A Leading Independent Insurance Agency
As independent agents, we work for you and not the insurance company. We represent many different insurance companies that offer a wide variety of coverage options as well as price points. We break out of the mold of a traditional agent of simply bidding on your insurance. We take the time to understand your business and create a customized insurance plan to meet your needs, at a price you can feel good about.
Laura Waldyn – President / Founder
President / Founder at Business Insurance Solutions, LLC specializing in providing insurance program advocacy and risk management for commercial businesses, focused in the areas of Risk Management and Commercial Insurance with dedication far past that of an ordinary insurance professional. 20+ years experience with exceptional skills in leadership, problem solving, agency operations, marketing, and claims advocacy.
Laura began her insurance career in 2000 working as a claim specialist for Zurich North America while obtaining her bachelors at Roosevelt University. In 2002, she decided to leave the carrier side and joined a small MGA in the northwest suburbs of Chicago where she gained experience as an independent agent and assistant underwriter for small commercial accounts. In 2005, she was recruited to work for one of the world’s largest independent firms, as a senior client specialist. There she provided support to the top three producing branch offices on the West Coast servicing large construction accounts. After turning down an offer to move and become part of the producing offices on the west coast, she found a home at a mid-size general agency in Wheeling, IL who specialized in full program management for senior living facilities. There she was mentored by the principal of the agency to service and procure top insurance carrier options, including self-insured and large deductible programs totalling $29 million in premiums, for the largest nursing home owners in Illinois. Laura gained extensive experience being part of all claim reviews, settlement negotiations, and later went on to develop the agency’s first in-house risk management program for its clients still in use today. Laura says “I believe handling all aspects of an account from A to Z provides the most knowledge and value to a client”.
Laura later received the opportunity in 2015 from another agency owner looking to move his family and launch a brand new agency in Austin, TX. Laura was made Director of Operations, and assisted in setting up the agency from the ground up, including two agency acquisitions within their first year. With Illinois being her home, this inspired her to open Business Insurance Solutions in 2016. She opened her first location in Algonquin, IL., and began creating an agency built on providing superior service for complex or hard to place industries.
In 2017, Laura received a surprising call from the agency in Wheeling after they experienced devastation and near having to close their doors. While still running Business Insurance Solutions, Laura jumped without hesitation to come to their aide and played an intricate role in saving over 50% of the agency’s revenue. In 2019, Laura became Vice President and Partner, and took over all aspects of the agency operations and staff management. However, Laura’s strong values and deep dedication to her clients and staff at Business Insurance Solutions ultimately pulled her back to continuing on her path.
“Every Morning You Have Two Choices: Continue To Sleep With Your Dreams Or Wake Up and Chase Them”. – Carmelo Anthony
Trusted Commercial Insurance Broker
With over 20 years experience, our expertise can help you choose the right programs for your business, where we obtain quotes from multiple insurance carriers. This means helping our clients get the right coverage at the best price.
Our goal is to provide you the best insurance programs for the lowest premiums, while making sure you are covered properly.
Our team can help you whether you are one of our clients, or working with another agent. In the end, it’s about your business, and giving you the education to make the right choices for your insurance program.
“Laura was knowledgeable, professional, kind and accommodating. I would recommend anyone who needs insurance to give her a buzz. She will be patient and take the time necessary to explain things to you in a way you can understand. She will go out of her way to be sure you know about certain things that you may not know about. This is something I can appreciate!”
“Working with Business Insurance Solutions was fast and easy to get insurance placed for my new business. They offered competitive quotes for my company, gave Quick Service and I had my policy within days of binding. The owner and the employees were awesome to work with and I am extremely happy with the whole process. I would highly recommend them to all my friends and family members. Thank you Business Insurance Solutions!”