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Plexus recognized as 2017 Best Practices agency
Aug 15, 2017 11:11 AM
The Plexus Groupe has again been certified as a Best Practices Agency by the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America, Inc. and Reagan Consulting, Inc.
When a raise leads to higher health-care costs
Karla L. Miller
Aug 12, 2017 7:16 AM
Q: After my husband receives his annual review and cost-of-living raise, he will be in a new pay bracket. When this happens, the cost of his health insurance will increase as well -- way beyond the raise he would receive -- so he will be bringing home significantly less in his paycheck. His coverage and benefits will not change. Getting a raise is actually going to cost us money! How is this legal?
Allstate to create 2,250 jobs with North Carolina expansion
By TOM FOREMAN Jr.
Aug 9, 2017 12:35 PM
Northbrook-based Allstate Insurance announced plans Wednesday to more than double its North Carolina workforce by expanding in the Charlotte area, investing more than $22 million and creating 2,250 new jobs by 2020.
Rauner signs Charlie's Law covering treatment for kids with PANDAS
By Katie Smith
Jul 19, 2017 11:34 AM
Gov. Bruce Rauner Tuesday visited a Lombard home to sign Charlie's Law, the nation's first bill granting insurance coverage to Illinois children receiving treatment for PANDAS -- Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcal Infections.
Will your insurance cover flood damage? Here are some answers
By Richard Klicki
Jul 14, 2017 6:16 PM
Experts agree that figuring out what is and isn't covered by your homeowners policy in the event of flooding can be tough and time-consuming. But the stress can be lessened if you know how to prepare and work with your insurance carrier.
LIDP software operational at Pekin Life Insurance
Apr 13, 2017 10:06 AM
LIDP Consulting Services, a provider of software solutions and related services for the life, annuity and health insurance markets, said Pekin Life Insurance Co. is now using LIDP's The Administrator solution.
Zurich NA CEO: employees are the key
By Anna Marie Kukec
Mar 15, 2017 5:51 PM
Schaumburg-based Zurich North America, which insures many of the Fortune 500 companies, and has undergone several transitions over this past year. All of these changes also have Zurich aiming to build stronger relationships with employees and customers while reducing the complexity and costs of its business.
Combined Insurance donates $30K to veterans' group
Feb 21, 2017 10:55 AM
Combined Insurance, a provider of individual supplemental accident, disability, health and life insurance products and a Chubb company, recently presented a $30,000 donation to Luke's Wings.
Illinois reaches settlement with human resources startup
Feb 2, 2017 9:51 AM
Illinois has become the 17th state to reach a settlement with a California-based human resources software startup for alleged insurance code violations.
Allstate reveals 5 years of losses at recently acquired unit
Sonali Basak and Lisa Du
Jan 4, 2017 12:24 PM
Northbrook-based Allstate Corp. said that the mobile-device insurer that it acquired for $1.4 billion had posted five years of losses before the deal.
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