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.


Safe Summer Driving - Part 1

May 17, 2023, 10:24 AM

Summer roadways expose motorists to increased traffic, numerous construction zones, and countless distractions. Embrace driving strategies to improve travel safety for everyone on the road. Click on the link for details.

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Why do auto policies include uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage?

May 3, 2023, 9:50 AM

Not all vehicle owners comply with Illinois' mandatory liability insurance law. Others have insurance but carry minimum limits ($25,000 bodily injury per person, $50,000 per accident). You could be in a serious crash caused by a noncompliant or minimum-limit driver. Getting money for your crash-related medical bills, lost wages, or pain and suffering from the at-fault driver may be difficult. Uninsured and underinsured motorist protection lets you turn to your insurer for help. Click on the link to learn more.

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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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