

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What's new with us?

Hmmm....let's see... what is happening at Clayton Hanley Insurance? - 5 STAR REVIEWS!!! That's what's happening!! - 74 total reviews - check them out for yourself on the link below - Client Testimonials - - - -

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Swimming Safety: 10 Tips for Summer

Summer is here and people are flocking to the water — whether it’s the beach, a lake, a river or a backyard pool. But, wherever there’s water, there’s also danger. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...

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What cha riding these days?

Looking for ways to save on your motorcycle insurance? - Here are some suggestions..... - Association Do you have a membership with a riding association? AMA, Harley Owners Group, Honda Riders of America, Indiana,...

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Why You May Need Personal Offense Coverage

In today’s digital world, slander and libel lawsuits are more common than you may think. Comments made in haste or anger on social media can have lasting and far-reaching effects on a person’s reputation or character,...

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Missouri traffic fatalities increased by 12% in 2020

Avoid Deadly Distractions Behind the Wheel - Many people have a limited definition of “distracted driving”: They think it only means texting behind the wheel. There’s good reason for that, because texting requires...

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Clayton Hanley is how old?

Snidbit of an email from a customer that made us smile :) 'I have been with Clayton Hanley since I started driving in high school, that’s fifty five years.' -

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Insurance Haircut

Today Clayton Hanley got a haircut! Front bushes are trimmed and stepping stones are in place. #Spring #ClaytonHanley #63123 #mehlville #affton #63125 #insurancelady #auto #home #insurance #Lindbergh #314 #localagent -

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Inexpensive Fixes for a Safer Home

Home improvement: It’s a never-ending process for many people, and for those of us who aren’t necessarily handy, it can be a hassle, too. But there are plenty of simple maintenance tasks and other improvements you can...

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How to protect your classic car

The collector car market evolves with each generation. While the Silent Generation started collecting cars, it was Baby Boomers who really got it rolling. They fell in love with the Chevrolet Bel Air, the Ford Mustang,...

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WOW Busch stadium is empty!!!

Darn COVID!!! - Clayton Hanley agents Tony Palazzolo and Tim Mossinghoff(cameraman) enjoying the night at a Cardinals game with only about 2500 other people. - Haven't see a sporting event in St. Louis this empty in...

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Go Cards!!!!!!

Opening Day!! - Celebrating Clayton Hanley style with BBQ pork steaks on the patio and baseball themed snacks (thanks to Safeco!) - #ClaytonHanley #STL #GoCards #BBQ #Safeco -

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Why a basic Homeowners policy isn’t always enough

Sometimes a basic homeowners policy just isn’t enough. So as your career advances and your income increases, it’s important to keep your insurance protection up to date. This helps you avoid expensive gaps in coverage...

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TEXT US

Did you know you can now text Clayton Hanley Insurance? That’s right, the number you use to call us is now enabled for text messages. Whether you need help finding a new job or just have a few questions about our...

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We're Back!!!!!

- Vaccinations ✔️ - Lunch on the boss ✔️ - Happy smiling faces ✔️ - - Back in the saddle again. Over one year since we had a full house at Clayton Hanley. Working from home had its perks but it is nice to see people....

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Usage-Based Insurance

UBI Offers Many Benefits to You and Others There are multiple advantages beyond cost savings to you, the insurance industry, and other insured parties when you use usage-based insurance: Motorists tend to be more...

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Watch out Clayton Hanley!

'Celebrating' my last day of working at home. - Clayton Hanley office - watch out here I come! #Safeco #TheInsuranceLady #ClaytonHanley - - -

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10 Tips to Help Prevent Identity Theft

Shopping online. Visiting the doctor. Buying gas. In nearly all of the things we do from day to day, there’s the risk of identity theft. You could unknowingly give your information to a fraudster thinking you’re...

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Titan is ready to get everyone back in the office!!

Titan, the Clayton Hanley pup, is anxious to get everyone back in the office so there is more people to pet him. He is all masked up and ready to see his old friends. - #ClaytonHanley #COVID #HappyDog #TitanAtTheOffice -

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NEWS RELEASE: Review your insurance coverage before severe weather arrives

Steps to Preparing for Severe Weather Season: Homeowners insurance policies should be reviewed each year to ensure coverage is adequate. It’s easy to forget about important household purchases or home improvements. The...

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National Umbrella Day

National Umbrella Day. - In the insurance world an umbrella = liability coverage. - In today’s economy, everyone is pinching pennies. So why worry about umbrella coverage? Shouldn’t a home and auto policy leave you...

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Own a home? Here are two policy options you should know about

If you have a homeowners policy, you probably expect it to cover all the costs of rebuilding your house in case it’s damaged or destroyed by a covered hazard. But are you certain you have enough coverage? Read about two...

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How can I save money on car insurance?

The answer is easy: Progressive Snapshot -

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Safeco 24/7

Clayton Hanley here, just checking in to say 'Hi'. As you know in March we temporarily closed our office to protect and care for those who work with us, our customers, and the public. Although we haven't minded working...

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Porch Safety: Should You Leave the Lights On?

It seems like a no-brainer to leave the lights on outside your home to deter burglars while you’re away (or even while you’re asleep). But does that really work? Or is it just a waste of electricity — particularly this...

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