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Information covered in the Illinois Insurance Hotline blog is intended to provide general information and guidance, and should not be considered legal advice.

Fire Prevention & Safety Tips

Oct 21, 2020, 8:47 AM

Residential fires are dangerous, destructive, and oftentimes avoidable. Prevent fires and make fire safety a priority in your home. Click on the link below to learn about common fire hazards and how to reduce these risks.

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How does pay by the mile insurance work?

Oct 14, 2020, 4:44 AM

There is growing interest in this and other usage-based insurance (UBI) products as owners look for ways to reduce auto insurance costs, and more vehicles are equipped with data collection and communication devices. Click on the link to learn more.

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Can storm claims cause my homeowners insurance to be nonrenewed?

Sep 30, 2020, 5:00 AM

Yes. Illinois insurers routinely evaluate homeowners policies prior to renewing coverage. A decision not to offer a renewal based on loss experience means the risk of future claims is more than the insurance company is willing to accept. Click on the link for next steps if you find yourself in this situation.

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Emergency Plan Should Include Insurance

Sep 23, 2020, 5:11 AM

September is National Preparedness Month, a time when individuals are encouraged to prepare for unexpected events. Focus first on a safety plan for yourself and loved ones. Emergencies like tornado, lightning, flood, fire, and more often cause significant property damage. Individuals without a plan for rebuilding, repairing, or replacing damaged or destroyed property face financial hardship. Many property owners shift this burden with an insurance company. Click on the link to learn more.

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