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Aon agrees to purchase Willis Towers in $30 billion deal
By Katherine Chiglinsky
Mar 9, 2020 2:24 PM
Aon Plc agreed to buy Willis Towers Watson Plc in an almost $30 billion transaction that combines the world's second- and third-biggest insurance brokerages.
Commentary: Retirement advice is looking shakier than ever
Mar 8, 2020 6:00 AM
A new regulation purports to hold insurance companies and agents up to a high standard so that they only recommend investments that are in a consumer's best interest. Then it tells insurers that "best interest" is to be measured only against the products that they sell.
How auto insurers use your nondriving habits to raise prices
By KAYDA NORMAN of NerdWallet
Mar 1, 2020 6:21 AM
You expect your car insurance rates to increase after you buy a new vehicle, cause a crash or add a young driver to your policy. But some insurers jack up prices based on seemingly unrelated data -- like your magazine subscriptions or what groceries you buy.
Allstate January catastrophe losses at $58M
Feb 20, 2020 10:10 AM
The Allstate Corp. estimated catastrophe losses for the month of January were $58 million.
How to figure out how much homeowner's insurance you need
Jan 19, 2020 6:17 AM
Insurance policies vary, and sometimes homeowners and buyers find it difficult to understand what's covered, when to file a claim and how homeowner's insurance differs from a home warranty.
Spending down your FSA starts with the right payment card
Dec 22, 2019 6:12 AM
There are times to use an FSA card, and other situations when it makes sense to use your personal debit card. The most important thing is to make sure you spend all the money in your FSA account for the year.
Allstate to drop Esurance as part of 'transformation' plan
By Richard Klicki
Dec 19, 2019 2:40 PM
Northbrook-based Allstate Corp. will phase out its Esurance brand in 2020 as part of an overall "transformation growth plan" for the insurance company.
OBRIEN Insurance Solutions moves to larger facility
Dec 18, 2019 9:02 AM
OBRIEN Insurance Solutions has moved its operations to 2440 Production Drive in St. Charles.
Anti-insurance fraud agencies announce partnership
Dec 11, 2019 1:00 AM
FRISS, a company dedicated to combating insurance fraud using IT software, announced it will partner with the National Insurance Crime Bureau, a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to fight insurance fraud and theft.
5 financial tasks you should tackle by year's end
By LIZ WESTON of NerdWallet
Nov 24, 2019 6:00 AM
The close of the year is a good time to set some firm deadlines to make sure you won't leave a financial mess for people you love if you unexpectedly die or become incapacitated. Consider putting these items on your to-do list with a Dec. 31 due date.
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