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Full Service Independent Insurance Agency, specializing in Risk Management for the Hospitality, Auto Service, Construction, Manufacturing and Distribution Industries. We are the endorsed Insurance Agency for the Illinois Restaurant Association.
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Illinois Department of Insurance
100 W. Randolph St. Suite 9-301, Chicago IL 60601
Phone Number: (312) 814-2420
Type of Entity
Business ManagementMr. John Heil, Owner Mr. Mark Kay, Owner
Insurance Services Insurance Services - Commercial Insurance - Auto Insurance - Bonding Insurance - Health Insurance - Medicare Services Insurance - Medicare Supplement Insurance - Homeowners Insurance - Life Insurance - Long Term Care Insurance - Marine Insurance - Senior Products Insurance - Dental Insurance - Rental Insurance - Disability Insurance - Liability Insurance - Property Insurance - Workers Compensation Insurance Consultants Insurance Agencies and Brokerages (NAICS: 524210)
Alternate Business NamesHeil Insurance Agency, Inc. Kay Insurance Agency, Inc.
1699 Wall St Ste 506
Mount Prospect, IL 60056 Directions
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Complaint: Horrendous, staggering vandalism rendered car undriveable, possibly un-repairable. . Adjuster thought car would have to be totaled. 1 month later no word from ********** Insurance. Heil and Kay say too bad .They said I asked for inexpensive insurance and thats what I got. I did not ask to be ripped off. I have paid them faithfully for over 5 years and this is the support I get? Job lost, no income, because unable to get to work-no car! (my son was using this car for work). Unable to get new car loan until monies are paid by insurance to the loss payee, the bank. Storage costs to date, equal $1500.00 After 13 calls to Heil & Kay over 4 weeks, -No information.Calls not returned. They refuse to help. It is not their responsibility. They only take money and commissions I guess. As a disabled, senior citizen I am unable to physically do things, which is why I have a broker. I expected them to help. The policy was bought by a real person-me. policy was paid in good faith, on time by me. I am told that the State allows such sub-standard insurance companies to exist so that everyone can get and afford insurance. If the insurance does not pay ...what's the point? also informed that these sub standard companies charge less and are still . Would like heil & Kay to work with insurance company as my partner in getting the claim resolved or return my premium monies. . Heil and Kay are irresponsible brokers.
Desired Settlement: get on the horn and get ******** to do their job. Do what you got paid your commision to do
Business Response: Initial Business Response /* (1000, 6, 2014/10/29) */ Contact Name and Title: ***** ******************* Contact Phone: XXX-XXX-XXXX Contact Email: **********@heilandkay.com We understand a claim situation is the last thing an insured wants to deal with. At best it is an inconvenience and at worst it can be an aggravating nightmare. Unfortunately, the difference between these two sentiments is customer expectation. This claim was reported to our office on Friday afternoon, September 26, 2014, by the insured's son who was traveling with the car in ****** We advised the insured's son that the carrier wants to hear directly from them when a claim is reported. We also advised him how to report the claim to the carrier and explained that some delay may occur because this is an atypical claim situation. Specifically, their carrier is a regional insurance provider who only has offices in Illinois. As such, they would need to hire an independent adjustor in Texas who will submit reports to the carrier's internal adjustor for review. All of this information was understood and agreeable to the insured's son. We did a follow-up on Monday and gave the insured's son the claim number and his insurance company's adjustor's name. He confirmed that he had that information already. The following Wednesday we received another call from the insured's son. He said that he had not heard from the independent adjustor in ***** yet, and that he did not know who he should contact. Our office again provided him the internal claim adjustor's name and contact information as well as the claim number and his policy number so he could reach out to the internal adjustor for more information on the process. We further advised him of how he could move the claim process along by having a repair estimate completed in advance, and the steps he could take to mitigate out of pocket costs for storage and towing fees. That same day our office received a call from the insured-the only call we ever received from the insured. She expressed her frustration that although the claim was reported on a Friday afternoon, she still had not heard from the independent adjustor. We explained that we had just spoken to her son, that we had given him the contact information for the carrier and the they would follow up with him regarding where to view the vehicle, since he is with the vehicle in ****** The insured expressed extreme frustration that the process was taking too long, and that when she was previously insured with a much larger multi-billion dollar national carrier she never experienced such delays. She stated that just because she is now with a much smaller, regional insurance provider, she still expects the same speed and response as the larger carrier is able to provide and that as her agent we are supposed to ensure that she receives the same level of service. The insured also explained she was not going to make any more payments on the vehicle loan, since she personally felt it was a total loss, and that she was not going to make another insurance payment to the carrier since she felt she was receiving such poor service. She then hung up the phone. From that point forward, the insured's son continued to make regular contact with our office, asking questions about the claims process and who to contact with additional questions about salvaging the vehicle. We had positive conversations answering additional questions about the claims process and reconfirmed with the insured's son that the claims process was moving along. Upon receiving notice from the Better Business Bureau of the insured's complaint, we immediately reached out to the carrier's claims department to confirm that the claim was being handled. According to the carrier's notes, there were some issues reaching the insured/insured's son initially. Neither the insured nor her son returned the claims adjustor's repeated phone calls for six days-a fact which the insured's son also confirmed and stated "he didn't recognize the phone number of the adjustor that was calling him from the company and didn't know if he should call them back". The carrier's internal claims adjustor confirmed with the insured/insured's son that the vehicle is being declared a total loss. Since that time the claim is all but resolved. They are now waiting for the insured's acceptance of the offer before a check will be cut to the lender.