Schatz & Associates Insurance Blog

All You Ever Wanted to Know About Insurance

Why is flood insurance important?

Since standard home insurance doesn't cover flooding, it's important to have protection from floods associated with hurricanes, tropical storms, heavy rains and other conditions that impact the U.S. In 1968, Congress...

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A clean chimney can save your home and family!

A clean chimney can save your home and your family! - Posted by Scott Stueber on Mon, Oct 01, 2012 As the temperatures drop and colder seasons approach, many of us enjoy sitting by a cozy fire with our family and...

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Understanding Liability Limits

The liability limits on your auto policy covers bodily injury that you are/would be legally liable for in a court of law. One common way to see your limts listed on your policy is 100/300 BI 100PD or 100/300/100. This...

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Personal Lines

While we write about our coverage for businesses often, don't forget we offer excellent coverage for personal lines too! We represent some of the best companies in the industry; Progressive, Travelers, West Bend Mutual,...

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West Bend Coverage for College Students

A typical student can bring a variety of personal items to college including a TV, laptop, microwave, and refrigerator. According to the Insurance Information Institute (III), most families will be pleasantly...

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Cell Phones and Driving

One of our companies, QBE, recently sent out a newsletter about driving and cell phones. The laws are changing and it's important to be aware of differences in cell phone laws not only from state to state, but from town...

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Health Insurance

You may know that we offer auto, home, and special event coverage, but did you know that we also offer health and life insurance? Health insurance is one of those things that can be really confusing to understand, but...

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Special Event Coverage

Labor Day has come and gone, which means fall is here. Although it's shaping up to be a warm fall for us here in Northern IL so far, cooler weather must be around the corner! Nothing goes with cool weather and crisp...

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School's in Session!

School is back in session for most people around the country this week! I cannot believe how quickly the summer flew by! The weather seems to be getting cooler and the morning and late afternoon traffic are much heavier...

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Fun times in Wisconsin!

Last week I was lucky enough to spend some time at West Bend Mutual in Wisconsin. I was taking a class there and my stay was extended with an invite to the Brewers Game. Not only was the class information useful, but...

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