It's the most dangerous time of the year.

As the holiday season is upon us, the amount of stress people are under and weather conditions play into distracted driving. Christmas and New Year’s are in the top five of the most dangerous holidays for drivers. What these holidays have in common over the rest of the year is weather. While you can be distracted by so many different items inside...

Pekin Insurance: Avoid These Mistakes When Naming a Beneficiary

One of the most important decisions you make when buying a life insurance policy is naming the beneficiary. After all, that person, or persons, is the reason you’re buying the insurance; you want...

Supplemental Snow Plowing: 3 Unexpected Risks to Your Operation

Are you supplementing your usual lawn and landscaping or construction income by plowing snow this winter? Lots of contractors do this successfully, however there are some risks to your operation that...

EMC Insurance: 3 C’s for Safer Sprinkler Systems

Out of sight, out of mind is risky when it comes to sprinkler systems, says EMC Risk Improvement Engineer Kody Daniel. Because sprinklers are silently at the ready in case of an emergency, it’s easy...

New Cars Increasingly Crammed With Distracting Technology

The infotainment technology that automakers are cramming into the dashboard of new vehicles is making drivers take their eyes off the road and hands off the wheel for dangerously long periods of...

Congratulations Zoe for winning our 2017 Halloween Costume Contest Benefiting Advocate Children's Hospital - Oak Lawn!

Congratulations Zoe for winning our 5th Annual Halloween Costume Contest Benefiting Advocate Children's Hospital - Oak Lawn.  Zoe will receive a $500 donation in her name to Advocate Children’s...

How to get a Business Vehicle Deduction as a Small Business: Take Advantage Now

Find out how to take advantage of a business vehicle deduction now so you can save money when your taxes are due. Oh, business taxes. They keep accountants happy, but they can keep entrepreneurs up...

How to Choose the Best Surveillance System for Your Business

On first glance, choosing a surveillance system is easy. Pick something in your price range, set up your cameras, and you're done. The problem is that the best surveillance system for one business may...

EMC Insurance: 8 Steps to Simplify Your Risk Management Program

Figuring out how to manage the many risks your organization faces can be a difficult process. Issues range from natural disasters, such as tornados and hurricanes, to man-made issues, such as...

Pekin Insurance: The 5 Best Home Security Apps for iOS and Android

We discussed last month the potential that exists for a variety of new home security vulnerabilities and concerns with the increase in Smart Home Automation. Thankfully, Pekin Insurance has found the...

5th Annual Costume Contest Benefiting Advocate Children’s Hospital - Oak Lawn!

SEND US A PICTURE OF YOUR FAVORITE GOBLIN! We are having our 5th annual Halloween Costume Contest for kids. Winning goblin will receive a $500 donation in their name to Advocate Children’s Hospital -...

Smart Home Automation

Smart home automation technology can offer homeowners peace of mind, convenience and efficiency, making it possible to automate systems and equipment ranging from home security to thermostats. With a...

How Much Umbrella Liability Protection do you Need?

One million dollars is the minimum amount of coverage for an umbrella policy. However, insurance companies usually offer these types of insurance policies in one million dollar increments and often go...

Put a Stop to Internal Theft

  Though you may find it hard to believe, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce estimates that 75 percent of all employees steal at least once in their lifetime, and half of those that steal do so repeatedly....

Travelers: OpenHouse

To imagine your future in a home, it helps to know about its past. Travelers teamed up with BuildFax™ to help open the door to permitted updates and repairs that have been done on your prospective...

Do Single People Really Need Life Insurance?

Many people make the assumption that life insurance is for married couples and those with kids. While it is true that not all single people need life insurance, there are a number of reasons when...

What Kind of Business Owner Are You?

For business owners, their company is often a reflection of themselves. It’s personal. More than their larger counterparts, small businesses embody the goals, priorities and personalities of their...

Think renter’s insurance is only for your "stuff"? Think again!

Clients often think they don’t need renters insurance — “Nothing I have is worth that much,” they’ll say, or “I don’t have a lot of stuff.” That’s how most people think of renter’s...

The Zeiler System

  Daniel M. Zeiler, CPCU, president of Zeiler Insurance, has been developing The Zeiler System over the last decade. Much of the company’s profits over the years have been reinvested into...

How Condo Insurance Differs From Home Insurance

Know What You Own Before You Buy Condo Insurance Coverage A condominium is different from a house or an apartment - you own part of a building or a property, but not all of it. Insurance...
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