The Truth About Insurance

The mission of The Truth About Insurance is to provide unbiased, objective insurance advice and tips to consumers on a variety of topics, ranging from auto insurance coverage to health care and beyond.

It’s hard to find information on basic insurance terminology online, as it’s usually only available on the websites of interested parties, namely insurance providers.

Our goal is to create a website where you can find the information you need to better navigate what is typically a confusing and stress filled process, without being pressured into buying coverage before you fully understand it.

Instead of asking insurance companies for assistance, educate yourself and arm yourself with the knowledge you need to make informed decisions.

After all, the more you know, the more you save.

Meet the Experts

TheTruthAboutInsurance.com’s expert team focuses on ensuring our content and services uphold the highest standards of integrity. Our dedicated team also manages our extensive writing network, which guarantees the information you receive is accurate, evidence-based, current, and trustworthy.

A team of insurance experts reviews our content, ensuring that existing and new content is accurate so you can make the best decisions about your insurance.

We strive to be your most trusted partner in pursuing the right insurance.

Joel Ohman

Joel Ohman, Founder, CFP®

Joel Ohman is the CEO of a private equity-backed digital media company. He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, author, angel investor, and serial entrepreneur who loves creating new things, whether books or businesses. He has also previously served as the founder and resident CFP® of a national insurance agency, Real Time Health Quotes. He has an MBA from the University of South Florida.

Joel has been mentioned as an insurance expert in many different online and print publications including AOLBusiness InsideridrivesafelyReader’s DigestInc.comCarvanaMarketWatchForbes, OppLoans, Yahoo!TheStreet, and NYPost to name a few.

Laura D. Adams

Laura D. Adams, Insurance & Finance Analyst

Laura Adams is one of the nation’s leading finance, insurance, and small business authorities. As an award-winning author, spokesperson, and host of the top-rated Money Girl podcast since 2008, millions of readers, listeners, and loyal fans benefit from her practical advice.

As a professional accountant and financial analyst for several companies, Laura is a trusted source on various finance topics for TV, radio, online articles, and print publications. She’s been featured on most major news outlets, including ABC, Bloomberg, CBS, Consumer Reports, Forbes, Fortune, FOX, Money, MSN, NBC, NPR, NY Times, USA Today, US News, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and more.

Her mission is to empower consumers to live healthy and rich lives by making the most of what they have, planning for the future, and making smart money decisions every day. She received an MBA from the University of Florida and lives in Vero Beach, Florida.

D. Gilson, PhD

D. Gilson, PhD, Professor & Published Author

D. Gilson is a writer and author of essays, poetry, and scholarship that explore the relationship between popular culture, literature, sexuality, and memoir. His latest book is Jesus Freak, with Will Stockton, part of Bloomsbury’s 33 1/3 Series. His other books include I Will Say This Exactly One Time and Crush.

His first chapbook, Catch & Release, won the 2012 Robin Becker Prize from Seven Kitchens. His second chapbook, Brit Lit, a series of poems on Saint Britney Spears, is available from Sibling Rivalry Press. D. is the editor of Lunch and lives in the Missouri Ozarks.

William Lemmon

William Lemmon, Principal Broker

William Lemmon has been a licensed insurance agent for over 12 years. He is the principal broker and owner of Broadway Insurance Services in Los Angeles, CA. He works one-on-one with clients to create personalized plans that minimize risk and maximize savings. Being one of the foremost authorities on Airbnb and home-sharing property insurance, Lemmon offers his clients first-hand guidance on how to avoid insurance pitfalls.

His agency has provided coverage for thousands of property owners throughout CA, OH, NC, and FL. Specializing in hotels, lodging, vacation rentals, home-sharing, and short-term rental properties, Broadway Insurance Services has been a top-rated provider on Yelp, Google, and BBB for over five years. Find Lemmon and his agency featured on Shoutout LA, Axos Bank, and Yahoo.

Diego Anderson

Diego Anderson, Licensed Real Estate Agent

Diego Anderson is a Real Estate Agent based in the Bay Area of California. Having received his Real Estate License at the age of 18, he wasted no time learning the ins and outs of the industry. He has always focused on learning the latest tools and technologies.

With a focus on residential dual agency, he loves supporting and educating families on their home buying and selling decisions. He is also no stranger to new builds and new developments as well. Diego also routinely guides moves from the valley to the Bay Area and vice versa.

Having a strong interest in design, he also runs a successful Visual Design business. This helps him better understand and implement popular, modern aesthetics into his listings. Utilizing both of these talents, it allowed him to not only beautify his own design materials, but also provide templates and training to his peers.

Leslie Kasperowicz

Leslie Kasperowicz, Farmers CSR for 4 Years

Leslie Kasperowicz holds a BA in Social Sciences from the University of Winnipeg. She spent several years as a Farmers Insurance CSR, gaining a solid understanding of insurance products including home, life, auto, and commercial and working directly with insurance customers to understand their needs. She has since used that knowledge in her more than ten years as a writer, largely in the insurance niche. Leslie has been quoted in publications that include Reader’s DigestFox Business, and the Washington Post.

Angie Watts

Angie Watts, Licensed Real Estate Agent

Angie Watts is a licensed real estate agent with Florida Executive Realty in the increasingly popular Tampa Bay area. Specializing in residential properties since 2015, Angie is a real estate blogger who published an ebook educating homeowners on how to make the most money when they sell their homes.

Her goal is to educate and empower both home buyers and sellers so they can be stress-free during the shopping/selling process and fully enjoy what should be an exciting, fun experience. She has studied and written on topics including market conditions, mortgage trends, first-time home purchases, and buying new construction.

In addition to real estate, Angie has a strong background in both insurance and finance. She studied Business Marketing at Waukesha County Technical College and draws upon two decades of sales and marketing experience in all facets of her professional career.

Melanie Musson

Melanie Musson, Published Insurance Expert

Melanie Musson is the fourth generation in her family to work in the insurance industry. She grew up with insurance talk as part of her everyday conversation and has studied to gain an in-depth knowledge of state-specific insurance laws and dynamics as well as a broad understanding of how insurance fits into every person’s life, from budgets to coverage levels.

Through her years working in the insurance and finance industries, she has gained invaluable first-hand experience. She specializes in autonomous technology, real estate, home security, consumer analyses, investing, cryptocurrency, digital security, and vehicle safety.

Her expertise has been featured by The Penny Hoarder, in an e-book by Best Companies, by ForbesYahoo!, The New Yorker, OprahFox BusinessU.S. News, and Dollarsprout.

Melissa Morris

Melissa Morris, Professor of Nutrition & Kinesiology

Melissa Morris has a BS and MS in exercise science and a doctorate in educational leadership. She is an ACSM certified exercise physiologist and an ISSN certified sports nutritionist. She teaches nutrition and applied kinesiology at the University of Tampa.

She has been featured on YahooHuffPostEat ThisBulletproofVitacostLIVESTRONGToast FriedThe Trusty SpotterBest CompanyHealthlinePopsugarShe KnowsThrive Global, and Badass Body Project.

Ashley Dannelly

Ashley Dannelly, Certified Personal Trainer

Ashley Dannelly has a Master of Arts in English and teaches English at Columbia International University and other higher education institutions. She is also a certified personal trainer with the American Council on Exercise and trains clients in both individual and group settings.

Ashley’s background in English and fitness has allowed her the opportunity to write and create content for many different publications, such as Shout! Outdoor Lifestyle Magazine, The Greenville News, NewSpring Church Media, and more.

If she isn’t teaching English or training clients, you can find Ashley writing, lifting weights, or playing with her kids.

Rebecca Graham

Rebecca Graham, Career Certification Manager

Rebecca Graham writes to empower readers to make sound financial decisions based on thorough research. She loves creating engaging and informative content to benefit dreamers of all sorts, including families, students, career changers, and small business owners. She currently manages Best Company’s career certification content.

Shuman Roy

Shuman Roy, Content Writer & Entrepreneur

Shuman Roy is an entrepreneur, business owner, and musician. He started RoysNoys, LLC in 2013 as a music production and education service company. He also offers small business consulting and advisory services to help businesses get from start-up mode to turn-key operations. Shuman earned his M.B.A from the Stern School of Business in 2001 and has an undergraduate degree from Manhattan College in electrical engineering.

As a freelance contributor, Shuman provides guidance on insurance products and providers for individuals and businesses. He has also been quoted in Forbes, Netguru, Allbusiness.com, and other business publications.

Whitney VanNostrand

Whitney VanNostrand, Home Improvement Writer

Whitney is a home improvement writer for Dickson Plumbing LLC with previous experience as an editor for Upwork. She is a family-oriented person who is studying Psychology at Florida International University.

When she isn’t delving deep into research, editing, writing, or studying, she can be found riding horses. She created an outlet for both her passions for horses and writing with her site, Horse Barn.

Karen Condor

Karen Condor, Insurance and Finance Writer

Karen Condor is an insurance and finance writer who has degrees in both journalism and communications. She began her career as a reporter covering local and state affairs. Her extensive experience includes management positions in newspapers, magazines, newsletters, and online marketing content.

She has utilized her researching, writing, and communications talents in the areas of human resources, finance, technology, and travel. Recently she has delved into the worlds of real estate and insurance by assisting with her family’s real estate company.

Her work has appeared in Atlantic RideCarexCEO Blog NationCreditCards.comDangerous RoadsGauge MagazineThe Mortgage ReportsRealtor.comRealty Biz NewsSmall Biz ClubUS Finance PostThe Wall Street Journal, and Vintage Value Investing.

Shawn Laib

Shawn Laib, Insurance and Finance Writer

Since graduating from the University of WA with a B.A. in English Literature, Shawn has been professionally writing in the spheres of entertainment, insurance, business, marketing, and politics.

His work has been published on SUPERJUMP, FanFare, Den of Geek, and Amplihigher. He is passionate about using his writing skills and insurance knowledge to educate the general population on everyday issues surrounding these misunderstood topics.

Many industry leaders have quoted Shawn on topics surrounding finance, business, human resources, real estate, and automobiles including BloombergLifewire, and Yahoo.

 

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We expect all writers and editors at TheTruthAboutInsurance.com to comply with these guidelines when creating content. Writers are responsible for the accuracy of their work. Confirming information and double-checking facts are of the utmost importance.

Our writing and editorial team will not accept any payment of any kind in exchange for positive content or reviews of a company or vehicle. We write what we know. We take pride in creating honest content.

Our team has over 60 years of experience in the insurance industry. There will be information we don’t know or is up for debate, and we will be open about that.

As our goal is to produce consistent, professional content, our writing team takes care to use fair language in all of our work.

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