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New Illinois Laws for 2019



More than 250 new laws took effect in Illinois last month, including some new and updated driving and consumer laws that you should be aware of.  Here’s what you need to know: Rear-facing child car seats Children are now required to ride in rear-facing car seats until they’re 2 years old, weigh 40 pounds or […]

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Preventing Frozen Pipes



Sub-zero temps have arrived, and these extreme temperature fluctuations are a recipe for pipe bursts. Forest Agency has assembled some helpful information on how to prevent frozen pipes, and what to do if pipes freeze or burst. What Causes Frozen Pipes? The water inside pipes can freeze when outdoor temperatures drop below freezing. As freezing […]

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Life Events that Affect Your Insurance Needs

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As we age and reach different milestones in our lives, our insurance needs change. Contact Forest Agency right away if you’re affected by any of the following life events that might affect your insurance needs: New home ownership Purchasing a new home is a big investment–one that you’ll want to protect. Before purchasing a home, […]

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’tis the Season… for Holiday Fire Safety



Don’t Get Burned this Holiday Season According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Christmas tree fires caused $14.8 million in direct property damage between 2011-2015.  On average, one out of every 32 reported home Christmas tree fires resulted in a death.  Thankfully, our friends at Belfor Property Restoration have compiled a list of holiday […]

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Insuring Trusts and LLCs

Many people use asset protection trusts and limited liability corporations (LLCs) to protect their wealth. Although these methods have become commonplace in wealth management and estate planning, they can complicate your insurance. Often, financial planners neglect to take insurance into account when moving their clients’ properties into trusts and LLCs, and the results can be […]

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How Much Does a New Windshield Cost?

How much does it cost to replace a windshield? There was a time when you could expect to pay somewhere between $100 and $400, depending on your vehicle and the type of glass. Windshields have changed, though, and since around 2008, costs have been skyrocketing. Windshields have steadily grown bigger and more curved,  and they […]

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Holiday Pet Safety Tips

The holidays are right around the corner!  For those with one or more four-legged friends in the house, it’s time to go over some safety tips. After all, you want all your family members to enjoy the festivities – even the furry ones. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, which operates […]

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