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Cultural Institutions

Preventing the Top Insurance Claim: Slips, Trips, and Falls

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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Up-and-Coming Employee Benefits

Having awesome employee benefits has always helped ease the 9 to 5. But as the standard 9 to 5 work routine changes with the times, so do the benefits. Up-and-coming benefits that attract quality employees—and help retain them—are all about making the work-life balance more flexible and forward-thinking. Flexible Scheduling The majority of office jobs…

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Comprehensive Youth-Protection Risk Management Required at Museums & Cultural Institutions

Most museums and cultural institutions host programs and events for children – from art classes and workshops to activities like scavenger hunts throughout the galleries, movie nights and flashlight exhibitions that involve sleepovers at the museum. Performing art centers also sponsor children’s programs including symphonies, musicals, theater workshops, dance classes and summer camps.

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How to Protect the Assets of Museums & Cultural Institutions with D&O and Excess Insurance

Often non-profit museums and cultural institutions are unaware of the significant need for – and benefit of – a high-limit Umbrella policy that also includes Excess D&O Insurance. As a result, these entities can run the risk of exposing the assets of both the entity and individual board members to litigation and reputational damage.

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The Unique Challenges of Historic Hotel Properties

The National Register of Historic Places includes more than 95,000 historic properties. Guests and tenants of these properties delight in their grandeur and uniqueness, while these exceptional buildings provide a sense of status and prestige to a property owners portfolio. Other benefits come with owning a historic property such as significant tax credits, but not…

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New Historic Properties Insurance Program

Today Distinguished announces the launch of its Historic Properties Program. The program will provide a property & casualty package, along with a high limits umbrella and other coverage for historic properties throughout the United States. Qualifying exposures include hotels, museums, theaters, commercial buildings, commercially operated historic homes and preservation organizations.

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Water Conservation Tips for Buildings

It’s a no-brainer: Water=Life. We need it, we use it, but we’ve gotta conserve it better. Commercial and residential buildings can have a huge impact on water conservation with just a handful of low-cost or no-cost water solutions.

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Addressing D&O Exposures of Nonprofit Board Members

D&O exposures of nonprofit board members include but are not limited to harassment, discrimination, wrongful termination, inefficient administration, financial mismanagement, negligence and acts beyond the granted authority. Employment practices liability claims are the most common D&O claim of nonprofits. For example, a nonprofit terminated one of its executives because of multiple complaints of sexual harassment by employees. In…

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9/11 Museum Hosts Local NYC Artists For First Special Exhibit

The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum debuted its first art exhibit outside of the permanent collection yesterday. The exhibit honors the 15th anniversary of the attacks on the Twin Towers in New York City by inviting resident artists to share their reaction and interpretation of the terrorist attacks.

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Pokémon GO Boosts Foot Traffic at Cultural Sites

The Pokémon GO game, a mobile location-based augmented reality game that’s centered around the popular 90’s game, has surged in popularity over the past week.  The game challenges users to get outdoors to explore, collect, and train Pokémon while finding items at PokéStops to give them a competitive edge — and explore they have. PokéStops…

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