What is the fastest growing area of loss exposure affecting the medical provider community? Employment-related claims. And that stat is exactly the reason you and your client need employment practices lilability insurance. These claims include losses from sexual harassment, wrongful termination, discrimination, retaliation, and wage and hour losses. Along with
Imagine this every day errors and omissions insurance situation: A successful consultant practicing for almost 25 years has never had any claims made against her. In fact, she prides herself on the fact that she has never made ANY mistakes on the job. She asserts her back-up planning and checklists
One of the biggest gaps in Americans’ personal financial planning is the lack of umbrella insurance. Designed to cover any liability costs that exceed the limits on traditional home, auto and watercraft insurance, personal umbrella policies are typically inexpensive (for the value of coverage). Yet many – if not most
Ernst & Young canvassed the opinions of 24,000 insurance consumers to explore what drives consumer behavior, covering the whole customer life cycle from initial research through purchase, servicing, repeat purchase, claims and termination. (View the report here.) The findings reinforce traditional expectations of the relationships between service providers and consumers.
Some brokers make insurance producers’ jobs easier. They know the right questions to ask, understand your clients’ businesses and needs, and follow up quickly and regularly. And then there are the other kinds of brokers… How can you figure out which brokers to work with, and which to avoid –
The average cost to resolve a single cyber attack totaled more than $1 million in 2013, according to The 2013 Cost of Cyber Crime Study. Over the last four years, the cost of cyber crime has escalated 78 percent, while the time necessary to resolve problems has increased by nearly
In the event that an employee makes a claim against your client alleging discrimination, wrongful termination or harassment, employment practices liability (EPL) insurance can cover the costs of legal defense and liability damages. Even in groundless cases, legal defense costs can soar to $10,000 or more. With one-half of all
Personal auto insurance policies don’t protect business vehicle use. In fact, personal policies will not only likely deny coverage for work-related accidents; they may even cancel a customer’s policy for using their personal vehicle for work without the proper commercial vehicle insurance. According to a 2013 report from the U.S.
Trust is invaluable in the relationship between an insurer and their customer. Building that trust can be a long process, infused with learning about the customer’s needs and researching solutions that match those specific needs. Once that trust is established, though, it forms the backbone of an often long and
The construction of a new building is exciting, for business owners and builders alike. However the risks that go along with new construction projects are rarely covered by standard property insurance, which typically goes into affect upon completion or occupancy. A builder’s risk policy can protect businesses from losses that