Updates

  • Storm SeasonApril 12, 2017

    In the Midwest, we are more than familiar with severe weather. Be sure you are covered in case of an...

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  • BakeriesApril 05, 2017

    Freshly baked bread, cupcakes and other delectable desserts can be found at many local bakeries. If you own such a...

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  • Insurance CheckMarch 28, 2017

    It is a good idea to periodically (at least annually) assess how your insurance coverage compares to what you own...

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  • Smoke AlarmsMarch 13, 2017

    When we change our clocks, many recommend changing your smoke alarm batteries. If your smoke alarms use alkaline batteries, you...

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  • Lawn Care and LandscapingMarch 06, 2017

    Do you own a lawn care/landscape contracting business? Barton can write liability coverage for your business, as well as...

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  • Missourians Should Prepare for Severe WeatherFebruary 22, 2017

    Content taken from a news release from the Missouri Department of Insurance. Used with permission. Missourians know that tornadoes, floods,...

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  • Protection Against Equipment BreakdownFebruary 08, 2017

    The following was taken from a newsletter from Mutual Boiler Re and was used with permission. More than 60% of all...

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  • Space HeatersJanuary 27, 2017

    According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), “space heaters, whether portable or stationary, account for two of every five (40%)...

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  • Winter Storm GuidanceJanuary 13, 2017

    Content taken from a news release from the Missouri Department of Insurance. Used with permission. Insurance is not always the...

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  • Furniture StoresJanuary 09, 2017

    Do you own a furniture store? Barton Mutual can cover both your building and your business contents, as well as...

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  • Winter Power OutageDecember 30, 2016

    During the winter, ice and storms can lead to power outage. A summary of recommendations from the American Red Cross...

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  • Snow Removal ContractorsDecember 13, 2016

    Winter weather will be upon us in no time. Do you do snow removal work during the winter months? Barton...

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  • Home Maintenance TipsDecember 05, 2016

    According to an article from Mutual Boiler Re, relatively easy maintenance can be performed on some items in your home...

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  • Tailors/DressmakersNovember 21, 2016

    Barton Mutual is able to write tailors and dressmakers, as well as custom alteration shops. We can write the property...

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  • Proper Coverage for Winter PerilsNovember 07, 2016

    Are you properly covered for damage resulting from winter storms? Heavy snowfall, cold temperatures, and ice accumulation can cause significant...

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  • Heating SmartsOctober 17, 2016

    As the weather turns cooler across Missouri, many residents will begin using various sources of heating, including space heaters and...

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  • Know the Risks of the Sharing EconomyOctober 10, 2016

    Do you have a seasonal condo you rent out when you aren’t using it? Do you drive for a...

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  • Protect Your AppliancesOctober 03, 2016

    Barton Mutual’s Equipment Breakdown coverage broadens your policy and covers against loss by mechanical or electrical breakdown that is...

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  • Convenience StoresSeptember 26, 2016

    Barton Mutual can provide coverage for convenience stores. We do require that the store have fuel sales in order to...

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  • Have You Checked Your Credit Report?September 19, 2016

    As a consumer, you have a right to view your credit report from each of the three credit reporting agencies ...

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  • ChurchesSeptember 12, 2016

    Do you need property or liability coverage for your small church or other house of worship? Barton Mutual offers property...

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  • National Preparedness MonthSeptember 06, 2016

    September is National Preparedness Month. Visit http://www.ready.gov/september to see the recommended plans for the month. It...

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  • Review Back-to-School Insurance NeedsAugust 09, 2016

    Content taken from a news release from the Missouri Department of Insurance. Used with permission. As students prepare to return...

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  • Equipment Breakdown CoverageJuly 06, 2016

    Our Equipment Breakdown coverage broadens your policy and covers against loss by mechanical or electrical breakdown that is otherwise excluded....

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  • Boat Dock Electrical SafetyJune 29, 2016

    According to Ameren Missouri and Missouri Electrical Cooperatives, you should have your boat dock and power supply inspected by a...

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  • Organizing Your Insurance InformationJune 09, 2016

    The Missouri Department of Insurance created a new app to help consumers organize their insurance information for their home, auto,...

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  • Power Washing ContractorsJune 02, 2016

    It’s the time of the year when people are looking to get the siding on their home or their...

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  • Boat SeasonMay 26, 2016

    According to National Underwriter magazine, recreational boat sales hit a 10-year low in 2010 after the recession of 2008. This year, boat...

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  • Indoor Lightning SafetyMay 19, 2016

    When lightning lights up a sky during a storm, the safest choice is to go indoors. While indoors, follow these...

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  • Create a Home InventoryMay 12, 2016

    In the event of a loss, it is important you know what items were lost. If you haven’t ever...

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  • General Handyman ContractorsMay 05, 2016

    Do you have a handyman business doing general repairs? Our Artisans program can provide liability coverage for you. We can...

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  • Protect Your BusinessApril 28, 2016

    It seems to be common knowledge that when you run a business you should insure your property and carry liability...

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  • Distracted Driving Awareness MonthApril 21, 2016

    Content taken from a news release from the Missouri Department of Insurance. Used with permission. The Missouri Department of Insurance...

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  • Replacement Cost ContentsApril 14, 2016

    Not much can compare to the comforts of home. The things you have worked hard to purchase—that make your...

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  • Tips for Prevention of Slip and Fall Claims on Business PremisesApril 07, 2016

    Since businesses invite the public onto their premises, a higher standard of care is warranted to maintain a hazard free...

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  • Tips to Meet Underwriting GuidelinesApril 05, 2016

    By definition, Underwriting is the evaluation of a risk and the potential exposures associated with a risk. Underwriters are vital...

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  • Janitorial Cleaning ServicesMarch 24, 2016

    Do you operate a janitorial cleaning service that cleans residential or commercial properties? Barton Mutual can place that liability coverage...

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  • Farmers Market VendorsMarch 03, 2016

    Preparation for the opening of farmers markets across the state is in full swing as growers take the first steps...

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  • Protecting Your Property from ThievesFebruary 25, 2016

    Unfortunately in this day and age, homeowners and businessowners need to be careful to protect their property. Below are a...

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  • Food SpoilageFebruary 18, 2016

    Most owner occupied policies contain coverage for refrigerated food spoilage. This is valuable following a prolonged power outage when you...

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  • Electrical Fire SafetyFebruary 12, 2016

    Did you know December-March are the peak months for home electrical fires? In this country, there are nearly 47,800 home electrical...

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  • FloristsFebruary 09, 2016

    If you own a floral shop and need coverage for your building and business personal property, contact a local agent...

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  • Submersible Pump Warranty CoverageFebruary 02, 2016

    Barton Mutual offers warranty coverage for submersible pumps for only $50 annually. A $500 deductible applies to this coverage regardless of the...

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  • Navigating Roadways in Winter WeatherJanuary 26, 2016

    As you travel during the winter, you may encounter winter storms, ice or snow. If you have to be on...

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  • FloodingJanuary 08, 2016

    Recent historic flooding in Missouri has caused loss of life and significant property damage. Flooding is excluded under most insurance...

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  • Cabinet ShopsJanuary 06, 2016

    Do you have a shop for making cabinets? We can write both property and liability coverage for such a business,...

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  • Renewable Energy Generating EquipmentDecember 31, 2015

    Do you have solar panels or wind turbines at your home or business? Are you properly covered against loss to...

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  • Reducing Chances of Theft This Holiday SeasonDecember 14, 2015

    If you plan to be away from home this holiday season, there are steps you can take to help reduce...

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  • Happy Thanksgiving!November 23, 2015

    We hope that you have too many blessings to count during this season of thankfulness. We wish you a blessed...

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  • Frying TurkeysNovember 16, 2015

    The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) strongly discourages using gas-fueled fryers that immerse the turkey in oil. The highest number...

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  • RestaurantsNovember 10, 2015

    Barton Mutual writes coverage for restaurants under our BOP and Commercial Package lines. We offer optional coverages such as Spoilage,...

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  • Look Out for DeerOctober 30, 2015

    As leaves turn and cool winds blow in, many Missourians are quite used to seeing deer along the roadways. According...

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  • Do You Have Earthquake Insurance?October 23, 2015

    According to a news release from the Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions & Professional Registration (DIFP), an earthquake in...

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  • Water Lines in WinterOctober 16, 2015

    Ready or not, colder weather is coming. If you have structures with water lines, you need to be sure to...

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  • Plumbing ContractorsOctober 09, 2015

    Barton Mutual can write a policy for contractors doing plumbing work. We can write liability coverage, including coverage for any...

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  • Suggestions for Fall Home MaintenanceSeptember 21, 2015

    The Today Show, with HGTV’s Steve Watson, suggests things you can do in the fall to improve your home...

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  • Self-Service Car WashesSeptember 14, 2015

    Do you run a self-service car wash in your community? Barton Mutual can provide both property and liability coverage for...

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  • AuctioneersAugust 28, 2015

    Barton Mutual can write coverage for auctioneers (except those who do livestock auctions) who conduct auctions either at a specific...

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  • ConcessionairesAugust 24, 2015

    It’s time for county fairs and town festivals. If you sell food products or other items at these types...

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  • Condo CoverageAugust 17, 2015

    Barton Mutual offers coverage for owner occupied condos, rental condos and condos used as seasonal homes. Coverage applies for the...

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  • Farm Comprehensive Personal LiabilityAugust 10, 2015

    If you have an older home or mobile home with farming exposure or more than 50 acres that does not qualify...

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  • Customers Affected by Storms and FloodingJuly 24, 2015

    This content was taken from a Missouri Department of Insurance news release. Missouri residents affected by storms and flooding who...

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  • Experience Makes a DifferenceJuly 22, 2015

    Barton’s management team brings a combined 144 years of experience to our company. Sally Fast, hired in 1973, worked through the...

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  • Swimming Pool SafetyJuly 15, 2015

    Adapted from www.poolsafely.gov. Do you follow these safety practices when swimming in your pool, a friend’s pool...

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  • Landlords with Multiple RentalsJuly 09, 2015

    ​Do you own several rental dwellings or an apartment building? We can accommodate up to 20 dwellings on a single commercial...

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  • Boating FunJune 22, 2015

    It is that time of year again! Lakes across the state will welcome visitors for water recreation. Don’t find...

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  • Commercial PoliciesJune 11, 2015

    Barton offers General Liability, Commercial Property, Commercial Package, Businessowners and Artisans policies. As you look to place your commercial business,...

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  • New Board MemberMay 19, 2015

    ​Barton is pleased to welcome Ray Tubaugh to our board of directors. Ray is a resident of Carthage. You can...

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  • Umbrella Insurance PolicyMay 05, 2015

    Are you looking for a way to help protect yourself from major liability claims and lawsuits? Umbrella insurance will provide...

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  • Renters InsuranceApril 21, 2015

    According to a recent survey of young adults conducted by Nationwide*, 56% of millennials do not carry renters insurance, despite the...

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  • Coverage For Your HomeMarch 06, 2015

    Barton can write a variety of non-standard construction type homes, including log homes & earth contact homes. We have several...

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  • Stand Alone PoliciesFebruary 23, 2015

    We offer policies to provide liability coverage for vacant land you own. We also offer policies to cover stand alone...

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  • Payment OptionsFebruary 21, 2015

    We offer a convenient monthly pay option that can be automatically withdrawn from a bank account. When choosing this option,...

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