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Market insights and industry news.

What You Need to Know About Vaccine Passports

President Joe Biden recently announced that 90 percent of American adults will be eligible to receive their coronavirus vaccine by Mid-April, with all adults vaccine eligible no later than May 1st.  As more and more people get vaccinated against the coronavirus, many are wondering how to prove inoculation and whether or not that is necessary…

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Sabbatical in Spain

One of the unique benefits of working for Distinguished is our sabbatical program. Employees who have worked with the company for 7 years are eligible for 1 month of paid leave to completely disconnect and drop off the grid to do whatever they choose: relax, travel, pursue a hobby, take a course, the possibilities are…

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Personal friends. Professional rivals. Now official partners.

Welcome Fulcrum employees! And happy birthday to Distinguished Specialty! As reported in the Insurance Journal, we are thrilled to announce that holding company Distinguished LLC has finalized its acquisition of Washington-based Fulcrum Insurance Programs, giving birth to the new Distinguished Speciality division.  This new business will harness the best of each company to offer an…

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A F(RIGHT)ening Claim Story

In honor of Halloween week, we’re sharing one of the claims that came in to our City Homes program that really gave the insured a fright. And while it didn’t include any zombies or ghouls, it definitely rattled a few chains! On a cold, dark night in early November,

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A new product for cyber risk management

We recently sat down with Distinguished Specialty’s Chief Operating Officer, James Flynn, to talk about a brand new insurance product on the Distinguished Speciality menu: Cyber Liability. For those keeping up with the news, you’ve read the headlines: data breaches, network hacks, business interruption by criminals seeking proprietary or confidential information. The risk of a…

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Distinguished Gets Glammed Up to Support Outdoors for All

On Saturday October 24th, a group of Distinguished Specialty employees had the privilege of attending the 14th Annual Ski Ball Gala benefiting Outdoors for All. Dusty Rowland, Distinguished Specialty Chairman, serves as a board member for Outdoors for All. Each year he captains a table (or two) to enjoy the evening’s festivities which include silent…

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Experience the Upgraded Broker Portal

As you may have noticed earlier this month, we launched a new version of our Broker Portal, our online platform that’s used to quote and bind business. It’s chock full of upgrades, requested by folks like you! To help you better understand how to use the portal, we’ve scheduled several quick online sessions to show…

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Puget Sound Heart & Stroke Walk

On Saturday, October 17th, Distinguished Specialty employee Kalie Wimmer participated in the Puget Sound Heart & Stroke Walk with her friends and family.  “My Grandmother passed away recently and she had Afib. This year we walked in honor of her.  We also walked for two of our family friends, both who passed away in 2012 from heart…

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Meet JRH

At the helm of Distinguished Group is the brilliant but funny Jeremy Hitzig . Although he’s based in Manhattan, Jeremy has a special place in his heart for Seattle! #distinguishedlife #seattle    

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Looking to the Future

In late August, we announced the acquisition of Fulcrum Insurance Programs by Distinguished Programs and the formation of a new company to be rebranded asDistinguished Specialty. Over the years, together with your continued support, we have developed and expanded our programs and services in the niche markets we serve. We want to thank you for…

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3 Convincing Reasons to Offer Builders Risk Insurance

If small business is referred to as the heartbeat of America, then the more than 500,000 specialty contractors in the United States might just serve as the blood running through its veins. With new housing starts up more than 10% year-over-year, and 16% growth seen specifically in the construction of multi-family units – defined as…

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