IIA Blog

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


Keep driving distractions to a minimum.

Apr 26, 2023, 9:59 AM

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Losing concentration behind the steering wheel contributes to thousands of crashes each year. Distracted driving is a national problem that endangers vehicle operators, passengers, pedestrians, construction workers, and emergency responders daily. Click on the link to learn more about driving distractions and tips to minimize them.

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What's involved in making a life insurance claim?

Apr 19, 2023, 10:15 AM

Ideally, your loved one left behind a list outlining each insurance policy, company name, benefit payout, and contact information. If not, you'll need to search for the information on your own. Check the deceased's safe deposit box, filing cabinet, and bank and income tax records for clues. His employer, estate planner, or accountant may have insight. Contact the Illinois Department of Insurance's life insurance policy locator service for help as a last resort. Click on the link below to learn more about making a life insurance claim.

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Beware of unsolicited contractors offering to check for roof damage.

Apr 12, 2023, 9:42 AM

Unscrupulous contractors and public adjusters often appear in storm-ravaged communities to offer 'free' damage inspections. These scam artists pressure homeowners to sign contracts for cleanup, repair, or claim services. Storm victims with property damage are better served to contact their local homeowners insurance agents. These professionals are equipped to review policy coverages, check deductibles, submit a claim for damages, and discuss the settlement process. Click on the link to learn more.

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Ready for spring weather? - Part 2

Apr 5, 2023, 11:48 AM

Severe storms can damage or destroy property. Homeowners often turn to an insurance company for assistance with storm-related repair bills. Make sure your homeowners insurance policy provides adequate protection before a loss occurs. Click on the link to learn more.

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