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  1. 12 Tips for Closing Your Summer Home for the Season

    by grobbins

    If you own a cottage or summer home, the Labor Day holiday can be bittersweet. It’s the last long summer weekend, but it can also be a weekend with a lot of work.  For many, this is the time of year to close up the property for the season. While it can be a sad to […]

  2. A Surprising Way to Lower Workers Comp Claims at Your Business

    by grobbins

    It has long been suspected that companies that offer their employees voluntary accident and disability insurance experience lower their workers comp claims and overall costs.  A recent nationwide survey of 945 businesses nationwide, confirms this to be true. Aflac’s “Impact of Voluntary Accident Insurance and Voluntary Disability Insurance on Workers’ Compensation Claims and Worker Absenteeism Study, […]

  3. Five Tips for Fire Pit Safety

    by grobbins

    Autumn is in the air! The days remain warm, but the nights are getting cooler and cooler. This is a great time to end the day by sitting around a campfire with relaxing conversation and delicious s’mores. Portable fire pits have become very popular. However, they can be dangerous. Our friends at West Bend Mutual Insurance have shared these […]

  4. Be Prepared When a Tornado Hits Home

    by grobbins

    Although most tornadoes occur in spring in the area of the U.S. known as “Tornado Alley,” in reality tornadoes have been known to occur in every state and in every month. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), there have been a preliminary annual count of 929 through July 22, 2015. What steps […]

  5. Does Your Home Insurance Cover Personal Injury Exposures?

    by grobbins

    With the growth explosion of social media, we may be at risk for a personal injury exposure.  This could include everything from a situation of false arrest or wrongful eviction, to lawsuits for libel or slander, to the effects of mental anguish.  If you have young kids or teens online, this might be a particularly […]

  6. Do you know the difference between water backup, seepage and flood?

    by grobbins

    It’s been a soggy few months here in Chicago.  In fact, June 2015 has been the fourth-wettest month on record for Chicago (and we still have a few hours to go!). This image of damaged property at the curbside or alleyway has become commonplace.  Still, trying to figure out whether your soggy basement is covered […]

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  7. Wrapping Up After Your Home Renovation Project

    by grobbins

    Category: Uncategorized

    Congratulations! You’ve made it through a stressful renovation, increased the value of your home, and are ready to enjoy the benefits of your upgrades……Not so fast! Before you can kick off your shoes and open a bottle of champagne, make sure you mark the following items off your post-construction punch list: Turn off all temporary […]

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  8. Video of Highway Accident with a Truck Carrying Hazardous Materials

    by grobbins

    Category: Safe DrivingUncategorized

    Have you ever been driving down the highway and found yourself feeling nervous about an adjacent vehicle’s cargo and style of driving?  This impressive video captured what happened when a stake bed truck filled with welding gas tanks was involved in an accident.  If you see a truck, whose cargo or driving style seems dangerous, […]

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  9. Safety First During your Home Renovation

    by grobbins

    Starting a renovation program on your home this spring? A home renovation opens up the homeowner to several risks not normally present in the home. Protect your house and your family by following these simple tips to mitigate and reduce these temporary risks. Minimize your exposure to risk involving physical harm. If your family is […]

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  10. As a Chicago Motorist, do you Understand Biking Laws?

    by grobbins

    Category: InsuranceLocalSafe Driving

    You just need to peek out your front door to see that bicycling is growing in popularity around Chicago. Not only is it good for the environment, it’s easier on your joints, reduces stress and can be enjoyed for a lifetime. In the City of Chicago and its surrounding suburbs, there are more bike trails and […]

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