A full service Risk Management Agency
a Better Business Planning Company

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About us


Who we are

In 1977 Better Business Planning started as a health insurance agency. Over the years we have come to be a full-service agency to serve our clients better. Our customized insurance department specializes not only in business insurance but also personal lines. At Better Business Planning you can find all of your insurance needs under one roof. Headquartered in Itasca, IL, we think globally but act locally, with personal services designed specifically for each individual client. Better Business Planning, Inc. partners with a national networks of brokers to ensure we can meet your every need, and find answers to your questions quickly and efficiently.

What we do

Better Business Planning, Inc. combines years of experience with leading-edge products to provide exceptional service and value to our customers. Our product offering includes insurance products and risk management services for commercial property; automobile liability and physical damage; workers’ compensation; excess liability; marine; specialty coverages; surety; and employee benefits, including health, life, disability and payroll deduction personal lines programs.

Our philosophy

Our goal is to achieve long-term relationships focused on bringing value to your risk management and insurance programs. We commit to utilizing our collective talent to support your risk management and insurance goals. We will deliver to you the highest quality property and casualty insurance programs and strategic planning consultation services in a manner that is most suitable to achieving your business goals. We promise to identify activities that drive claim frequency and severity, and implement an action plan to contain losses. We will identify training needs and provide onsite assistance to actively address loss sources and promote a safe work environment for your employees.


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Our Services

Risk Management

Do you find it difficult to keep up with legislation affecting insurance, your industry, and your business? Do you need help recognizing and assessing all the trends that may have an impact on your business? Our Risk Insights publication helps you understand the latest issues affecting property and casualty insurance, and to address those issues.


Is your property valued correctly? Do you have employment-related issues? Do you have workers’ compensation issues you don’t know how to address? Is your net income protected? How much insurance do you need to protect your net income? Your assets? What deductibles should you have? We will not take your business for granted. We promise to learn all we can about your business so we can provide you with expert recommendations and solutions to minimize exposures.

Loss control Techniques

How can you avoid loss? How can you reduce the potential for loss? Can you separate your losses? Can you transfer risk through contracts? Did you know that 75% of commercial insurance expenses are claims-driven? We promise to explore the answers to these questions and many more with you. We promise to look for ways to reduce your claims-driven expenses through aggressive cost containment strategies.


Are you in compliance with OSHA regulation? How can you prepare for an OSHA inspection? Our tools and resources, such as easy-to-understand flowcharts, spreadsheets and online OSHA reporting and analysis, allow you to trend your performance over time and compare it against national benchmarks on a SIC code basis.

Claims Analysis

Trying to control your claims experience can leave you feeling powerless. We can help. Our tools and resources help you respond to, track, and manage losses as they occur. We can also analyze your aggregate loss history to determine where significant losses are occurring, and develop strategies to mitigate them.


Better Business Planning, Inc. is committed to keeping you and your employees informed. Through our online services, we can provide you with payroll stuffers, workplace posters, ready-to-use employee newsletters, and safety alerts designed to help you control and avoid work-related losses.

Education and Training

We provide onsite management and employee seminars. They are designed to help you increase safety and reduce losses, and they provide an atmosphere for team building. Together we can determine the topics that best suit your needs.

Safety Handbooks & Policies

We are committed to helping you foster a safety-minded environment for your employees. Our dedicated staff of professionals will help you develop and implement safety handbooks and policies to promote your safety culture to your entire workforce.


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Efficient, courteous and professional service.

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Great customer service. Very responsive.

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Everyone is so kind and very helpful. I have my payroll and health insurance through Better Business Planning. I always receive a prompt call back and answers

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125 West Orchard Street,
Itasca, IL 60143



+1 630 775 8554