Thursday, May 28, 2015

Dream Big Teacher Challenge Win $100,000

Charmie McKinney & Kim Scheutrow Receiving Awards
Presented by Jeff Sopko, Farmers Insurance Agent

     Proposals are now being accepted for the Dream Big Teacher Challenge. A contest sponsored by Farmers Insurance that brings to light the importance teachers have in the  lives of their students and in their communities. Teachers in grades Kindergarten through twelve grade are eligible.  Those teachers who have been awarded $2,500 grants for their schools can submit proposals competing with teachers all across the nation.  Submissions must be in by the end of June.

     Encourage any teachers you know to submit their proposals.  In the Steger Community area, teachers were awarded over $40,000 in grant money to bring excellent programs to the community schools.

     Join the community spirit and get involved. This has been an amazing program bringing new programs to engage the students and accelerate learning.

     Farmers Insurance Agency is the proud sponsor of this contest thanking teachers for their hard work. 

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Insurance Reviews Can Lead to Discounts on Insurance

Something You Don't Want To Put Off 

     Insurance reviews of your auto insurance, homeowners insurance, life insurance and health insurance are actually a good idea if you are trying to save money. By comparison shopping you can update your policy to accommodate changes in your life.
     In having your policy reviewed, your agent can sometimes save you money by offering the latest discounts. Changes in family, jobs, or home improvements are important to be updated.  This makes sure you are covered in your risen status.
     Auto insurance reviews are especially important if you have had custom work done to your car, or have begun using it for your business where you transport tools or business equipment in your vehicle.
    Life insurance policies are a good time to ask any questions you may have forgotten to ask at the time of purchase.  Changes such as upgrades or downgrades can be discussed to keep your plan current.
    Home insurance is important, especially if you don't have flood insurance. Many assume they only need flood insurance if they live near a body of water. This insurance is cost effective as it protects your property if community sewers back up, your plumbing structures fail and flood your home, or appliances cause flood damage.  It is harder to get flood insurance after the fact, but an inexpensive safeguard we usually don't think of.
     Our agency has been serving the communities of Chicago Heights, Sauk Village, Crete, Beecher, Steger, Homewood, Glenwood, Park Forest, Matteson, Monee, Richton Park and its surrounding cities for over 35 years.  Our personal service has earned us a Better Business Bureau Rating of A+ so you know we are a company you can trust.
     Call us for a free review and make sure your most precious things are protected.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Insurance for the Future-Steger Teachers Win Grant Money

     Devoted Steger Teachers from Eastview Elementary School, Parkview Elementary School and Columbia Central Jr. High School attended a ceremony to honor their hard work.

     Each teacher was awarded a check for $2,500 to implement the creative learning opportunities they saw a need for.  Educators submitted a proposal outlining a special curriculum that would give their students an edge in learning that will last a lifetime.

     We are proud to honor Kerri Husarik (Plant the Seeds of Knowledge), Amber Schaaf (Reading is Key), Heather Goetz, Melissa Lorenzatti (Building Creative Kids) and Holly Lopez (Bicycle for our Minds).

     Thank America's Teachers is sponsored by Farmer's Insurance Company.  Jeff Sopko of Sopko Insurance Agency spoke to a crowded room acknowledging the difference great teachers make in the lives of their students and their communities.  

     What an exciting year this will be as these teachers can now implement new programs for the students of the Steger, Illinois Community. Many of the programs will be used for years to come.


Proud sponsor Farmer's Insurance Agency for all your insurance needs. Protecting you with home insurance, auto insurance, life insurance, health insurance and more.  Joining your community and serving faithfully.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Best Rates for Life Insurance in Park Forest and South Suburbs

 Seeking affordable Term Life Insurance in Park Forest, Illlinois?  The best rates for life insurance policies are not that hard to find. You can get term life insurance that is fast, simple and provides quality coverage.

     What is Term Life Insurance?  It is a type of coverage with premiums that are guaranteed to remain level for 10, 20, or 30 years, depending on the terms of coverage.  This makes it easy to choose what you feel is best for you.  After your term, premiums will change at the end of the level term period.

     For instance, if you are young and single, you may opt for a long run policy that will cover your plans to marry and have a family.  This type of forethought locks in a policy with premiums that won’t go up and sufficient funds to protect your loved ones.

     Though we can never know what the future holds, we can all agree with the desire to protect our loved ones.  Insurance provides the security of helping pay off a mortgage, helping fund a child’s education, provide family income, pay off personal debt and pay final expenses.

     It is important to secure a good life insurance policy when you are healthy.  After a person has health, disability or medical issues securing a policy becomes harder and more expensive.  Even if you have a life insurance policy through work, you still need your own policy with your own terms.  Work policies are often very low and cover very little, at times not even covering final expenses.


  • Fast and Simple, just a few minutes to apply
  • No Medical exams or tests required
  • No lengthy forms to fill out
  • Underwriting decision by the next business day or sooner
  • $75,000 to $150,000 in coverage

     If you are 20 years or older and do not have life insurance, now is the time to apply.  People often regret putting off life decisions like this.  Foresight always gives a person the best edge in life and peace of mind that is priceless.



     Our company has been helping South Suburban Chicagoland with insurance for over 35 years.  We have a Better Business Bureau rating of A+ because we put our customer's needs first.