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We understand that knowledge is key to making informed decisions about your needs. We have provided this page as a resource tool to support our clients by providing valuable news articles on current insurance related topics as well as links to industry related sites. We trust that you will find this as informative and beneficial as we have.

Assurance Brokers is recognized as an expert in the insurance industry. Many times we are asked for opinions, and our professionals are published in industry-leading publications. On some occasions we also author and distribute white papers or informative letters to clients and referral sources. A select group of these items is presented below, along with additional articles of interest.

Holiday Weekend Hours

Assurance Brokers Ltd. will be closed on Monday, September 6th in observance of Labor Day.  We will resume regular business hours at 8:00 am on September 7th.

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Materials Cost Continues to Climb

While the cost of lumber has seen a slight drop in price, other material costs are still skyrocketing. Natural gas is up 146.7%, petroleum is up 102.9% and steel mill products are up 108.6% on the year. Without an end in sight, companies need to assess these increases and plan successfully for future projects. A […]

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Assurance Brokers in the Community

Chuck and Ralph McQuiggan were recently pictured supporting the Greater St. Louis Major Case Squad Golf Tournament. Pictured left to right is: Jeff Connor, Chuck McQuiggan, Ralph McQuiggan, Major Randy Boden, and Captain Dennis DeHart of the Florissant Police Department.

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Rising Material Costs Effect Homeowners and Auto Insurance

As we officially enter summer this month, we also prepare for the consequences of summer weather.  Severe weather creates threats to our homes and vehicles as we deal with storms, wind, hail and even fires.  With the increasing costs of building products, vehicle parts and items in general, do you know if you are still […]

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Requiring COVID-19 Vaccine Now Creating OSHA Headaches

If you choose to require your employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine, be prepared for the new OSHA guidelines. OSHA’s stance earlier in May stated that if a vaccine is required, an adverse reaction would be work related. If you are merely recommending a vaccine, that is then the choice of your employee. OSHA’s position […]

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Lumber Prices Continue to Rise

Lumber prices continue to rise due to supply and demand.  Some construction projects have been delayed due to supply being so low.  As interest rates remain low, consumers are still buying new homes or investing in their own homes by doing renovations.  However, as the costs continue to increase Forbes is projecting that DIY consumers […]

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COVID-19 Ruling in UK Against Insurance Companies

The decision in the UK made many claims of business interruption due to COVID-19 valid. No businesses should profit more than they would in a normal year of business, but payouts should put them back into a similar position as if the financial affects COVID did not occur. You can read more about the groundbreaking […]

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2020 Holiday Hours

Our offices will be open for a ½ day on Thursday, December 24th but closed on Friday, December 25th.  We will also be open a ½ day on Thursday, December 31st and closed on January 1st.  Happy Holidays!

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We Pray For Your Health, Your Business And Your Family In 2021

2020 has been a year of uncertainty and unexpected changes. Businesses, health and families have all been affected by COVID. However, we can be grateful for many things. As the year comes to a close, we are especially thankful for you. Thank you, from all of us, for partnering with us once again this year. […]

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Illinois Office

  • 95 N Research Dr
  • Suite 100
  • Edwardsville, IL 62025
  • Mon-Fri: 8am - 5pm
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  • Ballwin, MO 63021
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