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Life Insurance 101

When someone in your immediate family dies, the emotional toll can be almost unbearable. And the financial toll can make it even worse. Today, one-third of all families would be impacted by the loss of their primary wage earner in just one month – meaning the effect would be almost instantaneous. But luckily, there’s a way(continue reading)


Independence Day

Americans will celebrate Independence Day with parades, barbecues, and fireworks in their own backyards – except in Illinois and three other states. Illinois is one of just four states that ban residents from using or purchasing fireworks other than novelty items such as sparklers, small noisemakers and smoke bombs. Firework users in Illinois can expect(continue reading)


Summer Pool Safety Tips

Swimming pools are great places for family fun. But it’s important to ensure everyone follow some simple safety steps to stay safer in and around the water. NEVER leave a child unattended in or near water Always watch children when they’re in or near water, and never leave them unattended. Designate an official Water Watcher, an(continue reading)


Hello, Summer!

Nearly 43 million Americans will start their summers on a high note with a Memorial Day weekend getaway. This long holiday weekend, marking the unofficial start of summer vacation season, will see the second-highest travel volume on record since AAA began tracking holiday travel volumes back in 2000. Overall, an additional 1.5 million more people(continue reading)


April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

For many of us, driving is something we do every day. Driving may feel so routine that we feel we can do other things while driving, such as eating, talking/texting on the phone, changing the radio station, applying makeup, reading directions on your GPS, or adjusting the temperature in the vehicle. However, doing any one(continue reading)



Keep These Receipts to Make Insurance Claims Easier

Imagine it: A fire has significantly damaged or even destroyed your home. Thankfully, you have a good homeowners insurance policy that will help you replace the replaceable. But, how do you prove how much you’ve lost? If you planned ahead, you can just produce the receipt. You can get reimbursed for items without receipts, but(continue reading)




OSHA Online Recordkeeping Deadline

For those employers covered by OSHA’s Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses regulation, this year the electronic submission of each establishment’s 2018 300A (Annual Summary) is required to be filed no later than March 2, 2019 using the Injury Tracking Application on OSHA’s website. This date differs from past years as the phase in period for(continue reading)

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