homeowners insurance Tag

Spring is almost here! As the days get longer and wetter, homeowners should start taking measures to ensure the protection of their family and their possessions in the event of nature working against them. Even without the threat of a hurricane devastating someone’s home or...

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...

There is nothing more romantic than proposing on Valentine’s Day. After you present your partner with a gorgeous and valuable ring (and hopefully after they say yes), your next step should be a call to your insurance agent. Although there is no way to insure...

Homeowner's Insurance is now more important than ever. Homesharing and ridesharing have become major players in our evolving economy. However, the terms can be confusing and have more than one meaning. By now, you are probably familiar with AirBnB. Love it or hate it, it’s...

Internet-connected computing objects collectively known as smart home products have become increasingly popular over the past several years. Over 20 billion smart home products are estimated to be in homes by 2020. Research is being conducted into the security of web-enabled devices like locks and...

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...

If you have a mortgage, your lender most likely required that you have homeowners insurance. If you don’t have a mortgage, homeowners insurance is one of the smartest decisions you can make regarding your home and your possessions. There are two common levels of coverage that...

It’s the most wonderful time of year, but it’s not free from insurance mishaps. Thankfully, homeowners insurance is there to keep your Christmas season jolly! Here are three claims that could commonly occur around this time of year. Stolen Packages Unfortunately, the Grinch isn’t entirely fictional. Roughly...

Halloween is tomorrow, and we bet you’re excited. Halloween is a favorite fall tradition for many of us. While it seems like all fun and games, Halloween is an opportunity for tricksters to cause havoc. In many cities, Halloween and the night before are opportunities...

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.