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Umbrella Insurance

How to Sell Real Estate Umbrella Insurance

There are several hazards a property owner faces that could result in a catastrophic liability lawsuit. This includes attractive nuisances (open access to a swimming pool, for example), elevator or escalator malfunction, inadequate security, negligent property maintenance, premises in disrepair, and unprotected slip hazards (such as spills or recently cleaned floors), among others. To determine…

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The Case for Higher-Limit Real Estate Umbrella Insurance

Property owners face a number of exposures that could result in a catastrophic liability lawsuit, making the case for ensuring vigilant maintenance of safety and security measures and for purchasing higher-limit Real Estate Umbrella insurance. Exposures include attractive nuisances (such as open access to a swimming pool), elevator or escalator malfunction, insufficient security, negligent property…

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Express Umbrella Insurance Q+A [Webinar Recording]

We enjoyed talking with insurance brokers during our latest webinar, a 30-minute session entitled, “Build Your Business: Community Association & Small Real Estate Umbrella Coverage.” Watch the full webinar recording below: Our attendees challenged us with questions that went right to the heart of their current business issues. The session covered a broad range of…

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3 Reasons Umbrella Insurance for Rental Properties is Essential

If you were to skydive, would you want one chute or two? The obvious answer is two because skydiving is a calculated risk, and if something were to go wrong, you’d want a backup. Landlords often think they’re financially protected from lawsuits because they already have one chute: landlord insurance. However, sometimes, landlord insurance isn’t…

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Top 3 Real Estate Risk Exposures for Property Owners

What are the top risk exposures real estate property owners & managers face? The sources of top liability exposures for residential and commercial real estate include: sidewalks, parking lots and parking structures, pools, playgrounds, and elevators. Slips and falls, drownings, and assaults and other security issues often result from negligent property maintenance, unprotected slip hazards,…

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Umbrella Insurance for Community Associations – Why You Need It Today

In a highly litigious environment, umbrella insurance for community associations is crucial. It can often mean the difference between financial stability and ruin. Below, we review a few exposures and recent settlements where umbrella insurance can help. Defining Community Association Community associations include the following: Homeowners associations (HOAs) Condominium owners associations (COAs) Planned unit developments…

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What’s New in Our Express Umbrella Insurance Program?

This article highlights: Differences and similarities between Express Real Estate and Express Community Association Key coverages and limits How to submit business Distinguished Programs’ long-standing footprint and reputation as a pioneer in developing niche-focused Umbrella insurance products enable us to tap into what the market needs to both improve and expand our offerings. We recently…

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The Case for Higher-Limit Hotel Umbrella Insurance

Hotels, for the most part, understand the need to purchase Commercial Umbrella insurance to extend the liability limits in their underlying policies such as General Liability. But what is key to driving home is the need for high-limit Hotel Umbrella insurance. It is critical in today’s litigious environment where nuclear verdicts and settlements are commonplace….

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How Much Does Restaurant Insurance Cost?

Restaurants require protection against many different types of hazards. To address their various risks, General Liability, Commercial Property, EPLI, Cyber Liability, and Umbrella Liability are just some of the coverages that should make up a restaurant’s insurance program. But how do insurers determine the restaurant insurance cost? The cost of a restaurant insurance program depends…

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The Changing Face of the Hotel Umbrella Market

The tight insurance market without question has hit the hospitality industry, including the Excess/Umbrella space. In addition, COVID-19 has brought significant challenges for the hotel industry as it struggles to gain traction after being upended by the pandemic. We spoke with Sean Young, VP, Distinguished Hospitality Umbrella Product Manager, for some insight into the challenges…

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