Happy New Years from Brownell Insurance! We hope you are having a wonderful start to the new year and we wish you all a happy, healthy and claim free new year.
Open Enrollment period for health insurance ends January 31, 2017. If you haven’t yet enrolled yet or you have health insurance questions, we are here to help. Brownell Insurance offers free consultations to make sure your health insurance plan meets your needs and ACA requirements to avoid fines.
In 2017, we want to give back to our customers! If you follow us on Facebook, we are going to share great tips and information. Also, we will be running a contest every Wednesday on for a chance to win great prizes.
So far we have given away four $10.00 gift cards to Dunkin Donuts! Above is last weeks luck winner Michelle K Landry Boucher. For your chance to win, follow us on our Facebook page and stay tuned!
Marie Brownell and The Brownell Insurance Team
Remember – we offer free quotes for all of our insurance products. Please don’t hesitate to “Dare to Compare” the insurance coverages you might have elsewhere to see if “bundling” them might save you a few hundred dollars. You just might find the service and savings you have been looking for!
Dates & Deadlines for 2017 Health Insurance
Open Enrollment for 2017 health plans starts November 1, 2016. Important dates to note:
- January 1, 2017: 2017 coverage starts for those who enroll or change plans by December 15.
- January 31, 2017: Last day to enroll in or change a 2017 health plan. After this date, you can enroll or change plans only if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period.
Read More at Healthcare.gov
Estate Planning, Trusts & Probate
Most people hesitate when they hear the potential price of having an estate plan done for them. It is a big step, and it seems like a lot of money at the time, but investing in your future and the future of your loved ones is well worth the cost.
In New Hampshire, when you pass away without a trust, your whole estate must go through Probate, which is a court process that distributes your assets and which takes a minimum of six months to complete. Therefore, your assets will not be immediately distributed to your family members, as they would if you had a trust in place.
Also, the difference in price between planning now and not planning at all and having your family pay thousands of dollars either to complete the Probate process or pay litigation costs when they can’t agree on who should get what, can be very large.
If you have questions regarding estate planning, trusts or the probate process we have a trusted business partner who can help. Please feel free to reach out to Andrea Nelson of SKLawyers. Her contact information is below:
Andrea Nelson, Esquire
835 Hanover Street, Unit 103
Manchester, NH 03104
Tel: (603) 606-2112
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Why Choose a Trusted Choice® Independent Agent?
Some people think it doesn’t really matter where they buy their insurance. But this misconception could be costing them money, service and protection. Buying insurance isn’t like buying bread or milk. Insurance is an important safety net for your family, your home, your car or your business. Don’t treat the purchase lightly!
There is a difference in where you buy your protection. Many people don’t realize there are three sources for insurance:
- Captive Agents, who can sell you the insurance of only one company.
- Telephone Representatives, who can offer you the insurance of one company, and only on the telephone.
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- Is a licensed professional with strong customer and community ties.
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One Sheet Pan Rosemary Chicken with Potatoes and Green Beans
Crispy rosemary chicken with garlic and herb roasted red potatoes and green beans – ALL on one sheet pan! A perfect main dish with 2 sides in UNDER ONE HOUR and just ONE pan to clean!
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 30 mins
Total time: 40 mins
Serves: 4 servings
4 bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1 1/4 teaspoon salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
4 teaspoons garlic, minced, divided
2 tablespoons rosemary, chopped, divided
1 teaspoon lemon zest
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 lb. red potatoes, halved or quartered
1/2 lb. green beans
Position a baking rack in center of the oven and preheat the oven to 450ºF. Line a sturdy baking sheet with heavy duty foil. I lined mine twice so that it required minimum cleaning.
In a small bowl, combine the melted butter, 1 teaspoon salt, black pepper, 2 teaspoons garlic, 1 tablespoon rosemary, and lemon zest. Gently loosen the skin of the chicken breast and using a brush, brush the skin and the meat with the butter. Place chicken breasts on one side of the prepared baking sheet.
In a bowl, combine the 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt, remaining 2 teaspoons garlic, and 1 tablespoon rosemary. Toss the halved or quartered potatoes until the olive oil nicely coats them all. Lay the potatoes on the other side of the baking sheet.
Bake for 20 minutes. If at any point the chicken begins to brown too much during roasting, use a piece of foil to tent ONLY the chicken. After 20 minutes, check the chicken for doneness, if the juices are running clear, or the internal temperature is at 170 degrees, remove the chicken to a plate, and loosely cover with foil.
Toss the green beans in with the potatoes and allow the olive oil to coat the beans. Continue to bake for an additional 10 minutes. My chicken took exactly 30 minutes and I did not need to remove the chicken to a plate. Depending on the size of the chicken breast, you may or may not need to remove. Serve warm.
Read the full Recipe on: Little Spice Jar