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Must-Have Inclusions in Your Art Insurance Policy

People collect art for many different reasons. Some have a passion for fine art, while others love discovering emerging artists or incorporating valuable art pieces as part of their asset portfolio. Families acquire artwork as a means of passing down their legacy to their children. A number of businesses invest in art collections curated to…

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Distinguished Fine Art & Collectibles: Ask the Experts

Unleash your potential in the flourishing Fine Art & Collectibles insurance market! If you missed our recent 30-minute power-packed webinar, “Distinguished Fine Art & Collectibles: Ask the Experts,” don’t worry. You still have the opportunity to gain essential insights into protecting your clients’ treasured art pieces and turbocharging your business growth. Our panel of experts…

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Restaurant Insurance Trends & Impact on Exposures

This is an excerpt from our free “Broker’s Guide to Restaurant Insurance” eBook. Click here to download your copy. Over the last couple of years, restaurants have implemented many changes to be able to run their operations during the pandemic, some of which were highly successful and continue today. Outdoor Dining Across the country, we saw…

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Looking Ahead: Insurance Market Insights for 2022

The insurance industry has experienced a hard-market cycle over the last several years. Some business lines more so than others are seeing diminished capacity, tighter underwriting scrutiny and changing risk appetites and policy terms and conditions from insurers. Commercial Property, Commercial Auto Liability, Directors & Officers Liability (D&O), Cyber Liability and Excess Liability insurance lines have been in the forefront of hard-market rates.  Looking ahead, here are some insights on…

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New York City Real Estate Is Rebounding In This Market

New York City was hit hard during the COVID-19 pandemic with many escaping the city for larger, more open spaces. But the city that never sleeps is back. New York City real estate, once on shaky ground, is also back on track attracting new and old buyers to the Big Apple – at least on…

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Cyber Rates Are Going Up, but Purchasing Coverage Is More Important Than Ever

While many of the cyberattacks that get press are against high-profile entities or organizations, all types and sizes of business, including hotels and restaurants, are vulnerable to the sophisticated methods utilized by today’s cybercriminals – from phishing to ransomware and scareware tactics. Additionally, cybercriminals have upped their game with attacks rising consistently over the last…

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Say Goodbye to Pandemic Rental Deals

For most of the pandemic, we saw house prices rise and urban rents fall as city dwellers traded the apartment for a single-family home. Rents dropped as much as 25% in some cities, but the days of apartment steals have come to an end. Rental site, Apartment List, reports that the median apartment rent rose…

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The Case for the Four Day Workweek

Americans have historically prided themselves on how much they work, treating burnout and exhaustion as a badge of honor, but employees and employers alike are beginning to see the mental and physical toll long hours take on an individual. The disruption to office life, brought on by Covid, has many companies, legislators, and employers rethinking…

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Restaurant Insurance Market Update 2021

The restaurant sector, no doubt, has been through a lot in the last 18 months. But recent statistics show that through July 2021, the industry has had steady growth each month since February, with sales volume reaching close to pre-pandemic levels. Although it’s still unclear how the delta variant will impact the industry, we’ve seen…

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Cannabis Industry Putting More Tax Revenue in State Coffers

As the legal use of marijuana continues to grow, the tax revenue generated by the cannabis industry has other states wanting in. In fact, according to the Institute of Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP), tax revenue for the 10 states where the legal sale of adult-use cannabis exists exceeded $3 billion in 2020.

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