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Rising Social Engineering Crimes Changing Cyber Coverage

Rising Social Engineering Crimes Changing Cyber Coverage

Internet-based crime shows no sign of letting up. According to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center, 2019 saw both the highest number of cybercrime complaints and the biggest monetary losses reported since the center’s establishment in 2000. The FBI received an average of almost 1,300 complaints each day and documented more than $3.5 billion in losses for individual and business victims.

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Insurisk FLIP: Your Investment Advisors’ Insurance Solution

Insurisk FLIP: Your Investment Advisors’ Insurance Solution

The total number of Registered Investment Advisors has not declined in a single year over the past decade. There are more than 30,000 Registered Investment Advisors with the SEC or at the state level and two-thirds have less than $100M in Assets Under Management (AUM).* As with any growing segment of business, the risks associated are on the rise. Insurisk’s FLIP product has been specifically designed to meet the unique insurance needs of Investment Advisors, featuring a proprietary endorsement.

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Understanding & Preparing for a Hardening Medical Professional Liability Market

Understanding & Preparing for a Hardening Medical Professional Liability Market

Fifteen years into the soft market cycle, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the Medical Professional Liability (MPL) market is turning around. Many will remember that the Long-Term Care (LTC) market began to show signs of hardening in 2017, and the Hospital segment began to follow suit in the second quarter of 2019. While the Facilities and Physician segments have lagged behind, they’re also turning the corner toward a firmer market. While the COVID-19 pandemic is to blame for many current challenges, this hard market was well on its way prior to the pandemic. In actuality, the battle against COVID-19 has functioned in many ways as a temporary pause button for the MPL marketplace, giving insureds a short period of respite due to moratoriums on litigation. However, significant market changes are anticipated for the remainder of the year and beyond. Understanding the 5 primary drivers of the tightening market can be important to helping clients comprehend the changes that are coming.

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Understanding the True Cost & Pitfalls of Additional Insured Endorsements for Behavioral Healthcare Organizations

Understanding the True Cost & Pitfalls of Additional Insured Endorsements for Behavioral Healthcare Organizations

Everyone knows the fine print matters, but it is especially important when it comes to the additional insured endorsements sometimes requested by partners. Clauses requiring such endorsements can be expensive in ways insureds may not realize. Understanding the hidden costs of an additional insured endorsement can keep an insured from unfairly paying for another’s mistakes or unintentionally elevating insurance costs. Contractual provisions requiring additional insured endorsements can vary, and the differences can make a world of difference.

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How to Protect Your Business from Patent Infringement Exposures

How to Protect Your Business from Patent Infringement Exposures

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued more than 10 million patents since 1836 (source 2). The number granted has grown exponentially over the last twenty years, with more than 350,000 patents issued in 2019 (source 1). As the number of patents increases, so does the opportunity for infringement. Patent infringement occurs when a patent owner alleges that products or services being manufactured, sold, or distributed by another company infringe on their patent rights. When this happens, litigation often ensues, with the plaintiff seeking an injunction against further sale of the infringing product or service along with payment of royalties or damages. The cost of defending or settling such a claim can be devastating. As of 2017, the average total cost for defending a patent infringement case worth up to $10 million, was $1.7 million.6 While larger companies may be equipped to handle millions of dollars in legal fees and settlements, patent litigation can bleed small to mid-sized companies dry.

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