Accidents happen. Life happens. That is where General Insurance Services steps in.
For more than 80 years, General Insurance Services has helped their clients manage their risk to protect what matters most. Known by many as GIS, they currently have locations in La Porte, Michigan City, and Valparaiso.
“We are very well-known in La Porte County,” says Kara Moon, Marketing Coordinator. “While we’ve been in Valparaiso for some time, we are really working to build awareness in the Valpo community.” They are currently located in the Horizon Bank branch at the corner of Calumet and Burlington Beach Road.
As a full-service independent agency, GIS is made up of three different divisions: Personal Insurance, Commercial Insurance, and Life & Health Insurance. They also offer Employee Benefits for organizations.
Their mission, however, goes far beyond quoting a policy. They’ve set out to be an agency built on strong values and enduring relationships. It is the deep understanding of their client’s needs, combined with their knowledge and expertise, that has allowed them to successfully deliver sound advice and adhere to their mission of securing the futures of the communities they serve.
“Insurance is a complicated topic, so we strive to add value by helping our clients understand their options and manage their risk,” Moon added. “By taking the time to identify exposures and implement programs to reduce risk, we can secure better coverage with our carriers at a fair price. It is a service that we offer at no additional cost.”
GIS works with many different insurance carriers including State Auto, Auto-Owners, Safeco, MetLife, Travelers, and Progressive.
One thing that sets GIS apart is the team behind each account. Clients work closely with their agent and customer service representative. In the case of a claim, GIS has a designated claims staff to help ensure the filing of a claim is done as smooth and efficient as possible.
“Our aim is to be valued, strategic partners in helping every single client achieve their goals,” said Craig Menne, President of General Insurance Services. “As an organization, our mission is to secure the future of the communities we serve. Valparaiso is a thriving, vibrant community and we feel that helping our clients successfully manage the risks they face will allow them to grow and contribute to making the community a great place for future generations.”
One way, GIS guarantees the success of a community is through support. Support of the events, the up and coming businesses, and the age-old organizations already established in Valpo.
Many of the company’s employees are involved in outside organizations including the Valpo Chamber, Valparaiso Rotary Club, CASA, Boys and Girls Club, Porter County Fair Board, the list goes on.
“We feel it is of utmost importance to give back to the communities we’re a part of whether that’s through volunteering, being involved in local organizations, or support through sponsorships and donations,” Moon said. “If our clients thrive, and our communities thrive, then we all win.”
“In addition, we strive to do the same thing with every one of colleagues,” added Menne. “Our hope is to maintain a culture and environment that can help people achieve their potential and maximize their contributions to our clients and our community as a whole.”
General Insurance Services was recently named one of the Top 100 Best Places to Work in Indiana by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.
If you’re currently looking for coverage, or would simply like a second opinion, GIS is ready to step in to help you reach your goals.
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