About Us

Prospect Heights Insurance AgencyIs the individual care and attention you desire missing from your current insurance coverage? We pride ourselves on getting to know you and your family so that we can provide personalized service that addresses your needs and risk factors, and recommends the best possible policies for your needs.

“A Highly Personal Approach to Insurance”.

We can tout the advantages of our personal approach, but little tells you more than our own story.

Founder Jeff Woodman was born in New York and has lived in Chicago for over 15 years. His education includes a B.A. from the State University of New York at Albany in 1992, and an MBA from DePaul in 2002. Married for 10 years to his wife Katie, Jeff makes his home in Wilmette with their three children.

John Cison joined the agency as a partner in 2007. John was born and raised in the Chicago area and now resides in Lake Zurich with his wife, Laura, and their three children. He is a graduate of Northern Illinois in 1991 and he has over 15 years of experience in the insurance industry.

An Independent Advantage

We are Independent Agents in Prospect Heights, Illinois, free to choose the best carrier for your insurance needs. We do not work for an insurance company; we work for you. We work on your side when you have a loss and follow through to see that you get fair, prompt payment and service. Woodman Cison & Associates represents a carefully selected group of financially strong, reputable insurance companies, therefore, we are able to offer you the best coverage at the most competitive price.

What is an Independent Insurance Agent?

When you decide to buy a car, you wouldn’t purchase the first one you see. What if one day the automobile industry decided to make only one type of car, one make and one model. You wouldn’t have a choice!

The same situation holds true for insurance. You need insurance to drive a car, to purchase a house, to protect your family’s financial future and to run a small business. But if there was only one insurance company that offered only one type of insurance, car insurance, home insurance or businessowner policy — you wouldn’t have a choice. The only solution would be going to that one company.

With an independent insurance agent, you have choices. Independent agents are not tied to any one insurance company. One of the advantages of using an independent agent is that he or she works to satisfy your needs. You are using an expert for an important financial decision.

An independent agent has several companies that he or she can approach to get you the best coverage at the best price. And your independent agent will know the companies with the most efficient claims departments to recover your losses as quickly as possible.

When you buy insurance, whether it’s for your home, your car or your business, you want an advocate who will properly assess the risks you face and give you an objective analysis of the marketplace, it’s up to you to make the final choice.

April 25th, 2014 by Woodman Cison & Associates