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Frequently Asked Questions

We love questions!

People who ask questions are interested in learning more. And people who want to learn about insurance are our kind of people! 

If you have questions about insurance or about Railside Citrus Insurance Agency, you’ve come to the right place. Don’t see your question? Give us a call at (630)377-0700 We’d love to help!

What types of  insurance do you offer? 

  • Auto
  • Home
  • Life
  • Business
  • Specialties: 
    • Non-profits
    • Fire Protection Districts
    • Public Entities
    • Pet

…and more

What types of personal insurance do you offer?

  • Auto
  • Home
  • Life
  • Watercraft
  • Motorcycles, ATV’s, Golf Carts, etc.
  • Jewely

…and more

What types of business insurance do you offer?

  • Liability
  • Umbrella
  • Auto
  • Property
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Bonds

…and more

Who owns Railside Citrus Insurance Agency?

We were founded by and remain locally owned by agent Dave Broz. He opened the business in downtown Elburn, Illinois in 2015. We continue to serve clients at that location, plus at offices in Naperville and St. Charles.

Where did the name come from?

The “Railside” represents the locations of our Elburn and Naperville offices which happen to be near railroad tracks, and our St. Charles location which once was a railroad station!  The “Citrus” is a play on words, representing our fresh approach to insurance. We protect the fruits of your labor.

How long have you been in business?

We have been in operation since 2015.

What does an independent insurance agency do? 

We do the research to find the best insurance companies in the business. Once we understand YOUR insurance needs, we shop those companies to find the best policy for you at the right rate. 

What are the benefits of working with an independent agency rather than an insurance company directly? 

Working with an independent agency gives you access to multiple carriers, enabling competitive pricing options. In addition, we can construct the best insurance policy by selecting the most advantageous features from various insurance companies. Plus, when you make an insurance claim through an independent agency, you’ll get personalized assistance, expert guidance, streamlined communication, claims advocacy, superior customer service, and stronger long-term relationships.

What is a boutique insurance agency? 

A boutique agency offers personalized service tailored to each client’s needs. We provide customized coverage options, expert advice, and access to specialized markets. With a focus on relationships and attention to detail, we offer responsive assistance and flexible solutions.  Overall, boutique agencies stand out for their commitment to individualized care and comprehensive protection.

Do I make a claim with you or call the insurance company directly?

Contact us to file a claim.  We’ll offer advice and put your best interest first. Plus, we’ll ensure the claim process is as simple as possible. For emergencies or after our regular business hours (Monday to Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm), we suggest calling the insurance company’s 800 number.

What is umbrella insurance?

Umbrella insurance is an extra layer of liability coverage that kicks in when your other insurance policies reach their limits. It helps protect your assets by covering costs like legal fees and damages if you’re sued for injury or property damage.

What are the benefits of bundling home and auto insurance?

Bundling home and auto insurance saves money and simplifies management. It also allows for enhanced coverage options and can lead to increased loyalty discounts. Bundling is more convenient because you only need to communicate with one company for all of your insurance needs.

How often should I review and update my insurance coverage? 

You should review and update your insurance coverage every year. Also review your coverage when you’re making significant life changes. For example, buying a new home, getting married, having children, changing jobs, and acquiring valuable assets are all reasons to learn about insurance options that might make a difference. Regularly assessing your coverage ensures that it remains adequate to protect your evolving needs and circumstances.

What are some things I can do to reduce my insurance rates?

  • Use an Agent to Shop Around For You. 
  • Bundle Policies
  • Increase Deductibles
  • Maintain a Good Credit Score
  • Safe Driving
  • Home Safety Features
  • Review Coverage Limits
  • Loyalty Discounts
  • Ask About Discounts
  • Reduce Coverage on Older Vehicles
  • and more

 

Can I customize my insurance coverage?

Yes, we offer customizable coverage options to tailor policies to your specific needs. You can typically adjust coverage limits, deductibles, and add optional coverage endorsements to create a policy that best suits your individual circumstances and preferences.

How do I pay for my insurance? 

We will guide you on how to setup automatic payments directly with your insurance company.  Many of our insurance companies will allow you to make payments through a web portal or app.  

Note: If you have a late payment or tight timeline for a payment, we recommend calling your insurance company directly or making the payment online. 

Pro tip: Always get a receipt or confirmation number when you make a payment. Leaving payment information on a voicemail does not guarantee that the company processed your payment! 

How do I buy life insurance? 

  • Contact us to discuss your needs and we will get quotes.
  • Complete an application.
  • Undergo underwriting.
  • Receive and review your policy documents.
  • Make the initial premium payment.
  • Keep in touch with us for updates.

Can you help me with insurance for a new teenage driver?

Yes! Railside Citrus loves to help with insurance for a new teenage driver. We’ll offer guidance on coverage options and customizing policies to fit your teen’s needs. We can help you learn about insurance discounts that can lower premiums and we’ll compare quotes from multiple insurers. Our team can provide you with advice on risk management to lower the likelihood of accidents. Railside Citrus will also assist you with claims.

What do I need to do to work with you?

That depends on the type of insurance you’re interested in purchasing. We may need some information or copies of documents to get started.  If you’d like to learn more about insurance options, give us a call at (630)377-0700.

How do we get started working together?

It’s easy! Just give us a call at (630)377-0700. We’ll ask you a few questions and take it from there.

We can’t wait hear from you!

Can I switch my insurance before the renewal?

Yes, you can typically switch your insurance before your policy’s renewal date.

We will happily aid in the transition by guiding you through policy comparisons, handling paperwork, and ensuring a seamless process.