Why Use a ‘Smart’ Leak Detector?

Why Use a ‘Smart’ Leak Detector? We Tested the Roost Smart Water Leak and Freeze Detector We’ve been receiving questions lately from our clients about the use of so-called “smart” water-leak detectors in the home. These smart detectors alert people of frozen pipes and water leaks before they become a catastrophe. Several people in our […]

Why Homeowners Should Hire an Insured Contractor

Why Homeowners Should Hire an Insured Contractor Spring is upon us. That means warmer weather and tax-refund checks on the way. It also means house projects are going to start up very soon, if they haven’t already. Oftentimes these projects require a professional contractor to do the work, whether it’s replacing windows, updating a bathroom […]

Protect Your Business From Internet Fraud

Protect Your Business From Internet Fraud Small- and medium-sized businesses may be at greater risk The Internet is a vast pool of knowledge with information and resources only a few clicks away. But not everything it has to offer is designed to benefit you. Internet scams are everywhere, affecting both consumers and businesses. These scams […]

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 […]

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, […]

I Want to Be an Uber Driver: How Do I Get Ride Sharing Insurance?

I Want to Be an Uber Driver: How Do I Get Ride Sharing Insurance? The emergence of ride sharing over the last several years has turned the limousine and taxi industry on its head. And, as with other emerging trends in society, the insurance world has had to adjust to keep up with the times. […]

Is an Umbrella Policy the ‘Get Out of Jail Free’ Card?

Is an Umbrella Policy the ‘Get Out of Jail Free’ Card? As an insurance agent, I have been asked numerous times something like the following: “Well, I have an umbrella policy, so it should be covered, right?” or, “If my house burns down and I don’t have enough coverage, my umbrella will cover it, right?” […]

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