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JUST MARRIED! Before Valentine's Day, we informed you on how to insure your beloved's new, valuable engagement ring. Now, comes the fun part! Once you are engaged, you have a lot to plan for. You should be planning for changes to your insurance and other important...

A deductible is a key feature of many types of insurance coverage. Insurance policy deductibles serve a couple of very important objectives. Do you know what they are? First, deductibles allow insurance companies to save money by not having to respond to frequently occurring, small...

Yes, insuring music instruments is something you should consider! Did you receive an instrument as a present during the holidays? Many homes include instruments as part of their contents. Finely crafted musical instruments can cost a significant amount of money. Fine violins or pianos can...

What do you know about renter's insurance? You probably know someone who is a renter. Perhaps even you rent a home or apartment. Regardless whether it is because of financial necessity or a lifestyle preference, renters frequently choose not to insure for reasons. Common reasons not...

Contrary to what you may have heard or read before, umbrella coverage and excess coverage are not the same. Still, the terms are used interchangeably everywhere you look. It is true that umbrella coverage and excess coverage have striking similarities. However, there is an important...

Did you know 130 million Americans do not have dental insurance? Here at AWS Insurance, we believe that accessible dental insurance in Louisiana is very important. We strongly feel that our audience deserves the best dental care around. We would like to share some facts...

When a child becomes an adult, they've also reached the point where they need to get their own insurance. Everyone has a legal responsibility to handle the damage they accidentally cause to other people and other people's property. Understandably, coverage is not always a top...

Most insurance experts agree that they see cyber as the most critical emerging risk for the insurance industry. We have discussed cyber insurance and cyber threats many times on our blog. However, there are many emerging risks that insurance professionals should know. Playground Risk There is a...

As you get your children ready to head off to school, there’s one vital “to-do” to add to your list: a review of your insurance coverage. In the spirit of the back to school season, let’s have an insurance coverage pop quiz! Question: Is a parent...

Your pets are just as much part of the family as humans, so it’s important to keep them safe during a hurricane. Hurricanes are scary to be caught in, but with some preparation, you can make the storm easier for you and your pets. Here...

Melinda Martin

Account Executive

Melinda began her insurance career in 1985 with Alexander & Alexander where she received her Property & Casualty and Life & Health license. Since then she has worked at various agencies in the New Orleans area and in California as a senior account manager for Employee Benefit Plans.  While in California, she was also the Membership Director for the Burbank Chamber of Commerce. Melinda joined the AWS team in July of 2015.

Michael A. Seeling

Vice President

Graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a B.A. in Insurance Risk Management and is a graduate of Archbishop Rummel High School in New Orleans. He joined AWS in October of 2008 and has been awarded the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Certification (PPACA). Additionally, he is working towards his Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC), Registered Health Underwriter (RHU), and Registered Employee Benefits Consultant (REBC) designations. He is also a member of the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU), National Association of Insurance Financial Advisors (NAIFA), and is an active member of the Fore!Kids foundation.