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Preventing Slip and Fall Insurance Claims

Year after year, slips, trips, and falls remain the number-one insurance claim for property owners. More than three million people visit the emergency room each year because of falls, according to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). The average hospital visit costs $30,000 to $50,000. Add in factors like ongoing medical bills and…

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Surge in Home Improvement Projects Amid COVID-19

As the pandemic keeps Americans in their houses and apartments, many are pulling out their toolboxes and getting to work on home improvement projects. Quarantine has us spending much more time than normal in our homes, resulting in both listless boredom and displeasure with our surroundings. What was once a minor flaw is now a…

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Labor Day Safety for Restaurants and Community Associations

Labor Day is just around the corner, which means it’s the perfect time to kiss summer goodbye and host a socially-distant event at your restaurant or community association. By now, you probably have a strict list of health and safety guidelines set in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 during these unprecedented times. But…

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COVID-19-Related Litigation Landscape and D&O Insurance

The coronavirus has taken its toll on businesses, workers, and the economy with the insurance industry at the center of quite a number of disputed cases, particularly with regard to business interruption losses. But over the last several months, we’ve also seen litigation impacting corporate directors and officers (D&O) – from securities class-action suits to…

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Grill Safety Tips

Summer heat and barbeques go hand in hand. But unfortunately, with those tasty meals comes an increased risk of fire and accidents. Fire departments respond to more than 10,000 incidents per year related to the home BBQ setup. Reviewing grill safety is essential year-round, but especially so during prime barbecuing months.

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Pool and Spa Safety

While some community association pools remain closed, others are open, under new, socially distant protocol. Ensuring that residents are safe from COVID-19 is likely at the forefront of community association owners’ minds, but the possibility of an injury caused by unsafe pool and spa practices is still an important consideration. In addition to a full-coverage…

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Remote Work Cybersecurity Best Practices

Hacking activity is up, with cybercriminals taking advantage of remote work vulnerabilities amid the COVID-19 crisis. There are approximately 85 million Americans working from home. In fact, researchers cite that activity against corporations in the United States more than doubled by some measures in March, with malware infections, phishing tactics ,and ransomware running rampant. That’s…

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Covid and Swimming Pools at Community Associations

Temperatures are rising and the summer heat has everyone looking for a reprieve at the beach or poolside, including at community associations where residents and their guests are accustomed to taking advantage of this cool, liquid amenity. But not all board members and property managers took the plunge and opened their pools at the same…

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Navigating Today’s Umbrella Insurance Market

In our previous article, we discussed what factors are driving rate increases, capacity restrictions, tighter underwriting, and program structure changes in the Excess Insurance market. It’s important to note that prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, carriers were already tightening underwriting in the Excess/Umbrella market, specifically in the hotel, restaurant, and habitational sectors. In recent months,…

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Potential D&O Risks in the Wake of COVID-19

Businesses have been dealing with many different issues arising from the coronavirus pandemic, including exposures involving employee illnesses, event cancellations, business interruption and director’s and officer’s (D&O) liability risks.  While the full impact of COVID-19 is still unknown there are various potential D&O exposures of which businesses should be aware.

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