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Earthquake Market Turns Unstable

Earthquake Market Turns Unstable

The earthquake market has moved onto unstable ground as insurers and alternative capital investors demand higher returns on their capital. Rate increases have ramped up over the last year, and buyers should expect higher prices this year for the same coverage. Higher deductibles can be an effective strategy to manage premiums. Buyers who can provide better and more detailed information on their risks can expect a better reception from underwriters. Early and active marketing and working with a broker that offers broad access to markets are crucial for obtaining the most cost-efficient coverage.

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As COVID-19 Spreads, Beware of EPL Risks

As COVID-19 Spreads, Beware of EPL Risks

As businesses of all sizes strive to protect their employees and preserve cash flow during the coronavirus pandemic, likely the last thing on most of their minds is employment practices liability (EPL) exposures. But EPL risks are higher during pandemics and other periods when employers are more likely to furlough, lay off or ask employees to work from home.

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Fiduciary Liability Helps Protect Employee Retirement and Welfare Plans During Pandemic

Fiduciary Liability Helps Protect Employee Retirement and Welfare Plans During Pandemic

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are pummeling the U.S. stock market, and our economy is beginning to feel the strain of nationwide business disruptions. Responding to slowing business demand with layoffs, wage cuts, or a reduction in employee hours may provide opportunity for greater company scrutiny by a wide variety of claimants, including employees. Fiduciary liability is an often-overlooked area of insurance coverage that can help protect businesses offering retirement or employee benefit plans that may be affected by the economic shift.

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Working Remotely Due to COVID-19? Cyber Coverage May Apply to Unexpected BI

Working Remotely Due to COVID-19? Cyber Coverage May Apply to Unexpected BI

As COVID-19 continues to spread across the U.S., organizations and businesses are taking seriously their responsibility to facilitate social distancing as we attempt to slow the spread of the virus. While there are many benefits to working remotely in the current situation, remote work can place greater strain on IT systems and increase cyber risks. Both employers and employees need to take action to protect themselves and business continuity. Remote work isn’t a new concept and is considered the norm within many organizations. However, some businesses have never needed or utilized large-scale work-at-home plans prior to the current pandemic, and may not be aware of their cyber vulnerabilities.

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How the Coronavirus is Impacting Insurance Markets, So Far

How the Coronavirus is Impacting Insurance Markets, So Far

The global community is more interconnected than ever before. Widespread travel and business relations requiring international supply chains make pandemics a more likely threat.

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