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Home and Auto Insurance Rates and Climate

 Chicago began 2019 with record-setting cold, and July brought days with a heat index over 100 degrees. In 2020 we have seen Death Valley hitting 130 degrees, a large "firenado" in California, an increase in the number of tropical storms, record loss of ice sheets, and rising sea levels. All across the world we are witnessing an increase in extreme weather, and insurance companies recogn...
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Covid 19 Notice

Update: As of 03/21/20 Gov. J.B. Pritzker issues order requiring residents ‘shelter in place’Urban Insurance will continue to serve our customers throughout this temporary order. We will be fully staffed and will have the ability to provide all functions necessary. Our customers will be able to look up their accounts, and make payments via our website. We will all be available via email, and ...
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New State Law: “The Electronic Car Insurance Verification Law”

Effective 08/30/2019, The Electronic Car Insurance Verification Law will require all companies writing auto insurance in Illinois to provide daily reports to the Secretary of State updating them on all policies started, and any policy that has been cancelled. Companies will send their data, electronically, to the Illinois Verification System (ILIVS), there all insurance will be matched against the...
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Chicago EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING

... EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON CDT THURSDAY TO 7PM CDT SATURDAY...The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued an ExcessiveHeat Warning, which is in effect from noon CDT Thursday to 7 PMCDT Saturday.* HIGH TEMPERATURES...Peaking well into the 90s each day, withFriday and Saturday potentially in the upper 90s to near 100.* MAXIMUM HEAT INDICES...Peaking 104...
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Chicago Auto Show

Chicago Auto ShowI have missed the Chicago Auto Show only a handful of years since my parents first brought me at the age of seven. I in turn have taken my son at least 18 of his 23 years. The auto show is one of those events that lends itself to family traditions. As I walked the floor, it was heartwarming to see the large number of parents doing their best to keep up with children, excitingl...
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Chicago Wind chill at dangerously low levels

Urban Insurance Agency will have limited hours and staff on Wednesday, 01/30/2019.Chicago will see Wind chill temperatures reach such dangerously low levels that simple everyday tasks hold the potential to lead to life-threatening situations. It is vital to realize, that with such extreme conditions, frostbite injuries can occur in less than 10 minutes. While any exposed skin is particularly pro...
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Insurance payments during Government Shutdown

America has now entered into the longest Government Shutdown in our history. With over 800,00 government workers not receiving paychecks, most with families, that sudden loss of income will effect millions of Americans. At Urban Insurance Agency we will do our best to work with our customers who are federal employees, not being paid, by dropping late-charges on Insurance payments during government...
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Merry Christmas and Happy New Years

We at Urban Insurance Agency, want to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and hope that 2019 is a healthy and happy year.For Christmas HolidayWe will close on December 24th at 2:00 pm and then reopen Wednesday December 26th at 8:30 am.For New Years HolidayWe will close on December 31st at 2:00 pm and then reopen Wednesday January 2nd at 8:30 am As always, you can find a...
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5 Ways To Save Money On Tow Truck Insurance Costs

Tow truck insurance falls under the category of commercial insurance. Commercial insurance can be one of the largest single expenses for any tow truck company. The cost of Tow Truck Insurance  varies greatly. We often can find our customers rates that are less tan half of what they are currently paying. Following the below recommendations will help you save money on rates. 1. Require dri...
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Driving safely in Snow

Winter has once again hit Chicago, leaving people to dig their cars out after heavy, wet, snow piled up to as much as 10 inches in parts of the Chicago suburbs. This weather causes slick conditions on our roads, and limits visibility; by noon today we already had 11 insureds report accidents, proving the importance of driving safely in snow.When roads are covered with snow and ice it can prese...
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