Who better to be our
February spotlight than one of Apollo's sweetest - Danielle
Gomez. Danielle is our Insurance Operations Support Specialist
and she's worked at Apollo since 2010.
Danielle is very organized and handles many administrative duties
that keep Apollo running smoothly and efficiently. She's friendly,
fun and always willing to lend a helping hand. Danielle also handles
our DMV services and helps customers with their registrations and
title transfers for a small fee. To learn more about our DMV
services, click here.
In her spare time, Danielle enjoys the great outdoors and often
spends time with her young son at their family cabin in Big Bear
where they enjoy hiking and exploring. This season, they are taking
advantage of the great conditions which includes playing in the snow
Hope you have the pleasure of meeting Danielle!
a touchdown with this Superbowl party dip!
Score a touchdown with this delicious,hot roasted garlic cheese dip!
Asiago cheese is the secret ingredient. Your guests may not be able
to put their finger on why it tastes so good, but they’ll definitely
beg you for the recipe! Ingredients
the garlic head in half along the “equator" (with root and stem
ends representing the poles).
the garlic, cut side down on a foil lined baking sheet and roast
uncovered 40 to 45 minutes or until tender.
use your favorite roasting instructions) To remove the garlic, turn
heads upside down and gently squeeze the garlic out of the skins.
oven temp to 350.
a food processor or electric mixer, blend cream cheese, Asiago
cheese, heavy cream, sour cream and parsley until well-blended add
garlic and blend again.
mixture into a casserole or baking dish and top with shredded mozzarella.
about 20 minutes until bubbly and golden brown on top.
with firm crusty bread, crackers or other dippers of your choice.
Ah, Valentine’s Day is near, and love is in the air. Well, love and a
few other things, such as chocolates, romantic dinners, and, of
If you’re lucky enough to have some new jewelry in your home this
Valentine’s Day, you should take a few minutes to think about
something you probably don’t find exciting or romantic:
insurance.Don’t know where to turn? Don’t worry. At Apollo
Insurance Services, we think it is exciting to help you protect what’s most important to
you— so we’re ready to help and can answer all of your
questions.Things to consider when insuring jewelry:
may need to purchase additional coverage
Your homeowner’s policy covers valuable items such as jewelry only up
to set amounts and only for certain types of losses such as theft. If
the cost of replacing your jewelry exceeds that limit, you will want
to purchase scheduled personal property coverage.
might want to reconsider your deductible amounts
As always, this impacts your policy premium. It’s a good idea to take
a look at your deductibles whenever you make a change to your policy.
you need an appraisal?
You may need to have an independent appraisal if the insurance
company requires it or if you don’t know the value of your jewelry.
Each item should be listed with a description and value.
kind of coverage is offered?
You’ll want to determine if items are covered no matter where they
are, whether they’re at home or on an international trip, and if the
policy offers full replacement cost. You also should ask if you will
be required to replace your jewelry if lost or stolen, or if you can
simply keep the cash settlement.
can be helpful
Lost or stolen pieces of jewelry sometimes can be recreated if the
jeweler has a good photograph as a starting point.
Of course, it’s important to store your jewelry securely when it’s
not in use; a safe at home or a safe-deposit box is best. We
want your jewelry to be replaced if it’s lost or stolen, but we’d
rather your sentimental and valuable pieces stay with you and your
family for years to come.
Here’s hoping your Valentine’s Day is full of fun and romance and
possibly a new gem. And to make sure you’re protecting all of your
valuables, turn to Apollo Insurance Services.
Getting into conversations on social media can be fun so it’s easy to
get carried away. But before you express your opinion about something
that upset you, be aware that lawsuits involving cyber libel
(defaming a person, business or organization in writing by electronic
means) and cyber bullying (personal attacks or threats by text, email
or online) are on the rise. Teens in particular may not realize they
way they act online might affect your family’s legal liability. So
here are some guidelines to help everyone mind their social media
one is anonymous
A fake user name and avatar may deceive you into thinking that no one
knows it’s you. But identities can be tracked. And while kids
shouldn’t use their real names online, they should pick a name that
wouldn’t embarrass them in front of their teachers or grandparents.
Today, anything you post online may live on even after it has been
deleted from the original website or post location. In fact, by the
time it’s deleted, it may have already been shared or retweeted many
You shouldn’t reveal everything. Many clubs, colleges and employers
routinely search online to see how applicants present themselves.
Don’t ever list your address, phone number or other identifying
details that others might use for the wrong reasons.
before you post
Carefully word your post and read it over and over to make sure that
the meaning is clear. Make sure that you don’t post when you are
upset or angry. You may say something that you can’t retract. Your
words can be copied and recorded so be sure to be diplomatic and calm
when stating your feelings.
Think of interacting on social media as you do all your social
interactions, be kind and respectful and remember everyone has an
opinion which may not be the same as yours.