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Personal Insurance

Your personal risk management strategy can have a major impact on your family’s financial bottom line. Gaps in coverage and inadequate liability protection could cost you financially.

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Business Insurance

Risk Resource® is a four-step process utilized by General Insurance Services, Inc. to identify, develop, implement and monitor the risk management strategies for you and your business.

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Health & Life Insurance

There are essentially two kinds of health insurance: Fee-for-Service and Managed Care. Although these plans differ, they both cover an array of medical, surgical and hospital expenses.

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Agency History


General Insurance Services is an independent insurance agency and brokerage primarily serving Northwest Indiana. Our roots in La Porte go back to the 1930s with agencies formed by John & Frank Hargrave and J. Garland Taylor. Our roots in Michigan City, Indiana go back to the 1940s with agencies formed by Norm Cipares, Robert Rose and Thomas Ringo. We are currently structured as an "S" Corporation with 10 shareholders. We have offices in the communities of La Porte, Michigan City, and Valparaiso with over 40 employees. 

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Mission Statement


For more than 79 years, we have been serving the community. We attribute our success to our products, our people, and our customers. You have helped us stay strong in the marketplace and we appreciate that.

One of the most important decisions you'll make is choosing an advisor. Here are qualities that are important to our customers, qualities we think are good reasons to do business with us.
  • We are committed to providing the highest standards of service and responsiveness to our customers.
  • We are committed to contributing to the growth and financial success of our clients by meeting their changing insurance and risk-management needs.
  • We are committed to selecting, training, and developing employees who think, work, and serve as a unified team.
  • We are committed to growth and innovation in our business through teamwork and integrity.
  • We are committed to volunteerism in our communities to make them better places to live, work, grow, and play.

At General Insurance Services, we strive to be your source for all forms of insurance and risk management.  We have been helping businesses and individuals for over 70 years. We serve Northwest Indiana, Southwest Michigan and many accounts in the greater Chicago market. We represent many of the country's best insurance carriers for commercial, individual, employee benefits, and personal insurance products. Our staff consists of over 40 fine insurance professionals, many  with advanced degrees and insurance designations.

We are committed to the highest standards of service, integrity and responsiveness. This commitment has contributed to our steady growth over the years. It has also enabled our clients to grow, and be secure in knowing they have solid reliable insurance products and advice that will stand the test of time.  

  For... Our Business is Insurance
 Our Product is Service
  Our Staff is Professional

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General Insurance Services
Michigan City
421 Franklin Street
Michigan City, IN 46360
(219) 879-4581
(800) 961-0953
M - F 8am-5pm
General Insurance Services
Valparaiso
4208 Calumet Ave, #100
Valparaiso, IN 46384
(219) 464-3511
(888) 844-8376
M - F 8am - 5pm
General Insurance Services
La Porte
1200 Michigan Ave.
La Porte, IN 46350
(219) 362-2113
(800) 766-4478
M - F 8am - 5pm
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