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When the name is Community Insurance Center, a division of Inner-City Underwriting Agency Inc, the answer to that famous Shakespearean question is insurance, benefits, surety and risk management service second to none in the insurance industry.
Community Insurance Center, Inc., was founded in 1962 by the late Olympian and Congressman, Ralph H. Metcalfe.
In the famous 1936 Berlin Olympics, Ralph Metcalfe and teammate Jesse Owens lead the US relay team to a gold metal defeating Hitler’s team by a wide margin in the 4 X 100 meter relay. After the Olympics, Mr. Metcalfe returned to Chicago to begin a distinguish career in business and public service. He started Community Center Insurance Agency, Inc., later changed to Community Insurance Center Inc. to fill a void in Chicago for a business capable of providing quality insurance and financial protection to all regardless of race or ethnicity.
He wanted to provide insurance to the entire Community.
We are a local independent Insurance Agent who advocates for you – providing unbiased and unparalleled service from quote through claims. Unlike other insurance agents, we are free to competitively shop multiple insurance carriers and put together a plan that is tailored to the exact needs of your family or business.
We are committed to helping you develop the insurance and risk management program that best fits yours needs.
The founder of our firm is Ralph H. Metcalfe. He was the fastest man in the world during the 1930’s, winner of Olympic gold and silver medals and former Congressman for Chicago’s 2nd Congressional District.
In high school, Ralph Metcalfe was told by his coach that he would always have to put daylight between him and his nearest competitor to be certain he would win the race. From this advice, Mr. Metcalfe forced himself to train harder so he could put that daylight behind him.
This is the key value he instilled in Community Insurance Center. We work hard every day to put daylight between us and our competition.
Need a surety bond? Need to increase your surety bond line but your current Surety is Saying No. The best place in the Community for help getting a surety bond is Community Insurance Center. Our Surety Practice puts a lot of daylight between us and the Competition. Want More Info?»
For more than 53 years, we have been helping our clients get the best protection for home, auto, life, health and much much more.
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We want to be your central place in the community for all of your personal insurance needs.
What It Means to be Authorized to Offer the AARP Auto and Home Insurance Program from The Hartford
To be an independent agent Authorized to Offer the AARP Auto and Home Insurance Program from The Hartford, we have been through a rigorous screening process, including a background and credit check, and comprehensive AARP Auto and Home Insurance Program training from The Hartford. We are well versed in the Program's many features and benefits, and we are confident we can provide the high quality of service you deserve as an AARP member.
We believe effective risk management is both an individual and shared responsibility among all members of the community. It is the foundation for community-wide economic development. We are not only trying help improve your business but also the community in which our businesses reside Read More »
We research Risk Management information developed by the insurance companies we represent and present the best and most significant in this library.
We believe everyone should have quality affordable housing. Risk management enhances safety and quality of life for housing both market rate and affordable. We have been a leading advocate helping to reduce cost and improve quality of insurance for all types of housing and Real Estate Development in the city. Learn More »
Milton E. Moses has served as CEO of Community Ins. Center for more than 47 years. In an interview conducted by Rhonda Stivers for the Cosmopolitan Chamber's Cosmo Connect weekly Television program, Mr. Moses talks about the history of Community and the hardships an Afriican-American agency endured in the 60s, and 70's when many insurance companies red lined minority communities. Mr. Moses talks about passing the baton of leadership to Matthew Cooper and what our clients can expect going forward.