Why It Pays to Secure Coverage Through an Independent Insurance Agency

Why It Pays to Secure Coverage Through an Independent Insurance Agency

Advantages of using an independent insurance agency.   All it takes is a quick Google search to know that there are thousands of insurance companies and many policy options out there. It may seem daunting to find the right insurance agency for you, but it’s important to do so. Working with the right insurers means that you’ll find coverage to suit your needs and have expert advice nearby. Here are just a few reasons why working with an independent insurance agency offers you more. They save Read More

What We’re Thankful For

What We’re Thankful For

Happy Thanksgiving!  Gee-Schussler Insurance Agency wouldn’t be what it is today without the collaborative relationships we enjoy with our clients. During this season of gratitude, we would like to extend our thanks to our loyal clients for placing your trust in us. It is thanks to you that we are able to do the work we love at Gee-Schussler Insurance Agency. With your feedback, we’re able to make better choices, provide better customer service, and tailor products to your unique needs. To each Read More

5 Thanksgiving Driving Safety Tips

Thanksgiving Driving Safety Tips

Essential safety tips when driving over Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Are you ready? Many of us in Illinois will soon be thinking about traveling to visit friends and family for the holidays. Unfortunately, this means that there will be a lot of dreaded holiday traffic on our roads and highways, and accidents are bound to happen. To help your journey to your Thanksgiving destination be a safe one, here are a few tips to consider. Leave early. Ideally, you will want Read More

How to Stay Healthy While Traveling Over the Holiday Season

How to Stay Healthy While Traveling Over the Holiday Season

Tips to help you avoid illness while on the go.   The holiday season is upon us, and that means many of us will be traveling across the country to spend the holidays with friends, family, and loved ones. With the long road trips, delayed flights, and giant feasts, it can be difficult for even the healthiest of people to stay healthy. While hitting the gym and counting your calories may not be plausible every day with the festivities, there are a few ways to stay fit, healthy, and avoid illness Read More

What to Do After a Flood

What to Do After a Flood

If your property has been hit with a flood, here’s how to recovery and repair. Whether ground water, falling water, or a home water system malfunction flooded your home, there are some best practices that you should employ after the flood. The safety of your home, family, and finances can be at risk after a flood, and these tips will help deliver the best possible outcome. Avoid Additional Risks If the flood was bad enough for you to leave your home, be sure you stay safe upon your Read More

How to Prepare Your Car for Fall

How to Prepare Your Car for Fall

Car care tips to keep you safe on the road this season.   As we head towards the winter months in Illinois, it’s time to think about preparing your vehicle for the months ahead. Cars can struggle in the cold weather, and breakdown callouts almost double during the winter months. The harsh weather also makes roads more dangerous to drive on. To help you and your vehicle stay safe on winter roads, check out these tips. Stock Up on Essentials Don’t wait until you’re out of antifreeze or Read More

Why Basic Homeowners Insurance is Anything But

Why Basic Homeowners Insurance is Anything But

Here's what standard homeowners insurance can cover.   Many homeowners are under the misconception that anything more than the absolute minimum amount of home insurance will be too expensive. While that is not true, and homeowners can get tailored coverage for an affordable price, it’s worth noting that even standard home insurance can cover a myriad of situations. In fact, many basic homeowners insurance policies include several types of coverage that homeowners may not even realize. Take a Read More

Tips for Storing Your Summer Vehicle Away for Fall

Tips for Storing Your Summer Vehicle Away for Fall

Store your fun summer car away for winter. Now that the cooler weather has arrived, it’s time to start thinking about preparing for winter ahead. If you have a fun summer vehicle that you only bring out when the weather is warm and dry, now is the time to get it ready for a season of hibernation. To help prepare your summer car for winter storage, read on. Choose the Right Storage Location Remember that where you store your car is important. Ideally, you can store it in your garage. If Read More

Fall Checklist to Save Money and Avoid Insurance Claims

Fall Checklist to Save Money and Avoid Insurance Clai

Home maintenance tasks for fall that can save you money. You may think that giving your home some TLC is only necessary for spring when you’re spring cleaning. However, a bit of cleaning, organizing, and maintenance before each season arrives can help prepare your home. In addition to making the house feel refreshed, there are a few maintenance activities you can do which will prevent some costly homeowners insurance claims. Take a moment to tackle these tasks to ensure your home is ready for Read More

Baby Safety Month: Common Car Seat Mistakes Parents Make

Baby Safety Month: Common Car Seat Mistakes Parents Make

Tips to buckle up your baby safely.   September is National Baby Safety Month. While you, as a parent, plug up all the electrical outlets, lock up the bleach, and put safety latches on all cupboards, you may be overlooking one important element: car seat safety. Did you know that motor vehicle crashes are one of the leading causes of death for children in the U.S.? Even more alarming is the news that three out of four car seats are not installed properly, according to the AAA. To keep your baby Read More