Posted on 11/20/2013 8:04 AM By RJ Weiss
It's late November in Chicago. The first snow, although it barely managed to stick, has fallen. Of course, there's plenty more to come.
Did you know, 11,000 adults and children in the U.S. are sent to the hospital every year from injuring themselves while shoveling snow. according to WebMd?
That's a fairly large number, considering many homeowners don't even carry shovels in the U.S. Just as important, I can imagine a fairly large portion of those claims happen at work, which means they're eligible for workers compensation claims.
I came across the below video from bio mechanics fitness expert and author Bill DeSimone. The video is four minutes long and describes in detail why so many injure themselves while shoveling and what you can do about it.
Posted on 11/13/2013 9:19 AM By RJ Weiss
The Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, adds another way to shop for health insurance in Illinois.
The purpose of this post from the Weiss Insurance Agencies blog is to review your options for purchasing health insurance in Illinois, so you know the path to take to fulfill your goals and objectives.
Let’s get started...
Your first option for purchasing individual health insurance in Illinois is on the health insurance marketplace.
The pros and cons of buying insurance on the marketplace include...
Posted on 11/4/2013 12:30 PM By RJ Weiss
Posted on 11/1/2013 6:37 AM By RJ Weiss
The value of your home is a large percentage of your total net worth. By not having your home properly protected, you leave a large percentage of your net worth at risk.
When it comes to purchasing home insurance, that's why it's so important to work with a professional. One small oversight in your home insurance policy you may not even be aware of can cause financial catastrophe to you and your family.
At Weiss Insurance Agencies, we truly believe we’re every bit as important to your financial health as a financial adviser. When a financial adviser makes a mistake, you may lose a few percentage points of your net worth. When an insurance agent makes a mistake, you can lose it all, quickly...
To provide you with a thorough understanding, here are five questions to ask your home insurance agent before letting them protect one of your largest assets.
Posted on 10/30/2013 6:38 AM By RJ Weiss
The purpose of this article is to inform you of recent changes in the home insurance marketplace. Most importantly, let those who are proactive know how to take advantage of these changes and save money.
Let’s begin with some not so great news—the cost of home insurance is increasing.
First, natural disasters such as Super Storm Sandy and the tornadoes in Oklahoma caused record-breaking damage to homes in 2012.
Second, insurance companies historically have profited by investing their "float". To put it simply, they invest our premium dollars while they're not being used to pay claims and operating expenses. However, with interest rates being as low as they are, insurance companies are no longer profiting much off of their "float".
Even as it seems more natural disasters are occurring today then ever, there are still ways to save money on your home insurance.
Below are three different methods anyone can use to save, even as home insurance continues to increase.