Pay Attention to the Basics to Prevent Car Crashes

Pay Attention to the Basics to Prevent Car Crashes Numbers of motor vehicle related deaths are holding steady in a disturbing pattern. The National Safety Council, based in Itasca, Ill., estimates that the death toll in 2018 reached 40,000. This is the third year in a row that motor vehicle deaths have approached this number. […]

Avoid a Winter Driving Emergency

Avoid a Winter Driving Emergency After almost no snow through December, the Chicagoland area was finally pounded by a powerful snowstorm in mid-January. It’s not too late to get yourself and your vehicle prepared for next time. Read on for some common-sense tips to help you avoid a winter driving emergency: As always, please remember […]

Taking Stock of Life’s Changes

Taking Stock of Life’s Changes What’s new with you this year? Welcome to 2019! With the rush of the holiday season behind us, January can feel like a welcome respite. It can also be a good time to take stock of last year and look ahead toward what changes may be coming in 2019. You may find that your family […]

What Are You Doing to Prevent Distracted Driving?

What Are You Doing to Prevent Distracted Driving? We keep hearing about car accidents involving distracted driving. Recently in the Chicago suburbs, a driver with several passengers flipped his car on an expressway exit-ramp curve. He and a female passenger were killed. The other passengers were injured, but survived. One wonders if distracted driving played […]

A Great Health Insurance Plan for Small Businesses

A Great Health Insurance Plan for Small Businesses If you operate a small business in Illinois and currently subscribe to a Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO health insurance plan for employees, BlueCross BlueShield has a new plan that could save 20 percent to 30 percent in premiums. Under the plan, you can most likely maintain […]

Finding the Best Employee Health Insurance: Who’s Doing the Homework?

Finding the Best Employee Health Insurance: Who’s Doing the Homework? How can you, as a small business owner in the Chicago area, keep expenses under control and still provide the best employee health insurance for a more reasonable price? The choices are mind-boggling and the costs seem to only go up. You most likely rely […]

The More Things Change…the More Things Change

The More Things Change…The More Things Change Nothing is more constant than change. We all know that, simply by living our lives. And most of us worry about it. For example, despite the incredible gains the stock market achieved last year and the unflappable confidence of industry and business communities nationwide, people still worried. Every […]

Examining an Upward Trend in Auto Insurance Rates

Examining an Upward Trend in Auto Insurance Rates Thanks to technology and public-awareness campaigns (don’t text and drive!), driving has become safer over the past few years. So why have auto insurance rates generally been trending upward? You would think that having safer vehicles, with all the safety bells and whistles, would decrease insurance costs, […]

Make the Holidays Happy by Getting Enough Sleep

Make the Holidays Happy by Getting Enough Sleep Amid all the busyness of the holiday season, it’s important to take time to care for ourselves. We all want to be healthy and stay safe in order to make the most of this special time of the year. Making a few adjustments to some of our […]

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