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Do Contractors Have the Coverage They Think They Do?

Do Contractors Have the Coverage They Think They Do?

Do-overs can be good after making a mistake, but for construction contractors, there are a lot of downsides to redoing work. “Ripping and tearing out” construction materials after identifying an error can be costly, delay the completion of a project and damage the contractor’s business relationships. Even worse is the unpleasant discovery that such rework may not be covered by the contractor’s professional liability policy.

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Preparing Clients for Increased Frequency and Severity of Cyberattacks in 2019

Preparing Clients for Increased Frequency and Severity of Cyberattacks in 2019

Week after week, hackers and cybercriminals crank out new phishing campaigns, launch creative digital extortion threats and continue expanding payment card scams. Cyberattacks remain the top concern of businesses, yet, only about 55% of Fortune 500 companies and 35% of small to midsized companies (SMEs) buy cybersecurity insurance, according to PC World. And, recovery from such an attack is costly according to Cisco’s 2018 Security Capabilities Benchmark Study: 54% of all cyberattacks result in financial damages of more than US$500,000, including, but not limited to, lost revenue, customers and opportunities, as well as out-of- pocket expenses.

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State of the Market: Energy

State of the Market: Energy

Much like energy resources themselves, the insurance marketplace for energy-sector businesses has abundant capacity. There is, however, upward pressure generally on rates in 2019, and some tightening in excess liability coverages specifically. To obtain the broadest coverage at optimal pricing, retail agents and their insureds should approach the marketplace in a strategic way and explore options for structuring their energy insurance programs.

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Kidnap and Ransom Coverage Proves Its Worth in a Crisis

Kidnap and Ransom Coverage Proves Its Worth in a Crisis

It’s a frightening scenario for any organization—an employee is kidnapped while traveling or working abroad and held for ransom. Faced with a potentially life-and-death situation, family members and corporate managers have little time to decide how best to respond to the kidnappers’ demands and maximize the chances of a safe return. In such situations, kidnap and ransom insurance proves its worth. Kidnap and Ransom policies provide timely access to crisis and security experts to quickly deploy the most appropriate strategies for these dangerous situations. While the policies indemnify insureds for ransom and other expenses associated with a kidnapping, the accompanying crisis management services are among the strongest reasons for purchasing the coverage.

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Opioid Crisis Risks Rising for Healthcare Industry

Opioid Crisis Risks Rising for Healthcare Industry

The health care sector is caught in the crosscurrents of the opioid crisis. Easing pain is an integral goal of medical treatment, and when it comes to severe pain, prescription opioids have proven very effective. Opioid pain relievers, however, can be highly addictive and are often abused.

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Why Every Restaurant Needs Foodborne Illness Insurance
Why Every Restaurant Needs Foodborne Illness Insurance
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Secondary Perils Turn into a Primary Concern for Insurance Buyers
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