Archive for the ‘Insurance’ Category

What’s a “Reservation of Rights” Letter?

November 20, 2018

And what should you do if you get one? Your organization has just been sued, and you’ve notified your liability insurer as required by the policy. You think all’s taken care of…when you receive a reservation of rights letter from the insurer. What does this mean, and what should you do? Practical Risk Management defines […]

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Do You Need Professional Liability Insurance?

November 10, 2018

Unless you’re an attorney, doctor or accountant, it may not be obvious to you that you may need professional liability insurance. Forty percent of businesses believe they may have professional liability risks but have not purchased insurance for it, according to a recent survey of small business owners by The Hanover Insurance Company. Over the […]

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Why Now is a Great Time for a Policy Review

October 30, 2018

If it’s been one or two years since your last risk and insurance policy review, you are likely due. Your operations have probably changed. Read the list below, ask yourself these questions and decide if it’s time to call your broker. Don’t forget there are many exposures that may have seemed relatively unlikely in the […]

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Don’t Be a Fake Accident Victim

October 20, 2018

Auto accidents cost hundreds of billions of dollars each year and in some places, like New York City and Los Angeles, nearly one out of three accidents may not be an “accident” at all, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB). In one type of fake accident, dishonest drivers maneuver innocent drivers into car […]

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Lightning Strikes

October 10, 2018

You cannot prevent lightning from striking, but you can take steps to minimize the damage it can cause. Deaths by lightning in 2018 are down so far from the average (18 fatalities vs. 49 on average). But lightning is the leading cause of injury and death from natural disaster other than floods. However, even though […]

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Do You Need Umbrella Insurance?

October 6, 2017

One of the most certain things in life is uncertainty. Your dog could bite the neighbor’s kid. Your teen driver could hit a cyclist. A guest could fall down your stairs. A rainy morning commute on worn-out tires could result in a multi-car accident. And you could be held liable to others for the cost […]

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