Can Your Employer Require You To Get A COVID-19 Vaccine?

Can employers make COVID-19 vaccination mandatory? Yes, with some exceptions. Experts say employers can require employees to take safety measures, including vaccination. That doesn’t necessarily mean you would get fired if you refuse, but you might need to sign a waiver or agree to work under specific conditions to limit any risk you might pose to...

Fraudulent Unemployment Claims

We want you to be prepared. Every day, thousands of people fall victim to fraudulent emails, texts, and calls.  The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) is seeing an increase...

5 Steps to a Safer Fireplace

Before you cozy up in front of the warm flames, follow these steps to keep your home and family safe. A crackling blaze brightens any dreary winter day. But if a fireplace or a wood-burning stove...

Safe Start Monday

  With the cold fall and winter seasons comes the influenza season, where the common cold and flu comes around. But this year, we are not only dealing with the cold and flu but also with COVID-19....

Voluntary Life Insurance

WORKPLACE TERM LIFE INSURANCE It’s the cost-effective life insurance coverage you need. Workplace Term Life (WTL) is designed to provide life insurance for a specified period to meet anticipated...

Our Offices Remain Closed but our Staff is Ready to Serve

We have always prioritized the safety of our staff and our customers. We will continue to be enforcing best practices for social distancing and self-isolation in the midst of COVID-19. Our offices...

What Should We Still Be Cleaning And Disinfecting To Prevent COVID-19?

The sales of disinfecting sprays and wipes skyrocketed in recent months as the public scrambled to more frequently disinfect commonly touched surfaces and items that could spread the coronavirus. We...

Introducing our Renewal Center

It is an ongoing task when working on ways to improve the service to our customers. It all starts with our account managers and I’m proud to have a great team here at the agency. We also look...

Online Identity Theft Prevention

Going online has become part of everyday life, whether it is for everyday activities such as shopping, sending email or paying bills, and managing your accounts. But data breaches, in all their forms,...

8 Tips for Preventing Fires in Your Home

Fire Prevention Week kicks off Sunday, and it's critical that older Americans take steps to stay safe. Statistics show that the risk of dying in a residential fire is greater as people age because...

Should You Take a Staycation or a Social Distancing Trip?

Should you stay home or hit the road?  Should you stay home or hit the road?  No one would blame you for feeling tired. There’s a lot going on in the world right now, and you could use a break. You...

Pekin: Life Expenses & Why you should consider Life Insurance

Why should you consider life insurance? Time travel. That’s the only way to explain how the years disappeared, right? In the blink of an eye, a carefree teen changed into an adult with a house,...

After-Marriage Checklist: What to Do After ‘I Do’

Congratulations! As anyone will tell you, marriage changes your life. But maybe a little less obvious is how getting married impacts your financial picture and changes your particular insurance needs....

What Type of Trust Should You Create for Your Estate?

A trust can be a great way to protect your assets and help provide income to your family if you pass away. But how do you determine what’s best for you and your family? Learn more about...

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...

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...

The one peril that is guaranteed to happen, but that your homeowners policy does NOT cover.

Your homeowners policy will cover you if you have wind or hail damage or a fire or if someone breaks into your home and steals your stuff. There’s generally coverage if your home gets hit by lightning...

Study Shows That Higher Speed Limits Equate to More Highway Deaths

Study Shows That Higher Speed Limits Equate to More Highway Deaths    Over the past few decades, a number of states have raised the speed limits on their highways. The good news is that drivers can...

Get a Handle on How Much Life Insurance You Need

In the event of a breadwinner's untimely death, a life insurance policy in Illinois is often all that stands between continued prosperity and security for surviving family members and severe financial...

American Women Do Not Have Enough Life Insurance

American Women Do Not Have Enough Life Insurance Both women who work and those who stay at home contribute to the economy and to their families. From completing household tasks to making...
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