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 of fraudulent unemployment insurance claims related to COVID-19 as part of a nationwide scheme. Under this scheme, scammers file the claims using the personally...

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...

How Much Homeowners Insurance Do I Need?

If disaster strikes, you'll want enough homeowners insurance to rebuild the structure of your home, to help replace your belongings, to defray costs if you're unable to live in your home and to...

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...

Your College Student & Insurance

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...

3 Insurance Misconceptions

Misconception 1: “I have an umbrella policy, so I’m covered for everything.” Though the intent of a personal umbrella policy is to provide an additional layer of liability protection on top of...

Considerations for Condominium Unit Owners

There have been many questions regarding an association's insurance policy and what a unit owner needs to insure. Coverage for an insurance claim is dictated by the language in the...

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...

Insurance Appraisals Help You Select Coverage for Your Valued Belongings

Your Great Aunt Marge has always known how much you admire her antique silverware set - so during an extensive remodel of her home, she gifts it to you. Now you couldn’t imagine your dining room...

Why You Need a Personal Umbrella Policy

Why You Need a Personal Umbrella Policy  One of the most important insurance policies you can buy is the personal umbrella policy, but many people are unaware they need one. This policy provides high...

The Ideal Umbrella customer is...

It’s a common misconception: Personal Umbrella insurance is too expensive and only for rich people. But the reality is, for the vast majority of us, our typical possessions and everyday activities...

Homeowners may need additional insurance for summer fun!

When summer arrives each year in Chicago, many people look forward to activities that they can only enjoy during warmer months. Summer is also a time for family vacations and relaxing. A...

Real customer claims help explain the value of Safeco® Umbrella

Real customer claims help explain the value of Safeco® Umbrella Lucas Zeiler lucas@zeiler.com 708.597.5900 x651

Social Media Mishaps: Will Your Insurance Help If You Say the Wrong Thing?

Social networking Web sites, such as Facebook and LinkedIn, are growing increasingly popular with young people and adults alike. These sites allow people to reconnect with old friends and colleagues...

Is Your Nanny Putting You at Risk?

Many working parents have had their various issues and complaints with daycare and childcare centers. As an alternative to these forms of childcare, more and more parents are choosing to hire their...
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