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Rising insurance rates can be perplexing. "Why?" is one of the most commonly asked questions of insurance agents. The short answer is because of fluctuation. Fluctuations of home and auto rates are due to a number of factors. A better understanding of these factors will help you be prepared for rising insurance rates in the future and aid you in lowering them.

Auto Insurance, Home Insurance, Insurance Needs

June 16, 2019

Why Are My Home and Auto Insurance Rates Increasing?

Doctor appointments can be expensive and time consuming. Now there’s a new, faster way to receive medical treatment: Telemedicine. Instead of paying a lot of money, traveling long distances and losing time meant for work, you can now reach doctors and nurses through video conference at low cost and for less time.

Health Insurance, Healthy Habits

June 16, 2019

Perks of Telemedicine

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.

Personal Insurance, Worth Mentioning by Name

March 26, 2019

Why Use a ‘Smart’ Leak Detector?

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 or simply doing a spring cleanup.

Insurance Needs, Personal Insurance

March 26, 2019

Why Homeowners Should Hire an Insured Contractor

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.

Business Insurance, Insurance Needs

March 22, 2019

Protect Your Business From Internet Fraud

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.

Safe Driving

March 21, 2019

Pay Attention to the Basics to Prevent Car Crashes

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:

Safe Driving

January 10, 2019

Avoid a Winter Driving Emergency

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.

Insurance Needs, Personal Insurance

January 10, 2019

Taking Stock of Life’s Changes

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 part in this tragedy.

Healthy Habits, Safe Driving

April 18, 2018

What Are You Doing to Prevent Distracted Driving?

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