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  1. Is That New Piece of Jewelry Fully Insured?

    by grobbins

    As an insurance professional, I know the importance of getting additional coverage for jewelry and other collectibles. I always inquire whether my clients have special items that they would like to schedule on a rider to their homeowners or renters policies. But a recent experience reminded me just how easily a loss can occur. While […]

  2. New Illinois Laws for 2015

    by grobbins

    In just a few days more than 200 new laws will take effect in Illinois.  These include regulations that affect motorists, wild animals, the sale of e-cigarettes and the new medical marijuana law.  Follow the links below to see some of the highlights and the complete list of laws.  Click here for highlights of the […]

  3. Celebrate Safely this New Year’s

    by grobbins

    The New Year’s holiday provides a great opportunity to celebrate festively with family and friends. From casual office get-togethers to neighborhood gatherings, you may be planning to attend a range of events. It’s also likely that alcohol will be present at many of them. To ensure that your celebrating is safe, please remember to be […]

  4. Winter Maintenance Checklist for Your Home or Business

    by grobbins

    Although we have (gratefully!) seen very little snow and ice in the Chicago area this season, having just passed the first day of Winter, we are hardly out of the woods. The unusually warm weather may have led many of us to put off some of the seasonal maintenance activities that we should do to keep our […]

  5. Forest Agency Insurance Launches Food Drive for OPRF Food Pantry

    by grobbins

    Category: Breaking NewsEventsLocal

    This Thanksgiving Forest Agency is thinking of those in our community that are a little less fortunate by launching a Food Drive for the Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry.  Beginning Wednesday, November 26, we will be accepting donations of non-perishable food and household items in our Forest Park office. Any canned food is welcome, and there […]

  6. How to Avoid Frozen Pipes this Winter

    by grobbins

    With temperatures dropping into the teens well before Thanksgiving this year, it looks like Chicago may be in for a return visit from the Polar Vortex.  With last year’s especially cold winter, we heard from many clients who had damage to their homes after their pipes froze, and in some cases burst.  Wondering how you […]

  7. Is Your Small Business at Risk for a Data Breach?

    by grobbins

    So what is your business’s cyber security risk? Even though we see stories about data breaches in the news every week, many companies do not consider cyber security to be a risk that they should worry about.  The truth is, the costs associated with a data breach can be significant, and are generally not covered […]

  8. Breast Cancer and Life Insurance

    by grobbins

    Fall is in the air, which means all the gorgeous fall colors are out….golden yellow, ruby red, burnt orange and PINK! That’s right, pink. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time when our country bands together to heighten awareness, and work to prevent, treat and cure the disease. The American Cancer Society estimates […]

  9. Should you Consider Cash Value Life Insurance?

    by grobbins

    Understanding Cash Value Life Insurance September is Life Insurance Awareness month, and although life insurance is not something we think about too often, when we do decide to add coverage to protect our loved ones, the choices can be confusing.  One type of life insurance that you might consider is Cash Value Life Insurance.  This type […]