Helping Businesses Manage their Risks

My name is Dan Zeiler and I'm the owner of Zeiler Insurance Services.  We're a family business serving the Illinois and Chicago area for almost 100 years.   Here we will cover the exposures to loss businesses face and how best to manage the risk.  Avoidance, control, insurance and risk transfer are the options which will be discussed.   Feel free...

Those damn Ice Dams

I know we have sent you this topic before - but those damn ice dams cause MAJOR issues for my customers every year.  A common claim occurring in the winter months is ice damming and with a little loss...

Thanksgiving Closing Schedule

All of us at Zeiler Insurance Services, Inc. wish you a blessed Thanksgiving! Our offices will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th. Should there be an emergency, please call...

The Marijuana Conversation: Questions Workers Compensation Insurers Are Asking

Over the next serval months, we will be diving into the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) Marijuana Conversation series aimed at exploring the issues surrounding marijuana’s impact on...

Will your insurance policy on your primary home help protect your second home?

  Does a Homeowners Insurance Policy Cover a Second Home?   As Irma approached, we all talked with friends and/or family who were affected by the storm. I was surprised to learn of 3 close friends...

Why millennials are finally starting to settle down and buy homes

Millennials are finally starting to show interest in homeownership. Weighed down by massive student debt and job struggles, the generation brutalized by the Great Recession has lacked both the money...

Why do I need Business Interruption?

  After hurricanes like Katrina, Harvey and Irma - there are a number of lessons to learn about managing a business in the aftermath of disasters. Here is one short story why Business Interruption...

Insure Your College Student

Got Kids in College? Better Get Insurance. When we look for coverage to extend for a student away at school the first question is: Is the student a member of the household? Home and Auto Insurance...

Why Your Business Needs an Umbrella Liability Policy

Incidents like the ones we are about to share can and do happen to business owners like you. If you own a business or commercial property, you need to be prepared for what seems impossible. You own an...

Business Insurance and Loss of Utilities

It is important for businesses to understand the need for Utility Service Inturruption Insurance.  Watch the video for detail to learn why you should consider this coverage.  

Zeiler Insurance Customer Spotlight: SippyNipple™

SippyNipple™ was born out of desperation on a night with a screaming newborn - converting a water bottle into a baby bottle. From that night on the founders recycled all of their water bottles and...

Personal Property: 5 Reasons Why Yours May Not be Fully Covered

Why You May Want More Personal Property Coverage  Imagine you took the roof off your house, turned the whole thing upside down and started shaking. Everything that hit the dirt is what your insurance...

How to Prepare Your Business for Severe Wet Weather

Rainy season is here - flooding can become a major hazard to your business. These risks shouldn’t be taken lightly, as water damage is among the most costly types of weather-related damage to clean up...

U.S. News Names 2017 Best Vehicles For The Money

U.S. News reviews new vehicles each year to name several that offer the best value for the price. The news agency looks at trucks, minivans, SUVs and cars. To win an award, a vehicle must be the best...

Leasing Commercial Property

What You Need to Know Before You Lease Commercial Property for Your Small Business​ Renting space for your small business involves more than finding the perfect location at a price you can afford....

Does Your Insurance Cover Hail Damage To Your Car?

5 Things to Know About Hail Damage and Insurance Coverage Leaky roofs. Dinged-up paint jobs. Busted windows. Hailstorms cause extensive property damage throughout the U.S. each year, especially once...

Summer is near and so are the storms!

  Do you hear that? It’s the sound of people everywhere rejoicing that summer is almost here. While warmer weather may bring joy to millions in the area, Mother Nature may have other plans - RAIN!  ...

Travelers' Early Severity Predictor: A way to predict who'll become a drug addict in your workplace.

  Allen, 25, works in a Trenton, New Jersey, auto body shop alongside a middle-aged man who’s straining to lift bumpers and fenders. Allen’s co-worker came back after a hip replacement because he...

Are you confused about what we do?

If the answer is yes, you aren't the only one! Many consumers don't understand the difference between a direct writer and an agency like Zeiler Insurance Services, Inc. - an Independent Insurance...

5 Things You Need To Know About the Home Office Deduction

Let’s talk about the home office deduction. “Can I take it?” “Do I qualify?” “Will it increase my chances of getting audited?” All of these are reasonable questions—particularly nowadays, when...

9 Signs Your Business is About to Have a Data Breach

You can never really tell if your small business is going to be hacked.  But the likelihood is high.  In fact, according to a 2015 report, 62% of small and medium sized companies have been hit by a...
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